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Attractions coming to Pasco

By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published May 21, 2007


THROUGH SUNDAY

'The Music Man' continues weekends through May 27 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $15. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 727 842-6777.

THROUGH SUNDAY

Neil Simon's newest comedy 45 Seconds from Broadway continues weekends through May 27 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.stagewest.net, click on TicketLeap, or at the box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

THROUGH SUNDAY

'Swingtime Canteen', a musical tribute to the music of World War II, continues matinees and evenings through May 27 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $42.50; show only, $31.45; ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-74

JUNE 1-JULY 8

The comedy-farce 'Rumors' by Neil Simon will be presented matinees and evenings at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $42.50; show only, $31.45; ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

JUNE 1-AUG. 3

Work by Pasco County Artists will be at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Awards will be presented at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 8. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.

JUNE 3

Progress Energy Art Gallery and Greater New Port Richey Main Street will hold "A Sinful Sunday" with soulful, singin' blues singer Julie Black. A VIP party at the art gallery starts at noon ($30 for cocktails and buffet, an "Angel for Blues" T-shirt and CD and a ticket to the show). The show at Richey Suncoast Theatre is at 2 p.m., with tickets at $5. Those who attend are asked to bring donations of usable items for the SPCA of West Pasco, Inc. (laundry detergent, bleach, soaps, trash bags, cat litter, blankets, towels, garden hoses and nozzles, animal safe toys, treats and collars).

JUNE 8 AND 9

John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts will present "In Concert, " an extravaganza of song, dance and acting, at 7 p.m. June 8 and at 1 and 7 p.m. June 9 at the performing arts center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School on Hays Road in Hudson. Tickets are $15 and $17, reserved seating, at the door, or call (352) 683-8395.

JUNE 30

Main Street Blast will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. June 30 in downtown New Port Richey. The event includes the Miss Firecracker Pageant, Sunset Corvette Club Car Show, the Pup Strut dog contest in Cavalaire Square and the Cavalaire Square Beer Garden.

JULY 13-AUG. 26

The rollicking musical 'Ain't Misbehavin, ' a tribute to Thomas "Fats" Waller, will be presented in matinees and evenings at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $42.50; show only, $31.45; ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Send entertainment items for Diversions: Coming Attractions to Barbara L. Fredricksen, St. Petersburg Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey 34667 or e-mail to fredricksen@sptimes.com.