Brevard Symphony Orchestra Performs Tonight with Violinist Daniel Szasz

Brevard Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor, Maestro Christopher Confessore. Photo by Arik Sokol.

Brevard Symphony Orchestra conductor and music director, Maestro Christopher Confessore. Photo by Arik Sokol. By PAM HARBAUGH Tonight’s concert by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra promises to be sensational. It has to be. Just look at what music director and conductor Maestro Christopher Confessore chose for the program: Excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and Stravinsky’s...

‘ArtWorks’ this weekend

A detail of the ArtWorks 2014 poster is by Ryan Speer

Poster for 2014 ArtWorks is by Ryan Speer By PAM HARBAUGH The sweetest little outdoor art show this side of Woodstock takes place this weekend. It’s the annual ArtWorks, which runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday around Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District. In addition to viewing beautiful art,...

Review: Titusville Playhouse ‘Doubt: A Parable’

Linda Lawson Jones and Shanel Sparr in 'Doubt' at Titusville Playhouse.

By PAM HARBAUGH Titusville Playhouse’s 2nd Stage becomes the intimate spot for looming questions in its eloquent production of “Doubt: A Parable.” Indeed, as set in this small space and brought to life by a stellar cast, there is no escaping the disquieting confrontation in John Patrick Shanley’s drama. Set in 1964 at a...

Review: Mad Cow’s ‘I and You’

Mike Mitchell, Jr. and Karleigh Chase in Mad Cow Theatre's 'I and You'

Photo: Mike Mitchell, Jr. and Karleigh Chase in Mad Cow Theatre’s ‘I and You’ By PAM HARBAUGH The written word, the meaning of life and teenage angst blend into mystical harmony in Mad Cow Theatre’s compelling production of Lauren Gunderson’s award winning drama, “I and You.” The story revolves around Anthony, a tall, strong,...

GUEST REVIEW: ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Surfside Playhouse

By NADINE ANTAILLIA COCOA BEACH — “Wait until Dark,” a tense thriller currently onstage now at Surfside Playhouse, concerns photographer, Sam Hendrix, who is tricked into bringing a doll concealing a shipment of heroin from Canada into the USA. The play revolves around the plans of the “Bad Guys” to retrieve the doll from...

Review: ‘Best of Enemies’ at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

"Best of Enemies" at Orlando Shakes. photo by Tony Fiorillo

Orlando Shakespeare Center’s ‘Best of Enemies’ l to r: Avis-Marie Barnes, Corey Allen and Richard B. Watson, photo by Tony Firriolo By PAM HARBAUGH Orlando — During the Vietnam War, Pres. Lyndon Baines Johnson often said the goal was to “win over the hearts and minds” of those who would be the enemy. This...

Review: Henegar’s ‘The Addams Family: The Musical’

The Henegar's 'The Addams Family'. Photo by Dana Niemeier.

The Henegar Center’s production of “The Addams Family,” photo by Dana Niemeier. By PAM HARBAUGH The affectionate undead gleefully haunt the Henegar’s spirited production of “The Addams Family: The Musical.” It begins during the overture when the familiar music from the 1960s television show starts. The audience immediately gets in on the act and...

Review: MCT’s ‘The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays’

By PAM HARBAUGH High-style repartee, theater, murder and wit blend into Ken Ludwig’s glorious concoction called “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays.” And in the hands of Melbourne Civic Theatre talent, this farcical souffle rises to the comic sublime. Like he did in previous theatrical comedies, (“Lend Me a Tenor,” “Moon Over...

Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ at Cocoa Village Playhouse

By PAM HARBAUGH Big spectacle and big voices tell an epic story in Cocoa Village Playhouse’s potent and precise production of “Miss Saigon.” With music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. (Schonberg and Boublil created “Les Miserables”), this remake of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” tells the story of love...

Review: Henegar Center’s ‘Proof’

Rachel Greshes as 'Catherine' in the Henegar Center's production of "Proof." Photo by Dana Niemeier.

Rachel Greshes as ‘Catherine’ in the Henegar Center’s production of ‘Proof.’ Photo by Dana Niemeier. By PAM HARBAUGH How far will a brilliant mind wander before it leaves sanity behind? That’s one of the resonating questions explored in the Henegar Center’s terrific second stage production of “Proof.” The play won playwright David Auburn, a...