a grand benefit
Artists for Humanity will present a benefit concert of classical, Broadway and 1940s music, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Tickets are $15 and include gourmet coffee and treats. Call Dolores Riego de Dios at (352) 588-4058 or (813) 992-5738 or buy tickets at the door.
Bible-based musical: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be presented at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday 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.
Thornton Wilder classic: Our Town will be presented at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $18 for reserved seating for nonmembers, $16 members, and $12 students, with no tax or fee. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.
Fasten your seat belts: The musical Applause, based on the movie All About Eve, will be at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6239 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, at 8 p.m. tonight, Saturday and Oct. 1 and 2 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 3. 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.
New troupe in town: The newly formed R.L. Productions theater and film company of Tampa will present the 1959 drama A Raisin in the Sun at 7:30 p.m. tonight; 7 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Tickets are $15; call (727) 857-2604 or at the door.
Film on scary food contents: InGREEDients, or Do You Want Lies with That?, will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Local filmmaker and ICU nurse David Burton made the film. Free.
Classic rock/R&B/blues group: RoadHouse Band 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 allowed.
For children's charities: Rotary Club of Trinity will hold the annual Bourbon Street Ball fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 25 at Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. The evening includes live entertainment, auction, door prizes, dancing and Cajun and Creole food. Tickets are $125. Call Becky Bennett at (727) 967-7509 to purchase tickets or donate money or items for the auction.
Songs, skits and slapstick: St. Martin's Theatre Group will present The Vintage Years — Burlesque to Radio at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Heritage Pines Clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd. Hudson (off County Line Road). Tickets are $10, reserved seating. Call (352) 293-4882, or mail check, payable to St. Martin's Episcopal Church, to 4419 Quintara St., Spring Hill 34608. Dinner is available at 5 p.m. from the menu ($6.95 to $12.95); please make reservations when ordering show tickets.
Think Branson: 24K Gold Music Shows will present a musical revue at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 and 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson (campus of Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School). Tickets are $18 to $45, reserved seating. Call 1-866-884-0291 or visit www.c24k.com. A pre-show dining option by Marzella's International Catering of Hudson is $12; reservations are recommended by calling (727) 857-2604.