By PAM HARBAUGH
Before we get started on all the theater offerings, I want to make sure you know about a sweet, unplugged, easy going free concert being served up by the Brass Quintet of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. The quintet will perform from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, on the front porch of the BSO’s headquarters — the historic Winchester House, 1500 Highland Ave., Melbourne. So bring a blanket or a chair…sit down on the front lawn and enjoy some live music. For more information, click here.
Hot news for those who have not been able to score a ticket to Melbourne Civic Theatre’s “THE UNDERPANTS” comedy. An additional matinee has been added — 2 p.m. Feb. 13. Read the review by clicking here.
And here’s another fun thing MCT is offering — a playreading of “MURDERERS,” a dark comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher. It begins 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Read more by clicking here. Admission is free, but a $5 donation requested. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave. Call 321-723-6935 or visit MyMCT.org or click onto their ad on the right side of this page.
Also, keep in mind a trip to Vero Beach to take in Riverside Theatre’s very good production of “OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS.” Read the review of this professional production by clicking here. It runs through Feb. 18 at Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-5860, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto the ad on the right side of this page.
Now that the Henegar’s terrific production of “SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE” is over, you’ll have to look elsewhere for musical theater.
“CATS” at COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE: Last week, Cocoa Village Playhouse opened a thoroughly entertaining production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats.” As expected, its run was extended before the show even opened. To read a review, click here. Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050 or visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com.
“HAIRSPRAY” at TITUSVILLE PLAYHOUSE: Finishes its successful run this Sunday. To read the review of his jolly production, click here. Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com, or just click onto the ad on the right side of this page.