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Arts notes - Melbourne
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Posted: 2012 Oct 05 - 00:30

'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.

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.

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.

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.

'Bring Your Own Art' night

Every Monday night "Bring Your Own Art" night is sponsored by the Strawbridge Art League 7-9 p.m. at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.

The event is free for members and $5 for non-members.

One the first and fourth Mondays, "Bring Your Own Art" starts at 5 p.m.

For more information, call (321) 952-3070.

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.

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.

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.

The Courtyard Studio is at 1419 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

Call to check space availability at (321) 749-6962.

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

you drink)

. 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 ladygailbte@earthlink.net or call (321) 676-0697.

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.

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.

'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

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.

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.

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