See Mad Cow’s ‘The Philadelphia Story’

The Mad Cow's 'The Philadelphia Story' photo by Tom Hurst

Scene from Mad Cow’s ‘The Philadelphia Story’ photo by Tom Hurst. By PAM HARBAUGH NOTE…REVIEW-US INTERRUPTUS… I am currently in New Orleans for the annual American Theatre Critics Association conference. I was hoping I could find some time to file a review on this most enjoyable show, but alas….HOWEVER, I wanted you to know...

Finalists for this year’s Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award.

By PAM HARBAUGH Each year, I have the privilege of sitting on the readers committee for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. The award is the largest of its kind, with $40,000 in money given to the overall winner and two runners up. The recipients are announced each year...

Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ at Cocoa Village Playhouse

Jonathan Goforth and Eliana Berrean in Cocoa Village Playhouse's 'My Fair Lady'

Jonathan Goforth and Eliana Berrean in Cocoa Village Playhouse’s ‘My Fair Lady’ By PAM HARBAUGH Cocoa Village Playhouse brings in fresh faces in starring roles to give new blood to the Lerner and Loewe classic, “My Fair Lady.” And what a bounty of talent there is: While 16 year-old Eliana Berrean makes a sensational...

Review: ‘Damn Yankees’ at the Henegar Center

By PAM HARBAUGH The song says, “You gotta have heart,” and the Henegar Center shows just that in its vivacious production of “Damn Yankees.” Written by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop with lyrics and music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, “Damn Yankees” is a fantastical tale about having the dream and determination to...

Launch with Chris Kridler

Photo by Chris Kridler

Photo of Atlas V launch by Chris Kridler, By PAM HARBAUGH I confess. I’m the president of the Chris Kridler Fan Club. And why not, the woman can do anything, She’s a terrific writer, throws clay, cooks the best pizzelles you’ve ever tasted, is smart, funny…and she’s a wicked good photographer and videographer. Which...

Guest Reviewer on ‘Biloxi Blues’ at Surfside

By RACHEL BOWEN-WILKERSON Ten-Hut! Surfside Playhouse’s production of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” calls its audience to attention with a humorous, yet touching coming of age tale sure to leave you with a smile in your heart. Set against the backdrop of World War II, the play opens with the a memoir-style musings of the...

Cuarteto Casals performs tonight

Cuarteto Casals

By PAM HARBAUGH The Melbourne Chamber Music Society presents the acclaimed CUARTO CASALS at 7:30 p.m. tonight, March 6, 2015. Strad magazine called the Cuarteto Casals “A quartet for the new millennium…” Last August, it won the German Record Critics Prize for its recording of Joseph Haydn’s “Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am...

miR Voices, tonight and tomorrow

By PAM HARBAUGH miR Theater always has something intriguing planned. This time, it’s “miR Voices,” a collection of true stories of area residents told in multi-media format. Stories are read on stage where artwork inspired by the stories will be on view. miR was co-founded by my reviewing colleague Liz Lark-Riley and her husband,...

Ruth Funk passes away

By PAM HARBAUGH I just got word that dear, dear Ruth Funk passed away Thursday. I don’t have any details yet, but I could not wait for them before I got this information out there. Ruth was an amazing woman. An inspiration to all. She led a big life, had a big heart and...

Review: Titusville Playhouse’s ‘Carousel’

Rachel Erickson in 'Carousel' at Titusville Playhousel

Rachel Erickson as Louise in ‘Carousel’ at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Austin Harris. By PAM HARBAUGH At Titusville Playhouse’s center stage sits a scenic unit representing a carousel. It not only symbolizes dizzying life on the verge of spinning out of control, but as it houses a 22-musician orchestra, it also becomes the heart...