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Diversions: Coming attractions
By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published June 30, 2007
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.
Main Street Blast will be from 4 to 11 p.m. today 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. The Classic Rock All Stars will perform at 8:30 p.m. A fireworks display will take off after dark at Orange Lake, weather and conditions permitting. Afterwards, the All Stars will resume playing until 10:30 p.m.
The Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the VFW Post 10209 at 15166 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Tickets are $9 and include a chance at a door prize. For information and reservations, call Mary at (352) 596-9486. Another show is scheduled Aug. 5.
The Centennial Opera Group will present parts 5 and 6 on the continuing series of illustrated video lectures, "Viva Guiseppe, the Life and Operas of Verdi, " at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Rd., Holiday. The parts are entitled "Nabucco, Conclusion and Risorgimento" and "I Lombardi, " followed by video clips of the operas. Free.
Jazz singer Suede, also known as "Diva la Difference", will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Bourbon Street Concert Club, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Tickets are $25 at nprlibrary.org or by calling Ann at (727) 853-1265. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of NPR Library and the NPR Library's annual REEL Pride GLBT Film Fest, which is being held at 6:30 p.m. June 29.
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.
Center Stage Theatre and Dance Academy Musical Theatre Summer Camp students will present Gone With the Breeze, a musical spoof of the casting frenzy that surrounded selecting the actors for the classic Gone With the Wind, at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the theater, 5201 U.S. 19, New Port Richey (Southgate Shopping Center). Tickets are $10. Call (727) 815-0100.
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 chance at a door prize. For information and reservations, call Mary at (352) 596-9486.
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.
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