GET OUT! May 26 to 28

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By PAM HARBAUGH Get back to where you once belonged with some Rock ‘n roll and the BSO — although it doesn’t happen this weekend, the concert is certainly the big deal on the near horizon. Children’s programming is starting to bubble up at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse. And the...

BREVARD SYMPHONY and Classic Albums Live and THE BEATLES

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THE BEATLES Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Used with permission. By PAM HARBAUGH Something very cool is about to happen and you need to make plans RIGHT NOW to experience it. The BREVARD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA joins forces with the rock ‘n roll group, CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE to celebrate...

GET OUT! May 19 to 21

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By PAM HARBAUGH There has been plenty of buzz surrounding area theater. So really, you need to hop to and get your tickets now for productions that our very own Georgette Spelvin has been swooning over (TPI, CVP, Henegar). And a new one opens tonight (MCT) ! Moreover, there are new...

Nothing wrong with NOT QUITE RIGHT

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Not Quite Right Players’ Longform Team, photo by Colleen Merchant Photography By PAM HARBAUGH They only make it look easy. However, done right, improvisational comedy or theater, called simply “improv,” is one heck of a sophisticated performance technique. It takes talent, training, practice and confidence galore to take an audience suggestion...

GOOD THEATER REFRESHES

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By LYN DOWLING Guest columnist The play’s the thing. So are the people who see it. I am no theatre person, as the real-deals throughout Brevard County undoubtedly are tired of hearing, but have a pretty good idea of how to produce other types of material and why. In my case,...

GLASS MENAGERIE Opens Friday at MCT

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By PAM HARBAUGH Tackling “The Glass Menagerie,” is a delicate process, but, in the end, worth every moment, says Peg Girard, director of Melbourne Civic Theatre. The drama opens there May 19. Written by Tennessee Williams in 1944, “The Glass Menagerie” takes a look at a highly dysfunctional family trying to...

REVIEW: NEXT TO NORMAL at Titusville Playhouse

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By GEORGETTE SPELVIN Guest Critic Ten thoughts about “Next to Normal” at Titusville Playhouse, if I can fit everything that’s gone through my mind since last night into 10 thoughts: 1. The set is perfect. When He Who Accompanies Georgette (a mental health professional who has seen the show on Broadway)...

GET OUT! May 12 to 14

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By PAM HARBAUGH Put some tunes in your life with some great music happening all around this weekend. Music abounds, on stage, in nightclubs and even in a park. Read on. And be sure to click onto the sponsors’ ads to show your appreciation of their support of BREVARD CULTURE. Area...

MATILDA the MUSICAL at Dr. Phillips Center

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From MATILDA. Photo by Joan Marcus By PAM HARBAUGH Another clever girl takes the stage. This time, it’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL, on stage through May 14 at Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando. This is the national tour of the Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk award winning musical and is part of...

HANDS ON HARDBODY a Must-See

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Photo by Dana Niemeier Photography. By GEORGETTE SPELVIN Guest Critic My last “Ten thoughts” went over pretty, so here come 10 more, having seen “Hands on a Hardbody” at the Henegar Center: 1. If you think this is The Full Monty The Sequel, think again; it’s not about a Chippendale’s dancer...