Category Archives: theater

Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Henegar

By KRISTIN SPRINGER Brevard Culture Theatre Critic Despite surrendering their tech week to Hurricane Dorian, the cast & team of “Beauty and the Beast” magically opened a glistening show in a renovated theater, where Disney tunes, glittery cocktails, and character-driven desserts offered to release the prince or princess in us all....

39 STEPS at 2019 Tony Award Winning TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

39 STEPS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. From left: Ron Campbell, Cassidy Brown, Lance Gardner and Annie Abrams. Photo by Kevin Berne By PAM HARBAUGH Palo Alto, California For regular theater patrons, oft-produced plays can sometimes be a groaner to sit through, yet again. After all, you think, how many more laughs...

Review: MATILDA the Musical at Titusville Playhouse

Chloe Kennedy in MATILDA at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Niko Stamos. By KRISTIN SPRINGER BREVARD CULTURE Guest Critic Steven J. Heron opens the Titusville Playhouse’s 55th Season with the magical family-friendly musical “Matilda.” As the first theater in Brevard County to obtain the rights to “Matilda”, TPI moved mountains to obtain...

MATILDA at Titusville

Chloe Kennedy in MATILDA at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Niko Stamos. By PAM HARBAUGH Move over Snow White, take a hike Annie, cool it, Cindy. Something fresh is on the horizon: “Matilda, the Musical,” opening Friday at Titusville Playhouse. Based on the 1988 children’s novel by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...

REVIEW: CARRIE the MUSICAL at the Henegar Center

CARRIE THE MUSICAL at the Henegar. Photo by Niko Stamos. By KRISTIN SPRINGER Guest Critic, BREVARD CULTURE “Carrie the Musical” would never be everyone’s cup of tea (er, pail of pig blood, in this case). The Henegar’s recent Feller to Broadway production raised many questions about teenage relationships and violent revenge....

Review: PUTTING IT TOGETHER at MCT

From PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Photo by Max Thornton. By KRISTIN SPRINGER Guest Critic for BREVARD CULTURE Director Peg Girard offers Brevard County “Putting It Together,” a sensual and dynamic cabaret to exhibit Stephen Sondheim’s bountiful repertoire at the Melbourne Civic Theatre. Sondheim is hailed by many as...

AUDITIONS August and September 2019

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

Get on your marks…it’s starting up again. Here’s a list of upcoming auditions for area theaters. I HATE HAMLET at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Auditions are 7 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5. The show is scheduled to run Oct. 4 – Nov. 10. Needed are three men ages 30 to 60 and...

FROZEN Junior SPARKLES at FELLER ACADEMY

From left: Ashtyn Simerl (Anna) and Morgan Forehand (Elsa). By KRISTIN SPRINGER BREVARD CULTURE Guest Critic This glistening cast and crew of tweens brought lovely voices and charm to their summer-camp production of Disney’s “Frozen, Jr.” at the Henegar Center for the Arts in downtown Melbourne. Running just a few months...

Review: RENT Will Rock You

RENT at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Niko Stamos. By PAM HARBAUGH There’s something about the rock opera “Rent” that defies logic. Despite its thin story line, dated quality and frequently annoying characters, it abides. There’s certainly a reason why it became a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Pulitzer Prize winning...

Review: MOON OVER BUFFALO Is Perfect for Mom

By TERRENCE GIRARD Guest Critic You want to take Mom to a show for her big day … but musicals make you cringe, while you both enjoy a raucous comedy? MOON OVER BUFFALO at Surfside Playhouse in Cocoa Beach may fit the bill perfectly. Ken Ludwig has become today what Neil...