THE 39 STEPS to Open Friday at Surfside Playhouse

The 39 Steps at Surfside Playhouse 2017

By PAM HARBAUGH It may seem pretty smooth and normal on the stage, but take a look behind “The 39 Steps” and you’ll find a choreographed dance of mad dashes. That’s not to be confused with frantic. Indeed, despite the show’s demands and nature’s interruption (Hurricane Irma forced a week’s postponement...

GET OUT! Sept. 15 to 17

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By PAM HARBAUGH Irma Schmirma, the show is most definitely going on, whether that means rehearsing in living rooms, moving back openings or doubling up on weekend performances. A major art exhibit opening is delayed one week. One organization serving up a fundraiser for hurricane recovery. And one is celebrating its...

KING AND I Schedule Change

The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Detail of photo by Matthew Murphy

The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Detail of photo by Matthew Murphy By PAM HARBAUGH Due to Hurricane Irma, the Dr. Phillips Center has canceled the Tuesday, Sept. 12 performance of “The King and I.” Here is info from their press release: Guests who have purchased single/non-subscription...

GET OUT! of DODGE Y’all September 7 to 10

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By PAM HARBAUGH No, Virginia, there are no cultural pursuits in Brevard this weekend. Nor in Indian River County. If you want arts and culture, you’ll have to turn on PBS, if you still have power, that is. While all the directors would like to just postpone their shows, they may...

HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB September Happenings

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By PAM HARBAUGH Heidi’s Jazz Club is THE place to go for sophisticated entertaining and dining on the Space Coast. While the club is closed the first bit of September for the staff’s annual vacation it re-opens September 21 with Sybil Gage. Its house band, the Ron Teixeira Trio, is simply...

DOGFIGHT Opening Thursday

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Chris Fallows and Bella Rohrer in “Dogfight” at the Henegar Center. Photo by Dana Niemeier By PAM HARBAUGH Upstairs at the Henegar expands its reputation for provocative theater Thursday evening with its opening of “Dogfight.” (Be sure to check on Henegar.org to see status in light of Hurricane Irma.) Considering the...

GET OUT! September 1 to 3

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By PAM HARBAUGH If you’re heading to this evening’s First Friday event in the Eau Gallie Arts District, be sure to bring along some packaged bottled water to donate to the Eau Gallie Arts District collection to help Houston residents as they continue to suffer from Hurricane Harvey. Donations of packaged...

SHREK: 10 Reasons to See It

Joe Tokarz as SHREK at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Doug Lebo

Joe Tokarz as SHREK at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Doug Lebo By GEORGETTE SPELVIN Guest Critic Ten reasons to go see “Shrek” now through Sept. 10 at the Titusville Playhouse: 1. Joe “Shrek” Tokarz starts where Judas Iscariot left off last season, in a tour de force. 2. The direction is...

GET OUT! August 25 to 27

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By PAM HARBAUGH Take a breath and smile. Let comedy get your mind off humanity’s darker sides; let jazz keep you in the groove and beautiful art refresh our souls. Heads up..there’s a playreading Saturday at Melbourne Civic Theatre. Be sure to take a look at the “Plan Ahead” listings —...

SHREK THE MUSICAL opens tonight at Titusville Playhouse

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By PAM HARBAUGH From costumes galore and comic physicality to delivering what the audience expects and more, “Shrek the Musical” may have a lot of challenges, but it’s worth every penny and every minute spent producing it, says Steven Heron, director at Titusville Playhouse where the show opened last week and...