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2016-2017 Season

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42nd Street Big Band!

Wednesday Afternoons

Season ticket - $40.00
Individual tickets - $13.00 cash, $15.00 cc


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BLACK BOX THEATER

GRAND OPENING OF OUR BLACK BOX!

PROOF

DRAMA

Nov. 11,12,13,18,19,20

Individual tickets $25.00, Whole Season $85

The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central question: Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship? Along with demonstrating the proof's authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. Throughout, the play explores Catherine's fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.

Pasco Christmas

Musical

 

Nov. 25,26,27.

Dec. 2,3,4.

Individual tickets $18.00 cash, $20.07 Credit Card

 

Each season, Richey Suncoast Theatre presents a Christmas Special starring all of the actors who wish to participate. Charming and uplifting, this performance is sure to get you into the Holiday Spirit.

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock n Roll

Musical

Feb. 12 at 2.30PM

Tickets: $24.


PATSY IS BACK ! Many of us will remember the sell out performances of Barbara Van Eycken with her Tribute to Patsy Cline. She returns to our stage along with an extraordinary national entertainer Jimmy Mazz.

Together they will take you on a musical journey reliving the great classic songs of the 50's and 60's. Travel back to some of the best legendary country AND rock-n-roll artists of our time. Outstanding vocals and amazing interaction with each other and with their audiences make this a show you don't want to miss. Word has it that Patsy Cline and Elvis will appear onstage.

So.... buy your tickets early for this one-time performance

Shakespeare in Hollywood

 Comedy

Jan. 12,13,14,15,20,21,22,27,28,29

Individual tickets $18.00 cash, $20.07 Credit Card

Shakespeare in Hollywood, a 2004 comedy by Ken Ludwig. In it, Shakespeare's favorite fairies, Oberon and Puck, are magically transported to modern Hollywood, where they fall in love with the glitz and glamor and end up cast as themselves in a Hollywood version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The play got rave reviews and won the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play.

 

LITTLE BIT COUNTRY, LITTLE BIT ROCK N' ROLL

February 12, 2017@ 2:30 pm.

Tickets are $24.00 pp

PATSY IS BACK ! Many of us will remember the sell out performances of Barbara Van Eycken with her Tribute to Patsy Cline. She returns to our stage February 12th along with an extraordinary national entertainer Jimmy Mazz. Together they will take you on a musical journey reliving the great classic songs of the 50's and 60's. Travel back to some of the best legendary country AND rock-n-roll artists of our time. Outstanding vocals and amazing interaction with each other and with their audiences make this a show you don't want to miss. Word has it we might even see " Patsy and Elvis" meet on our stage. So.... buy your tickets early for this one-time performance

BLACK BOX THEATER

STOP KISS

DRAMA

Feb. 17, 18, 19 Feb. 24, 25, 26

Individual tickets $25.00, Whole Season $85

Sara and Callie are walking through New York City’s West Village very late at night, when they share their first kiss. This leads to a vicious attack by an angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured. She falls into a coma, which becomes one of the major subjects of the play. George, Callie’s good friend, tries to help with the situation, but there is little he can do. Peter, Sara’s ex-boyfriend from St. Louis, comes to help nurse her back to health. Throughout Stop Kiss, relationships are explored, formed, and
even ended. Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion in this play.

 

Nice Work If You Can Get it

 Musical Comedy

March 2,3,4,5,10,11,12,17,18,19

Individual tickets $18.00 cash, $20.07 Credit Card

Nice Work If You Can Get It, the 2012 Broadway show featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin (Someone to Watch Over Me, Fascinating Rhythm, Lady Be Good, But Not for Me, title song). Set in 1927, it has hoodlums, chorus girls, bootleggers, rumrunners, rich widows, spoiled playboys, a vice squad and finagling politicians.

 

Franki Valli and the Four Seasons

March 26, 2017 at 2:30pm

Ticket Price $24.00 pp.

William Cintron, Entertainer/Singer Extraordinaire is originally from New York and has shared the same stage with The Platters, The Temptations, The Delfonics, The Supremes, The Marcels, The Diamonds, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Mystics, J.T Carter of The Crests, Eddie Holman, Peter Lemongello, and The Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding Sr.

Mark Young toured the southwest with country-rock band, Double Gage; won Musician Magazine's "Best Unsigned Band in America" contest with his tex-mex party band, The Polkats; and eventually settled in Orlando, where he continues to feed his soul playing classic rock, blues, and musical theatre, and of course, laying down a groove with Sounds of the Seasons.

Sandy Picard, keyboards hails from Detroit Michigan, former home of Motown Records and the Ford Mustang. Sandy began performing in his early teens knocking out hits by the Beatles, Beach Boys and of course the Motown greats, moved to Orlando and joined the Sounds of the Seasons.

Bryan --- , drums has played internationally in Europe, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean. Bryan has shared the stage with many national artists including: Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits, Alex Chilton from the Boxtops and Big Sar, Len Berry from The Dovells, Sonny Geraci from the Outsiders and Climax Band and Jack Ely from the Kingsmen and now has fun playing for the Sounds of the Seasons.

Mark McDowell, Guitar, grew up in Harrisburg PA. Heavily influenced by Buddy Holly and the Beatles, he started playing guitar at age 8. He spent the 90s touring and eventually settled in Orlando FL. When he's not playing at Disney or in the pit of a musical, you'll find him with Sounds of the Seasons.

The Rat Pack

April 9, 2017 at 2:30pm. Ticket price $24.00pp

During the 1960s, the Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin brought fame and recognition to the city of Las Vegas, both an entertainment capital and gambling destination during their run inside the Copa Room at the Sands. Today, audiences can relive the revelry and timeless music of the Rat Pack era in the show “The Ultimate Rat Pack”.

"What happens in Vegas all started with the Rat Pack. The real legend of Vegas - the cool cats, the drinking, the partying, the gambling, they epitomized it, and people still look at those days with fond memories."

So come join the fun and spend an enjoyable evening with “The Ultimate Rat Pack”!

BLACK BOX THEATER

Shakespeare Abridged

COMEDY

April 21, 22, 23 April 28, 29, 30

Individual tickets $25.00, Whole Season $85

Also known as The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) is a play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield that parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed (in comically shortened or merged form) by only three actors. Typically, the actors use their real names and play themselves rather than specific characters. The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involve audience participation.
The writers, Long, Singer, and Winfield—former founding members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company—first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987 and later played at the Criterion Theatre in London, where it ran for nine years. It has become one of the world’s most popular shows, playing frequently in a variety of languages. It is notable for holding the world record for the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet, clocking in at 43 seconds, as well as the fastest performance of Hamlet backwards, at 42 seconds.

FILM FESTIVALS

It is our goal to expand the theatre to include not only live entertainment, but add and restore a fully functional movie house, creating educational programs in digital art & filmmaking as well as making all the arts a key component in the revitalization in the area.

2017 Thomas Meighan Film and Video Festival

April 28 at 7.30 PM

TMFF is the first short format Film/Video/Digital art festival in the area which showcases film, video & animations as a tribute to Thomas Meighan’s Vision.

The Festival is held annually at the Meighan theatre, the only historic theatre in Pasco County. The festival provides a venue for local and talented artists to showcase their work to the community in hopes to inspire and advance a greater appreciation of independent film and digital art and help raise awareness of the preservation of historic cinematic landmarks and the cultural identity of New Port Richey.

The Thomas Meighan Project came together in 2009 to celebrate New Port Richey’s heritage through the art of film. The Group is founded by Robert Mateja, Deborah Pentivolpi and Charlie & Marie Skelton. Our goal is to restore the theatre to a fully functional movie house, creating educational programs in digital art & filmmaking as well as making the arts a key component in the revitalization in the area. For more info visit: www.tmfilmfest.com

 

36th annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival

April 28 at 7.30 PM

The films that become the centerpiece of the Black Maria Film and Video Festival honor the vision of Thomas Edison, New Jersey inventor and creator of the motion picture. It was his New Jersey studio, the world’s first, which he called the “black maria” from which we take our name. The festival reaches out to diverse audiences in diverse settings including universities, museums, libraries, community organizations, and arts venues. The cutting edge, cross-genre work that makes up the festival’s touring program, has been traveling across the country every year for decades!

The Black Maria focus on diverse short films – narrative, experimental, animation, and documentary - including those, which address issues and struggles within contemporary society such as the environment, public health, race and class, family, sustainability, and much more. These exceptional works ranging from comedy to drama to the exploration of pure form in film and video, are not sidebars to feature length films, they are the heart and soul of the festival.

 

Legally Blonde

Musical

May 11,12,13,14,19,20,21,May 26,27,28

Individual tickets $18.00 cash, $20.07 Credit Card

 

Legally Blonde, the 2007 musical based on the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon, about a college sorority girl who is dumped by her boyfriend, who says she is too dumb for him. So she bones up on the LSAT, passes the exam with flying colors and follows him to Harvard Law School, where her practical experience really pays off.

Doo Wop - The Fantastixs

Musical

Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26, May 24
Season ticket - $50.00
Individual tickets - $13.00 cash, $15.00 cc

“The Fantastix” are a well versed Experienced Professionally organized group whose current roots are in Florida but originate from New York to New Jersey to Detroit. All members have had their careers stamped onto Headliner tickets and each having well over 35 years of professional onstage experience. Their appearances range from performing with "The Reflections (Romeo & Juliet) to "The Crests" (16 Candles with original founding member J.T. Carter back in the 80s) To "Gene Hughes The Casinos" (Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye) to "Lenny Coco & The Chimes (Once In Awhile). Their Appearances are a guarantee of entertainment and memories taking you back into an era that most will say is becoming extinct however, groups such as "The Fantastix" are determined to keep this music alive. Their harmonies are tightly bound by their friendship & personalities that allow them to blend as no other group can. "The Fantastix" truly enjoy what they do and thrive on making sure everyone feels that time back in the day when this music was at it's finest. When you see this group perform you will be sure to tap your feet and reminisce about those days at the sock hops and the drive-ins and listening to this music on the radio.
Ed Gallaway of The Saints
Pete and Sheila Brechka of The Belairs
Patrick Deprisco of The Chimes

BLACK BOX THEATER

Eleemosynary

DRAMA

June 9, 10, 11 June 16, 17, 18

Individual tickets $25.00, Whole Season $85

Eleemosynary focuses on the lives of three Wesbrook women: seventy-five-year-old Dorothea; her middle-aged daughter, Artie; and Artie’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Echo. Dorothea, an admitted New Age eccentric, has complicated the lives of the two other Wesbrook women by imposing her thwarted dreams on them, which has alienated Artie not only from Dorothea but from Echo as well. As the play begins, Echo is caring for Dorothea, who has just had a stroke. During the course of the play, Echo tries to bring the three women together. Blessing presents fragmented vignettes of the lives of the three women as they struggle to define themselves both as individuals and as part of a family unit. In this poignant and mature study of familial relationships, Blessing highlights the human need for connection and forgiveness.

   

 


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