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Diversions: Coming attractions
By BARBARA FREDRICKSEN, Times Staff Writer
Published January 9, 2008
Through 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, through Feb. 24. Dinner and show, $44; show only, $32.95, plus tax and tip. Not recommended for ages 13 and younger. Call 727 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.
Through Jan. 23
Pasco Arts Council will accept donations of new and used art and art supplies from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 23 for its annual "Artists' Attic Sale." Items needed are new and recycled frames, mats, canvases, paper, brushes, easels, cases, craft items, baskets, holiday decor, art and anything art or crafts related. The sale is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 26. The center is at 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Call (727) 845-7322.
The film 'Iphigenia,' based on the play Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides, will be shown in Greek with English subtitles at 1 p.m. today at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19), Tarpon Springs. Free.
Singer Susan Falcone will be featured in "Cover to Cover" at 2 p.m. today at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Ms. Falcone sings everything from Sinatra to pops to opera. Tickets are $5. Call (727) 842-6777. Future shows are on Feb. 6; March 5; April 2 and May 7.
Richey Suncoast Theatre will present the musical romance-drama, Chess, on Thursday and the following three weekends at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.
Stage West Community Playhouse will present the drama A Few Good Men on Thursday-Jan. 13; 18-20 and 25-27 at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18, reserved seating. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and an hour before each show. Strong language; not recommended for young patrons. Call (352) 683-5113.
A video of Puccini'sLa Boheme will be shown at 2 p.m. Friday at New Port Richey Library on Main St. It stars Teresa Stratas, Renata Scotto and Jose Carreras. Free.
West Pasco Art Guild will open its all media art show, "New Beginnings" at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12 Mondays through Fridays through Jan. 31.
Through Jan. 28
Student drafting and Design Exhibition" will be at Pasco-Hernando Community College's fine art gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library on the New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road. Inquire at the library main desk about viewing hours. Library hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call (727) 816-3229.
Through Jan. 31
Progress Energy Art Gallery will have an exhibit of paintings by local artist Carey Yaskovic called "Fatal Abstraction." The gallery is at 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The exhibit continues through Jan. 31. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.
The Fabulous Franzinis Science and Astronomy Circus will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine. St., Tarpon Springs. Adults, $10; $5 children, reserved seating. Call (727) 942-5605.
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. 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.
The DVD of Die Csardasfurstin' ('The Gypsy Princess'), an operetta-ballet, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free.
Concert pianist Justin Kolb will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson (off Fivay Road). Tickets are $3 at the door at 1:30 p.m., first come, first serve.
"Mormonism - History and Theology" will be the topic at the History Club of New Port Richey at 2 p.m. Monday at New Port Richey Library on Main Street. Speaker is Jay Egg. Free.
The movie musical Hairspray starring John Travolta will be shown at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tarpon Springs Recreation Dept., 400 S. Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs. Free.
Bernardo Bertolucci's film The Sheltering Sky, starring Debra Winger and John Malkovich, will be shown at 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Adult content and nudity. In English. Free.
Parsons' Big Band will perform "It's Miller Time (Glenn)" at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $8. Call (727) 842-6777. Future shows are on Feb. 27, March 12, April 16 and May 14.
Auditions for the 6th annual Chasco Fiesta Talent Search will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Singers, dancers, musicians and other entertainers ages 5 through 25 are eligible. Winners will perform at the Chasco Fiesta "Talent Search" show on March 30. Application forms are at www.sbray.com, click on Talent Search. Register for an audition appointment at email@example.com or call (727) 842-7651.
Richey Community Orchestra will present "The Magic of Bobby Darin", featuring crooner Marty Thompson, at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, K of C Drive (go east off U.S. 19 one street south of its intersection with Ridge Road), Port Richey. Tickets are $15. Call (727) 919-3866.
Handbell choirs from several area churches will join the First United Methodist Church of Hudson in the "Bells and Brass" concert at 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the church, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. Each group will perform an anthem, then all groups will perform together. Featured performers are the Hudson Brass Ensemble, directed by Dave Helfrich. Free, but a donation will be accepted.
JAN. 20 and 21
Auditions for the abridged version of Shakespeare's Hamlet will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Two performances will be given during the Shakespeare by the River festival on April 19 in Sims Park. Director is Angela Sarabia. Call (727) 842-6777.
Inventor, diplomat and reader Benjamin Franklin will be portrayed by Dr. Rich Davis at 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. Free.
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