Opera, music and more

'Christmas expressions'

Expressions, the Dance Company, will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The first half of the show is a narrated miniversion of the Nutcracker Ballet; the second half is a medley of holiday favorites with dancing. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older and 10 and younger. Call (727) 842-8175 or buy tickets at the door before the show.

Deadline nearing: Visual and performing artists have until Jan. 8 to enter the Suncoast Arts Fest, to be held Jan. 22-23 at the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. $25 jury fee and $175 artist fee. For rules, go to suncoastartsfest.com or call (727) 247-6182.

Holidays in NYC: Show Palace Dinner Theatre will present Big Apple Christmas matinees and evenings through Dec. 25 at the theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $48; show only, $36.95, plus tax and tip; 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call (727) 863-7949.

Away in a manger: The Angelus center for the developmentally disabled presents an outdoor Christmas Pageant at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Angelus (no performance in cold or rainy weather), 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson. Refreshments in the activity center after the pageant, a living narration of the Christmas story. Free; no solicitations.

Holiday story: Florida Lyric Opera presents the American opera Amahl and the Night Visitors at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets are $20 nonmembers, $18 members, $12 students. (727) 942-5605.

Gather 'round the radio: The Old Time Radio Club will perform the short skit "Ed and Mabel" and the play Snow at 2 p.m. Monday at the CARES Rao Musunuru MD Enrichment Center, 12417 Clocktower Parkway, Hudson. Script, music and sound effects are by club founder Ralph Annan. Tickets $3. Call (727) 863-6868.

Haaaaapy New Year: The Satellites doo-wop and rock 'n' roll group will perform 9 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31 at New Port Richey Elks Lodge 2284, 7201 Congress St. Tickets are $50 and include dancing, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, prime rib or chicken dinner and continental breakfast. (727) 846-8012.

Man of La Mancha: The musical will be Jan. 6-16 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $15 adults, $8 students 17 and younger. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

Florida in photos: Photographs by Madelyn McMillian-Wise will be at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey Jan. 6 to Feb. 3. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Closed holidays. Call (727) 816-3229.

Musical comedy: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying will be presented matinees and evenings at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson, Jan. 7 to Feb. 27. Dinner and show, $48; show only, $36.95, plus tax and tip; 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call (727) 863-7949.

Comedy romp: Sin, Sex & the CIA will be presented at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6239 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey Jan. 13-30. Shows are at 8 p.m. except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $17, reserved seating. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, starting 10 days before opening, and one hour before each performance. Call (727) 842-6777.

Drama: Proof will be presented by Hat Trick Theatre weekends Jan. 14-30 at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Adults, $16 at door or $14 in advance; students and seniors, $11 at door or $9 advance. (727) 857-2604 or e-mail smountan@bmchs.com.

Opera, music and more 12/16/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:58pm]

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