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Arts notes - Beaches
Rating: 2.58 / 5 (31 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Oct 19 - 00:31

Melbourne Civic Theatre's' The Foreigner'

"The Foreigner," a play by Larry Shue, will be presented at the Melbourne Civic Theatre, LeGallerie Plaza, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, now 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.

'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, the "Rocky Horror Picture Show," back for its 11th straight year, directed by Nick Henn.

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.

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

Surfside Playhouse is at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.

Tickets cost $10 general admission, and are available at the box office, at (321) 783-3127 or through 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.

'Art-To-Art' dolls exhibit at Melbourne Library

The Space Coast Doll Artists, a doll-making club based in the Melbourne area, will have an exhibit of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted art dolls at the Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne.

All the dolls were created by members of the club, as part of a year-long challenge to create a doll, inspired by a piece of art by a well-known artist.

The results are varied and eclectic, and exemplify each artist's individual style and flair.

The collection will be on display for the month of November.

Space Coast Art Dolls club meets on the third Friday of every month.

The purpose of the club is to further the enjoyment and appreciation of art dolls, develop individual creativity, help doll makers grow in excellence as doll artisans and promote doll-making as an art.

For more information, call Patty Briggs at (321) 956-0924, email SpaceCoastDollArtists@yahoo.com or visit SpaceCoastDollArtists.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.

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

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 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" runs through Oct. 28 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with 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

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

plight)

. 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

stories

. 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.

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) 636-505.

Photo competition and exhibition at the King Center

"All That Art" is a juried photo art competition and exhibition, held at the King Center, and sponsored by The Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard.

Take-in in for photos is Monday, Oct 29 at the King Center Rotunda from 8:30-10 a.m; 62 photos will be selected.

On Monday, Nov. 5, juried photos will be hung for a one-month display in the Harris Gallery in the King Center and at 4 p.m. (same day), a gala with presentation of awards and prizes from $500, $250, $200 and 10 $50 honorable mentions.

You may submit as many as five photos.

The fees are: first photo is $25, and $10 for each addition photo.

For an application, visit www.cafob.org click on events.

For more information, call Suzanne Frank at (321) 254 3398.

Indian River Potters Guild registration open

If you are inclined to make some presents for the holidays or just find a place to get away from it all, Indian River Potters' Guild is offering classes in mosaic art and fused glass, while continuing classes in sculpture, hand-building and wheel-thrown pottery.

Try your hand at something new. No experience is necessary for any of the classes, and individual attention is given to each student.

Beginning the week of Oct. 29:

. Monday, Oct. 29, 9:30

a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fused

Glass. Cost is $125.

. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6-9

p.m. Wheel Thrown. Cost is $145.

. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9

a.m. to noon. Sculpture in Clay. Cost is $145.

. Thursday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to noon. Mosaic Art. Cost is $150.

. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beg. Pottery. Cost is $145.

Classes will not meet the week of Thanksgiving

Beginning the week of Jan. 7:

. Mon, Jan. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fused Glass. Cost is $125.

. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6-9 p.m. Wheel Thrown. Cost is $145.

. Wed, Jan 9, 9 a.m. to

noon. Sculpture in Clay. Cost is $145.

. Thursday, Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to noon. Mosaic Art. Cost is $150.

. Saturday, Jan. 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beg. Pottery. Cost is $145.

Indian River Potters is offering a new class for homeschooled children in sculpture and wheel thrown pottery, beginning Jan. 9, for six weeks, every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $115, including clay.

Indian River Potters Guild is at 1542 Guava Ave., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 543-3645 or visit www.indianriverpotters.com.

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:

. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is in progress.

. 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.

Central Florida Chamber Winds concert

Principal players of Central Florida Winds gather to perform chamber music by Schubert, Paganini and Haydn.

In its 12th year, this group, under the direction of conductor Richard Sabino, will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4.

This is a free program and will be held at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

For more information, visit www.cfl.rr.com or call (321) 223-6688.

'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, 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.

Strawbridge Art League

The Strawbridge Art League meets at 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday of each month (Nov. 15) 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.

Art at the Foosaner

Exhibitions running through Jan. 6 are:

. Ernst Oppler: the

comprehensive works of a German impressionist, 1867-1929

. Talismans/D.X. Ross: intricate metalwork, juxtaposed with precious and semiprecious stones.

The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 674-8916 or visit www.foosanerartmuseum.org.




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