REVIEW: MAMMA MIA Don’t Miss This

By PAM HARBAUGH Riverside Theatre throws the gauntlet at your feet with its professional production of “Mamma Mia!” So relent. Pick it up and have a ball at this bouncy juke box musical. This “Mamma Mia!” is simply as good as it gets. It has personality, beauty, energy, passion and Broadway...

AUDITIONS April 2018

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

By PAM HARBAUGH There’s an intriguing new company forming and they’re looking for actors. It’s called BOOTS ON THE GROUND THEATER and they plan to launch June 14 with a production of “Darkside” by Ken Jones. The venue? Why no place other than Derek Gores Gallery, which is becoming a cultural...

GET OUT! April 6 to 8

By PAM HARBAUGH Many activities to warm the deepest, coldest recesses of your cultural hearts. Start with the kick off of the 6th Annual French Film Festival in Eau Gallie. And please click onto the ads of those organizations supporting Brevard Culture. Theater: UGLY LIES THE BONE runs through April 15...

UGLY LIES THE BONE Pics and thoughts

Amanda Cheyenne Manis and Zack Roundy in UGLY LIES THE BONE at the Henegar Center. Photo by Dana Niemeier. It’s been exciting and a little bit intimidating directing “Ugly Lies the Bone,” which opens tonight and runs through April 15 at the Henegar Center. First, because the story is an important...

GET OUT! March 30 to April 1

By PAM HARBAUGH Soak up that culture now, we’ll be heading into summer mode before you know it. Shows closing this weekend, more opening next week. So best catch up with a couple of great shows still running at Riverside and Melbourne Civic Theatre. And please click onto the ads of...

IT’S ONLY A PLAY at MCT

Rob Kenna in IT’S ONLY A PLAY at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Photo by Max Thornton By PAM HARBAUGH Finally! I’m going to get to see this show…Thank you MCT! As Shakespeare said “The play is the thing,” and perhaps one of the best ways to survey the landscape before venturing into...

REVIEW: BUYER and CELLAR at Riverside Theatre

By PAM HARBAUGH There are more characters on the Waxlax Stage in Jonathan Tolins’ one-man play “Buyer & Cellar” than you might expect. In the hands of actor Remy Germinario, we see a struggling actor named Alex More as he becomes an unlikely cast – from his boyfriend and a supercilious...

GET OUT! March 23 to 25

By PAM HARBAUGH It’s a dizzying weekend, with two shows opening, four closing and one making you see double. This year’s Friends of Textiles Lecture Series kicks off on Tuesday. The big deal, of course, is the first ever, grand soiree fundraiser for the Henegar Center which is being held Saturday...

HENEGAR GALA

By PAM HARBAUGH Here’s a fun and entertaining and unusual way for you to show your support to the Henegar Center. It’s Saturday’s big gala, THROUGH THE YEARS WITH THE HENEGAR. The event runs 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Melbourne at the American Muscle Car Museum, one Brevard’s hidden gems....

THE SECRET GARDEN at Cocoa Village Playhouse

By PAM HARBAUGH The Big Reveal. That’s the plot-driven “ta da” moment in a show when something stunning happens. In “The Secret Garden,” it comes in the second act when a once-fallow garden springs to life. It’s both a thematically and aesthetically rich moment. And as so, must be carefully considered...