By PAM HARBAUGH
No, Virginia, there are no cultural pursuits in Brevard this weekend. Nor in Indian River County. If you want arts and culture, you’ll have to turn on PBS, if you still have power, that is.
While all the directors would like to just postpone their shows, they may not be able to do so: Actors have personal schedules to adjust, theaters have their own schedules with other shows about to open and, just as urgent, permissions/royalties might be non-changeable. Where theaters have to cancel shows outright, that means a great deal of financial pain for people who work so hard to keep up the community’s quality of life. So, if you can afford it, just eat the cost of the tickets and let the theater have the revenue.
Quick info culture vultures need to have:
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at MELBOURNE CIVIC THEATRE performances for this weekend (Sept. 8, 9 & 10) have been rescheduled for Sept. 22, 23 and 24. Patrons with tickets this weekend to this sold out show are guaranteed to have the exact same seats for the rescheduled weekend shows. Performances scheduled weekend of Sept. 15, 16 and 17 are going on as planned. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
“Dogfight” at the second floor Studio Theatre in the HENEGAR CENTER opens tonight. However, performances for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday have been canceled. The theater has added two performances to the following weekend. The show’s run now looks like this: 8 p.m. tonight, Sept. 7; 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14; 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; and 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. If you have already purchased tickets to this weekend but cannot attend the show sometime the following weekend, you can be get a refund by calling the box office. However, just let the theater have your money. Call 321-723-8698, visit Henegar.org or click on their ad.
“Shrek” at TITUSVILLE PLAYHOUSE will have its final performance this evening. Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows have been canceled. Director Steven Heron would be tickled pink if ticket holders to the canceled shows would move their purchases to another event or show. Otherwise, he’ll refund ticket holders their money. But don’t we really want to see Mr. Heron tickled a bright pink? Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
BTW, the opening of “The 39 Steps” at SURFSIDE PLAYHOUSE has been pushed back a week. That show now is scheduled to run Sept. 22 to Oct. 1. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad.
“Comedy Zone” performances and all other events at RIVERSIDE THEATRE have been canceled for this weekend. Patrons with tickets to this weekend’s performances of the “Comedy Zone” will be offered refunds or tickets to other performances. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click onto their ad.
Steve Oliver & Marion Meadows concert at the KING CENTER originally scheduled for this Saturday evening has been postponed until Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket holders will receive new tickets or may receive refund or gift certificates. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
The FOOSANER ART MUSEUM is open today (Thursday) but will close Friday and Saturday. At this point, the plan is to re-open Wednesday. Today’s gallery talk with Theresa Segal has been canceled. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or click on their ad.
The RUTH FUNK CENTER FOR TEXTILE ARTS is closed now anyway because it is mounting its next exhibit, “Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America,” which opens Sept. 16. Call 321-674-8313, visit their website or click on their ad.
HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB is already closed for staff vacations and is scheduled to re-open Sept. 21. Call 321-783-4559, visit HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.