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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 18, 2001


NOT AS THEY SEEM: Victor/Victoria continues Thursdays and weekends through May 27 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for students 17 years old and younger. The theater's box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call 683-5113.

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: The third annual volleyball tournament to benefit the United Way of Hernando County will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Weeki Wachee Springs at U.S. 19 and Cortez Boulevard in Weeki Wachee. Admission to the park during the tournament is $6 with a coupon available at the Publix store at Barclay Square at the intersection of Barclay Avenue and Spring Hill Drive. One dollar of the admission will benefit the United Way. Call 666-2000.

FLORIDA RENAISSANCE MAN: Actor LeRoy Mitchell Jr. will present James Weldon Johnson: Florida's Renaissance Man at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Silverthorn Community Center, off Barclay Avenue, south of Brooksville. Set in 1930, the drama tells the story of Johnson, the first secretary of the NAACP. Admission is free. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. Call 848-0020. WATERCOLOR: The work of Spring Hill Art League Artist of the Month John Der Magerdecian will be on display through the month of May during business hours at the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, 10005 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. The watercolor artist plays string bass in the Hernando Symphony Orchestra and is a former music teacher. The exhibit is free. For information, call 596-4000.

LOOK AHEAD

ARTS IN THE PARK: The Hernando County Fine Arts, Crafts and Music Festival, formerly known as the Masaryktown festival, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 26 and 27 at Tom Varn Park on W Jefferson Street in Brooksville. More than $5,000 in prizes will be awarded for fine arts, fine crafts and student art and crafts. Call 684-6288.

PLAID FOREVER: The musical Forever Plaid will be presented May 25 through July 1 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1:30 p.m. May 26 and June 2, 9, and 28; and at 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. For children 12 years old and younger, $19.95 for dinner and show, and $14.95 for show only. Call (727) 869-7949 or toll free 1-888-655-7469.

QUICK TRIPS

BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER: Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning musical Carousel continues through May 20 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and May 5, 12 and 19; 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; for children 12 years old and younger, $19.95 for dinner and show and $14.95 for show only. Call toll free at 1-888-655-7469.

FUNNY AT THE FORUM: Richey Suncoast Theatre will present A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Thursdays and weekends through June 3 at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd. in New Port Richey. Performances are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.

CURTAIN CALLS

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra is auditioning musicians who play the following instruments: trumpet, French horn, oboe, bassoon, cello, viola and percussion. Anyone interested may call conductor Wayne Raymond at 688-0427 to schedule an audition.

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