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Diversions: Coming attractions

By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published June 13, 2007


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THROUGH JULY 8

The comedy-farce 'Rumors' by Neil Simon continues 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 at 1-888-655-7469.

THROUGH AUG. 3

Work by Pasco County Artists will be at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday.Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.

TODAY AND THURSDAY

Sells Broadway Dance Company will perform "From Stage to Screen, " a tribute to big musical production numbers, at 7 p.m. at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, Hays Road, Hudson. Tickets are $14, available at the studio, 7296 State Road 54, New Port Richey, or call (727) 376-2600. A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office on performance nights.

FRIDAY

Centennial Opera Group will show a video of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia, a tale of 16th century opulence and decadence, at 12:30 p.m. at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Rd., Holiday. The video features Dame Joan Sutherland in the title role. There will be a discussion of the real life and times of that era, "Growing Up Borgia." Free.

FRIDAY

Czech classical pianist Boris Krajny will perform at 8 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Krajny has performed on five continents with major symphony orchestras. The program includes works by Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Janacek. Tickets are $16; $14 for center members and students.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JUNE 22 AND 23

Center Stage Theatre & Dance Academy will present its annual dance recital, "Fascinating Rhythms, " featuring students of the academy, at 7 p.m. Friday and June 22 and at 2 p.m. Saturday and June 23 at the Center Stage Theatre, 5201 U.S. 19 (Southgate Shopping Cebnter), New Port Richey. Ticket are $10, open seating. Call in advance for tickets at (727) 815-0100. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.

JUNE 30

Main Street Blast will be from 4 to 11 p.m. 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. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars 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 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.

JULY 27-AUG. 3

Intermezzo Opera Festival of New York will present four full operas performed by students in training to become professionals at the Black Box Theatre on the Nature Coast Technical High School campus, 4057 California St., Brooksville. The operas are Falstaff (7:30 p.m. July 28 and 31 and 3 p.m. Aug. 3); The Magic Flute (3 p.m. July 29 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and 3); Albert Herring (7:30 p.m. July 27, 29 and Aug. 2); and Suor Angelica (3 p.m. July 28 and 7:30 p.m. July 30). Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students. Box office in the lobby of the theater will be open 2 to 4 p.m. July 2 and 3 and Mondays through Saturdays July 9-July 26 and one hour before each performance. Discounted multiple show packages are available. Call (352) 797-7088, ext. 296 or (727) 534-5742 for reservations and information.

AUG. 5

The Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign wars 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. 4

Thursday Musicale, a non-sectarian women's chorus, will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a concert featuring trumpeters Henry Fletcher and the Rev. Tom Hall at 2 p.m. at the Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. Free, but donations will be accepted for the scholarship fund.

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. 1

Thursday Musicale, a non-sectarian women's chorus, will feature singer-composer-actor Paul Gibson at its concert at 2 p.m. at Living Word church, 5151 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. Free, but a donation will be accepted for the scholarship fund.

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.

[Last modified June 12, 2007, 20:53:16]


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