By PAM HARBAUGH
Exhilarating! That’s what it is. Just take a look at all these great theater offerings…and, as Dorothy would say… “All in your own backyard.” A dazzling production opens tonight, three more continue their run, three close Sunday and yet another is in the wings.
Adding to that, a new exhibition has opened at one museum and another one continues its run…at the Foosaner, which, by all the awful news of its impending closure, you best get to right away. What is EGAD going to do along with all those art lovers, students, families…again…EGAD!.
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SISTER ACT runs through Feb. 4 at the Henegar Center. To read more about it, click here. 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.
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD runs through Feb. 4 at Riverside Theatre. This is one terrific production. Read the review by clicking here. raucous “audience chooses the ending” show is done in immersive theater style in Riverside’s capacious black box theater. Tickets, which start at $75, are already flying out the box office, so best call now. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990 or visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
FUNNY MONEY 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. Read more about it by clicking here. 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.
MAMMA MIA! runs through Sunday 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.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST runs through Sunday 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 Sunday 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.
LOMBARDI opens Tuesday and runs through Feb. 18 on the mainstage at Riverside Theatre. The play centers on one of the greatest sports legends of all time, inspirational Hall of Fame football coach, Vince Lombardi. Look for a review next week in Brevard Culture. Tickets start at $35. Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. 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.
AIR SUPPLY performs 7 p.m. Sunday at the King Center. Tickets begin at $58. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
CODED COUTURE runs through April 28 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. The interactive exhibition explores the idea of customized fashion in the digital age. The Funk Admission to the center is free. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The center is next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne. For more information, call 321-674-8313 or click here.
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.
Cocoa Village Playhouse is holding auditions for THE SECRET GARDEN. For more information, click here.
I AND YOU opens Feb. 8 in the Henegar’s Studio Theater. Yours truly is directing this and I so hope you come see the two remarkable young actors in it.