'Improv' class at Surfside
This summer, Surfside Players is offering a class in improvisation.
This class, taught by Mario Busacca, will provide a basic introduction to Improv comedy as a tool to help performers become better at their craft, while providing them with new tools to call upon when they are on stage.
Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. at Surfside Playhouse June 6 through Aug. 8. The class will run for eight sessions, with one break for July 4.
Each session will explore a different aspect of Improv. The ninth week (Aug. 8) may be reserved for a potential performance, depending on the interest and capabilities of the class.
Cost for the entire course is $40 for adults, $25 for students. Payment by cash or check (payable to Surfside Players) will be collected at the first session you attend.
To register, call or email Mario Busacca at (321) 258-2185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class size is limited. All registrations must be made by Saturday, June 1.
Surfside Playhouse is located at 301 Ramp Road (Northwest corner of South Fifth Street and Ramp Road), Cocoa Beach.
For more information, call (321) 783-3127.
Orchestra to hold cover art contest
The Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra is seeking music-related artwork to become the cover of its 2013-14 Season program.
This program will be distributed at concerts to audiences of more than 2,500 people and be reproduced for other BSYO, materials such as posters, brochures and compact disc covers.
The winning artist will be featured with a photo and biography in the youth orchestra's 2013-14 Season program and receive a certificate of achievement.
The winning artist will also be recognized on stage during a orchestra concert and receive a gift prize.
The winning artwork will be professionally framed and presented to the winner at that time.
All entries will be featured in a "gallery" at a youth orchestra concert, to which each applicant will receive free tickets to attend.
This contest is open to all students enrolled in public schools, private schools or home schools in grades 1-12.
All entries must be received by Friday, June 7.
For entry requirements and an application, visit the BSYO website at www.bsyo.us.
"Elements III" celebrates earth, air, fire and water
Join Art Gallery of Viera, its member and guest artists for an evening of art that will delight the senses, as well as a "river walk" through the lagoon with The River Walk Nature Center, part of Brevard Parks and Recreation.
They will be bringing along some of the wonderful creatures who make the river system their home and educating us all on the Indian River Lagoon system.
Meet the artists and enjoy everything this show has to offer!
It all happens Saturday, June 8 from 6-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Join in every second Saturday every month for the openings at Art Gallery of Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., The Avenue, Viera, (between Coldwater Creek and Yankee Candle).
For more information, contact Art Gallery of Viera (321) 504-4343, or visit www.artgalleryofviera.com.
Auditions for 'Hairspray, The Broadway Musical'
This is an extraordinary opportunity for incoming high school freshman through college juniors as of school year fall 2013 to perform in the hit Broadway musical on the King Center Stage!
Looking for something to do this summer?
Steven Janicki, director of the King Center and Anastacia Hawkins-Smith, director of the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse are presenting the second annual Summer Musical Theatre Project Monday, June 17 through Sunday, 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.
The 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.
Auditions will be held Monday, June 17, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the King Center for the Performing Arts.
Classes and rehearsals will be held daily, Monday through Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. from June 17 through July 19.
The project culminates with three performances of "Hairspray, The Musical" on the King Center stage July 19, 20 and 21.
The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For more information about the project or to download an application, visit kingcenter.com or call (321) 433-5718.