Smokey Joe's Cafe: Continues through Sept. 21 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95; ages 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.
Farcical play: Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center will present the 2008 Florida Playwrights Festival New Play, Money, Money ... Who's Got the Money? by Sharilynn LaMay, at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 324 Pine St. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for members and students, $8 for groups of 10 or more. Call (727) 942-5605; go to www.tarponarts.org.
Big night out: Spring Hill Community Association will present a special indoor edition of Lake House Cabaret Night at 7 tonight at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Performers are Norman Bernard's Southern Exposure with singer Kim Evans and others. Tickets are $25 and include dancing, two beers or glasses of wine, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Call (352) 666-4746.
Two auditions: Avenue Players Theatre will have an audition for Neil Simon's Plaza Suite (Acts 1 and 3) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Roles are for three men and three women ages 20 to 50. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Performances are Dec. 3-7. There will also be auditions for a reading performance of ZEBRAS: The Jefferson Legacy, by Richard Budin. Roles are for six black and six white men or women. Performance is Feb. 5. Call (727) 372-7651 for alternate auditions by appointment.
Calling all patriots: Auditions for the musical 1776 will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 and 1 p.m. Aug. 30 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Roles are for 25 men of varying ages and two women in their late 20s or early 30s. Production dates are Nov. 6-23. Call (352) 683-4302.
Thursday Musicale: The 50-woman nonsectarian chorus will hold its first rehearsal at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 2 at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. Those who wish to join should call Edna Kotal at (727) 847-5920. Future mandatory rehearsals are from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; performances are the first Thursday, October through April (except January). Members must be able to read music and wear pastel gowns for the concerts.
Sweet Charity: Richey Suncoast Theatre will present the musical comedy Sept. 4-21 at 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30. Tickets are $16 adults, $8 children. Box office is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.
The Odd Couple: Stage West Community Playhouse will present the Neil Simon comedy Sept. 4-21 at 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2. Tickets are $18. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.
Honoring artists: Progress Energy Art Gallery will have its First Friday Artist's Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 at 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Jewelry artists Cyndie Smith, Christine Caris and V. Dewey to be honored. Also in the show: Suzanne Holland, Maureen Bethke, Mariangela Smith.
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