By PAM HARBAUGH
Go on, stick your toe in. Our cultural community has some sensational experiences in store for you.
Surfside Playhouse–Riverside Theatre–Melbourne Civic Theatre–Melbourne Chamber Music Society–Heidi’s Jazz Club–Cocoa Village Playhouse (in reverse alphabetical order, just because…). These organizations make BREVARD CULTURE possible. Please be sure to tell them you read about them in Brevard Culture. It goes a long way to helping us continue the mission. If your organization or business wants to advertise, email BrevardCulture@gmail.com.
MATILDA the Musical opens tonight and runs through Sept. 1 at Titusville Playhouse. I saw the dress rehearsal and wow…Jordyn Linkous keeps raising his actors’ street cred with his exquisite comic performance of Miss Trunchbull and Sarah Biggs as Miss Honey finally gets to show off her sweet and sugar singer’s chops. Luke Atkison’s choreography will blow you away. Cliff Price’s scenic design is sensational and with Atkison’s lighting…oh my. Read a story about it by clicking here. Expect a review soon. The show is quickly selling out. Tickets cost $25 to $35. Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St., Titusville, FL. Call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER runs through Sept. 8 at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Read a review by clicking 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.
THE READING OF THE WILL…AND WHAT THE HECK, A MURDER TOO runs through Sunday at Surfside Playhouse. This is a murder mystery audience participation written by director Bryan Bergeron. Tickets are $21.75. Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-3127, visit SurfsidePlayers.com or click on their ad.
NOT QUITE RIGHT COMEDY Improv Troupe perform tonight and Saturday.”Let’s Get Real” improv troupe joins in the fun. 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 Devin Seibold and Bill “Bull” Ohse. Shows are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $18, which usually sell out so call now. Arrive an hour before the comedy show for ‘Live in the Loop’ Outdoor Concert. Riverside 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 tonight presents Steve Kirsner and friends plus the Ron Teixeira Trio. Saturday features Hella and Terry Myers with the Ron Teixeira Trio 8 p.m. to midnight. Jazz Club Jam session Sunday. LIQUID GROOVE PROJECT performs 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Heidi’s is at 7 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or visit HeidisJazzClub.com or click on their ad.
CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE company performs Rolling Stones’ “Let It Bleed” 8 p.m. Saturday at the King Center. Tickets start at $31.75. The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-242-2219 or visit KingCenter.com.
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 Foosaner is at 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne, FL. Call 321-674-8921 or visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org.
A slew of auditions coming up. For more information, click here.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens Sept. 6 at the Henegar Center.