Category Archives: theater

Review: BOOM resonates at Theater on the Edge

Adam Minossora and Megan Raitano in BOOM at Theater on the Edge in Orlando. Photo by Marco DiGeorge By JOAN TADDIE Brevard Culture Theatre Critic Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s “Boom” heralds the timeless cycle of Alpha and Omega. Between the cataclysmic booms here on Earth is a kaleidoscope of random events where...

CROWNS Set to Shine at Henegar

By PAM HARBAUGH Might need shades to watch the musical “Crowns,” opening Friday in the Henegar Center’s second floor Studio Theatre. Director Keenan Carver says the show and his cast positively shine. The 2002 musical, written by Regina Taylor and based on the book by photographer Michael Cunningham and journalist Craig...

Onstage with HURRICANE HELGA

By PAM HARBAUGH Oh…I’m definitely going to this one. It’s “Hurricane Helga” created and produced by the South Beach Players. And if there’s a more enthusiastic, nuttier bunch of can-do theater people around here, please let me know who they are. And, they’re pretty damn dauntless as well. Just two and...

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN comes Alive! Alive! at Surfside

By PAM HARBAUGH It’s Frahnkenschteen. No doubt, those who get that witty retort will be the first ones lining up for tickets for Surfside Playhouse’s new show opening tomorrow, “Young Frankenstein.” For the uninitiated, know that the musical is by comic genius Mel Brooks. Its zany storyline revolves around a respectable...

Review: Riverside Makes Magic with SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE

From left: Ian Coulter-Buford, Jamari Johnson Williams, Andre Jordan, Schyler Conaway in Riverside Theatre’s SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE. Photo by Garett Schiefer By JOAN TADDIE Brevard Culture Theatre Critic The jukebox is smokin’ at Riverside Theatre with its production of the nostalgic music revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café.” Conceived in 1995 by Stephen...

SMOKEY JOE’S at Riverside features Vero native

From left: Ian Coulter-Buford, Jamari Johnson Williams, Andre Jordan, Schyler Conaway in Riverside Theatre’s SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE. Photo by Garett Schiefer By PAM HARBAUGH The stars have aligned well for Jamari Williams. The talented young man who grew up in the Vero Beach area had been a fixture with the Gifford...

Review: Magic Happening at Henegar’s THE WIZ

By JOAN TADDIE Brevard Culture Theater Critic From melting witches and pyrotechnics, to a diverse audience gathered for a communal joy, there’s magic on stage at the Henegar’s production of “The Wiz.” The story and characters that we all know from watching the 1939 classic Judy Garland movie, “The Wizard of...

REVIEW: VERONICA’S ROOM Will Haunt You

Abigail Gordiany in VERONICA’S ROOM at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Photo by Max Thorton. By KEENAN CARVER Brevard Culture Theatre Critic After opening their season with the farce musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, Melbourne Civic Theatre offers the super-suspenseful “Veronica’s Room”, a spooky show just in time for the spooky season. The thriller...

THE WIZ Eases on Down to the Henegar

From left: Brian Hancock, Felander Stevenson, Kwabena Flewellyn, Ana Monet and Donnie Gethers in the Henegar’s THE WIZ. Photo detail by Dana Niemeier. By PAM HARBAUGH While there are plenty of opportunities to get scared outta your bloomers this season, Halloween enthusiasts of a more gentle persuasion have something fun for...

AUDITIONS October and November 2018

Here are upcoming auditions listed chronologically. Be sure to arrive early for auditions and check out the audition tips theaters offer on their websites. NOT QUITE RIGHT PLAYERS will hold an open audition 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the NQR Theatre in the Eau Gallie Arts District, at 587...