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Diversions: Coming attractions

By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published May 24, 2007


THROUGH SUNDAY

'The Music Man' continues Friday through Sunday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. A limited number of tickets are still available and 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 Friday through Sunday 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 Sunday 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. June 8. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.

JUNE 3

The Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. June 3 at the VFW Post 10209 at 15166 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Tickets are $9 and include a free drink and a chance at a door prize. For information and reservations, call Mary at (352) 596-9486. Future shows are scheduled for July 1 and Aug. 5.

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 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 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 1

The Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. July 1 at the VFW Post 10209 at 15166 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Tickets are $9 and include a free drink and a chance at a door prize. For information and reservations, call Mary at (352) 596-9486. Another show is scheduled Aug. 5.

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.

AUG. 5

The Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 5 at the VFW Post 10209 at 15166 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill. Tickets are $9 and include a free drink and a chance at a door prize. For information and reservations, call Mary at (352) 596-9486.

AUG. 11

Singer-impressionist Rich Natole will perform at a dinner show at Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson, on Aug. 11. Dinner is at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Natole's act includes impressions of Larry King, Jay Leno, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and others. Tickets are $26, reservations required. The office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call (727) 868-2994.

AUG. 31-SEPT. 23

The comedy-farce 'Greater Tuna, ' starring Matthew McGee and Candler Budd, 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.

AUG. 31-OCT. 6

'Theresa Villani: Sculptural Abstractions' will be at the Pasco Art Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. A reception with the artist is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.

SEPT. 21-22

Shady Hills Family Center will hold its 12th annual Septemberfest and Concert in the Park with Wiley Fox from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22. There will be a Trash and Treasures sale, food concessions, a chili cook-off, classic car show and games. County social service agencies will have information booths with advisers. Businesses and agencies that want to participate should call Tammy Castillo at (727) 868-1966.

OCT. 5-NOV. 7

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic 'South Pacific' 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.

OCT. 12-NOV. 10

Vahak Sarkis: Sculpture will be at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. A reception with the artist is from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.

OCT. 13

Singer-impressionist Mark Ralston will headline the dinner show at Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

NOV. 10

Trumpeter Charly Raymond and the Apple Blossoms will do a tribute to Harry James and the Andrews Sisters at Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

NOV. 22-DEC. 25

A Show Palace Christmas 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.

DEC. 8

Pianist-singer Martin Preston will perform a tribute to Liberace at the Aripeka Elks Lodge #9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Opening act is singer William Garon. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

2008

JAN. 4-FEB. 24

'The Full Monty, ' a musical comedy, 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.

JAN. 12

The Red Hot Jubilee Jam musical variety show will be at the Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. The show has tributes to Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball and New York City. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

JAN. 28

The Village People (Y.M.C.A., Macho Man) will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cash bar and buffet. Dinner and show, premium seating (front tables) is $75.95; other tables, $65.95, both plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

FEB. 4

Singer-actor Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman, 1976-79) and comedian John Byner will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cash bar and buffet. Dinner and show, premium seating (front rows), $69.95; other seats, $54.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

FEB. 9

British comedian Jimmy Keys will do jokes and impersonations of Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and others at the Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

FEB. 29-APRIL 13

'Kiss Me, Kate, ' with music by Cole Porter and book by Bella and Samuel Spewack, 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.

MARCH 8

The Four Aces (not the original four, but the group with legal right to use the name) will sing at the Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

APRIL 18-MAY 25

'Big, Bad, Bawdy Burlesque, ' with music and lyrics by Joe Camper and sketches by Matthew McGee and Candler Budd, 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.