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SHREK THE MUSICAL opens tonight at Titusville Playhouse

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By PAM HARBAUGH From costumes galore and comic physicality to delivering what the audience expects and more, “Shrek the Musical” may have a lot of challenges, but it’s worth every penny and every minute spent producing it, says Steven Heron, director at Titusville Playhouse where the show opened last week and...

AUDITIONS August 2017

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

By PAM HARBAUGH There will be actors! The 2017/2018 theater season is about to burst forth. COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE will hold auditions for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST this weekend. The audition schedule is: Children 7 to 12 years old 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12; males and females 13 years and older,...

Melodrama Fun at Surfside

DEADWOOD DICK

By PAM HARBAUGH Forget everything you hear about bad audience behavior at live theater. At “Deadwood Dick or A Game of Gold,” the audience is expected to get loud. Well, maybe you still should climb on stage and look for a power outlet to charge your cell phone. (That actually happened...

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Photo Gallery

From SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at the Henegar's high school summer musical theater program. Photo by Dana Niemeier Photography

By PAM HARBAUGH Well…wow and double wow. These photos from Dana Niemeier Photography reveal quite a stunning production of “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Henegar. In other words, don’t miss it. You’ve got this afternoon and this evening. SIDE O’ GRITS: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, is a production of the...

nFOCUS: ALAN SELBY and NADINE ANTAILLIA

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By PAM HARBAUGH As Melbourne Civic Theatre gets ready to open its new season Aug. 11 with “A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM,” we wanted to visit with a couple who have drifted into the realm of “legendary” community theater artists: ALAN SELBY and NADINE ANTAILLIA. As...

AUDITIONS July 2017

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

Here’s what’s coming up. If you know of more, let me know asap. DOGFIGHT and SWEENEY TODD auditions at the Henegar Center 7 p.m. July 16 and 17. “Dogfight is scheduled to run Sept. 7 to 17. “Sweeney Todd” is scheduled to run Oct. i6 to 22. The Henegar is at...

NUNSENSE II at Cocoa Village Playhouse

From "Nunsense" at Cocoa Village Playhouse

By PAM HARBAUGH The comical antics and pun-tastic quips emanating from the stage-struck nuns ring familiar, but this time, it’s “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.” The comedy, written by Dan Goggin, runs through July 2 at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Nearly all the cast appeared in the first “Nunsense” last season. The...

AUDITIONS: June 2017

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

By PAM HARBAUGH You may want to postpone those vacation plans a bit. Some area theaters are holding auditions this month. SHREK THE MUSICAL: Titusville Playhouse will hold auditions for this delightful musical 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (June 19 & 20) for adults and adolescents 15 years and older. Auditions...

SUMMER THEATER CAMPS

Summer Camp at the Henegar Center BEAUTY AND THE BEAST photo by Dana Niemeier

From a previous Summer Camp at the Henegar Center BEAUTY AND THE BEAST photo by Dana Niemeier By PAM HARBAUGH If you’re interested in sending a young person to a summer theater camp, heads up…today is the last day you can get them registered for the Cocoa Village Playhouse program at...

Review: SUPERIOR DONUTS

Allan Whitehead and Cecilia Gazzara in SUPERIOR DONUTS. Photo by Monica Mulder Photography

Allan Whitehead and Cecilia Gazzara in SUPERIOR DONUTS. Photo by Monica Mulder Photography By JOAN TADDIE Guest Critic The smell of donuts and the rhythms of 60’s music invite you into the 30-seat venue of the Theatre on the Edge’s current production of Tracy Letts’ “Superior Donuts.” Then you see it...