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Arts notes - north Brevard
Rating: 3.19 / 5 (27 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Oct 12 - 00:28

Last weekend for 'Driving Miss Daisy'

The Titusville Playhouse has announced "Driving Miss Daisy" to be presented in its newly-renovated, 60-seat Black Box Theater.

The play is rated Rated PG.

When Daisy Werthan is deemed too old to drive, her son hires and African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries, of the era, placed between them.

Show dates and times will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $10, and all tickets are general admission.

The Titusville Playhouse Inc. is in the Historic Emma Parrish Theatre, 301 Julia St., Titusville.

For more information, call (321) 268-1125.

Online ticketing is available at www.titusvilleplayhouse.com.

Melbourne Civic Theatre's next production

"The Foreigner," a play by Larry Shue, will be presented at the Melbourne Civic Theatre, LeGallerie Plaza, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, Friday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Ticket Prices are $23 for seniors, military and students and $25 for adults.

The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "'Froggy' LeSeuer," a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy man named "Charlie," who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that "Charlie" is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as "Charlie" overhears more than he should - the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancee is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play, and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys" and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.

The show is directed by Peg Girard with a cast including Adrian Cahill as "Froggy," Chandler McRee as "Charlie," Nellie Brannan as "Betty," Amy Pastoor as "Catherine," Glen Krasny as "The Rev. David," Alfie Silva as "Ellard" and Steve Costner as "Owen."

Set design is by Caroline Osborne. Light design and technical direction is by Alan Selby. Sound design is by Wendy Reader. Costume design is by Alice Henning.

For more information, call (321) 723-6935 or email info@mymct.org.

Auditions for 'Holidays with Dino'

Needed are five men and nine women who have the ability to sing, dance and act. Doing impressions of anyone in the time period (1960s) is a plus.

Please be prepared to dance (dress comfortably). The acting audition will consist of reading from a script.

For singing auditions please prepare 16 bars to minute of music (We will provide CD player).

Also needed are three to four attractive women who will portray the gold-diggers from the show (these ladies need to dance only).

"Holidays with Dino" is a nostalgic look back at the 1960s' "Dean Martin Show," with singing, dancing and skits.

Alfie Silva will be playing Dean Martin, and all actors will be guests of the iconic show.

This year there will be doing more skits and comedic routines from the show.

The event will be directed by Peg Girard, with musical direction by Alfie Silva and choreography by Alfie Silva and Holly McFarland.

The show will run will run for 12 performances (Dec. 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24).

Rehearsals will begin immediately (7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Oct. 14 and 15) at the Melbourne Civic Theatre, LeGallerie Plaza, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 723-6935.

'Creative Cards and Gift-Making' classes

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

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

Classes will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 15 and 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

Also in October and November will be Christmas cards and gift-making workshops Oct. 31 and Nov. 10.

For more information, call (321) 504-4343.

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

Barbershop Harmony Society

The Greater Canaveral Chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society invites all men who like to sing to join them as they prepare to present a program of holiday music at several venues throughout the month of December.

The program will include such holiday favorites as "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Away in a Manger" and "Jingle Bells."

Rehearsals are from 7-8:15 p.m. every Tuesday in the Choral Room in the Fine Arts Building ( No. 4) on the Cocoa Campus of Brevard Community College, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa.

For more information, call Arlan Ropp at (321) 636-0900.

Fall Craft Fair

Historic Cocoa Village's 32nd Annual Fall Craft Fair will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

More than 150 artists and crafters are expected at this fall classic, which includes the film "Dolphin's Tale" Saturday evening in Riverfront Park.

This event is sponsored by BJ's Wholesale Club and Everything Brevard.

Admission is free.

For more information, visit www.visitcocoavillage.com.

Local artist featured in solo exhibition

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Island Images' Gallery of Hope presents "In Search of the Real Cuba," a compelling exhibition featuring modern-day Cuba by photographic artist and author Dawn Currie, resident of Indian Harbour Beach.

The exhibit will run through Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Gallery of Hope, 2036 14th Avenue in the historic Theatre Plaza in downtown Vero Beach.

Come see images that stir the mind and hear stories that touch the soul. These are the fruits of a physically and mentally challenging two-week trek by the author and artist that spans the island from east to west.

The artist, Dawn Currie, exhibits extensively across the United States and has won multiple awards.

Through her images, she strives to capture the beauty and moments that enrich our daily lives, wherever life my take us. For more information, email scott@galleryofhope.org.

'Under the Harvest Moon' fundraiser at Rockledge Gardens

The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse will host a "Under the Harvest Moon" fundraiser, Sunday Oct. 28, at 5:30 p.m., at Rockledge Gardens, U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge.

The second fundraiser of its kind, held by the Cocoa Village Playhouse at Rockledge Gardens, the event will include gourmet food from Carrabba's Italian Grill of Merritt Island, with live entertainment by the Cocoa Village Playhouse performers.

Sponsorships are available at $300, $500 and $1,000, with individual tickets starting at $75 and additional discounts for Aladdin Society members.

Proceeds from the event will support the renovation of the playhouse, as well as the Cocoa Village Playhouse STARS Youth Program.

For more information about the event, contact Delores Spearman at delores@cocoavillageplayhouse.com.

For more information about The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, visit www.cocoavillageplayhouse.com.

To contact the box office, call (321) 636-5050.




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