FRAN DELISLE and Friends

Goodbye party for Fran Delisle at the King Center organized by musicians of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Standing are Fran Delisle and Maestro Christopher Confessore. Photo by Pam Harbaugh By PAM HARBAUGH There sure has been a lot of love heaped upon Fran Delisle, who has retired after giving 25 years...

GET OUT! February 15 to 17

By PAM HARBAUGH Arts community is getting excitement ready for you. Read about weekend events by our vital arts community and be sure to click on their ads, which helps Brevard Culture abide: COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB, MELBOURNE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY, MELBOURNE CIVIC THEATRE, RIVERSIDE THEATRE and SURFSIDE PLAYHOUSE....

REVIEW: Wrapped in Embrace of Riverside’s The Last Romance

PJ Benjamin and Louisa Flaningam in THE LAST ROMANCE at Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, FL. By PAM HARBAUGH Are we growing up with Joe DiPietro? The playwright first told us that we were perfect but that we had to change in order to maintain our young marriage. Then we went over...

GET OUT! February 8 to 10

By PAM HARBAUGH By now you’ve probably all over the news about North County boy Titusville Playhouse and South County girl The Henegar, forming a loving relationship. We’re all expecting great things to be born out of this. And Surfside Playhouse has its big gala fundraiser on Saturday. That’s just a...

AUDITIONS February and March 2019

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

Here’s what’s popping in auditions for the next two months in Brevard community theaters. Be sure to click onto the theater’s audition information web page. You can find specific instructions and some great guidelines to make your auditions a breeze. And..BREAK A LEG! Here’s hoping you get the role that will...

At Heidi’s Jazz Lounge

By PAM HARBAUGH If you’re looking for great jazz, and a top-notch menu, you’ve got to make a bee-line to Heidi’s Jazz Club. Featured performers for the rest of the year include: Stephanie Nakasian (Oct. 12 and 13); Ronnie Leigh (Oct. 26); and Rev. Billy C. Wirtz (Oct. 27 and Nov....

HUGE CHANGES AT HENEGAR

From left: Steven Heron and Doug Lebo at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Niko Stamos. By PAM HARBAUGH Something big has happened, and if it succeeds as expected, it will forever change the cultural landscape of Brevard County and serve as a template for other areas struggling to keep their community theaters...

GET OUT! February 1 to 3

By PAM HARBAUGH Roses and a thank you to BREVARD CULTURE advertisers — Melbourne Civic Theatre, Surfside Playhouse, Riverside Theatre, Heidi’s Jazz Club and Melbourne Chamber Music Society. Please be sure to click on their ads and explore their websites. You’ll find some great things coming up. If your organization wants...

ANYTHING GOES at CVP

ANYTHING GOES at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Photo by Megan Abbott. By PAM HARBAUGH A complex story line, a huge variety of costumes and intricate, syncopated music have all come together on stage at Cocoa Village Playhouse to do one simple thing — entertain. It’s Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” which opened Friday...

PARTY for the PLAYHOUSE

By PAM HARBAUGH Hope you have your tickets already. The whole community is gathering for Surfside’s third annual PARTY FOR THE PLAYHOUSE fundraiser. As with any cultural organization, fundraisers are crucial. And this 60 year old community theater is certainly deserving of community support. While tickets are nearly sold out, you...