By PAM HARBAUGH
It’s starting. So be sure to get plenty of rest because between the cooking, the decorating, the wrapping and the making merry, you’re going to want to do some things! And don’t forget the “Stars of Romance Holiday Booksigning” Saturday afternoon.
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens tonight and runs through Dec. 3 at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Popular area actor Rick Roach reprises his role of Ebeneezer Scrooge who finds redemption courtesy of three spirits and Tiny Tim. Read a story about the musical production soon in Brevard Culture. Tickets are $16 to $24. Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
ORPHANS runs through Nov. 26 at Theater on the Edge in Orlando. It stars Brevard actors Zack Roundy and Allan Whitehead and Orlando actor Adam Minossora. It is directed by Marco DiGeorge and the show has been getting some great, positive responses. Read Joan Taddie’s review by clicking here. Tickets start at $22. Click here.
SPAMALOT through Sunday at Surfside Playhouse. Read about the designers working behind the scenes on this raucous musical by clicking here. Tickets are $25 general and $22 seniors, military and students. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road (5th St. South), Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321- 783-3127 visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad.
FESTIVAL OF TREES runs this weekend at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. This is a fun filled event. Sweet little stops all over Riverside’s campus, including a Santa’s Village, an ice skating rink (synthetic), auctions, Santa and a huge assortment of decorated Christmas trees which will surely inspire. Admission is $10 general, $5 children ages 2 to 12 years. A $3 skate rental fee. For more information, click here. Riverside Theatre is at 3260 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. FL. Click on their ad.
THE WIZARDS OF WINTER concert begins 8 p.m. tonight at the King Center. This is a holiday rock event with former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and veteran rockers from Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent Band and others. The concert’s theme is the true meaning of Christmas which is advanced not only through the music but also stage theatrics. Tickets start at $50. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2217 or visit KingCenter.com.
STARS OF ROMANCE Holiday Booksigning party runs Saturday afternoon at the Franklin T. DeGroodt Public Library. Meet area authors including Lucy Lakestone and more. Start those personalized holiday gifts by picking up a book or two and having them personally inscribed by the author. For more information, click here.
HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB offers great entertainment, a wonderful bar and a super bar menu. Heidi’s is at 7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.
CLOTH AS COMMUNITY: HMONG TEXTILES IN AMERICA runs through Dec. 16 at Florida Institute of Technology’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. The Ruth Funk Center is on the campus of Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Call 321-674-8313, visit their website or Click on their ad.
THE MAGICAL WORKS OF NANCY DILLEN exhibition is on view through Jan. 26, 2018 in the Frits van Eeden Gallery at the Renee Foosaner Education Center. The Frits Van Eeden gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. The Renee Foosaner Education Center is located at 1520 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. Call 321-674-8923 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
THE HISTORY OF SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY and GUARDIANS OF THE COSMOS: PAINTINGS BY RAIMUNDO MARTIN run through Jan. 6, 2018 at the Foosaner Art Museum, at 1463 Highland Avenue. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or click on their ad.
FIFTH AVENUE ART GALLERY 35th Annual Holiday Craft Show runs through Jan. 6, 2018. You can meet some of the artisans at tonight’s First Friday Opening Reception 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is at 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
Auditions and Calls for Art:
To read more detailed info about auditions, click here.
ANTI-GRAVITY PROJECT mural painting throughout the Eau Gallie Arts District begins Nov. 24.
ANNIE opens Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 17 at the Henegar Center.
SANTALAND DIARIES opens Dec. 7 at Henegar Center. (Adults only)
A TUNA CHRISTMAS runs Dec. 8 to 17 at Titusville Playhouse.
CHRISTMAS WITH DINO Starring Alfie Silva runs Nov. 24 to Dec. 24 at Melbourne Civic Theatre.
DAVE KOZ 20TH ANNVERSARY CHRISTMAS TOUR runs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the King Center.
THE NUTCRACKER with the Space Coast Ballet take place 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the King Center.
MICHAEL CARBONARO LIVE! 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the King Center.
BREVARD COMMUNITY CHORUS 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the King Center.
A GARFIELD CHRISTMAS 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the King Center.