By PAM HARBAUGH
Easter Weekend always brings friends and family to the Space Coast. In addition to sunrise services on the beach, take them to one of the cultural events designed to uplift the soul. There’s a special classical concert Saturday afternoon at Heidi’s Jazz Lounge, a performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Titusville Playhouse and the production of the provocative play “The Christians” at Riverside Theatre.
Read about those and more below. And be sure to click onto the sponsors’ ads to show your appreciation of their support of BREVARD CULTURE.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice runs through April 23 at Titusville Playhouse, 301 Julia St. Titusville. Tickets are $20 to $28. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com.
RUMORS runs through April 30 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. The show is completely sold out. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
THE CHRISTIANS runs through Sunday at Riverside Theatre. Read more about it by clicking here. Also, keep an eye out for a review. Tickets start are $45 with discounts for students. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto their ad.
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA runs through April 30 at Orlando Shakes. The production stars Michael Dorn, a.k.a. Worf from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Read about it by clicking here. It performs at various times at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL. Tickets begin at $25. Many performances are already sold out. Call (407) 447-1700 ext. 1 or visit OrlandoShakes.org.
THREE SISTERS runs through April 16 at Mad Cow Theatre. The Chekhov play looks at Masha, Irina and Olga who live in provincial Russia and long to go to Moscow. As Mad Cow’s website states: “In one of the greatest masterworks of dramatic literature, Anton Chekhov paints a lyrical portrait of missed opportunities, delicate delusions, and the persistence of life despite disappointments.” Tickets are $16 to $40. Mad Cow Theatre is on the second floor at 54 West Church Street, Orlando, FL. Call 407-297-8788 ext. 1 or visit MadCowTheatre.com.
DISENCHANTED a musical send up of all those Disney princesses, runs through Thursday, April 20 at The Plaza Live Orlando. It performs throughout the week. Doors open at 7 p.m., curtain at 8 p.m. Ages 13 and over (just to make sure those younger children don’t leave “scandalized”). Tickets start at $37. Plaza Live is at 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando. For tickets call 877-435-9849 or visit PlazaLiveOrlando.org.
DICK DALE, the godfather of surf music, performs 8 p.m. Saturday in the King Center’s Studio Theater. Tickets start at $54. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
HOWL AT THE MOON this weekend at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach featuring dualing pianos by Ken Gustafson and Katie Pinder Brown. This fun-packed music-filled evening has shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The shows invite guests to come enjoy a picnic style dinner while listening to some great music, free. Tickets start at $16. Shows sell out quickly, so purchase in advance. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
INSPIRATION: FRANCE runs through April in the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. This is a member show with the works reflecting all things French. Part of the show’s inspiration also comes from the French Film Festival, mentioned above. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery will be open for tonight’s First Friday. Call 321-259-8261, visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com or just click on their ad.
ART 31: BORROWED LIGHT runs through April 16 at the Art and History Museums in Maitland. Read more about it by clicking here. Regular museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission regular is $3 general, $2 for seniors (55+) and students, free for A&H Members and children age 3 and under. The Art & History Museums Maitland is at 231 W Packwood Ave, Maitland. For more information, visit www.art31.org, contact 407.539.2181 or click on their ad.
TRADITIONAL ART OF THE BEDOUIN runs through April 29 at Florida Tech’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. Read about it by clicking here. The Center is located next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne, Florida, 150 W. University Blvd. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://textiles.fit.edu or call 321-674-8313.
THE RED THAT COLORED THE WORLD is on view through Saturday at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum. Read about it by clicking here. The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Free admission. Visit FoosanerMuseum.org, call 321-674-8916 or click on their ad.
HEIDI’S JAZZ LOUNGE will present the cast from the Henegar’s LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL will present an evening of Billie Holiday music April 25.