By PAM HARBAUGH
You might want to take a nap before taking a look at this blog post. There’s just SO MUCH to do this weekend. Let’s start with a shameless plug for a production I’ve directed.
LONGFORM LAB SHOW with the Not Quite Right Players appears 8 p.m. Saturday in Derek Gores Gallery, 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. This is fun as you get to see talented improvisation artists create an entire hour-long play before your very eyes. Tickets are $10. For more info about the group, click here. To get a ticket, click here.
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is not to be missed at Riverside Theatre. It’s a black box production but it’s polished enough for the professional theater’s mainstage. Please read more about it by clicking here. Tickets are $45. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park, Vero Beach, FL. Tickets are $45. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto the ad on the right side of this page.
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS is also on stage at Riverside through Sunday. Read a review by clicking here. See above for contact info or click onto the ad on the right side of this page.
MOTHERS AND SONS runs through Sunday at Titusville Playhouse’s 2nd Stage. The Terrence McNally play in part about society’s change in attitude regarding homosexuality and marriage equality. In it, a woman visits her late son’s partner who is now married to another man. Titusville Playhouse’s 2nd Stage is a 42-seat black box theater just down the block from TPI’s mainstage theater at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Tickets are $15. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click onto the ad on the right side of this page.
THE UNDERPANTS continues its sold out run at Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Of course, since it’s sold out, this is more of a reminder for patrons who already have their tickets…but you never know…someone might turn in one or two at the last minute. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or simply click onto the ad on the right side of this page. Read the review by clicking here.
CATS runs through Sunday at Cocoa Village Playhouse. To read the review of CVP’s production of this iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, click here. Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050 or visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com.
MELBOURNE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY presents the Brentano String Quartet in performance with pianist Thomas Sauer at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Really…just do it…go to the concert. Read more about it by clicking here. Music includes that composed by Haydn, Shostakovich and Elgar. The concert begins 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2030 N. A1A, Indialantic, FL. Tickets are only $35 and there’s not a bad seat in the hall. Student tickets are $10. Call 321-213-5100 or visit MelbourneChamberMusicSociety.com.
BREVARD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performs “Pops! I Love a Piano” 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. The concert features pianist Rich Ridenour. As Maestro Christopher Confessore writes: “(Rich Ridenour is) a true showman – his ‘I Love a Piano’ program is sure to be a hit with everyone. Rich established his career performing his own musical arrangements of classical masterworks and today’s popular piano favorites. Along with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, he pays tribute to legendary pianists Liberace, Billy Joel, Victor Borge, and Rachmaninoff!” Tickets range from $25 to $50. BSO Kids Concert Club Members can get tickets for $5 to $6. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com or BrevardSymphony.com.
Visual ArtREIMAGINED: INNOVATIONS IN FIBER ART by Alex Trimino and Carrie Sieh runs through May 7 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. This is a vivid, fun, engaging exhibit filled with color and, as the title suggests — imagination. More on this in Brevard Culture next week. In the meantime, you may want to head over to the campus of Florida Tech, scout around for the Botanical Garden entrance where adjacent you will find the entrance to the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. This is a real treat. Free admission. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Florida Tech is at 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne. Call 321-674-8313 or click here.
CAMINOS TRANSITADOS / PATHS TAKEN: A RETROSPECTIVE OF FRANCISCO “GORDILLO” Arredondo Baba Oñi runs through March 13 at the Foosaner Art Museum, 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne. The exhibit comprises work by a leading Cuban contemporary artist is free during the museum’s gallery renovation. Call 321-674-8916 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.