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Arts Notes - the Beaches
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Posted: 2013 May 17 - 06:27

Last civic theatre season show

Melbourne Civic Theatre has announced its last show of the 61st season.

The "Heiress," by Augustus and Ruth Goetz, is based on the novel, "Washington Square" (with a somewhat altered ending) by Henry James.

The play was originally produced on Broadway in 1947 with Wendy Hiller and Basil Rathbone.

The film version featured Olivia de Haviland, Montgomery Clift and Ralph Richardson. Olivia de Haviland won the best actress Oscar for "The Heiress" in 1950.

The show will run for six weeks, starting Friday, May 17 through June 23, every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 for adults and $23 for seniors, military and students.

Call the box office for tickets at (321) 723-6935.

Peg Girard is directing the production. The cast is Tracey Lynch Thompson as "Catherine Sloper," Steven Wolf as "Dr. Austin Sloper," Susan Suomi as "Aunt Penniman," Alfie Silva as "Morris Townsend," Linda Lawson as "Elizabeth Almond," Nathaly Morales as "Maria," Eric Diaz as "Arthur Townsend," Jennifer Leigh Haaff as "Marian Almond" and Lauren Phillips Maleski as "Mrs. Montgomery." In the technical staff, Alan Selby is technical director and light designer, Wendy Reader is sound designer and Alice Henning is costume designer.

The Melbourne Civic Theatre, LeGallerie Plaza, is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.

Young artist's work shown at the center

The photography of 16-year-old Bailey Underill, one of the King Center's youngest exhibitors, will be on exhibit in the Harris Corporation Art Gallery of the Maxwell C. King Center through Sunday, May 19.

She is a sophomore in the international baccalaureate program at Cocoa Beach High School.

Bailey has traveled around the world and began honing her talent for photography from age 10.

Evocative images of Peru, Australia, Vietnam, India, Turkey and more will be on display and for sale.

The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

For more information, email julietund@cfl.rr.com or call (321) 537.3890.

Creating quality cards and gifts

Bring a friend, and learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards and/or gifts.

Greeting cards, gifts, or gift bags are created, with new projects each week!

Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $12 price of the class.

The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

Advance reservations are needed and may be placed by calling (321) 773-0095, (321) 961-2350 or by emailing reenathan@bellsouth.net.

Painting on copper workshop

Sheila Wedegis, a local artist who paints on copper panels, will be giving a one-day workshop at the Art Gallery of Viera 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

She will guide you through the process of preparing the copper and learning to paint on it. Some painting experience is required.

The one-day workshop includes:

Why copper?

Preparation of the copper.


Small demo


Cost is $120 ($100/person; $20 for supplies, including copper, sandpaper, gloves).

Each artist must supply paints (acrylics or oils) and brushes. A painting supply list will be provided after registration.

The Art Gallery of Viera is located in The Avenue at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

To register, contact Sheila Wedegis at (321) 266-4616 or email sophie@palm-spirit.com.

Visit www.artgalleryofviera.com for more information.

Transformations of glass

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will present the glass creations from Michael Robinson, last year's "100% Pure Florida Juried Show" winner.

In Mr. Robinson's hands, glass is not worked or manipulated, but transformed into designs that suspend time.

Captured in this exquisitely unforgiving medium is a portal into the mind's eye of this talented artist.

Entry may take us to a distant windswept shore - or result in the quiet contemplation of a single perfect bloom - or plunge us into the depths of that remote region known as inner space.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is on Highland Avenue, in Melbourne.

The exhibit runs June 3-30, with the opening reception 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 7.

For more information, visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

Children's art competition

Children and students K-6 are invited to enter the Third Annual Titusville Sea Turtle Festival's Children's Art Competition.

Entries should be no larger than 14x18 inches, in 2-D format, ready to hang. Organizers request one entry per student.

The artwork will be on display June 14 and 15 at The Downtown Art Gallery in Titusville.

An award reception will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 2-3 p.m. Mayor Jim Tulley will be on hand to announce the winners at 3 p.m.

Awards include first place and honorable mention in each group, one "Best Depiction of Theme" award and one people's choice award.

Winning artwork will receive gifts, including art supplies and gift certificates, from area businesses and will be used in 2014 Sea Turtle Festival promotional materials.

Tape a 3x5-inch card to the back of each entry, listing the child's name, age, grade and contact information- either the parents name and phone number or their teacher/ camp counselor's name and phone number.

Mail or take the entries to The Downtown Gallery, 335 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.

High school and college students could perform in a hit Broadway musical

Calling all incoming high school freshman through college juniors, as of school year fall 2013, who enjoy musical theatre.

The King Center for the Performing Arts of Brevard Community College and The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse will present the second annual Summer Musical Theatre Project, June 17 through July 21.

This is your chance to bring your appetite and desire to participate in a program that will develop your musical theatre arts and new skills learned from this collaborative project.

Through special arrangements with Music Theatre International and under the direction of Dr. Anastacia Hawkins-Smith, this five-week project will focus on skills, such as auditioning, acting and stage experience, casting, dance, narration, orchestra and behind-the-scene support roles.

The project also includes chat backs with industry guests and educational studies on musical theatre.

Classes and rehearsals will be held daily Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from June 17 to July 19.

The project culminates with three performances of "Hairspray, The Musical" on the King Center stage July 19, 20 and 21. No classes or rehearsals are scheduled on Thursday, July 4.

Auditions will be held Monday, June 17 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

Anyone arriving after this time is not guaranteed an audition.

If selected into the project, it is the responsibility of the participant to be at all rehearsals, classes and performances.

Project tuition is $325. Tuition discount for multiple students within the same household may be available. Scholarships may be available based on financial need.

To apply for the project, an application fee (required for audition) of $35 must be received. The application fee is non-refundable and will be applied to tuition for selected applicants.

Full project fee is due no later than Friday, June 28. Applications are processed on a first come basis.

For an application and more information, call (321) 433-5718.

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