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The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be staged Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 28 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 nonmembers, $14 members and $12 students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Comic opera: Centennial Opera Group will show a video of Gioacchino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) at 12:30 p.m. today at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday (1.2 miles east of U.S. 19). It features Cecilia Bartoli and the Houston Symphony and Grand Opera Chorus. Free.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Show Palace Dinner Theatre continues the musical comedy matinees and evenings through April 18 at the theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95, plus tax and tip; 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

L'il Abner: Stage West will present the musical at 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 adults, $9 students. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

At last, spring: The West Pasco Art Guild and the New Port Richey Garden Club will present "Celebration of Spring," an art show, at the guild's gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey, through April 1. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Free.

Voices resound: Nature Coast Festival Singers will perform Haydn's Missa Brevis and contemporary selections at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Marks Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson; and 3 p.m. March 28 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Free, but a donation to the music education fund will be accepted.

Meet the writer: Progress Energy Art Gallery will hold an evening with author Wendell Speer from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.

Classical duo: Violist Roger Chase and pianist Michiko Otaki will perform works by Schumann, Brahms, Benjamin and Delius at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. Tickets are $20 nonmembers, $18 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Tarpon beach tunes: The rockabilly group Sarge & the Aeromen will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at "Music on the Beach" at Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs. Free, with free shuttle bus from Tarpon Springs High School. Take chairs or blankets for seating. Hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, water, ice cream will be for sale; picnics welcome. No pets or alcoholic beverages.

Celtic roots band: MacTalla Mor will perform "Celtic Music for the Masses" at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets are $20 nonmembers, $18 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Pickin' and singin': Sertoma Youth Ranch will hold the annual Spring Show of bluegrass and gospel music March 26-28 at 85 Myers Road, Brooksville (northwest of Dade City). Tickets are $50 for all three days or $25 March 26, $30 March 27 and $12 March 28. Camping available. Food vendors will be open all days. Call (352) 754-3082 for tickets and reservations.

Calling all poets: Progress Energy Art Gallery will hold Poetry Night from 6:30 to 8:30 March 26 at 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Poets are invited to bring original poems to read and discuss.

Need a diversion? Here are many 03/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:09pm]

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