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...

GET OUT! January 11 to 13

By PAM HARBAUGH Plenty poppin’ this weekend. A lot of theater and music, that’s for sure. Head to “Evita” and then “The Crucible” and you will discover how art continues to imitate life. Be sure to click on ads for the organizations and businesses supporting Brevard Culture. Thank you. THEATER: EVITA...

EVITA Thrills at Riverside

Enrique Acevedo and Natalie Cortez in EVITA at Riverside Theatre. Photo by Holly Porch By PAM HARBAUGH The musical may have been around for decades, but Riverside’s triumphant production of “Evita” proves that the show has a strong universality that rings as loudly today as it did 40 years ago. The...

EVITA from a Woman’s POV

Enrique Acevedo and Natalie Cortez in EVITA at Riverside Theatre. By PAM HARBAUGH From composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice to directors Harold Prince and Alan Parker, men stepped up to recount the rags to riches drama of the notorious Eva Peron. Now, with Riverside Theatre’s upcoming production of...

MELBOURNE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY World Class Artists

Pacifica Quartet. Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco By PAM HARBAUGH Take world class artists, add works of great composers, then throw in some punch and cookies and you get the Melbourne Chamber Music Society. The 41-year old cultural organization has built a following in its discerning, sophisticated patrons who count on the...

GET OUT! December 28 to 31

By PAM HARBAUGH It’s about to be party-time, so best get those plans written in stone. Read on for some ideas of what all you artsy types out there may want to do for this weekend and New Year’s. But act fast. Lovers of “the dance” will feel like it’s Christmas...

GET OUT! December 21 to 23

By PAM HARBAUGH Wake up! There are still last minute gifts to get. Here’s a couple of idea: SHOW TICKETS!!! Stuff some tickets into those Christmas stockings. There are also some lovely little items at area galleries, especially the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. And by the way, the cultural community about...

AUDITIONS January 2019

'A Chorus Line' at Riverside Theatre

Lotsa auditions popping in January, 2019. Be sure to click on the links about audition information. And, be sure to arrive early to auditions so you can fill out their sign-in info. Here’s wazzup: HENEGAR CENTER will hold auditions for TARZAN at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 and 7 p.m. Jan. 7....

Cocoa Village Playhouse ALADDIN FILM SERIES

By PAM HARBAUGH While Cocoa Village Playhouse has enjoyed robust audience attendance to its many musicals, there’s another program that it’s been steadily growing. It’s the Aladdin Film Series and it brings in a wide array of films, from silent movies and great black and white classics like “Casablanca,” to holiday...

NQR: TAKING THE LEAP

From left: Jon Emmerich, Aaron Karnes, Pete Jacobsen, Holly McFarland Karnes, Glenn “Kraz” Krasny and Jessica Taylor form NOT QUITE RIGHT IMPROV. By PAM HARBAUGH There’s something pretty cool on the New Year’s Eve horizon — an evening long celebration with the Not Quite Right Comedy Players. And they have a...