Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at MCT

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By GLENN “KRAZ” KRASNY Guest Critic The sunflower’s name is often mistakenly attributed to its appearance resembling the sun. However, its name comes from the fact that the flower follows the sun as it tracks in the sky and always finds the light. This theme permeates the Melbourne Civic Theater’s production...

Review: AN EMPTY PLATE in the CAFE du GRAND BOEUF

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By PAM HARBAUGH The plates may be empty, but you leave having feasted on Riverside Theatre’s satisfying production of “An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf.” Written in 1994 by Michael Hollinger, this long one-act (no intermission) melancholic comedy has a soup├žon of the absurd to it, finished by...

LET IT BE a Beatles Tribute

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By PAM HARBAUGH So it’s been a series of Hard Day’s Nights for you? Then Get Back and to where you once belonged. It’s LET IT BE – A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES, a tribute concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the King Center. From “I Wanna...

GET OUT! Jan. 13 to 15

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By PAM HARBAUGH The art and culture community is blooming with the new. Check out fresh works at area theaters and a new art show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. There are musicals from pop music to rock ‘n roll and straight plays from classic to original. Please be sure...

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at the Henegar

"It Shoulda Been You" at the Henegar Center

By PAM HARBAUGH I sounded like a shill — an enthusiastic audience member planted by a theater (and sometimes politicians) to encourage audience response. But I laughed all the way through “It Shoulda Been You,” the musical comedy currently on stage at the Henegar. Written by Brian Hargrove with music by...

WICKED Swoops into Orlando

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Jessica Vosk as Elphaba in WICKED By PAM HARBAUGH The Broadway phenomenon — the musical WICKED — has settled in Orlando where it will stay through Jan. 29 at the gorgeous Walt Disney Theater in the Dr. Phillips Center. And really…if you or your daughter or theatrically alert son have not...

Review: BLACKBERRY WINTER at Orlando Shakes

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Suzanne O’Donnell as Vivienne in “Blackerry Winter” at Orlando Shakes. Photo by Tony Firriolo By PAM HARBAUGH Vivienne smiles. Determinedly. It is the brave front, the cheery facade in the face of a truth that tears your world apart. She says her “smile is made of granite.” This, in despite of...

AUDITIONS January 2017

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

By PAM HARBAUGH Sober up, drink water and do some exercises. Auditions are around the corner. SUNDAY & MONDAY: Surfside Playhouse will hold auditions 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 for SOUTH PACIFIC. The show is scheduled to perform March 3 to 19. For a character...

Memorial Service for DEE NEGRONI HENDRICK

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The public is welcomed to attend a memorial service Tuesday afternoon for philanthropist DEE NEGRONI HENDRICK, a luminary in the area’s cultural landscape. The service will begin 1:30 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Rockledge Presbyterian Church, 921 Rockledge Dr, Rockledge, FL. Dee passed away Thursday at her home in the company...

GET OUT! January 6 to 8

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By PAM HARBAUGH After the holiday slumber, the arts and culture scene is slowly chugging back to life. So Wake Up, Get Up and Get Out! Here’s you “to-do” list for the weekend. Please click onto the ads of those organizations supporting Brevard Culture. That’s your way of showing them you...