Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Aug. 31

Published August 27 2018


Loomis Bros. Circus: There will be two shows: 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. The "Circus is Alive" themed show features elephants, acrobats, tigers, daredevils, clowns and a live circus band. Doors open approximately one hour prior to each performance and all tickets are general admission, first-come, first-served. Funds raised benefit the nonprofit Florida International Teaching Zoo in Bushnell. $20, $8 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Call (352) 587-2845.

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Annie: Auditions for the hit musical Annie will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Those auditioning must prepare 16-32 bars of a musical (any musical, not necessarily this musical); a bluetooth speaker and an accompanist will be available. Also wear clothing that allows you to move for the dance portion, including dance shoes or closed-toe shoes. The directors are looking to cast girls age 6-14, boys age 12-17, and men and women ages 20-60. Show dates are Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9. Contact directors Dave Stenger at or Jennifer Vilardi at

Talent Search: Tin Pan Alley Productions invites singers and performing artists of all ages to participate in a Talent Search showcase from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4 at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. The entry fee is $15 per act. Professional judges will be used. Prizes will be awarded and acts showcased in future shows. Spectator admission is a suggested $5 offering. This is the first of series of monthly showcases (first Tuesday of each month). Call (727) 597-0948.

Art events

On, In and By the Water: The exhibit, which features artwork depicting water, is on display through Oct. 6 at the Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Artwork in numerous mediums is on display. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call (352) 540-3810.

Snapshots of the Mesozoic: A New View of Dinosaurs: Sculptor Lyn Joyce’s exhibit is on display through Oct. 17 at Pasco-Hernando State College Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Joyce uses specialized skills learned as a taxidermist’s apprentice to bring back creatures from ancient history. Free. Call (727) 816-3418.

Reflections: This collection of local artists’ works and craft items is on display through Sept. 27 at the West Pasco Art Guild, 6296 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Visit

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