Review: RENT Will Rock You

RENT at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Niko Stamos. By PAM HARBAUGH There’s something about the rock opera “Rent” that defies logic. Despite its thin story line, dated quality and frequently annoying characters, it abides. There’s certainly a reason why it became a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Pulitzer Prize winning...

GET OUT! May 17 to 19

By PAM HARBAUGH Get your laughs on with stand-up comedy and improvisational comedy this weekend. Also, some lively music. Read more below. In fact, the stuff sounds so appealing that the “Music & Nightlife” listings have been bumped to the top of the list this week. Thank you to Brevard Culture...

GET OUT! May 10 to 12

By PAM HARBAUGH Your pick. Theater — art — music. Or go for them all. There’s a couple shows still on the boards that you don’t want to miss. And another one opens tonight. Again, a “don’t miss it” show. Thank you to Brevard Culture advertisers! Be sure to click on...

Review: MOON OVER BUFFALO Is Perfect for Mom

By TERRENCE GIRARD Guest Critic You want to take Mom to a show for her big day … but musicals make you cringe, while you both enjoy a raucous comedy? MOON OVER BUFFALO at Surfside Playhouse in Cocoa Beach may fit the bill perfectly. Ken Ludwig has become today what Neil...

AUDITIONS May and June

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

There’s one more chance to audition before the dog days start biting your heels. PUTTING IT TOGETHER a Stephen Sondheim musical at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Auditions are 7 p.m. June 16 & 17. The show is scheduled to run Aug. 2 to Sept. 8. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave.,...

Review: WEST SIDE STORY Wows

WEST SIDE STORY at the Henegar Center. Photo by director Niko Stamos. By JOAN TADDIE Brevard Culture Theater Critic As the “West Side Story” musical refrain goes, “We’re gonna rock it tonight.” And the Henegar Center does just that with its lively revival of the powerful, iconic musical. Based on the...

GET OUT! May 3 to 5

By PAM HARBAUGH A couple of exhibits ends this weekend “Victorian Radicals” at the Vero Beach Museum of Art and “Propaganda Kimonos” at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. Three shows opening, “Moon Over Buffalo” at Surfside Playhouse, “Vanities” at Titusville 2nd Stage and “West Side Story” at the Henegar....

GET OUT! April 26 to 28

By PAM HARBAUGH Just in case you haven’t heard….RED closes Sunday at the Henegar Studio Theatre…so does MCT’s “The Country House” and TPI’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” You can see all three if you make plans now. Thank you to Brevard Culture advertisers! Be sure to click on their ads, which helps...

Review: LEGALLY BLONDE at Riverside

Kathryn Brunner as Elle Woods in LEGALLY BLONDE at Riverside Theatre. By PAM HARBAUGH Oh My God…Oh My God You Guys! Riverside Theatre and Walnut Street Theatre spent $1,390,513 to co-produce “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” Gulp. No worries. It’s Elle Woods to the rescue in her snappy pink suit and bedazzled...

GET OUT! April 19 to 21

By PAM HARBAUGH Just in case you haven’t heard….RED opens tonight at the Henegar Studio Theatre. A couple of winners coming to a close soon at Melbourne Civic Theatre and Titusville Playhouse. Thank you to Brevard Culture advertisers! Be sure to click on their ads, which helps Brevard Culture abide: COCOA...