Things to do in Hernando

This week

Let me entertain you: Gypsy continues through Jan. 20 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Loosely based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical features hits like Small World, Everything's Coming Up Roses and Let Me Entertain You. Tickets are $15. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewest.net.

Underground railroad: Gwendolyn Briley-Strand will present a monologue, Harriet Tubman: the Chosen One, Wednesday and Thursday at Pasco-Hernando Community College campuses as part of the 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Series. The performance will be presented in honor of the 100th anniversary of Tubman's death, taking the audience on a journey with Tubman as she risks her own freedom to free others from slavery. Wednesday's presentations will begin at 10 a.m. at the Dade City campus and 7 p.m. at the Spring Hill campus. Thursday's presentations will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the New Port Richey campus and 6:30 p.m. at the Brooksville campus. There is no cost to attend. For information, call toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Quick trip

Hilarious bedlam: Hot Bed Hotel, a farce about staffers posing as guests at a Key West hotel, runs weekends through Jan. 27 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $17 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Call (727) 842-6777 or go to richeysuncoasttheatre.com.

All in a day's work: 9 to 5: The Musical continues with matinees and evening shows through Feb. 24 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. The show is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Tickets cost $49.50 plus tax for dinner and show, or $38.45 plus tax for show only; tickets for children 11 and younger are $24.95 plus tax for dinner and show, and $19.95 plus tax for show only. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit showpalace.net.

Look ahead

Civil War revisited: The Hernando Historical Museum Association and the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club will present the 33rd annual Brooksville Raid Re-enactment on Jan. 19 and 20 at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. This re-creation of a Civil War battle that happened in Hernando County in July 1864 has become the largest Civil War re-enactment in Florida, with more than 1,500 re-enactors and their families participating. Admission is $8, $4 for ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger, as well as Scouts in uniform. For details, call (352) 799-0129 or go to brooksvilleraid.com.

Ol' Blue Eyes: The Palace Grand will present "It Was a Very Good Year," a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $20. (352) 688-3390 or visit palacegrand.com.

All-stars of jazz

The Hernando Jazz Society will present "Hernando Jazz All-Stars" from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Free for jazz society members and $10 for nonmembers. A cash bar and a buffet lunch are available at additional cost. Nonmembers should call to reserve a spot and gain admittance into the Wellington community. Call (352) 835-7183. For information about membership, call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.

Things to do in Hernando 01/10/13 [Last modified: Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:00pm]

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