W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora will present Reading Romance Expo, which will celebrate Florida romance authors and their books, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the library, 1995 N. Donnelly St.
Contemporary, historical, inspirational, paranormal, gothic suspense, urban fantasy and regency romance novels will be featured by 20 authors, who will have books available for purchase and signing.
Participants can meet the authors during the free event, sponsored by the Mount Dora Library Association, the W. T. Bland Public Library and the Lake County Library System.
The event is designed to bring exposure to local talent and nurture the pursuit of the writing arts in Central Florida.
There will drawings for signed copies of books by the authors at the expo, gift certificates and more.
• "All Shook Up," a musical comedy inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, has been held over at the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora.
About two dozen of the King's hits are featured, including "Love Me Tender," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Devil in Disguise" and "Teddy Bear."
Set in a small Midwestern town in 1955, the plot is about Chad, a hunky biker who hits town, attracts the attention of local tomboyish grease monkey Natalie, and spreads magic and romance and the transformative power of rock 'n' roll.
Additional performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 p.m. Aug. 9.
Tickets, from $10 to $20, are available at the box office or online at icehousetheatre.com.
•The Bay Street Players' Young People's Theater will present Disney's award-winning musical "Aladdin Jr." at the State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St., Eustis.
The play is based on familiar Arabian Nights episodes. The title character is an orphan boy who, with the help of a genie from a magic lamp, wins the hand of Princess Jasmine, the sultan's daughter.
The production includes the numbers "A Whole New World" (Aladdin's Theme) and "A Friend Like Me."
Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students with identification.
Reservations: 352-357-7777 or baystreetplayers.org.
•The Ocala Civic Theatre's summer youth production will be the musical "13," which opens Thursday at the theater in the Appleton Cultural Center, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
The show features music and lyrics from composer Jason Robert Brown. It is the story of a boy who moves from New York to Indiana and his story of surviving the school year and his Bar Mitzvah.
Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for season-ticket subscribers and $8 for students (student identification required for college students). Tickets may be purchased online at ocalacivictheatre.com.
Sisters of Sound
Sisters of Sound, an all-female a cappella harmony barbershop choral group, will perform a variety show from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 in the cafeteria at East Ridge Middle School, 13201 Excalibur Road, Clermont.
The event also will feature SOS's quartets including In a Chord, Sumthin' Else, E# and Serenade, and special guests Flown the Coop, Rare Blend, 3 of a Kind and Some Assembly Required.
There also will be a silent auction and concessions will be available.
Proceeds will help defray travel expenses for the group to attend Harmony Inc. International convention and contests.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door; and students are $5.
Prospective female singers are invited to Guest Night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Clermont Community Foundation Building, 2150 Oakley Seaver Drive.
There will be entertaining song interactions, vocal technique and breathing exercises by the musical directors.
For tickets or more information about Guest Night, email Leslie LaForty at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-375-2479 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.