By PAM HARBAUGH
Brrr. Might be cold outside, but the theater scene is really heating up. Shows are popping up all over, and exhibits are close behind. Be sure to catch them before tickets are scarce, or even impossible.
FUNNY MONEY opens tonight and runs through Feb. 25 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. It’s got some great actors in it so my suggestion is get your tickets now before this Ray Cooney farce sells out. Look for a story soon in Brevard Culture. Tickets are $29 and $31. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
SISTER ACT opens tonight and runs through Feb. 4 at the Henegar Center. This show is also selling very well, with the best seats already gone for this weekend. Look for a story soon in Brevard Culture. Tickets are $26 general, $23 for seniors, military and students and $13 for children. A $3 handling fee will apply to all tickets. The Henegar is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-8698, visit Henegar.org or click on their ad.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 28 at Holy Name of Jesus Life Center. The production is by HNJ Players & Orchestra. Read about it by clicking here. The church is at 3050 N. Highway A1A. Tickets are $14 in advance, and $16 at the door. Children’s tickets (10 years and younger) are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Dinner tickets are $28 (call 321-794-5225 for reservations). For more information about the show, call 321-773-2783 during the weekday hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
ON GOLDEN POND 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.
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:
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.
JACKSON BROWNE with Greg Leisz perform 8 p.m. Saturday at the King Center. Tickets begin at $58 (if you can get any tickets, that is). The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
TONY ROBBIN: A RETROSPECTIVE runs through March 17 at the Foosaner Art Museum, 1463 Highland Avenue. 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.
42nd STREET opens Jan. 26 at Cocoa Village Playhouse.
CODED COUTURE opens Jan. 27 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.
I AND YOU opens Feb. 8 in the Henegar’s Studio Theater.
The photo above comes from publicity for Fathom Event’s presentation of A WINTER’S TALE with Dame Judi Dench and Ken Brannagh.