'There Goes the Bride:' a madcap race to the altar
"There Goes the Bride" is a madcap race to the altar for the Westerby family. The father-of-the-bride tries to handle his daughter's wedding arrangements while juggling his frenetic advertising business. After a bump on the head, he meets a beautiful and rambunctious 1920s Flapper, but only he can see her.
Compounding his problems are his intrepid wife, a critical mother-in-law, his hard-of-hearing father-in-law, a sarcastic business partner and a suspicious father-of-the groom.
This warm comedy is full of laughs. "There Goes the Bride" is as bubbly and frothy as champagne.
Our show stars Terrence Girard as "Timothy," Nadine Antaillia as "Ursula," Victoria Smith as "Daphne," Steve Costner as "Gerald," Gordon Ringer as "Bill," Tori Terhune as "Polly," Peter Olander as "Charles" and Jennifer Haaff as "Judy."
The show is directed by Peg Girard; technical director and set & light design is by Alan Selby; and sound designer is Wendy Reader.
The production will be at the Melbourne Civic Theatre through Sunday, Feb. 23 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. This performance also has a matinee on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.
Call the box office for tickets at (321) 723-6935. Costs are $23 for seniors, military and students and $25 for adults (there is a $2 fee for credit card purchases)
The Melbourne Civic Theatre, LeGallerie Plaza is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mymct.org.
'Celebrating Black History Month ... A Journey Through Time'
In honor of Black History Month, local artists Tina Powers and Hosea Moseley have collaborated to present their collection of artwork "Celebrating Black History ... A Journey Through Time."
The exhibit will be on display at the Harris Gallery in the Maxwell C. King Center lobby through Sunday, March 2.
Tina Powers' style of art leans toward the era of impression, with a focus on equestrian, Native American portraits and a host of cultures, brought to life through her work on canvas.
Visit her website at www.tpowersfineart.com.
Graphic artist Hosea Moseley has always used art as a tool for relaxation. Through many years of transitions to becoming a better artist, he uses a variety of techniques to assist him in his artistic growth. Hosea defines his art as "looking through a window."
The exhibit will be open to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 5-7 p.m. It can also be viewed by ticketed patrons, attending King Center main stage performances. All of the artwork is available for purchase.
The King Center is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Tina Powers at email@example.com or by phone at (321) 783-2334 or (321) 794-7166. Hosea Moseley may be contacted at (321) 298-0886.
'To Kill A Mockingbird'
Surfside Players has announced the production of an American classic, "To Kill A Mockingbird," based on the novel by Harper Lee, dramatized by Christopher Sergel and directed by Andrew Villain, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 through March 16 at the Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.
Tickets cost $13 for students, $16 for seniors and active military and $18 for adults.
Opening night is "buy-one, get-one-free night.
Purchase or reserve tickets at www.surfsideplayers.com or (321) 783-3127.
In Depression-era Maycomb, Ala., in 1935, young Scout lives with her father, Atticus Finch, an attorney, and her older brother, Jem. When Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of raping a young white woman, Atticus is asked to represent him and accepts, knowing that his decision will likely cause him and his family serious problems with some townspeople.
This play, an adaptation of the classic novel by Harper Lee, contains adult themes and occasional profanity (mild by today's standards), but is recommended for older children and families for its educational value and cultural significance.
The play is presented by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.
For up-to-date information about the complete season, visit www.surfsideplayers.com.
For more information, call the box office at (321) 783-3127 or visit www.surfsideplayers.com.
'Drawing with Light:' Juried Photography Show
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is hosting a juried photography show, entitled "Drawing with Light," which is open to all photographers. Subject matter is open.
The prospectus and entry form is on the gallery website, or people may email the show co-chair at firstname.lastname@example.org for the information.
Entry fee is $25 for first image and $5 for each additional image, with a maximum entry of four images.
The gallery will jury the images, and an outside judge will then select the prizewinners.
Prizes are $300 for first, $200 for second and $100 for third. All selected entries will be exhibited by the gallery and available for sale.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery was established in 1975. It is artist-owned and -operated.
The gallery is located in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.
The exhibit runs through March 3.
The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261.
Visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.
'New Visions in Florida'
"New Visions in Florida," with Liu Nan and Nancy Baur Dillen, will be on display at the Gadsden Art Center in Quincy, Fla., through March 8 in the Sara May Love Gallery.
This exhibition introduces Florida's landscape from two different artist's perspectives.
The artists come from extremely different backgrounds, while their work showcases Florida's landscape in similar vibrant color and movement.
Nancy Baur Dillen is originally from Quincy. She retired from Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) in Melbourne, where she was a professor of art and program coordinator for 35 years. Since retirement, she has continued to concentrate on her painting.
Also a professor, Liu Nan teaches art at FAMU in Tallahassee, but is originally from China.
The Gadsden Arts Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at 13 N. Madison St., in Quincy, Fla.
For more information, call the art center at (850) 875-4866 or visit http://www.gadsdenarts.org.
The upcoming production of 'The Full Monty'
"The Full Monty" is based on the motion picture released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, and was written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini and directed by Peter Cattaneo
Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their "Girls' Night Out," unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York, come up with a bold way to make some quick cash.
In the process, they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun.
As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties (over everything from being overweight to child custody, bigotry to being gay), they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in one another gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them.
The show will run March 21 through April 27 every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Visit www.mymct.org for more information.
Peg Girard will direct the show.
The Melbourne Civic Theatre, LeGallerie Plaza, is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.
Jewelry and designs at Fifth Avenue
Opening on April 1, the jewelry designs of Lois Mittleman will fill the front exhibit room of the Fifth Avenue Gallery.
Many of you are familiar with Lois' jewelry and may even own some of her designs. On April 1, you will be able to see the wide variety of the pieces she creates.
You will see new and unusual stones: black tourmaline, script stone, amethyst padre paraiso, argonite, pink sapphires, prehnite with epidote and ethiopian fuorite.
You will see new and current gemstone cuts, such as collar-style plates and natural rough-cut rubies, apatite and fluorite.
And, of course, lots of the regular stuff will be in the show - pearls, rubies, emeralds and sapphires, tanzanite and tourmalines, jasper, American turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty and Kingman mines, quartz, and even a few black diamonds.
Gemstones inspire Ms. Mittleman. When beginning a new piece of jewelry, the gemstone rules. Her designs are based on the beauty, color and shape of the stones and that theme is evident in the majority of her work.
During the second Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. event, Lois will be talking about "What I know (and don't know) about Gemstones."
You will have a chance to see and touch gemstones you know and those you have never heard of.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the premier member gallery in Brevard County, was established in 1975. It is artist-owned and -operated. The gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum on Highland Avenue.
The exhibit runs from April 1-26, with the opening reception First Friday Event on April 4, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261. Visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook for more information.
For more information, call (321) 259-8261.
New artists at the gallery
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery welcomes two new artists into the gallery: Barbara Desrosiers and Phyllis Shipley.
Ms. Desrosiers' aim is to make visible invisible influences. Her aim is to create work that defies time as linear and suggests that it is all one, ancient and modern technology, walking hand-in-hand. She incorporates her digital art with encaustic, combining one of the oldest forms of art with one of the newest. She also currently paints in pure encaustic, creating images, which are reflective of sacred geometry.
Ms. Shipley states that she has been involved in the arts throughout her life, first in music then in painting. She married and raised two sons, while teaching music. She was in the business world for many years, then found painting. Painting became a driving force. She opened a gallery, participated in juried art shows, extending her studies in the United States, Central America and Europe, painting her "inner vision" paintings. Painting, for her, is an expression of emotions.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery was established in 1975. It is artist-owned and -operated. The gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, on Highland Avenue, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.
Gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261.
Visit the gallery online at www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.
Spring musical: 'Beauty and the Beast'
The Cocoa Beach Junior/ Senior High School Fine Arts Department brings home the magic of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."
The Disney classic, "Beauty and the Beast," considered the greatest love story onstage, comes to the Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School Performing Arts Center stage this spring.
This Tony Award winning production, which has enchanted audiences worldwide, casts its spell in Cocoa Beach March 12-16. Show times are 7 p.m. on March 12-15 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16.
Tickets cost $10.
Based on Disney's Academy Award-winning animated film, the stage version of "Beauty and the Beast" tells the story of the winsome Belle and her ferocious captor.
The 1991 Disney movie became the first animated film nominated for Best Picture. In New York, the Broadway production played to more than 5,000 sold-out houses and went on to become the sixth-longest running Broadway musical of all time.
Filled with lovable characters, beautiful tunes and enchanting sets and costumes, this "tale as old as time" is sure to be another Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School standing-room-only hit.
The cast of Beauty and the Beast includes Isabel Prado as "Belle," John Thomas Lascha IV as "the Beast," Jerremy Fetko as "Gaston," Chase Phillips as "Lefou," Philip Scarpa as "Maurice," Noah Krueger as "Cogsworth", Deuce Foutch as "Lumiere," Allison Cutshall as "Mrs. Potts," and a local kindergarten boy, Harrison Buck, as "Chip."
The show is directed by Kevin Buck and student directed by Chelsea Donnelly, Madison Morton and Maddie Touma and Stage Managed by Jessi Brewer. Maureen Baldino is the musical director and Ted Stedman is the technical director.
Tickets are on sale now at the Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School's front office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
For more information, call the Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School's box office at (321) 783-1776, Ext. 4007, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Photograph wins first place
The photograph "Sunrise Storm," by local photographer Ed Quillian, was awarded a "First Place Rosette Ribbon" and a check for $300 at the opening reception Feb. 7 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.
There was a large turnout of artists, photographers, guests and the public, who attended the award's ceremony on the "First Friday" of the month event, at the gallery.
The "Drawing with Light" winner's photographs are on exhibition/sale now and run through March 2.
The gallery is located at 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne.