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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strawbridge Art League
The Strawbridge Art League meets at 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Volunteers are needed for exhibits, shows and other events.
Workshops are held 7-9 p.m. every Monday evening for "bring your own art night."
For more information, call (321) 952-3070.
Classes 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.
'Creative Movement Dance' for 3-4 year-olds
Creative Movement Dance is designed with young dancers in mind to utilize creativity and imagination.
Creative movement focuses on increasing the student's flexibility, balance and memorization skills, while introducing them to the art of dance. Basic ballet steps are gradually incorporated into each lesson plan.
Classes are Mondays, 3:30-4:15 p.m., at Dance Arts Centre, 1855 S. Patrick Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, and Tuesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m., at the Dance Arts Centre at the Henegar upstairs dance studio.
For more information, visit www.DanceAC.org, email Sarah@DanceAC.org or call (321) 777-2155.
Dance Arts Centre is a nonprofit dance studio.
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.
Courtyard Studio classes
Discover your creative side using watercolors: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. Cost is $75 and includes all supplies and a light lunch.
To register, call (321) 253-1941 or (321) 652-7115.
Let's paint with Phyllis Marple: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday. Movie and brown bag lunch.
To reserve, call (321) 723-8736.
Watercolor class with Susan Kessler: 1:30-4 p.m. every Tuesday. This is watercolor for beginners and experienced watercolorists.
For a supply list, visit www.susanwatercolorart.com. For information, call (321) 723-8736.
Watercolor with Therese Ferguson: 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Intermediate and advanced. Open studio, any medium.
Courtyard Studios is at 1419 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
Call to check space availability at (321) 749-6962.
Eau Gallie Arts District events
The Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne presents:
. Sculpture workshops: every Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Ralph's Art Supply, 1520 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Instructor is Pearl Ollie. Cost is $35 for two hours or $65 for all four hours. Firing is additional.
For more information, call (321) 255-3331.
. Farmers Market: every Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Highland Avenue and Eau Gallie Boulevard, Melbourne. Fresh produce, plants, flowers, arts, crafts and more outdoors in Eau Gallie Square.
For more information, call (321) 917-0721 or email Richard@brevardfarmersmarkets.com.
'Woman in Black' at the Henegar Center
This classic ghost play opens the Henegar Center 2012-13 season in the Downtown Melbourne theatre district.
On Friday, Oct. 12, the acclaimed British ghost drama, "The Woman In Black," opens the 20th Season at the Henegar Center for the Arts in the Historic Downtown Melbourne theatre district.
The play will run a total of nine performances throughout three weekends in October.
The Henegar production stars local actors Terrence Girard and David M. Robertson.
The play is being staged by guest director Donald Westwood, with sound design by Thom Restivo and lighting by Bryce Niehaus.
"The Woman In Black" features a multi-layered story set in the recent past, with mysterious forays to the 1960s and early 1900s.
Spine-chilling lighting and special effects draw the audience into the haunted world of the principal characters.
The play, written by Stephen Malastratt, is based on the novel by Susan Hill and has enjoyed a run of nearly 25 years in London, where it is still running, making it the second longest-running play in the history of the West End.
The Henegar Center is kicking off the season with a blood drive by Florida Blood Centers. Donate on the Big Red Bus and receive a free ticket to "The Woman In Black."
Keeping with the theme, the Strawbridge Art League is hosting its fall exhibit, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Upstairs @ the Henegar in the "Haunted Hallway."
"The Woman in Black" opens Oct. 12 and runs through Oct. 28 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., in the Downtown Melbourne Theatre District.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $21 for military and seniors (65 and older) and $16 for students. Reserved tickets may be purchased at the Henegar Center Box Office Monday through Friday during regular business hours, by phone using Visa, Mastercard, Discover by calling (321) 723-8698 or online at www.henegar.org
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.
Adelines open house and free voice lessons
The Platinum Coast Chorus, under the new direction of certified director Lisa Lupo, is holding an October open house, including free voice lessons.
This three-week program, beginning Oct. 18, will include the basic fundamentals of four-part, a cappella, barbershop harmony, including exercises and techniques to improve breath support, posture, resonance, tone, expression and showmanship.
Three weekly sessions will be offered to potential women members ages 16 and older.
The sessions will be held during rehearsals on Thursdays, Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Veteran's Complex & Recreation Center, 2285 Minton Road, West Melbourne.
The Platinum Coast Chorus is the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International.
The chorus, a smaller ensemble or chapter quartets are available to perform for community and social events, such as luncheons, dinner parties, fundraisers, weddings and singing telegrams.
For performances, contact Barb at (321) 259-8605.
For membership, contact Kathy at (321)259-0020 or visit www.platinumcoastchorus.com.
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.
What is the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble?
The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble's storytellers search all year for stories about Florida's historical past.
The events and people involved with the states long history is exciting, funny and sometimes sad, but always entertaining.
For, not only is the state surrounded by water that is enjoyed by tourists, but it has nurtured and produced some of the worlds great events.
The nonprofit ensemble uses these historical facts to bring a frozen moment in time back, so that you can share the common ground on which we all walk.
This year's production starts in the world of 1513 and continues with events and people who assisted in developing the state:
. Ponce de Leon: 1513,
Fountain of Youth)
. Osceola: 1838, (his
. Dr. John Gorrie: 1842,
be thankful to him for
every glass of cold water
. Henry Flager: at 53,
when most are thinking of
retirement, he began
opening the East Coast
. St. Augustine: not only
the oldest city in America,
but it holds many ghost
. Carl Fisher: his dreams
built Miami Beach with
his faithful elephant
These are just a few of the stories told by master tellers in costumes of the time and live music to enhance the evening performances.
For more information about the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble, email email@example.com or call (321) 676-0697.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 The Cocoa Village Playhouse STARS Youth Program.
For more information about the event, contact Delores Spearman at email@example.com.
For more information about The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, visit www.cocoavillageplayhouse.com.
To contact the box office, call (321) 636-505.
Surfside Players 2012-13 season
Surfside Players of Cocoa Beach has announced its 2012-13 season schedule. It is its 53rd season.
The Mainstage plays will be:
. Nov. 2-18: "La Cage Aux Folles," by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman (musical)
. Jan. 11-27, 2013: "Same Time, Next Year," by Bernard Slade (comedy-drama)
. Feb. 8-24, 2013: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," featuring the music of Neil Sedaka (musical)
. March 8-24, 2013: Love, Sex and the IRS, by William van Zandt and Jane Millmore (Farce)
The Second Stage plays will be:
. Oct. 19-27: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (film with shadow cast)
. April 10-19, 2013: "'Night, Mother," by Marsha Mason (drama)
The Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.
For more information, call the box office at (321) 783-3127 or visit www.surfsideplayers.com.