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Entertainment and European Union on Sun City Center calendar

SUN CITY CENTER — From a chorus show to acting auditions and a discussion about the European Union, here are some upcoming events in the Sun City Center area.

Tickets are now on sale for the Taste of Tampa Show Chorus production that brings its lineup to Sun City Center next month.

The show — presented by a 115-member female a capella chorus that has been active in the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years — will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Community Hall, 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd.

The chorus dedicates itself to advancing barbershop singing through contemporary choreography. Tickets, priced at $10, are on sale from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Prince of Peace parish hall.

Tickets are also available from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Community Association ticket kiosk at 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd.

For more information, call Ed Stevenson at 633-1385 or Ted Puzio at 642-9374.

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Murder is on the menu during the Pelican Players production of Staying Alive.

The dinner murder mystery will be held Jan. 23 at Apollo's Bistro, 6520 Richies Way, Apollo Beach.

Cocktails start at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $32 and include tax and gratuity. Proceeds go to the Pelican Players scholarship program.

The play involves the murder of character Jackie Fever, the owner of Club Manhattan. The setting is the investigation into the murder and six suspects, all of whom claim they didn't do it. The audience will get to participate. For more information, call 633-1753 or 892-9243.

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The topic of next month's panel discussion at the International Forum will be the European Union.

The forum will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Feb. 6 in the Florida Room of the Atrium Building in Sun City Center.

The forum begins with remarks from the panelists, followed by a question-and-answer period with the audience.

The panelists will include a retired U.S. diplomat, a lecturer on the European Union, a German citizen and former NATO official, a retired U.S. diplomat who follows British attitudes toward the European Union and a professor of history whose specialization includes Russian relations with the European Union. For more information, call Dean Mahin at 633-9403.

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If music, plays and acting are your thing, the Pelican Players drama club has plenty in store for you this new year.

The January calendar is already filling. This month, the Pelican Players are holding auditions for the spring production, Camelot Abridged and a Taste of Modern Broadway.

Auditions will be at 7 p.m., today and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the South Social Room of the Kings Point Clubhouse. Those who want to audition should bring 16 bars of music from a familiar song, and sheet music if possible. They will also be expected to sing a number from a modern Broadway show.

There will also be parts for character actors that don't involve singing. The spring play takes place April 24 and 25. For more information, call 633-1753.

On Monday evening, auditions will be at 6 p.m. for the new Improv Troupe. The troupe will entertain audiences throughout Sun City Center and the South Shore with comedy routines. For more information, call 746-1222.

Saundra Amrhein can be reached at amrhein@sptimes.com or 661-2441.

Entertainment and European Union on Sun City Center calendar 01/15/09 [Last modified: Thursday, January 15, 2009 3:30am]

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