Category Archives: theater

REVIEW: Wrapped in Embrace of Riverside’s The Last Romance

PJ Benjamin and Louisa Flaningam in THE LAST ROMANCE at Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, FL. By PAM HARBAUGH Are we growing up with Joe DiPietro? The playwright first told us that we were perfect but that we had to change in order to maintain our young marriage. Then we went over...

AUDITIONS February and March 2019

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

Here’s what’s popping in auditions for the next two months in Brevard community theaters. Be sure to click onto the theater’s audition information web page. You can find specific instructions and some great guidelines to make your auditions a breeze. And..BREAK A LEG! Here’s hoping you get the role that will...

ANYTHING GOES at CVP

ANYTHING GOES at Cocoa Village Playhouse. Photo by Megan Abbott. By PAM HARBAUGH A complex story line, a huge variety of costumes and intricate, syncopated music have all come together on stage at Cocoa Village Playhouse to do one simple thing — entertain. It’s Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” which opened Friday...

Review: Surfside’s THE CRUCIBLE Stuns with Talent

From left, standing: Rhett Pennell, Terrence Girard and KatieMcCall in “The Crucible” at Surfside Playhouse. Photo by Pam Harbaugh. By JOAN TADDIE Brevard Culture Theatre Critic Talented, seasoned performers bring to life Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” a historical drama exploring truth versus power on stage now at Surfside Playhouse. The 1953...

Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Packs a punch

Fom left: Eric Kunze, Judy McLane, Clay Singer and Isabella Stansbury in NEXT TO NORMAL at Riverside Theatre. By PAM HARBAUGH Riverside Theatre is opening its season with some powerful productions challenging audiences to revisit notions of musical classics and open their minds to stunning works of contemporary theater. First, it...

REVIEW: BONNIE & CLYDE Steal Hearts at The Henegar

From left: Joseph Kienstra, Olga Intriago and Cameron Elliott in BONNIE & CLYDE at the Henegar Center. Photo by Dana Niemeier. By KEENAN CARVER Brevard Culture Theater Critic Are you ready to have your heart stolen? The Henegar Center’s ruthless “Bonnie & Clyde” aim to do just that. Boldly directed and...

REVIEW: SYLVIA at MCT is perfection

From left: Shane Frampton, Mark Blackledge and Jessica Foix in SYLVIA at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Photo by Max Thornton. By PAM HARBAUGH There are laughs aplenty and even big of heart-tugging poignancy at MCT’s “Sylvia.” Just hope you can find tickets. Written by A.R. Gurney, the play moves swiftly and with...

REVIEW: TPI’s LA CAGE Sparkles with Love

From left: Sarah Biggs, AJ Makielski, Steven j. Heron, Jacob Govatos and Daniel McDonald in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Niko Stamos. By JOAN TADDIE BREVARD CULTURE Theater Critic Glitter and feathers and lights may play tricks with your eyes as the Master of Ceremonies introduces the...

HAMILTON Digital Lottery Starts Sunday

Joseph Morales and Company in HAMILTON National Tour. Photo by Joan Marcus. By PAM HARBAUGH Didn’t get, or couldn’t afford a ticket to HAMILTON? Keep your fingers crossed, because you could be a lucky one. So could I. We might both be one of 40 lucky people…at each performance no less…who...

THE CRUCIBLE at Surfside

Rhett Pennell and Steven Wolf in “The Crucible” at Surfside Playhouse. Photo by Pam Harbaugh By PAM HARBAUGH Given our rampant political disharmony, “The Crucible” is theatrical fruit ripe for the picking. Indeed, its universality is one of the reasons Surfside Playhouse chose last year to mount a production of the...