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Previous 2016 "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. 

Coffee, Champagne, Conversation and “Cats”

February 16, 2016
10:00 am- Noon
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse Stage
300 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, Florida

Hosts: Dr. Anastasia Hawkins-Smith, Ann O’Hara, Delores Spearman, Dianne Eswine, Peta Adovasio, Florence Bragdon, Pat Lopez &        Paula Pekar

Open the Season of Epicurean Delight with the most unusual opportunity yet! Be on the stage of Cats and experience what it feels like to become a Cat. See and hear the stories from the Cats and those who created   the images we see on stage.

Brunch Casseroles
A selections of delectable pastries

Beverages: Mimosas, Champagne, Coffee/Tea

Available Reservations: 30

Donation Per Guest: $50


Berries, Bananas, & Bears. Oh My!

February 20, 2016
6:30-9:30 pm
Tortoise Island Club House
7272 Loggerhead Drive
Satellite Beach, FL 32937

An old fashion Valentine's celebration of love and friendship;  dinner with a French Flair, live music provided by the popular Showtime Entertainment.

Hosts: Victoria and Peter Dunn, Robert Hahn and Karen Haggie, Mary Louise Sulick and Ken Rousseau, Marti Wagner & Dave Geary, Jodi and Kurt Vanwagner

Amuse- Bouche

Salad D’Amore
Parisian Pot Roast with Fingerling Potatoes
Dessert Delicieuse

Beverages: Signature Cocktail de Vin, Beer & Wine, Coffee, & Tea

Available Reservations: 50

Donation Per Guest: $75 Ÿ  Aladdin Society Member: $65

Special Note:

Be sure to think about your favorite songs across the decades for special requests of our fabulous entertainers!

Dress: Date Night Attire…Time To Gussy Up!


A Sneak Peek …
A  Night Of Spying Through The Curtain

March 10, 2016
VIP Party Aladdin Society Members 5:30 – 6:15 pm
6:30 arrival for Spying Party
Dress Rehearsal begins at 7:00 pm
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa

Hosts: Diane and Tom Bouthiller, Kathleen and Charlie Manship
Sponsor: Ilene Davis

A special evening to both honor our Aladdin Society Members and allow curious theater goers to get a glimpse of how “In The Heights”  is staged by experiencing an actual dress rehearsal!

VIP Party: Champagne and heavy Hors d’oeuvres
Spying Party: Hors d’oeuvres, A selection of Cheeses and fruits

Beverages: Wine, Water, Sodas (permitted in the auditorium during the rehearsal)

Available Reservations: 100

Donation Per Guest: $30

Special Notes:
All participants will have the opportunity to experience the live dress rehearsal. Rehearsals may continue until late evening; therefore, departure will be at the guests discretion. 


Fourth Annual BOCCE

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

April 17, 2016
3:00 pm – 7 :00 pm
Viera East Golf Community
Aberdeen Circle-Braywick Cul de Sac

Hosts: Sharon Martin & Roy Pinette, Diane & Jack Kirschenbaum, Donna &Frank Manfredi, Susan & Allen Pinette, Kristy & Bob Wetzel

Initial Offerings
: Mini meatballs in Pomodoro Sauce, Fruit and Cheese Board, Spanakopita

Main Course: Lasagna, Macaroni & Cheese, Caesar Salad, Tomato/Mozzarella Caprese Salad, Garlic Bread

Dessert: Pioneer Woman Chocolate Cake Chef’s Choice

Beverages: Wine, Beer, Water

Available Reservations: 50 Team Players

Donation Per Guest : $75 Ÿ  Aladdin Society Member: $65

Special Notes:
Parking at Golf Club Parking Lot – shuttles to event site will be provided.
Dress:  Country Club Casual, according to weather. Flat shoes suggested.


Salute To  Broadway

May 15, 2016
4:00 – 6:00 pm
3330 Savannahs Trail
Merritt Island, Florida

Hosts: Kathi and Ed Schillo, Barbara Halgren and Bill Garrett, Kathleen and Charlie Manship, Janet and Gene Tamborini

A party filled with your favorite Broadway melodies, played for your enjoyment by one of our fabulous Playhouse Pianists. Warm up your voice…singing along is welcomed around the piano!

Menu: Unique gourmet Hor d’oeuvres created to specifically highlight Broadway masterpieces!

Beverages: Champagne Punch, Wine and Sodas

Available Reservations: 75

Donation Per Guest: $65, Aladdin Society Member: $60

Special Notes:
This event will be dedicated to the memory of San Barnhart who had a lifetime love of Broadway


Arts For The Arts

October 1, 2016
7:00 – 10:00 pm
The Space Coast Association of Realtors Building
105 McLeod St, Merritt Island

Hosts: Jackie Griffin, Jonathan Williams, Valerie Barnhart, Carol Bollas, Julia Deptula, Chris Ritman
Janet Tamborini

A night filled with fun festivities, champagne, Hors d’oeuvres and live music.  Enjoy displays of

beautiful works of art: paintings, sculptures, memorabilia, and jewelry from well known artists in Brevard County and throughout the United States.

The evening will include both a live and silent auction.

Menu: Tempting variety of special Hors d’oeuvres with an artistic flare

Beverages: Champagne, Wine and Sodas

Available Reservations: 100

Donation Per Guest : $30 Ÿ  Aladdin Society Member: $25

Special Notes: Your entry ticket makes you eligible for a One Week Grand Cayman Islands Get-A-Away … Two bedrooms with two baths on the beach.


The 3rd Annual Secret Picnic

October 16, 2016
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The secret location will be disclosed to those with reservations 48 hours before the Secret Picnic. A map and directions will be provided. Parking will be easy and restrooms available.

Epicurean Secret Picnic

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 Delight’s 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.

With your reservation, you will receive your reserved space at the picnic site for four people. The uniqueness of your area is up to each individual group of four.

Approximately a month before the picnic, you will be assigned a color. What you choose to do with your area will reflect that particular color in your table setting, decorations, beverages, food and even apparel! You can be as creative or as simple as you desire! During the Picnic, there will be Secret Judging to see which area has best embraced the color concept with prizes awarded to winners in each color section.

Entertainment provided by fabulous performers of the Cocoa Village Playhouse!

Menu: Each menu will be different and provided by their own group.

Available Reservations: 30 Tables for 4 people

Donation Per Table of 4: $25


Under The Harvest Moon

October 30, 2016
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 while being entertained by the talented performers from our own Cocoa Village 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 Moon” Event Sponsor on the Cocoa Village Playhouse Website

- 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

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

Available Reservations: 200

Donation Per Guest: $65 • Aladdin Society Member: $55


The Caroling Crew Boat Parade Party

December 10, 2016 (anticipated date)
ALL reservations must be made NO LATER THAN
August 1, 2015 to hold the boat for our private party
Arrive No Later Than 5:00 pm for check in
Departure will be at 5:30 pm

500 West Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL

Hosts: Karen and Edward Besecky, Carol and Rich Bollas, Laura Earle and Bill Imre, Janet and Gene Tamborini

Have you ever wanted to be in a boat parade but don’t have a boat? Here is your chance… grab your jingle bells, and holiday attire and join The Caroling Crew aboard Island Boat Lines Touring Pontoon Boat for a fun evening on the water.

Menu: “Delectable Presents” of Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres

Beverages: Wine, Hot Cider, Sodas

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

Special Notes:
Holiday Attire with an “Ugly Sweater Contest
Parking is available at the area around Sunset Grill

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 a number 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 2017 "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.  

Salute to Broadway

January 29, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Upcoming 2017 "Epicurean Delight" events

Blind Wine Tasting

February 11, 2017
7:00pm - 10:00pm

A Night In Tuscany: Italian Dinner Party

April 22, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Annual Secret Picnic Along The Water

October 1, 2017

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Under The Harvest Moon

October 29, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm

“Murder on the Grand Canal”: Murder Mystery Dinner 

November 4th, 2017
6:30pm - 10:00pm

CLICK HERE for more information about our 2017 "Epicurean Delights" season.


300 Brevard Avenue,
Cocoa, FL 32922