By PAM HARBAUGH
Tickets are disappearing fast for some of your favorite shows — even ones that haven’t opened (Drood and Funny Money). So take a quick read and get those tickets.
ON GOLDEN POND opens tonight and runs through Jan. 28 at Surfside Playhouse. While critics and other culturati may eschew the “sentimental,” this play revels in it. Surfside’s production has a really good cast as well led by Steven Wolf a the irascible Norman. The show runs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25 general and $22 seniors, military and students. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach, Florida. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad.
MAMMA MIA! runs through Jan. 28 at Titusville Playhouse. This is a first ever production by a local community theater and it has some good talent in it. For those who don’t know about the show, it’s the jukebox musical phenom with great songs by ABBA. Tickets, if you can get them at this point, start at $23. Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD opens Tuesday, Jan. 16 and runs through Feb. 4 at Riverside Theatre. This raucous “audience chooses the ending” show is done in immersive theater style in Riverside’s capacious black box theater. Rumor has it that the show’s creator, Rupert Holmes, will be at the opening. Tickets, which start at $75, are already flying out the box office, so best call now. And look for a story soon in Brevard Culture. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990 or visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET runs through Jan. 21 at Riverside Theatre. This professional production is fun from the first downbeat to the last. Read a review of it by clicking here. Tickets start at $35. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990 or visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
Nightlife and Music:
THE BREVARD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performs Sibelius, Beethoven & Mendelssohn 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the King Center. The concert features pianist Nathasha Paremski performing Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 5 Emperor. Tickets start at $25. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB offers great entertainment, a wonderful bar and a super bar menu. This is definitely a favorite sophisticated night spots in Brevard. It’s warm and inviting and has a dance floor and impeccable service. To see this month’s performance schedule, click here. Heidi’s is at 7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.
DECADES REWIND brings disco, funk, rock and motown to life Sunday evening at the King Center. the touring group’s concert features music from Aretha to Zeppelin. Tickets start at $47. Show begins 7 p.m. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
TONY ROBBIN: A RETROSPECTIVE opens Saturday and runs through March 17 at the Foosaner Art Museum, 1463 Highland Avenue. Look for a story soon in Brevard Culture. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or click on their ad.
POETIC VISIONS runs through January at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL. Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
There are a slew of them coming up. For more information, click here.
FUNNY MONEY opens Jan. 19 at Melbourne Civic Theatre.
SISTER ACT opens Jan. 19 at the Henegar Center.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by HNJ Players & Orchestra present opens Jan. 20 at Holy Name of Jesus Life Center.
42nd STREET opens Jan. 26 at Cocoa Village Playhouse.
CODED COUTURE opens Jan. 27 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.