By PAM HARBAUGH
Something for everyone…Get in the mood for Super Bowl Sunday with the production of “Lombardi,” laugh yourself silly over “Sister Act” or cry in your beer if you don’t have tickets for two sold-out comedies, “Funny Money” or “Menopause the Musical.” Tap your feet at “42nd Street” and fall in love with the characters in “I & You.” And, of course, First Friday happens this evening in the Eau Gallie Arts District.
Be sure to look at the “Plan Ahead” category to read about a fundraiser for Surfside Playhouse. Please click onto the ads of those organizations supporting Brevard Culture.
I & YOU opens Thursday and runs through Feb. 18 at the Henegar’s upstairs Studio Theatre. This is a wonderful play. Don’t miss it. Look for a story later in Brevard Culture. Tickets are $26 general, $23 seniors and military and $16 students. The Henegar is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-8698, visit Henegar.org or click on their ad.
SISTER ACT runs through Sunday at the Henegar Center. To read more about it, click here. And you’ve never seen Joan Taddie in such hysterical form. 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 Sunday at Riverside Theatre. This is one terrific production. Read the review by clicking here. A 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…oops, so sad. This Ray Cooney farce is completely sold out. Read more about it by clicking here. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL runs through February 11 at Titusville Playhouse’s second stage, but this, too, is sold out. TPI is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com.
42nd STREET runs through Feb. 11 at Cocoa Village Playhouse. To read a story about the production, click here. In the meantime, make your plans. This has all the earmarks of being another CVP blockbuster. Tickets run $16 to $24. Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
Nightlife and Music:
THE BREVARD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performs its annual pops concert 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the King Center. The concert features guest vocalist Michelle Amato singing Broadway’s greatest melodies. There will also be a 100th Birthday Tribute to Leonard Bernstein along with music from “Gypsy,” “Wicked,” “Hamilton” and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Tickets are $25 to $30. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB presents a great lineup this month, starting with none other than RICHIE COLE. Read more about him and the other greats coming to town by clicking here. In addition to great entertainment, Heidi’s offers 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. Heidi’s is at 7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.
DIANA KRALL performs 7:30 p.m. Monday at the King Center. Tickets start at $58.50. 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 and you better start taking advantage of this place now, because it looks like the place is going to be closed down. For more information on that, click here. The Foosaner is at 1463 Highland Avenue. Call 321-674-8916, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or click on their ad.
CAPTURED BREVARD runs through February 25 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. If you get there this evening, you can enjoy the First Friday festivities between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Have some light refreshments and meet many of the photographers from The Camera Club of Brevard with work on view in the exhibition. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts district of Melbourne, Florida. All events are free and open to the public. 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL. Call 321-259-8261 or visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
Auditions start up next weekend, so get those headshots and resumes up to date. For information on which theaters are auditioning for what shows, click here.
STAND UP COMIC BRIAN REGAN performs 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the King Center.
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA, ABRIDGED opens Feb. 9 and runs through Feb. 18 at Titusville Playhouse. This is nearly sold out, so best get tickets now. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com.
GYPSY opens Feb. 23 and runs through March 18 at Titusville Playhouse. Get tickets now.
PARTY FOR THE PLAYHOUSE will be held 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the International Palms Resort, 1300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach. Funds raised will go to Surfside Playhouse. Tickets are $50 and include a catered, sit-down dinner, a silent auction, live entertainment from Surfside’s performers, cash bar, and music and dancing to DJ “Louie Las Vegas.”
MOVIE SINGALONG — HAIRSPRAY will be held Feb. 24 at Cocoa Village playhouse. Includes a “Welcome to the ’60s” costume contest.