REVIEW: IN THE HEIGHTS at Cocoa Village Playhouse

"In the Heights" at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Photo by Jonathan Goforth.

‘In the Heights” at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Photo by Jonathan Goforth By PAM HARBAUGH The syncopated tap-tap of claves lure your attention to the darkened stage. A tight spotlight casts shadows on a silhouetted figure. He lifts a can of spray paint and and in a hip-hop whoosh, the musical begins....

AUDITIONS May

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

By PAM HARBAUGH “DREAMGIRLS” Cocoa Village Playhouse will hold auditions 7 p.m. Monday, May 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 for “DREAMGIRLS.” The cast is primarily African American but also has roles for other ethnicities. Males and females 13 years and older. The show runs June 24 to July 3....

GET OUT! April 29 to May 1

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By PAM HARBAUGH Fortunately, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse have organized their offerings this weekend so you can do both: The BSO’s Hugh Panaro in Concert and CVP’s “In the Heights.” Heck, you can even get on the EGAD bus tour to the Dali Museum and...

nFOCUS: DAVID MORALES ‘IN THE HEIGHTS’

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David Morales as Usnavi in “In the Heights” at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Photo by Jonathan Goforth. By PAM HARBAUGH Giving contemporary voice to a diverse community enriches the cultural landscape, says David Morales. He stars as the narrator Usnavi in “In the Heights,” which opens Friday at Cocoa Village Playhouse. “It...

nFOCUS: DUSTY TERRELL

Dusty Terrell, charge artist at Riverside Theatre

Dusty Terrell at work creating massive park drop for “Hello Dolly!” at Riverside Theatre. By PAM HARBAUGH When “Sister Act” finishes its run this weekend, it will mark the end of Riverside Theatre’s most artistically successful season yet. Every single show mounted at that professional Vero Beach theater was fantastic thanks...

HUGH PANARO Performs with BREVARD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Hugh Panaro and Mary Michael Patterson in the 25th anniversary performance of "The Phantom of the Opera."

Hugh Panaro and Mary Michael Patterson in the 25th anniversary performance of “The Phantom of the Opera.” By PAM HARBAUGH Broadway comes to Brevard Saturday night when HUGH PANARO steps on stage to perform with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Panaro is a big name on Broadway and highly lauded for...

GOODNIGHT SWEET PRINCE Tonight on SNL

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Photo by nicolas genin, more credit info listed below. By PAM HARBAUGH So the Rock ‘n Roll Rapture continues, it seems. This time, it took Prince. His unexpected death is shaking the whole world. Monuments have been bathed in purple, including the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, Niagara Falls. Social...

GET OUT! April 22 to 24

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By PAM HARBAUGH Well if this doesn’t make you GET OUT! then nothing will. It’s the 32nd (wow) annual Melbourne Arts Festival and it’s taking place this weekend throughout downtown Melbourne. It’s also the last time the event will be held downtown. According to a story in FLORIDA TODAY, the annual...

EGAD TOURS to Dali Museum

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Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Photo by Ebyabe. By PAM HARBAUGH The Eau Gallie Arts District, that mellow hub of artsy happenings, is offering another EGAD TOURS event. This time it’s to St. Petersburg, FL to visit the Salvador Dali Museum. Patrons will board a comfy “fun bus” at...

REVIEW: ANNE FRANK Hauntingly Good

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By BRUCE HICKMAN Guest Reviewer Too often “The Diary of Anne Frank” is seen as a blunt object, and that’s too bad. It is an educational tool after all. But under Bryan Bergeron’s skillful direction – and he’s no stranger to staging this material – Surfside Players’ production envelopes us, forces...