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Published Dec. 4, 2006

Through Dec. 25

'A Show Palace Christmas': Holiday glitz and glamor at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, and 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. some Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash bar. Dinner and show, $42.50; show only, $31.45; ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere, 1-888-655-7469.

Through Today

'A Pasco Christmas': Richey Suncoast Theatre's tribute to the U.S.O. with a large cast and lots of music. 8 p.m. today; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 3. 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Call (727) 842-6777.


Stage West Community Playhouse auditions: Stage West will hold auditions for the musical farce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at 1 p.m. Sunday at the theatre, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Roles are open for 10 men and eight women. Production dates are March 8-25. Call Barbara Everest at (352) 683-4302.


Sugar Plum Fairy Party: The Centre for Dance, Drama & Music will hold the "Sugar Plum Character Party," from 2 to 4 p.m. at its studio, 6648 Ridge Road, Port Richey. Those who attend will meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends from the Nutcracker Ballet. The characters will perform excerpts from the ballet and pose for photos with their guests. Tickets are $10; proceeds go to Expressions, the Dance Company. Call (727) 842-8175.


Christmas Concert: Nature Coast Festival Singers will give its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way (U.S. 19), Weeki Wachee (just north of the State Road 50 intersection). An offering will be accepted.


Gilbert and Sullivan Players: Auditions for Utopia, Ltd. will be held at 7 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Roles are for 15 men and women, all vocal ranges. Call director Jamie Bierchen at (813) 334-3747. Production dates are March 16-25.


Richey Suncoast Theatre auditions: Richey Suncoast Theatre will hold auditions for the musical Anything Goes at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Roles are available for male and female singers, dancers, singer-dancers and actors of all ages. Experienced and novice stage crew members are also needed. Director is John Masterson. Production dates are Feb. 22-March 11. Call 842-6777.


Thursday Musicale: The non-sectarian chorus of 50 women will present a concert at 2 p.m. at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. Guest performer is John Timpanelli. Admission is free, but an offering will be accepted.

Friday-Dec. 10; 15-17

The 1940s Radio Hour: The musical, set in a 1942 radio station, will be presented at 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $15, reserved seating, $13 members and students. Call 942-5605.

Dec. 9

Ozark Mountain Christmas Show: Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation will present the Ozark Mountain Christmas Show at 2 and 7 p.m. at the PHCC Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $16, $18 and $20. Call (727) 816-3707.

Dec. 9

Tarpon Springs Boat Parade: The 17th annual holiday boat parade on the Anclote River from Whitcomb to Spring bayous from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register to enter at The Landing and other Tarpon Springs marinas or at the Recreation Division, 400 S. Walton Ave. Call 942-5628.

Dec. 9-16

Angels on High: Spring Hill Community Association will present "Angels on High," an exhibit of individually designed angel cut-outs, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the association clubhouse, 1202 Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill. Nightly entertainment, visits with Santa. Admission free, but donations accepted.

DEC. 10

Spinnations Skating Show: Florida Skating Academy will present its 9th annual holiday roller skating show, "Old Time Rock and Roll," at 2 p.m., featuring World Dance Champions Adam White and Melissa Quinn. Tickets are $10 in advance for adults, $6 for ages 12 and younger. At the door, $12 and $10 (if available). Tickets on sale at Spinnations Skating Center noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

DEC. 13 AND 20

ArtBiz Workshop: Pasco Arts Council will hold two workshops, "ArtBiz: Preparing to Show Your Work," from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 13 and 20 at the art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. The sessions are for adult artists who are preparing their work to enter art shows or sell in a gallery. They cover selecting work to submit, framing, pricing, ethics, marketing and more. Fee is $22 for PAC members, $32 for non-members. Registration in advance is required. Call (727) 845-7322. The center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, but will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 1.