By PAM HARBAUGH
A much acclaimed show ends…another opens to great expectation. And, Riverside Theatre unleashes its “Howl at the Moon” series. Read on to find out how to stay cool this weekend.
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TheaterTHE PRICE finishes its acclaimed run Sunday at Melbourne Civic Theatre. MCT’s production of the 1968 Arthur Miller drama has been thrilling audiences. Read the review by clicking here. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Tickets are $25 general and $23 seniors, military and students. All credit card purchases have a $3 handling fee per ticket. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click onto their ad. DREAMGIRLS opens tonight at Cocoa Village Playhouse. One of Brevard’s favorite performers, Felander Stevenson, has taken some time off entertaining aboard cruise ships in order to appear in “Dreamgirls.” The musical is about a 1960s Motown group. It runs two weekends only to July 3. Tickets are $16 to $24. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or click onto their ad.
THE CASE OF THE CROOKED SMILE an offering of Surfside Player’s “Murder Mystery Dessert Theatre” runs one night only, 7 p.m. Saturday. In addition to desserts, the event includes audience participation with a prize going to the first person who can solve the mystery. $20 per person. Surfside is at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach (by 5th Street South). Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click onto their ad.
DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ONSTAGE presented by the Titusville Playhouse Rising Stars runs through June 26. $15 to $17. Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click onto their ad for “Peter and the Starcatcher.” BONUS: TPI’s Rising Stars will present “Annie Kids” 10 p.m. Saturday, $7.
HOWL AT THE MOON EXPERIENCE is a new program at Riverside Theatre, and it kicks off this weekend. This is a dueling pianos show with audience interaction. In fact, the audience chooses the song list and can even take a spin on the dance floor. It performs 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Get there early and enjoy dinner, full cash bar and local bands. Tickets begin at $16. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto their ad.
RADICAL ELEMENTS and A VIEW WITHIN: The Collaboration of Two Fiber Artists runs through Aug. 27 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. “Radical Elements” comes from the Studio Art Quilt Associates and is sponsored in the memory of Judy Roach. “A View Within” is a collaborative project by Paula Chung and Karen Rips, two artists fascinated by the human body. The Ruth Funk Center, is on the campus of Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne. Admission is free. Call 321-674-8313 or click here.
RAY TURNER: POPULATION exhibition is also sponsored in the memory of Judy Roach. It runs through Aug. 6 at the Foosaner Art Museum. Read more about it by clicking here. The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or click onto their ad.
CONNECTIONS, the ceramic art of Katherine Mathisen runs through Sunday at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
KIDS’ MINI ART QUILT PLAYSHOP will be held by Linda Geiger at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. It runs 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25. $5, ages 9 to 14. Pre-registration required. Call 321-674-8313 or click here.