Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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'Valentine's on Route 66' comes to Sun City Center's Rollins Theater

SUN CITY CENTER — Losing a battle with a disease that she has fought for years, Phoebe decides to cross off some of the things on her bucket list and takes a trip along Route 66 in a yellow Corvette convertible.

She's destined for Disneyland and a search for magic, but on her way she makes a stop in her hometown of Valentine, Ariz., to tie up some loose ends.

That's the backdrop of the Performing Arts Company's latest musical, Valentine's on Route 66. Billed as a "magical, musical journey," the performance opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rollins Theater, 970 Cherry Hills Drive, and continues with evening shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 6 and March 7 and a 2:30 p.m. matinee March 8.

Ellen Kleinschmidt and Teri Council created and star in the show. It also features company favorites Dan Tackitt, Bev Carnes, Babs Cominoli, Jeanne Naish, Harold Emanuel and Kathy Straub. It's directed by Lew Resseguie.

With the main character battling leukemia and everyone in the cast having been touched by cancer in some way, a portion of ticket sales from the opening night will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are $12 and are available from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at the Sun City Center Atrium Kiosk, or use a credit card by calling (813) 400-7803.

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