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Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
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Posted: 2012 Oct 05 - 00:28

'The 39 Steps'

"The 39 Steps" is a live radio play, written by Joe Landry and directed by Tammy Herburger, to be presented by the Palm Bay Pirate Players at the Palm Bay High School Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday nights, Oct. 4 and 5.

The theatre is located at 101 Pirate Lane, Melbourne.

Cost is $5. The play is rated PG-13.

For more information, call (321) 925-5900.

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.

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 through Oct. 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.

'Driving Miss Daisy' at Titusville Playhouse

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 Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Oct. 7 and 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.

Henegar Center for the Arts announces 'Speech & Debate'

The Actor's Asylum and Upstairs at The Henegar presents "Speech & Debate" by Stephen Karem.

Directed by Michael Thompson, "Speech & Debate" is a wickedly dark comedy with an edge and demonstrates Stephen Karem's understanding of American youth culture.

The story follows three high school outsiders; "Diwata" (played by Kelsie Curry), the theater geek girl, "Solomon" (played by Jarrett Poore); the sensitive nerd with secrets of his own; and "Howie" (played by Dylan Pomichter), the out-of-the-closet transfer student.

When they become the center of a sex scandal that rocks their hometown of Salem, Ore., the three set out to uncover and expose the truth, at least, as they see it. Also in the cast is Jessica Foix.

"Speech & Debate" will be held in the Upstairs @ the Henegar venue, an intimate 99-seat black box-style theatre.

The Henegar Center is fully handicapped accessible with both stairs and elevator leading to the second floor.

Final show dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 , 6 and 7.

Show times are 8 p.m. for Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

The Henegar Center for the Arts is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.

Tickets cost $15 (plus applicable handling fee) and can be obtained by calling the Henegar Center Box Office at (321) 723-8698 or online at henegar.org.

'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.

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.

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.

Colored pencils class at the Art Gallery of Viera

Colored pencils offer versatility, control and ease of use and can produce a wide range of painterly effects. The fundamental techniques and principles needed for mastering this expressive and portable medium will be covered in this class.

Learn to render a colored pencil rendering with the control of drawing and the endless possibilities of painting.

Cost is $75 for four weeks.

A materials list will be provided with registration and payment.

The classes will be Thursday mornings, Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Contact Susan Stone to register at susan@jsusancolestone.com or at (401) 596-4266.

The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Viera. The gallery website is www.artgalleryofviera.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.

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.

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.

'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 delores@cocoavillageplayhouse.com.

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

To contact the box office, call (321) 636-505.

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