DEATHTRAP: Broadway's longest running mystery play and Ocala Civic Theatre's next Main Stage production, will open on Thursday. Deathtrap is about a playwright who specializes in murder thrillers but is now suffering from a creative dry spell. He finds a student who has written a murder mystery that's sure to be a smash. This brings out a surprising twist of homicidal schemes, plots and counter-plots. The show runs through April 15. Curtain times are 8:15 p.m. for evening performances and 2:15 p.m. for matinees. Tickets are $16 for adults and $7 for full-time students. Call the theatre box office at (352) 236-2274.
SPRING MUSICAL: Broadway musicals old, new and somewhere in between, will highlight the annual Spring Concert of the Sugarmill Chorale at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, 8831 W Bradshaw St. The 55-voice chorale, now in its 21st year of operation is under the direction of Christopher Berke with Martin Bachthaler as accompanist. Proceeds from the concerts are used in part to fund a $1,000 music scholarship for a Citrus County student who is studying for a career in some aspect of vocal music, either performing or teaching. Last year's winner, Kacie Ann Whaley of Citrus Springs, is currently a student at Palm Beach Atlantic College, majoring in music education. Tickets are $6, available from any chorale member or by calling 382-3498.