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Steppin out

By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 9, 2001


TODAY: The West Pasco Art Guild will have a reception from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at its gallery, 6206 Jefferson, New Port Richey, for the artists in its current 10th annual juried fine art exhibit. Winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Feb. 23.

FEB. 11: The musical comedy Some Like It Hot continues at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Performances are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and on Saturday; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash bar. Dinner and show, $35.95; show only, $24.95. Ages 12 and younger, $19.95 and $14.95. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere is (888) 655-7469.

FEB. 23: An exhibit of paintings by Trish Demasky, Eva Berman and Jamie Wojciechowski will be at the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library at the west campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Saturdays and 2-4 p.m. Sundays.

FEB 28: Patricia Watts's paintings of New Port Richey river scenes and homes will be exhibited at New Port Richey City Hall through Feb. 28. Ms. Watts is a native of London, who moved to the United States in 1982.

FEB. 28: "A Thread Runs Through It" fiber art show, at Pasco Art Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free.

SATURDAY: The Richey Community Orchestra will present "Broadway's Greatest Love Songs" with guest singers John and Mary K. Wilson and their son, Paul, at 3 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The Wilsons will perform excerpts from Oklahoma!, The Music Man, Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady and others. The orchestra will play medleys of songs from Crazy for You and West Side Story. Admission is $8. Call (727) 863-0068 or 919-3866.

SUNDAY: The Richey Concert band will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The program includes Washington Post March, Tiger Rag, Satin Doll, Bittersweet Samba, Clarinets Allegro and Mr. USA. Admission is free, but a donation of $2 is requested.

WEDNESDAY: A film on the life of Giuseppe Verdi and excerpts from his masterpiece, Aida, will be shown at 1 p.m. at Hudson Regional Library, off Fivay Road in Hudson.

Quick trips

SATURDAY: Actor-playwright Ed Metzger will portray novelist Ernest Hemingway at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. The one-man play shows the public and private life of the famous author. Admission is $13. Call (727) 942-5605.

SUNDAY: The Frog Prince Center Players will present Pinocchio, a full-length puppet show performed with hand-carved wooden marionettes, at 2 p.m. at the Frog Prince Puppetry Arts Center & Theatre, 210 S Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19), Tarpon Springs. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 12 and younger. Call (727) 942-2222 or 784-6392.

FEB. 17: The New Millennia Studio will present Romance/Romance, an adult musical, at its studio, 316 S Broad St., Brooksville. Admission is $15. Valentine packages of two tickets, flowers and candy are $50. Call (352) 848-0901.

TUESDAY: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Henry Taylor will share his ideas and works at 3 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 Lemon St., Tarpon Springs. Afternoon tea will be served. Call (727) 943-4922 to reserve a space.

Look ahead

FEB. 18: The Mickey Finn Show, a comedy Dixieland show, will be at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for front of center sections, $10 for back rows and outer sections. For tickets, call (727) 774-4459 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays.

FEB. 18: The Spectrum Quartet will re-create the music of the Motown group the Four Tops at 2 p.m. at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center. Admission is $10 to $14. Call (727) 847-5313 or 816-3241 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. Tickets can be purchased at the center box office during those hours.

Curtain calls

SATURDAY: Auditions for the musical Victor/Victoria will be held at Stage West Community Playhouse at 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday. The theater is at 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Roles are for males and females ages 18 and older who can sing and dance and for speaking roles. Those who are auditioning singing roles should prepare a short Broadway-type song and supply their own sheet music (tapes not allowed). Director is Tom Russell. Production dates are Thursdays and weekends May 10-27.

FEB. 18-19: Auditions for the Lillian Hellman drama, Little Foxes, will be held at Richey Suncoast Theatre at 7 p.m. Roles are for three women and seven men of various ages. Director is Dick Poole. Production dates are April 5-8, 13-15, and 20-22.

FEB. 18-19: Auditions for the musical Carousel will be held at 7 p.m. at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Roles for singer-dancers of all ages are available. Those who audition should prepare 16 bars of up-tempo and ballad music, bring sheet music, cassette or compact disc (with no vocal), and be prepared to dance and read from a script. All positions area paid. Several lead roles have been cast. Production dates are Wednesdays-Sundays March 30 to May 20.

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