Mixing it up in Titusville: The ‘Creative Blender’

John Michael Foster invites artists to the Creative Blender:Networking for Artists event Friday evening at The Downtown Gallery. By PAM HARBAUGH One of the most “git-er-done” people I know in the area arts scene is Michael John Foster. He’s the man behind the delightful and beautifully sung “Into the Woods” — the alfresco production...

Review: Cocoa Village Playhouse ‘Rent’

Matthew Booker, Johnathan Shepherd and Patrick Marshall in 'Rent' at Cocoa Village Playhouse.

Matthew Booker, Johnathan Shepherd and Patrick Marshall in ‘Rent’ at Cocoa Village Playhouse. By PAM HARBAUGH Cocoa Village Playhouse turned 25 this season. Over the years, it has grown in stature and now is a producer of consistently fine, traditional musicals. It has taken occasional tentative leaps in its vision for those musicals, especially...

VIDEO: Opening night of ‘Rent’ at Cocoa Village Playhouse

By PAM HARBAUGH This is a great production. Can’t believe the talent in this county. Also, what a giant step forward for Cocoa Village Playhouse. Congrats, all. While my review is coming soon, I’ve put together this little video (below) to whet that appetite. My suggestion is to go now, because you’ll want to...

Deadline Approaches for Chamber Music savings

Amphion String Quartet

Amphion String Quartet By PAM HARBAUGH The very best cultural value in Brevard County is membership to the Melbourne Chamber Music Society. You have until June 30 to save nearly 10 percent off subscription prices. The group presents fantastic chamber music concerts throughout the season, bringing in huge names to perform at a fraction...

Audition Notice

By PAM HARBAUGH AUDITION: Melbourne Civic Theatre will hold auditions 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday for “The Fox on the Fairway,” a farce by Ken Ludwig. Needed are three men and three women ages 20 to 60. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The comedy runs Aug. 7 to Sept. 13....

VIDEO: MCT ‘Play Read Series’

At a rehearsal for MCT’s final playreading of the season, “Third,” by Wendy Wasserstein. By PAM HARBAUGH If you haven’t made it to one of Melbourne Civic Theatre’s most appealing and artistically stimulating playreadings, then you’ve missed some very cool and most artsy theater experiences. MCT had its final one of the season last...

Review: ‘The Flick’ at Dr. Phillips Center

THE FLICK Marcellis Cutler as Avery, Daniel Cooksley as Sam and Jessica Hope Grossman as Rose in The Flick. Photo by Patty Wolfe

Marcellis Cutler as Avery, Daniel Cooksley as Sam and Jessica Hope Grossman as Rose in “The Flick.” Photo by Patty Wolfe By PAM HARBAUGH Watching life flicker by while living on the periphery, emotionally isolated, is at the heart of “The Flick” — Annie Baker’s three-hour award winning drama now on stage in a...

Lomazzo’s Retro Cinerama: ‘Gammera the Invincible’

“Can Plan Z stop Gammera the Invincible?” By PAM HARBAUGH Artist Steven Lomazzo — he who loves “the retro” — will present the black and white 1965 flick, “Gammera the Invincible” Saturday evening in Cocoa Village. You thought Godzilla was a bad boy…as the poster says “The super monster even the H-bomb cannot destroy.”...

‘The Frog and the Princess’ and the Daddies’ Day

Photo of Orlando Shakespeare Theatre's production of 'The Frog and the Princess' features Adam Reilly and Kristin Shirilla. Photo by Tony Firriolo.

Photo of Orlando Shakespeare Theatre’s production of ‘The Frog and the Princess’ features Kristin Shirilla and Adam Reilly. Photo by Tony Firriolo. By PAM HARBAUGH Quick. If you want something different to do on Father’s Day, you can scoop up a special ticket offer to “The Frog and the Princess” at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre....

Keepin’ Up: Allison McKay

By PAM HARBAUGH Allison McKay’s still at it. Some of you will remember the comedienne, who lived in Brevard for a long time. A professional actress, she did a lot of commercials back in her day, as well as appear on vintage TV shows with luminaries like Sid Caesar, Red Skelton and Milton Berle....