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Aladdin Society

About the Aladdin Society

In addition to purchasing tickets you can support the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse by joining our Aladdin Society.

This season, our "Aladdin Society" will be hosting eight different Epicurean Delights Dinners, as well as, founding a new group called "The Magical Genies". This group is for those who enjoy volunteering at the Playhouse in an active manner. Please contact Kathi Schillo at for more information.

The Aladdin Society is for those who believe in the mission of the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse and who want to be an integral part of its continued success.

Membership is $100 yearly. There are still a few memberships available so please join soon!

The Aladdin Society was established in 2011, shortly after the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse became an independent Non-Profit Organization. The Society was nostalgically named after the Aladdin Theater (the original name of the Playhouse) and comprised of 100 Members.

It was the intention of the founders to establish a social Society that would assist in the following areas for the Playhouse:

Community Awareness

All members will be kept informed monthly of the “good news” from the Playhouse and thus be able to share with others in the community


Each member makes a contribution to the success of the Society Annually. Each will be able to attend quarterly functions, special events, and to be the first to receive the Epicurean Delights Booklet each year.

Inclusion in the Playhouse Family

The members are those who have been past, current and future leaders of the organization with the intention of keeping those interested individuals active and informed.

A special thank you to our current members of The Aladdin Society

The Society was founded to assist as the “Good News Ambassadors” throughout the community.

Ms. Peta Adovasio
Mrs. Kim Agee
Mrs. Bobbie Agrama
Mr. Robert Allen
Mrs. Mary Pat Altman
Dr. Robert Anderson
Mr. Bob Anderson
Mrs. Valerie Barnhart
Mrs. San Barnhart
Mr. Scott Baughan
Mr. Dick  Beagley
Mr. Robert Beasley
Mrs. Julie Berke
Mr. Lewis Berman
Ms. Shirley Buchanan
Ms. Betty Buchanan Harrison
Mr. Robert Carman
Mrs. Eli Chamberlain
Mrs. Theresa Clifton
Mrs. Linda Coleman
Mrs. Bettie Cooke
Mrs. Sandi Cooke
Ms. Lisa Crites
Ms. Noretta C. D'Albora
Mrs. Tootsie Davidson
Ms. Dianne Eswine
Ms. Pat Eyster   
Mrs. Bunny Finney
Dr. John Frederickson
Mrs. Laura Geier
Mrs. Ruth Ann Genoni
Mr. Joseph Gerrity
Mrs. Gerri Glenn
Ms. Jackie Griffin
Ms. Susan Griffin Moore
Lady Louise Grundy
Mrs. Barbara Halgren
Mr. Dewey Harris
Mr. & Dr. Brian Smith
Mrs. Charlotte Houser
Mr. & Mrs. Lang  Houston
Dr. Maxwell King
Mrs. Shirley Lanni
Mrs. Suzanne Leifer
Mr. Tony Macaulay
Mr. John McAnany
Mr. & Mrs. Mel Mills
Ms. Brenda Mulberry
Ms. Michele Murrell
Ms. Ann L. O'Hara
Mrs. John Pekar
Mrs. Susan Perers
Mr. Jeremy Phelps
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Phelps

Mr. & Mrs. David Prather
Mrs. Phyllis Rice
Mr. Thomas Robertson
Mr. Jack Rood
Ms. Adrienne Roth
Mrs. Dixie Sansom
Mrs. Frances Scalera
Mrs. Deborah Schenck
Mrs. Kathi  Schillo
Mrs. Dee Dee  Sheffield
Ms. Susan Smith
Mrs. Delores Spearman
Mrs. Laura St. John
Ms. Jean Starkey
Mr. Frank Sullivan
Mrs. Janet Tamborini
Dr. & Mrs. Fritz Thompson
Mr. Al Trafford
Ms. Renee' Valletutti
Mrs. Donna Wagner
Ms. Katherine Wall
Ms. Maryanne Ward
Mrs. Susie Wasdin
Mr. Bob Wetzel
Mrs. Linda Young
Mr.& Mrs. Andy Zeigler


Mission Statement of The Aladdin Society

To support the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse each year through positive community awareness securing continued success.


Upcoming 2015 "Aladdin Society" Events:

The highlight of each season for the Aladdin Society are the Epicurean Delights. These Culinary Events are held periodically during the year throughout Brevard County sponsored by various individuals.

An Afternoon With the Stars 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Playhouse
February 22, 2015

Toast the 25th Anniversary of the Playhouse while enjoying, musical selections periodically throughout the afternoon by performers from some of the most memorable performances. The celebration will also feature special tributes to past Board Members.

Hosts: Sara and Jim Milburn
“Georgia On My Mind”
861 North Indian River Drive
Cocoa, Florida

A Selection of Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres befitting a significant occasion
Wine, Soft Drinks

Available Reservations: 100
Donation Per Guest: $75 

3rd Annual BOCCE
March 22, 2015
3:00 pm – 7 :00 pm

Buon Divertimento! Buon Apetito! Buon Vino! Buon Amici!
Good Times, Good Food, Good Wine and Good Friends

Hosts: Lila and Keith Buescher, Trisha and Jim Frazier,   Barbara Halgren and William Garrett,  
Jack and Diane Kirschenbaum, Sharon Martin and Roy Pinette, Susie and Tom Wasdin

6925 S. Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, FL  32952

Initial Offerings:Mini meatballs in Pomodoro Sauce, Spinach and Feta Stromboli,
Grilled Thai Chili Shrimp, Mini fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Skewers, Fruit and Cheese Board
Entrees: Homemade Eggplant Parmigiana, Tricolored Tortellini in Mulberry Street Sauce.  Chicken Marsala. Italian Salad, Fresh Garlic Knots
Dessert: Ice Cream Creations
Beverages: Wine, Beer, Water
Available Reservations: 64 Team Players
  20 Spectators
Donation Per Guest : $75   Aladdin Society Member: $65

Japanese Food Festival
April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015
5:00 – 8:00pm

Spring arrives in Japan and so do festivals. This local festival brings to Brevard, a casual environment with a variety of Japanese foods that you will prepare. Yes, YOU will do the actual cooking while enjoying your efforts as you progress through the five different stations. At  Festival’s end, you will depart with recipes in hand, happy taste buds and the knowledge of how these specialties are created.

Hosts: Kathi and Ed Schillo, Valerie and David Barnhart, Carol and Rich Bollas, Laura and Bill Imre,

Janet and Gene Tamborini
3330 Savannahs Trail Merritt Island

California Rolls, yes, you too can learn to roll your own sushi!
Nabe Yaki, the famous shared soup pot stocked full of meats, seafood and vegetables
Yakisoba, Fried noodles with vegetables and meat
Okonomiyaki, The Japanese version of pizza and a crepe
Yakitori, Dinner on a stick and grilled to your choice of wellness

Sweets: Green Tea Ice Cream
Beverages: Japanese and American Beer, Wine, green tea and coffee

Available Reservations: 30
Donation Per Guest: $65 • Aladdin Society Member: $55

Running of The Roses At Riverside Downs
May 2, 2015

3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Hosts: Tom & Susie Wasdin, David & Ruth Prather, Bob & Connie Harvey, Tricia Carrick & Dr. Matt Antonucci,
Ted & Gail Lightle, The Honorable Mayor of Cocoa, Henry Parrish

Parrish Grove Inn/ Riverside Landing
Units- 601-602, Cocoa Village

3:00: Parrish Grove Inn
536 Delannoy Ave. Cocoa, Fl:
Hors d’oeuvres, Kentucky Style; Assortment of cheeses, complimented by Mint  Juleps, lots of Maker’s Mark,  and of course, sweet tea.
3:45: Your Favorite Old Sweet Home Kentucky  Salad  “to die for” served with warm breads, more Maker’s Mark, red & white wine, soft drinks

4:15: Stroll to the dock for photos with Sea Biscuit through the Paddock (garage) at Riverside Landing Condominiums
5:15: Wasdin’s #602  Your favorite  Derby Delights: Shrimp & Grits, Shrimp Display,  Bluegrass Smoked Salmon, Bourbon Balls by the Bourbon Ball Queen.  Y’all  gotta have some  garlic smashed potatoes, Southern Ham and yes, there is more, beer, wine & Maker’s Mark.  Gentleman Bob to place your bets  “win place or show” and meet  the stars of the show for the 141st Running of  the  Roses.
6:15: or so, The Kentucky Derby Race  

6:40: Oh My, there is more!!! Stroll to Harvey’s #601 for lot’s of Sweet Treats and Southern Delights. Rumor has it there will be banana pudding prepared by a secret chef and of  course a surprise Kentucky Tradition for you to enjoy!!!!!!! Cannot go without  another  touch of Bourbon, Grimaldi Chocolate Roses and raffle  give-a-ways.

Available Reservations: 80
Donation Per Guest: $75 • Aladdin Society Member: $65

Derby attire with lots of boots and Stetsons . Ladies to wear their finest foo-foo Derby hats.  Lots of Bluegrass music for you to enjoy.

Jimmy Buffet Party
May 15, 2015

1715 South Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gather with the “Parrot Heads“ At the Beach House on the Atlantic
“It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere”
Hosted by: Ann O’Hara, Delores Spearman,  Dianne Eswine, Florence Bragdon, Pat Lopez & Peta Adovasio

Relax at the beach after a busy week with fellow Parrott Heads ‘Rockin’ to the Rhythm. Sip some traditional Buffet Margaritas and feel as if you have traveled to Key West as you dine on the  very best of Key West Fare!

Beverages: Traditional Margaritas of course, wine and beer

Available Reservations: 50
Donation Per Guest: $65 • Aladdin Society Member: $60

Very Casual Key West Beach Wear

2nd Annual Secret Picnic
October 18, 2015

The Secret picnic is an event for all in Brevard who enjoy a bit of competition and a fun afternoon with friends. Fashioned after the White Picnic Dinner in France, The Epicurean Delights Secret Picnic began in 2014 with enthusiastic participants who found this afternoon to be a  fun filled environment, with table competition (in some instances to include music and attire to match their surroundings) and the making of many new friends.

Harvest Moon At Rockledge Gardens
October 25, 2015

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rockledge Gardens
US Highway 1, Rockledge

Enjoy a beautiful late afternoon sunset and harvest moon while strolling through the gardens, dining on fabulous. Food and being entertained by the talented performers from our own Playhouse!

- 4 Tickets to “Under the Harvest Moon” Event
- VIP Parking at the Event,
- Sponsor recognition in “Under the Harvest Moon” Event program
- Recognized as an “Under the Harvest” Event sponsor on the Cocoa Village Playhouse Website (for the entire season)

- 2 Tickets to “Under the Harvest Moon”
- Sponsor recognition in “Under the Harvest Moon” Event program
- Recognized as an “Under the Harvest Moon” Event sponsor on the Cocoa Village Playhouse Website (for the entire season)

- 2 Tickets to “Under the Harvest Moon” Event
-Name recognition as a sponsor in “Under the Harvest Moon”
Event program

Available Reservations: 200
Donation Per Guest: $65 • Aladdin Society Member: $55

Caroling Crew Boat Parade
December 12, 2015

Have you ever wanted to be in a boat parade but you don’t have a boat?

Here’s your chance…grab your jingle bells, holiday attire and join ‘The Caroling Crew’ aboardIsland Boat Lines Large Touring Pontoon Boat for a fun evening on the water.

Arrive No Later Than 5:15 pm for check in
Departure will be at 5:30 pm
Menu: “Detectible Presents” of  Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres
Beverages: Wine, Hot Cider, Sodas

Available Reservations: 24
Donation Per Guest: $65  Aladdin Society Members $60

Special Notes:
Holiday Attire

Purchase An Office Party

Date, Determined by the Purchaser


300 Brevard Avenue,
Cocoa, FL 32922