GET OUT! August 9 to 11

By PAM HARBAUGH Go on, stick your toe in. Our cultural community has some sensational experiences in store for you. Surfside Playhouse–Riverside Theatre–Melbourne Civic Theatre–Melbourne Chamber Music Society–Heidi’s Jazz Club–Cocoa Village Playhouse (in reverse alphabetical order, just because…). These organizations make BREVARD CULTURE possible. Please be sure to tell them you...

MATILDA at Titusville

Chloe Kennedy in MATILDA at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Niko Stamos. By PAM HARBAUGH Move over Snow White, take a hike Annie, cool it, Cindy. Something fresh is on the horizon: “Matilda, the Musical,” opening Friday at Titusville Playhouse. Based on the 1988 children’s novel by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...

REVIEW: CARRIE the MUSICAL at the Henegar Center

CARRIE THE MUSICAL at the Henegar. Photo by Niko Stamos. By KRISTIN SPRINGER Guest Critic, BREVARD CULTURE “Carrie the Musical” would never be everyone’s cup of tea (er, pail of pig blood, in this case). The Henegar’s recent Feller to Broadway production raised many questions about teenage relationships and violent revenge....

Review: PUTTING IT TOGETHER at MCT

From PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Photo by Max Thornton. By KRISTIN SPRINGER Guest Critic for BREVARD CULTURE Director Peg Girard offers Brevard County “Putting It Together,” a sensual and dynamic cabaret to exhibit Stephen Sondheim’s bountiful repertoire at the Melbourne Civic Theatre. Sondheim is hailed by many as...

GET OUT! Aug. 2 – 4

Your move. Will it be Sondheim, a comic murdery mystery or a musical based on an unlikely Stephen King movie, “Carrie.” Surfside Playhouse–Riverside Theatre–Melbourne Civic Theatre–Melbourne Chamber Music Society–Heidi’s Jazz Club–Cocoa Village Playhouse (in reverse alphabetical order, just because…). These organizations make BREVARD CULTURE possible. Please be sure to tell them...

GET OUT! August 26 to 28

Surfside Playhouse–Riverside Theatre–Melbourne Civic Theatre–Melbourne Chamber Music Society–Heidi’s Jazz Club–Cocoa Village Playhouse (in reverse alphabetical order, just because…). These organizations make BREVARD CULTURE possible. Please be sure to tell them you read about them in Brevard Culture. It goes a long way to helping us continue the mission. If your organization...

AUDITIONS August and September 2019

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

Get on your marks…it’s starting up again. Here’s a list of upcoming auditions for area theaters. I HATE HAMLET at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Auditions are 7 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5. The show is scheduled to run Oct. 4 – Nov. 10. Needed are three men ages 30 to 60 and...

FROZEN Junior SPARKLES at FELLER ACADEMY

From left: Ashtyn Simerl (Anna) and Morgan Forehand (Elsa). By KRISTIN SPRINGER BREVARD CULTURE Guest Critic This glistening cast and crew of tweens brought lovely voices and charm to their summer-camp production of Disney’s “Frozen, Jr.” at the Henegar Center for the Arts in downtown Melbourne. Running just a few months...

GET OUT! July 12 to 14

From BREAD AND PUPPET THEATRE. Photo by Pam Harbaugh By PAM HARBAUGH Plenty of theater goodies for the young ones. Adults will want to head to Heidi’s Jazz Club or Riverside Theatre for some adult entertainment or to area museums for provocative exhibits. BTW, no art sent to me this week,...

GET OUT! June 28 to 30

HEDDA GABLER at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Photo by Max Thornton By PAM HARBAUGH This is the last weekend you have to see CHRISTINA LaFORTUNE in one of the most stunning performances ever in this area. She’s Hedda in the Ibsen play running at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Christina is sensational on stage....