Plays, concerts, opera, auditions

Cheers for the actors and crew: Stage West Community Playhouse will present the HAMI Awards for actors and production crew members at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road (off Forest Oaks Boulevard), Spring Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Buffet, show of excerpts from the theater's eight productions and after-show dancing are $16 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the box office; call (352) 683-5113.

Forever Plaid: The tale of four young men who are allowed to return from the celestial plane to put on their 1950s musical show continues in matinees and evenings through July 27 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $44; show only, $32.95; ages 12 and younger, $26.45 and $21.45. All include tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Charlie Brown, Stand by Me and others: Smokey Joe's Cafe, the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, will be presented in matinees and evenings Aug. 1 to Sept. 21 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $44; show only, $32.95; ages 12 and younger, $26.45 and $21.45, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

The King & I continues weekends through July 27 at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Shows are at 8 p.m. today, Saturday and July 25-26 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and July 27. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for students, and $16 for center members, reserved seating. Call (727) 942-5605.

French drama/romance:Centennial Opera Group will show a video of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chenier, a romantic drama led by the late Luciano Pavarotti, at 12:30 p.m. today at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. Free.

Singing and dancing: The Philippine American Society will offer dinner, a show and dancing July 27 at Regency Park Civic Center, 10240 Regency Park Blvd., Port Richey. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Dinner and show, $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call (727) 846-8052.

For chocoholics: The youth wing of Stage West Community Playhouse will present Willy Wonka Junior, an adaptation of the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, at 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 2, 8 and 9; and at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10. Tickets are $10. Call (352) 683-5113.

Elvis and the gang: Rockabilly U.S. will present '50s and '60s Oldies at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin High School, 13651 Hays Road. Features a 14-piece band and more than 30 singers, dancers, clowns and youth performers. Tickets are $25 to $37, reserved. Call 1-866-884-0291.

Oz auditions : Showcase Theatre, for ages 8 to 18, will hold auditions for The Wizard of Oz by appointment between 6 and 8 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at Renaissance Academy, 8431 Corporate Way, New Port Richey. Find audition forms at www. showcaseyouth.com. Those cast will pay a production fee of $100. Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Aug. 13. Performances are Nov. 22-23 at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. Call (727) 647-4249 or (813) 679-0051 for info.

Send entertainment items for Diversions: Coming Attractions to Barbara Fredricksen, St. Petersburg Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668 or e-mail to fredricksen@sptimes.com.

Plays, concerts, opera, auditions 07/17/08 [Last modified: Friday, July 18, 2008 2:26pm]

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