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Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
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Posted: 2012 Sep 28 - 00:19

'Rocky Horror Picture Show' at Surfside

"Let's Do The Time Warp Again!" Surfside Playhouse ushers in the Halloween season with the notorious rock 'n' roll musical tribute to 1950s sci-fi/horror B-movies, back for its 11th straight year.

Your enjoyment of this delightfully skewed movie will be amplified by a shadow cast of highly trained, costumed hecklers guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you.

Auditions for the shadow cast of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road, (take Highway A1A to South Fifth Street, Cocoa Beach).

This will primarily be a dance audition, so dress appropriately.

All auditioners will be asked to lip-sync / pantomime to a section of Madonna's "Like a Virgin."

Anyone auditioning to be the "Master of Ceremonies" will also be asked to perform a comic monologue from memory, no longer than one minute, and preferably delivered in the character they would like to use in the role.

Due to the nature of the show, auditioners younger than 18 require parent/guardian consent.

The director, Nick Henn, wishes auditions to be an enjoyable process for everyone involved.

Rehearsal dates will be Sundays (time TBD) and Thursdays (10 p.m.), Oct. 7, 11, 14 and 18. Cast members are expected to be available for all of those dates (and the performances). Actors will purchase or create their own costume before opening night. Actors' call will be 11 p.m. on performance nights.

Performance nights are Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19-27, at 11:59 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 for general admission, and are available at the box office at (321) 783-3127 or through the new online ticketing at www.surfsideplayers.com.

CAUTION: Mature audiences only. Contains strong language and adult themes, and the movie is rated R for violence and sexual situations. Presented by special arrangement with Criterion Pictures.

For more information, email nickwhenn@gmail.com, call (321) 783-3127 or visit www.surfsideplayers.com.

Classes have started at Dussich Dance Studio

It's not too late to come in for classes at Dussich Dance Studio.

There is something for every age and every level.

Whether you are 2 or 90, there is a class for you: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical, acrobatics, clogging, preschool, combo, parent-child, pre hip hop , social dance, Zumba, adult classes, competition class, partnering classes to learn lifts, boys and men's class and more.

For more information, contact Dussich Dance Studio at (321) 452-2046 or visit www.Dussichdancestudio.com.

Doll-making comes alive at Art & Antique Studio & Gallery

Space Coast Doll Artists brings to Art and Antique Studio during September a show of creativity and style in the art of doll making.

This evolving soft sculpture doll club began in 2005, with doll maker, Dolores Cox.

The group changed its focus from primarily a hobby of making cloth dolls, to an art doll group challenging each other to make more dolls inspired by great artists' works.

They have outgrown three locations to accommodate the sewing machines, classroom space and materials to further the doll making.

The club now meets every fourth Thursday of the month (except December) at the West Melbourne Library.

At the monthly meetings, there is usually a short mini-lesson on perspective, color, focus, design, etc.

There is a challenge every three months, and usually one of the members teaches a new project, method or new material. The club brings in nationally-recognized instructors for two-day workshops.

The club has displayed works at local libraries and quilt shows throughout Melbourne.

The club welcomes beginners to advanced members with all pitching in to help and guide one another.

The fee is $20 per year, and members in good standing receive discounted prices on classes.

The Art & Antique Studio & Gallery is at 1419 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 253-5553.

'Long Ago in a Place Called Vietnam'

The King Center for the Performing Arts has a new exhibit in its Harris Corporation Art Gallery.

Award-winning photographer James Lowell will be showcasing his collection of black-and-white photography in the Harris Gallery of the King Center for the Performing Arts.

This exhibit, "Long Ago in a Place Called Vietnam" shows some of the faces of those who went about their daily lives in a war zone in 1965-66.

Second Lt. James Lowell was 22 when he was assigned as leader of an Army photographic team, based out of what was then called the city of Saigon.

When off duty, he and his camera captured the faces of a changing world, the images of those people who were involved in their day-to-day activities in the streets, market places and military installations in and near this rapidly transforming city.

The exhibit will run through Oct. 1 and can be viewed by ticketed patrons attending King Center main stage performances.

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

For more information, call James Lowell at (904) 519-9430.

Dance Arts Centre at the Henegar for the Arts

Dance Arts Centre is offering quality dance education in Ballet I, Jazz I, Creative Movement (Ages 3-4) and Combo (ages 4-5) at the Henegar Centre for the Arts, 525 E. New Haven, Melbourne.

Ballet I is Wednesdays from 4-4:45 p.m. Jazz I is Wednesdays from 4:45-5:30 p.m. Creative Movement is Tuesdays from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Combo is Tuesdays from 4:15-5 p.m.

Cost is $50 monthly for 3/4 hours weekly and $70 monthly for 1.5 hours weekly.

For more information, email sarah@danceac.com or visit danceac.org.

Opening reception of 'Something Fishy'

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery presents the opening of the award-winning artist, Lori Pitten Jenkins solo exhibition "Something Fishy" 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

Ms. Pitten is a Brevard County native and grew up around the water. She recently won the Best of Show in Watercolor at the Melbourne Art Festival 2012. She is known for her whimsical, bold, bright, detailed watercolor paintings relating to fishing, seafood and boating. She has a very pleasant, unique point of view in her paintings.

Visit with the artists, as you peruse the artwork and enjoy light refreshments.

The reception is free and open to the public.

Afterwards, continue your stroll down the street to enjoy dinner and other shops, galleries, as well as the museum in Eau Gallie.

The exhibit runs Oct. 2-28 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 259-8261 or visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

Central Brevard Art Association events

Here are the events of the Central Brevard Art Association for the upcoming season:

. 'Fall for the Arts' program: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at 103 Barton Blvd., Rockledge.

. Photography workshop: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, at 103 Barton Blvd., Rockledge. Cost is $55 for each day.

. Volunteers Appreciation Lunch and Christmas Party: Saturday, Dec. 15 at Jimmie's Restaurant at the Tuttle Creek Golf Club on Barnes Boulevard in Rockledge. For reservations, call (321) 639-0586.

For more information about the Central Brevard Art Association, call (321) 632-2922, email brevardart@bellsouth or visit www.brevardart.net.

'In The Dog House' yard sale at Stonefire Gallery

The Stonefire Art Studios and Gallery is hosting a community yard sale "In The Dog House" to raise awareness for animal fostering.

The event will be held on Saturday Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 pm.

Cost is $5 per table.

Proceeds from the table rentals will benefit the Awareness for Animal Fostering program.

Stone Fire Art Studios and Gallery is located at 2500 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.

Register to reserve your spot by calling Kathy at (321) 225-2145 or email ninaki2000@yahoo.com.

Art auction fundraiser

An art auction fundraiser will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, from 2-5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brevard, 2185 Meadowlane Ave, West Melbourne.

Proceeds to go to the "Healing Our World and Ourselves Conference."

There will be art sales, a silent auction, door prizes and raffles.

Cost is $4 in advance or $5 at he door.

For more information, visit www.uubrevard.us.

Call for art and reception

Art Gallery of Viera has announced its inaugural national juried art show to be held Oct. 12 through Nov. 3.

The competition is open to all artists. Originals only are being accepted, and the work submitted must not have previously been displayed in the gallery.

Interested artists may apply at www.artgalleryofviera.com/brushwithsuccess.htm.

The gallery would like to express gratitude to Waste Pro for sponsoring the judging by Tom Jones (www.TomJonesArtist.com). Thanks also to Country Cookin' Diner and Art Gallery Cards with Ree Nathan for sponsoring "Shapes of Sound," a jazz duo with Matt Heister and Daniel Jordan, who will be performing at the reception.

Many thanks to our prize sponsors: the Gold Award of $500 sponsored by The Viera Company and PNC Bank; the Silver Award of $300 sponsored by Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant; and the $200 Bronze Award sponsored by Viera Reality, Studio 3 Framing and Ridley's Custom Frames & Art.

Merit Awards are sponsored by Pizza Gallery and Grill, Viera Pizza, Mimi's Café, Cracker Barrel and Uno's Chicago Grill restaurant.

This promises to be an incredible display of fine art and a wonderful opportunity to meet many of the artists.

The gallery, located between Coldwater Creek and Yankee Candle, currently features the work of 27 local professional artists and holds classes in its Art Education Center for children and adults.

For more information, visit www.artgalleryofviera.com or call the gallery at (321) 504-4343.




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