By PAM HARBAUGH
By now you’ve probably all over the news about North County boy Titusville Playhouse and South County girl The Henegar, forming a loving relationship. We’re all expecting great things to be born out of this. And Surfside Playhouse has its big gala fundraiser on Saturday. That’s just a little glimpse into how active and growing Brevard’s cultural scene is. Dip into it this weekend!
PARTY FOR THE PLAYHOUSE takes place Feb. 9 and benefits Surfside Playhouse.
Please be sure to click on their ads and explore their websites. You’ll find some great things coming up. If your organization or supportive business wants to advertise, email BrevardCulture@gmail.com.
LOVE LETTERS opens tonight and runs through Feb. 14 at Titusville Playhouse. The show, directed by Niko Stamos, is set on TPI’s mainstage. It stars Gregory Galbreath and Traci McGough, both extraordinary actors who bring wonderful sincerity to their roles. More on this later. Tickets are $25 to $29 and $50 for a very special Valentine’s Day package, which includes champagne and roses. TPI is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com.
SYLVIA runs through Feb. 24 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. This show has a sweet little conceit to it which we’re not going to spoil for you. Just know that it is director Peg Girard at her best and actor Mark Blackledge at his best as well. Keep calling, maybe you’ll find someone who had to cancel. To read a review of it, click here. Tickets are $29 to $31. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
NEXT TO NORMAL runs through Sunday at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. This is a professional production of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical. Read the review by clicking here. Tickets are $75 adults and $37.50 ages 5 to 17. Riverside is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad
HAMILTON runs through Sunday at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando. Tickets start at $176.50. Some performances sold out. HOWEVER, you might win the opportunity to purchase a $10 lottery ticket. To find out about the Hamilton Lottery program, click here.
ANYTHING GOES runs through Feb. 17 at Cocoa Village Playhouse. To read a story about it, click here. Tickets are $18 to $26. Cocoa Village Playhouse is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa, FL. Call 321-636-5050 or visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE:
PARTY FOR THE PLAYHOUSE is a fundraiser for Surfside Playhouse. For more information, click here. It begins 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cocoa Beach Hilton, 1550 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach. Seating limited to 150 people. Tickets are $50 each. Call 321-783-3127 or visit SurfsidePlayers.com.
HEIDI’S JAZZ LOUNGE presents Steve Kirsner and Friends on Friday and Hella on Saturday. And of course, with the incomparable Ron Teixeira Trio. Jam session Sunday. Read more by clicking 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.
BREVARD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Great Movies, Grand Piano – POPS begins 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the King Center. The concert, led by Maestro Christopher Confessore, features pianist Rich Ridenour, who delighted POPS audiences two years ago, with an all-new program. The concert also features movie music from The Sting, The Pink Panther, Forrest Gump, Somewhere in Time, Exodus, and Up. And, yes, there will be music from The Lord of the Rings, Superman and more. Tickets begin at $29 for the matinee and $36 for the evening concert. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219 or visit
NQR COMEDY will have improv jams which invites audience members on stage 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. $10 to $15. On Saturday, from 8 to 10 p.m. it will run one of its regular improv shows, $15. For more information and registration visit www.nqrcomedy.com. No refunds or exchanges. Space is limited. NQR Theatre is at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. Visit NQRComedy.com.
REO SPEEDWAGON performs 7 p.m. Sunday at the King Center. Tickets begin at $59.50. VIP tickets, which include special seating and all sorts of merchandise, costs $211. Opening act is Charlie Farren. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne. Call 321-242-2219 or visit
PROPAGANDA KIMONOS runs to May 4 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts which is on the campus of Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays. Free admission. Call 321-674-8313 or visit their website by clicking here.
100% PURE FLORIDA annual juried exhibition runs through the month at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Visit FifthAvenueArtGallery.com.
FOOSANER ART MUSEUM presents DEREK GORES: LOCAL EDITION, a retrospective of work by Brevard’s popular, award winning and internationally acclaimed artist Derek Gores. It runs through March 23 at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum, 1463 Highland Avenue Melbourne, FL. Call 321-674-8916 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
NANCY DILLEN RETROSPECTIVE runs through March 15, 2019 in Leu Gardens in Orlando. Read a short story about the exhibition by clicking here.
For information on the wealth of auditions happening around the area this month and next, click here.
BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS opens March 1 at Surfside Playhouse.
MAN OF LA MANCHA opens Feb. 22 at Titusville Playhouse.