Review: MY FAIR LADY Sensational Hit at Riverside

From left: Kristen Beth Williams, Ed Dixon and James Ludwig in Riverside Theatre’s production of MY FAIR LADY. By PAM HARBAUGH Yes, you can head to New York City to see Broadway’s “My Fair Lady.” But you’ll be hard pressed to find a more energetic, more beautiful and exquisitely directed production...

STEINBERG/ATCA New Play Finalists

By PAM HARBAUGH This year we had a great group of plays in the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. Here is a list of those that rose to the top, and from which the winner and two runners up will be chosen. You’ll be hearing about these plays, just...

RENOVATIONS Coming to the KING CENTER

Detail of an artist’s rendering of the King Center after this summer’s renovations. By PAM HARBAUGH When you reach 30, you always update your look. The King Center for the Performing Arts is no different. Long the center for professional touring groups, cultural education and local artists, the King Center will...

GET OUT! March 15 to 17

By PAM HARBAUGH Wishing for something great this weekend? You’ve got it. From truly terrific theater to exciting music and provocative exhibitions, it’s all in your own backyard. Read below for more info. Be sure to click on their ads, which helps Brevard Culture abide: COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, HEIDI’S JAZZ CLUB,...

REVIEW: Cocoa Village Playhouse GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE

From left: Caroline Brown, Angel Santiago, Cathy Moubray in Cocoa Village Playhouse production of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Photo by Jonathan Goforth. By KEENAN CARVER Brevard Culture Theater Critic Cocoa Village Playhouse’s Broadway on Brevard series is back with another astounding show and cast. During the “Prologue,” from...

NEWS from ACTORS THEATER and HUMANA

By PAM HARBAUGH The Actors Theatre of Louisville has a couple of substantive announcements: It has appointed a new artistic director, Robert Barry Fleming, who replaces Les Waters, who brought such artful productions to ATL and its Humana Festival of New American Plays (Mr. Fleming has quite the resume, which you...

TEAM TARZAN has HEART

Corinne Marie and Joe Horton in The Henegar’s production of TARZAN The Musical. Photo by Niko Stamos. By PAM HARBAUGH My heart is full. How could you watch “Tarzan” the stage musical at The Henegar and not get a little verklempt by the sheer love and determination of the cast, crew...

GET OUT! March 8 to March 10

By PAM HARBAUGH It’s okay, c’mon out….it’s only our theater scene’s warring themes: Primitive Man and Gentlemen, Bordellos and Castles, Mad Women and Fair Ladies. Read below about those shows plus other weekend events by our vital arts community. And be sure to click on their ads, which helps Brevard Culture...

Review: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at Surfside

By KEENAN CARVER Brevard Culture Theatre Critic When looking for musicals to see on a typical weekend, not many titles catch your eye like “THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS” by Carol Hall, Larry L. King, and Peter Masterson. Just as the name alludes, Director Bryan Bergeron gives the audience a...

CVP outta the gate with GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE

From left: Caroline Brown, Angel Santiago, Cathy Moubray in Cocoa Village Playhouse production of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Photo by Jonathan Goforth. By PAM HARBAUGH The Cocoa Village Playhouse opens one of the most challenging, and most funny, new musicals, “A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER.” It...