Category Archives: reviews

REVIEW: SINGIN IN THE RAIN at Titusville Playhouse

Patrick Ryan Sullivan in Titusville Playhouse’s “Singin’ in the Rain.” (Although this photo does not show it, the stage is deluged with rain at this moment.) By PAM HARBAUGH It may pour on stage, but the sun shines through in Titusville Playhouse’s tuneful, stylish and lively production of “Singin’ in the...

REVIEW: Cocoa Village Playhouse ‘SUGAR’

From left: Jonathan Goforth and Lawrence Mazza in Cocoa Village Playhouse production of “Sugar.” Photo by Goforth Photography By PAM HARBAUGH Cocoa Village Playhouse spins an empty-calorie story into a cotton candy treat with its adorable production of the musical “Sugar.” With music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill,...

Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ at Cocoa Village Playhouse

Jonathan Goforth and Eliana Berrean in Cocoa Village Playhouse's 'My Fair Lady'

Jonathan Goforth and Eliana Berrean in Cocoa Village Playhouse’s ‘My Fair Lady’ By PAM HARBAUGH Cocoa Village Playhouse brings in fresh faces in starring roles to give new blood to the Lerner and Loewe classic, “My Fair Lady.” And what a bounty of talent there is: While 16 year-old Eliana Berrean...

Review: ‘Damn Yankees’ at the Henegar Center

By PAM HARBAUGH The song says, “You gotta have heart,” and the Henegar Center shows just that in its vivacious production of “Damn Yankees.” Written by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop with lyrics and music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, “Damn Yankees” is a fantastical tale about having the dream...

Guest Reviewer on ‘Biloxi Blues’ at Surfside

By RACHEL BOWEN-WILKERSON Ten-Hut! Surfside Playhouse‚Äôs production of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” calls its audience to attention with a humorous, yet touching coming of age tale sure to leave you with a smile in your heart. Set against the backdrop of World War II, the play opens with the a memoir-style...

Review: Titusville Playhouse’s ‘Carousel’

Rachel Erickson in 'Carousel' at Titusville Playhousel

Rachel Erickson as Louise in ‘Carousel’ at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Austin Harris. By PAM HARBAUGH At Titusville Playhouse’s center stage sits a scenic unit representing a carousel. It not only symbolizes dizzying life on the verge of spinning out of control, but as it houses a 22-musician orchestra, it also...

Review: Riverside Theatre’s ‘West Side Story’

Riverside Theatre's 'West Side Story.'

By PAM HARBAUGH Riverside Theatre’s production of “West Side Story” opens with that Jerome Robbins’ iconic dance move — arms outstretched, body balancing high on one foot. The Jets gang soar over the dingy streets of New York City’s upper west side, falling into graceful step with one another. Their heady...

Review: Henegar’s ‘God of Carnage’

L - R: Aaron Karnes, Holly McFarland, Mark Blackledge and Lauren Maleski in the Henegar's production of "God of Carnage." Photo by Dana Niemeier

L – R: Aaron Karnes, Holly McFarland, Mark Blackledge and Lauren Maleski in the Henegar’s production of “God of Carnage.” Photo by Dana Niemeier. By PAM HARBAUGH A thin veneer of civility is all that separates two couples from their true blood thirsty selves in the Henegar Center’s emotional thrill ride...

Review: Orlando Shakespeare Theatre ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Photo by Tony Firriolo features Kennedy Joy Foristall and Warren Kelley.

Photo by Tony Firriolo features Kennedy Joy Foristall and Warren Kelley in Orlando Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ By PAM HARBAUGH ORLANDO — The story may be set in 1935 Alabama, but the themes ring with universality in the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre’s riveting production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Masterfully...

REVIEW: Riverside Theatre’s ‘Underneath the Lintel’

Jim Van Valen in 'Underneath the Lintel' at Riverside Theatre.

Jim Van Valen in ‘Underneath the Lintel’ at Riverside Theatre. By PAM HARBAUGH VERO BEACH — Despite its slow beginning, an undercurrent of intrigue pulls you to stay with Glen Berger’s unusual one-person play on the boards now in Riverside Theatre’s second stage. For just as you fear it might be...