Category Archives: theater

ANNIE through Sunday

From ANNIE at the Henegar Center. Photo by Dana Niemeier Photography.

By PAM HARBAUGH You can’t have Christmas without the musical “Annie” being performed somewhere. In fact, it’s turned into the theater’s “Nutcracker!” Currently, the musical is enjoying a thunderously well-received production at the Henegar Center. It’s directed by Beth Shestak and features 20 adults and 20 children bringing to life the...

AUDITIONS December 2017

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

By PAM HARBAUGH Yep. You’re busy as anything, but steel yourself and take a quick look: The Henegar Center’s I & YOU needs one male and female who can play 17 or 18 years of age. The production also needs ethnic diversity, so all are encouraged to consider auditioning. Auditions will...

SANTALAND and Martinis

BeeJay Aubertin Clinton as Crumpet the Elf in the Henegar Center's THE SANTALAND DIARIES. Photo by Dana Niemeier

BeeJay Aubertin Clinton is Crumpet the Elf in “The Santaland Diaries” at the Henegar Center. Photo by Dana Niemeier Photography. By PAM HARBAUGH Get ready. It’s Crumpet the Elf as described by the irascible David Sedaris in his underground phenom, “The Santaland Diaries,” opening Thursday and running through Sunday at the...

RICK ROACH as a Holiday Favorite

Rick Roach as Ebeneezer Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Photo by Jonathan Goforth.

Rick Roach as Ebeneezer Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Photo by Jonathan Goforth. By PAM HARBAUGH Although this will be Rick Roach’s fourth time gluing on the mutton chops and wrinkling his otherwise smiling face into a snarl, he’s utterly delighted to be portraying Ebeneezer Scrooge for...

REVIEW: ORPHANS at Theater on the Edge

From left: Allan Whitehead, Zack Roundy and Adam Minossora  in ORPHANS at Theater on the Edge. Photo by Monica Mulder Photographer.

From left: Allan Whitehead, Zack Roundy and Adam Minossora in ORPHANS at Theater on the Edge. Photo by Monica Mulder Photographer. By JOAN TADDIE Guest Critic After a highly successful Season One, Theatre On the Edge opens its second season with Lyle Kessler’s dark comedy, “Orphans,” sensitively directed by Marco DiGeorge....

RUBBING ELBOWS on Broadway

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By PAM HARBAUGH Members of the American Theatre Critics Association love being in that organization. It comprises nationwide critics and theater writers, most of whom are crazy smart, insightful, well educated, fun and very passionate about the theater. Being in that organization also brings a critic and arts writers to national...

THE MUSIC MAN at Titusville Playhouse

From left: Traci McGough (Mrs. Paroo), Cooper Mangini (Winthrop) and Mary Henderson (Marian) in THE MUSIC MAN at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Chad Horne

From left: Traci McGough (Mrs. Paroo), Cooper Mangini (Winthrop) and Mary Henderson (Marian) in THE MUSIC MAN at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Chad Horne By PAM HARBAUGH In a world consumed by politics and fraught with fear, it’s hard to think of a time when one child’s disappointment could change hearts....

AUDITIONS November 2017

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

By PAM HARBAUGH If you’re auditioning for any of these shows, be sure to arrive early to fill out paper work. Most theaters like you to bring a resume and a headshot, although you’re not going to be shown the door if you don’t have a photo of yourself. You usually...

DESIGNERS of Surfside Spamalot

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By PAM HARBAUGH Designers creating costumes and lights and prop masters insuring the actor has a sword when the script calls for it, are key to any show. But especially for “Monty Python’s SPAMALOT,” the raucous musical poking elbows in the side of the Arthurian Legend. It opens Friday at Surfside...

Review: HANK WILLIAMS LOST HIGHWAY

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By PAM HARBAUGH From its upbeat tunes to soulful longings, “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” takes Riverside Theatre audiences on a revealing musical story about one of America’s most important country singers. It begins with Williams’ death at age 29 then speeds backward to a time where his no-nonsense mother, a marvelous...