Pasco theater and arts events

Boffo show: The Tony Award-winning musical The Producers continues matinees and evenings through Feb. 22 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95, plus tax and tip; not recommended for ages 15 and younger. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Laughs for all, all for laughs: Richey Suncoast Theatre wraps up its run of the comedy-farce My Husband's Wild Desires Almost Drove Me Mad this weekend at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 adults, $8 children. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturday and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.

Mixed marriage: The musical comedy Abie's Irish Rose will finish its run this weekend at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Shows are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16; $14 members; $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Popular music: Richey Concert Band will give a concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Free. The program includes Are You Lonesome Tonight, Top of the World, Close to You and a medley of Disney theme park tunes. Tickets are $2 at the door.

Now you see it, now you don't: Magician Nathan Coe March will perform "Expect the Extraordinary" at 2 p.m. Wednesday and March 4 (each show is different) at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Admission is $9. Call (727) 842-6777.

A grand afternoon for singing: Singer Paul Gibson will be guest performer with the Thursday Musicale, a 50-voice women's chorus, at 2 p.m. Thursday at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. Gibson, a professional singer, played the lead role in the musicals Man of La Mancha and Chess at Richey Suncoast Theatre. Free, but a donation to the scholarship fund will be accepted.

One performance only: A reading of Clearwater playwright Richard J. Budin's ZEBRAS: The Jefferson Legacy will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art on the St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs Campus off Klosterman Road (entrance is off Belcher Road), Tarpon Springs. Free. Call (727) 712-5762 to reserve a seat.

Comedy time: The Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse will present The Foreigner weekends Feb. 6-15 at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

Before Broadway: Centennial Opera Group will present a video lecture by music historian Robert Greenberg on opera buffo, the precursor to Broadway musicals, at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. The lecture will be followed by a video of the La Scala production of The Barber of Seville. Free.

Such a lady: Auditions for the comedy Driving Miss Daisy will be held at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Roles are for one woman age 40 to 70; one African-American man age 40 to 60; and one male age 35 to 70. Director is Saul Leibner. Production dates are April 17-26.

Pasco theater and arts events 01/29/09 [Last modified: Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:44pm]

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