By PAM HARBAUGH
First of all…you’re simply going to have to leave way ahead of time if you want to find parking during what has grown into a weekend long drinkin’ and carousin’ celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. But with some of these beautiful shows being offered, it’s worth the trouble.
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER runs through March 25 at the Henegar Center. This is a highly anticipated production. It tells the backstory of Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinker Bell and is intended for all ages. Read a story about it by clicking here. Tickets are $16 to $26 with a $3 service fee for each ticket. The Henegar is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-8298 or visit Henegar.org.
PROOF runs through March 31 at Theater on the Edge in Orlando. It stars Melbourne resident Allan Whitehead. Read Joan Taddie’s review of it by clicking here. Tickets are $22 to $26. Seating is limited. Theater on the Edge is at 5542 Hansel Ave., Orlando, FL. Click here or visit TheaterOnTheEdge.org.
THE SECRET GARDEN runs through March 25 at Cocoa Village Playhouse. This musical is written by Marsha Norman with music by Lucy Simon. It is based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read a story about it by clicking here. Tickets are $16 to $24. Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050 or visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com.
EVITA runs through March 25 at Surfside Playhouse. This is the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about Eva Peron. Tickets are $22 to $25. Each ticket has a $1.75 service charge. Surfside is at 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad.
GYPSY runs through Sunday at Titusville Playhouse. Read the story by clicking here. Tickets start at $23 to $29. TPI is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125, visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com or click on their ad.
GYPSY runs through March 25 at Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.Read a review of it by clicking here. Tickets start at $35. Call 772-231-6990 or visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
Nightlife and Music:
HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB presents Steve Kirsner with the Ron Teixeira Trio 8:30 p.m. tonight and Hella 8 p.m. Saturday. 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.
KING CENTER presents ROGER MCGUINN 7:30 p.m. tonight in its Studio Theatre. McGuinn was leading influence with The Byrds. Tickets start at $68.75. On Tuesday at 8 p.m. ALICE COOPER will take the mainstage. 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 Saturday 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.
Be sure to click here for up to date information about auditions.
IT’S ONLY A PLAY opens March 23 at Melbourne Civic Theatre.
PROOF opens March 23 at Titusville Playhouse.
MASTERWORKS OF PHOTOGRAPHER & FRENCH TWIST open March 24 at the Foosaner Art Museum.