HEDDA GABLER at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Photo by Max Thornton
By PAM HARBAUGH
This is the last weekend you have to see CHRISTINA LaFORTUNE in one of the most stunning performances ever in this area. She’s Hedda in the Ibsen play running at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Christina is sensational on stage. And put her with director Peg Girard and the two make fire. Read below for the particulars.
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HEDDA GABLER runs through Sunday at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Starring in this classic Henrik Ibsen drama is popular area actress Christina LaFortune as Hedda, a woman oppressed by her times. Tickets are $31 general and $29 for seniors, military and students. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-723-6935, visit MyMCT.org or click on their ad.
IMPROV Friday and Saturday evening Not Quite Right Theatre. Tickets are $15 to $20 plus tax and fees. NQR Theatre is on Eau Gallie in the Eau Gallie Arts District. For more info, visit NQRComedy.com.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE:
COMEDY ZONE tonight and Saturday at Riverside Theatre with Ken Miller and Frankie del Pizzo. Shows are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $22, which usually sell out so call now. Riverisde Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-6990, visit RiversideTheatre.com or click on their ad.
HEIDI’S JAZZ LOUNGE presents Terry Myers tonight and Saturday and Hella with the Ron Teixeira Trio tonight and Hella on Saturday with the Ron Teixeira Trio Saturday night. Jazz Club Jam session Sunday. Heidi’s is at 7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.
ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR opens runs through Sept. 29 at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Also on view is CIRCLE OF ANIMALS/ZODIAC HEADS: GOLD. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is at 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-231-0707, visit VBMuseum.org or click on their ad.
FORCED TO FLEE refugee quilt exhibit runs through Aug. 24 at the Ruth Funk Center. Here is what the website says: “The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Tech and Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) premiere Forced to Flee. This powerful exhibition features 36 quilts tackling subjects ranging from human conflict to natural disasters. Art quilts have long challenged the notion that quilting is a “comfortable” art form, and in keeping with this idea, Forced to Flee asked participating artists to address an important and timely subject – the global refugee crisis.” Call 321-674-8313 or visit the museum’s website.
CLYDE BUTCHER: FLORIDA’S PHOTOGRAPHER runs through Oct. 19 at the Foosaner Art Museum. The famed photographer will be at the opening from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Foosaner is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-674-8921 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE 30th Season Announcement Party will be held July 6.