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Musical spectrum

The Springstead High School Band will present its annual Spectrum Concert at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students, with tickets available at the door. For information, call band director Richard Dasher at (352) 797-7010.

This week

New York newlyweds: Neil Simon's Broadway comedy Barefoot in the Park, about newlyweds with different views of life, wraps up this weekend at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15, reserved seating. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit

Music fest: The Orange Blossom Jamboree continues from 11 a.m. today through 8:15 p.m. Sunday at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. The festival is comprised of Florida-based artists, companies and vendors. Headlining bands include Cope, Beebs and Her Money Makers, Aquaphonics, Crazy Fingers, Third Stone and Applebutter Express. A three-day pass for today through Sunday is $60; Sunday admission only is $20. Optional camping available. Call (954) 769-1692 or visit

From swing to Beatles to blues: The Spring Hill Community Association will present the Rockaways in an outdoor concert Saturday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Gates open at 2:30 p.m., with music starting at 4 p.m. Opening the show will be Eddie Lawrence's Company Swing Band, featuring Kim Evans. Food and drink vendors will be on hand; beer and wine will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate; children 12 and younger admitted free. Parking is $1. Tickets purchased for the rained-out concert in April will be honored. Call (352) 666-4746 or visit

Jazz finale: The Hernando Jazz Society will wrap up its season with a "See You in September" concert from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Ave., Spring Hill. Cash scholarships will be presented to winners in the recent audition for youth in grades 9 to 12, and scholarship winners will perform. A cash bar and buffet will be available at 1 p.m. Admission is free for members and $9 for nonmembers; there is a separate charge for the meal. Nonmembers should call for reservations, (352) 835-7183 or (352) 835-7942.

Travel the world through song: The Nature Coast Children's Chorale will present its spring program, "Music of Nations," at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The concert is free. The chorus includes students in the fourth through 12th grades from Hernando and Pasco counties. For more information, email

Quick trip

Lovable lady: The musical comedy Mame, based on the novel Auntie Mame, will be presented today through Sunday and May 25 to 27 at Richey Suncoast Theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $17, reserved seating. The box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.

Curtain call

'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee': Auditions for the Broadway musical will be at 1 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Roles are available to young adults and teens 15 and older. The runs Aug. 3 to 5 and 10 to 12. Details and character descriptions are available at For information, contact director Patty Villegas at

Things to do 05/17/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 17, 2012 4:52pm]
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