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'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in Largo

By NOVA BEALL
Published July 15, 2007


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Today

'Whodunnit' auditions: Auditions for the wickedly funny play Whodunnit by Anthony Shaffer are at 7 p.m. today and Monday at the Heritage Museum at Craig Park overlooking Spring Bayou. In Whodunnit, a group of six guests has gathered at an English country manor. One of the guests is murdered and the rest are considered suspects. The cast calls for seven males and three females of various ages. British accents, from Cockney to Oxbridge, are required. Performances are planned for Sept. 14-23 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. Call 727 942-5605.

Musical show about animals: The Earthlings Band will be featured in a free musical performance all about animals from 2 to 3 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. The band combines unusual instruments, funny hats and costumes, and humorous songs for a family musical show. Call (727) 453-6800.

Free concert: Hear bands from around the state and the Bay area at the inaugural Summer Free For All, a free concert from noon to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Oak Brook Plaza at McMullen-Booth and Enterprise roads in Clearwater. Presented by Financial Records label and local band Victims of Circumstance. Visit www.myspace.com/summerfreeforall.

Monday

Wildlife adventure: Charles Carpenter will present a wildlife adventure from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday featuring the Florida alligator at A.L. Anderson Park, 39699 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs. Free. Registration required by calling (727) 943-4085.

Continuing

Andrew Lloyd Webber musical: Performances of the enduringly popular musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are at 2 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., inside City Hall. Other performances are Friday, Saturday and July 22, 27, 28 and 29. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 and $14. Call the box office at 942-5605.

Summer magic: An exhibit of Disney-themed fine art from John Coleman, Toby Bluth and John Rowe will be on display through Aug. 31, and the contemporary works of other artists are featured at First Impressions Art Gallery, 3625 Alt. U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (727) 942-3955.

Quilt exhibits: Winning works from an international competition of quilters who used the traditional Rose of Sharon block pattern and a second exhibit of local quilters who created self-portraits in fabric. The exhibits continue through Friday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.

Art with a tropical theme: An exhibit of acrylic paintings in vibrant colors and tropical themes by Florida artist Shelia Blow through July 22 at Art on the Docks, 735 Dodecanese Blvd., on the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Free. Call (727) 943-9298.

Submit items for Out & About to Nova Beall, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756. Fax to (727) 445-4119 or e-mail to northpin@sptimes.com.

Today

Classic: Eight O'Clock Theatre is presenting Shakespeare's romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ron Zietz, at 2 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Other performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. July 22. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students and $18 for groups of 10 or more. Call the box office at (727) 587-6793 or visit ticketmaster.com or www.largoarts.com.

[Last modified July 14, 2007, 21:13:40]


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