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Nov 30, 2016

You can help support us when you shop on Amazon.com at smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2612709 and Amazon Smile Foundation donates .5% of your purchase to The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse!

 

Yeti Cooler Raffle!

Nov 10, 2016

For only a $20 donation - and if you're over 21! - you can get a raffle ticket for this wonderful Yeti Tundra 45 cooler and this great array of top shelf liquors sponsored for and provided by members of The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse Board of Directors -- and just in time for the holidays! Only 250 tickets are being sold, so don't delay! The drawing will be on Sunday, December 4th at the matinee performance of “Meet Me in St. Louis"!

Order Season Tickets Online

Sep 6, 2016

We are excited to announce that you may now place season ticket orders online.

In remembrance of Harper Harris

Aug 1, 2016

Our condolences to the Harris family:

Harper Elizabeth Harris found ultimate peace in North Carolina on 7/19/16.
She was born 9/1/01 in Rockledge FL and is survived by her parents,
Mitchell and Kristen Harris. She lived in Titusville FL and Little
Switzerland NC.

"Broadway on Brevard" 27th Season 2016 - 2017

Jul 10, 2016

The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
“Broadway on Brevard" 27th Season 2016-2017:

 
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse’s amateur production of
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat”
Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
 
Performances Sep. 23–Oct. 9, 2016:

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country- western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.“


“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat” Auditions: Aug. 13-14, 2016

Presented through an exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really Useful Group Limited. www.rnh.com 


“Meet Me in St. Louis” 
Songs by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture “Meet Me In St. Louis”
Songs by Martin & Blane published by EMI Feist Catalog, Inc.
Produced for the Broadway stage by Brickhill-Burke Productions, Christopher Seabrooke and EPI Products™
 
Performances Nov. 18 – Dec. 4, 2016:
 
“Based on the heartwarming film of the same name, Meet Me In St. Louis takes audience members on a musical journey back to the early 1900’s, on the brink of the 1904 World’s Fair. In the show’s center are the Smiths, a humble middle-class family made up of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, their four daughters Rose, Esther, Agnes, and Tootie, and their son Lon. With the addition of romantic suitors, comedic misunderstandings, and jovial pranks, this musical is filled with nonstop entertainment featuring memorable musical numbers such as “The Boy Next Door”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and “A Day In New York”.
“Meet Me in St. Louis”Auditions: October 1 - 3, 2016
 
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is presented by arrangement with 
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022


On the Town
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Based on an Idea by Jerome Robbins
 
Performances: Jan. 27 -Feb. 12, 2017
 
“Everyone who comes to New York City has different expectations and plans for their stay. ON THE TOWN is the tale of three sailors on a 24-hour leave from their ship docked in this fabulous city. Memorable musical numbers include Come Up to My Place, Lucky to Be Me, Some Other Time and New York, New York. It’s an uplifting, fun show with energy and verve.”
 
“On the Town” Auditions: November 28 - 29, 2016
 
ON THE TOWN is presented by arrangement with 
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
 
 
 
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse’s amateur production of
Elton John and Tim Rice's 
“Aida”
Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang
Originally Directed on Broadway by Robert Falls
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
 
Performances March 10 – 26, 2017:
Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.
An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. Aida and Radames's love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.”

Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
 
Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” Auditions: January 30 – 31, 2017



The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse’s production of
 Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s
“MARY POPPINS”
A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film

Performances: April 28 – May 14, 2017
 
 “The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it.”

“Mary Poppins” Auditions: March 12 – 13, 2017
 
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
 
 

“Nunsense II: The Second Coming”: 
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin
 
Performances June 23 – July 2, 2017
 
”Nunsense II: The Second Coming, takes place six weeks after the sisters have staged their first benefit. The sisters are back presenting a "thank-you" show for all the people who supported them in the past. But now, they're a bit slicker, having been "bitten by the theater bug." Things get to off to a rousing start as the sisters sing Nunsense, the Magic Word, but before long. chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers? Clearing House Sweepstakes) as one of their own. At the same time the nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience to see them strut their stuff. From the riotous bingo game run by Sister Amnesia to the hilarious duet, What Would Elvis Do?, to the rousing finale, There's Only One Way to End Your Prayers and That's to Say Amen!, this show will have you rolling in the aisles!”
 
“Nunsense II: The Second Coming” Auditions: May 1 - 2, 2017*
*Note, Auditions for vacancies only, if available, roles will be offered returning performers from previous year first.
 
NUNSENSE II: The Second Coming is presented by arrangement with 
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
 
 

The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse 

STARS OF TOMORROW 2016-2017 Season 

The STARS youth program is designed to help develop the skills necessary to be successful in the performing arts and also assist young performers in life management skills. The program meets once per week beginning in October through June with a Holiday break. Placement in the productions will be based on casting requirements. The rehearsal schedule immediately prior to a production is based on the difficulty of the production. If cast, there is a $275 fee per STAR that covers the entire year (scholarships are available). If you have any questions or need more information, phone 321-636-5050. 

Monday, September 26th at 5:45 p.m. (7 years old – 10 years old)
Tuesday, September 27th at 5:45 p.m. (11 years old – 12 years old)
Wednesday, September 28th at 5:45 p.m. (13 years old – High School Graduation)

Please note: It is encouraged to attend your age appropriate audition, however, you may attend any of the three available dates. 

The Fermata Stars A Cappella vocal group auditions are Wednesday September 28th ONLY during the regular STARS Audition. You do not have to be cast in STARS to participate in Fermata Stars. 

 

STARS OF TOMORROW Youth Series
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” and Holiday Showcase
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson
 
Performances Dec. 12 & 13, 2016 
 
“The classic animated television special, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas”
 
“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” is presented by arrangement with 
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
 
 
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse’s Production of
Disney’s “101 Dalmatians KIDS”
Music and Lyrics by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Martin Lee Fuller, & Dan Root
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music Adapted and Arranged byBryan Louiselle
Based on the Screenplay by Bill Peet
Based on the Novel, "The Hundred and One Dalmatians" byDodie Smith
 
Performances: May 26 – 28, 2017
“Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.
 
Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.”
 
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS 
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
 
 
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse’s Production of
Disney's “Aladdin, JR.”
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Based on the Screenplay by
Ron Clements and John Musker
Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio
 
Performances: June 2 – 4, 2017
 
“Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. 
 
When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love."

Disney’s Aladdin JR. 
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
 
 
 
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse’s Production of
Disney’s “High School Musical”
Songs by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil; Ray Cham, Greg Cham and Andrew Seeley; Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn; Andy Dodd and Adam Watts; Bryan Louiselle; David N. Lawrence and Faye Greenberg; Jamie Houston
Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle 
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini
 
Performances: June 9 – 11, 2017
“Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.
It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.”

Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
 
 
2016-2017 “BROADWAY BONUS” SHOWS:
 
“The Gold Rush” classic silent film screening: Oct. 22, 2016

Enjoy the original “Aladdin Theatre” experience with live music accompaniment  by J. Thomas Black, Jr. 

“In this classic silent comedy, the Little Tramp (Charles Chaplin) heads north to join in the Klondike gold rush. Trapped in a small cabin by a blizzard, the Tramp is forced to share close quarters with a successful prospector (Mack Swain) and a fugitive (Tom Murray). Eventually able to leave the cabin, he falls for a lovely barmaid (Georgia Hale), trying valiantly to win her affections. When the prospector needs help locating his claim, it appears the Tramp's fortunes may change.”
 
Galmont Ballet "The American Nutcracker": Dec. 16-18, 2016
 
Michael Law “The Holidays Unwrapped”: Dec. 20, 2017

THE MIRACLE WORKER by William Gibson Jan. 6 – 8, 2017
WINNER! 1960 TONY AWARD - Best Play
Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water".

Miracle Worker, The” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. 

“Playhouse 101”presented by The Aladdin Society: Jan. 15, 2017
A Pictorial “Walk Through” History of the The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse 
 
“May the Road Rise Up to Meet You” w/ Margaret Cross: Feb. 19, 2017
 
The Golden Steppers: Sunday, April 9, 2017
 

AUDITION DATES:
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat” Auditions: Aug. 13-14, 2016
“Meet Me in St. Louis”Auditions: October 1 - 3, 2016
“The Miracle Worker” Auditions: October 17 - 18, 2016
“On the Town”Auditions: November 28 - 29, 2016
“Aida”Auditions: January 30 – 31, 2017
“Mary Poppins” Auditions: March 12 – 13, 2017
“Nunsense II: The Second Coming” Auditions: May 1 - 2, 2017*
*Note, Auditions for vacancies only, if available, roles will be offered returning performers from previous year first.
STARS OF TOMORROW Youth Series Auditions Sept. 26 - 28, 2016



Broadway on Brevard 27th Season 2016-2017
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat”: Sep. 23–Oct. 9
“Meet Me in St. Louis”: Nov. 18 – Dec. 4
“On the Town”: Jan. 27 – Feb. 12
“Aida”: March 10 – 26
“Mary Poppins”: April 28 – May 14:
“Nunsense II: The Second Coming”: June 23 – July 2

 
STARS OF TOMORROW Youth Series
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” and Holiday Showcase: Dec. 12 & 13
“101 Dalmations”: May 26 – 28
“Alladin, Jr.”: June 2 – 4
Disney’s “High School Musical: June 9 – 11

 
BROADWAY BONUS SHOWS:
“The Gold Rush” classic silent film screening: Oct. 22:
Galmont Ballet "The American Nutcracker": Dec. 16-18 
Michael Law “The Holidays Unwrapped”: Dec. 20:
“The Miracle Worker”: Jan. 6 – 8
“Playhouse 101”presented by The Aladdin Society: Jan. 15
“May the Road Rise Up to Meet You” w/ Margaret Cross: Feb. 19
 


AUDITION DATES

Broadway on Brevard
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat” Auditions: Aug. 13-14
“Meet Me in St. Louis”Auditions: October 1 - 3
“The Miracle Worker” Auditions: October 17 - 18
“On the Town”Auditions: November 28 - 29
“Aida”Auditions: January 30 – 31
“Mary Poppins” Auditions: March 12 – 13:
“Nunsense II: The Second Coming” Auditions: May 1 - 2*

*Note, Auditions for vacancies only, if available, roles will be offered returning performers from previous year first.
 
STARS OF TOMORROW Youth Series Auditions Sept. 26 - 28

You can downlad a complete 27th Order form here to mail or return in person to:
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
300 Brevard Ave
Cocoa, FL 32922 

"I'LL BE SEEING YOU!: A 1940’s Radio Broadcast"

Jul 3, 2016

Tomorrow is the big day! Margaret Cross, Vocalist will be performing on stage at 2pm before July 4th Symphony Under the Stars & Fireworks presented by Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the City of Cocoa

Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will be going to support Space Coast Honor Flight as our way of saying thank you to those who have served our nation.

DREAMGIRLS Opening tomorrow night, Friday June 24th!

Jun 23, 2016

DREAMGIRLS

Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2016

 

An opportunistic show business promoter sets the career of a female trio of black singers soaring as 1960s Motown music becomes popular with both white and black audiences, necessitating the overweight lead singer's demotion in favor of a more glamorous singer who had previously sung backup.

 

Stand with Orlando

Jun 12, 2016

The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse joins in mourning the devastating losses from last night's attack in our neighbor city of Orlando. We offer our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to families and victims and everyone affected. Pulse Orlando is more than a gay club, to so many it was a refuge, a safe haven to find acceptance, love and a place in this world. The staff is committed to many great works of service, awareness, and charity for the community to the bright and beautiful LGBT community of Central Florida. Many of our Playhouse family members have been closely touched by this tragic event but so far as we know, all are reported safe and for that we give many thanks. Peace and calm to all those who now must move forward from this.

A donation page has been setup for those who wish to make monetary contributions to help the survivors and families of the victims.

https://www.gofundme.com/2942a444

 

Opening tonight: DISNEY'S THE ARISTOCATS KIDS

May 27, 2016

Everybody wants to be a cat in Disney's stage adaptation of the animated classic. 

PERFORMANCE DATES/TIMES
Friday, May 27 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 29 at 2pm

There will be a special performance for Sensory Sensitive Children on Saturday, May 28 at 2pm. For tickets and information on this special showing, please contact our box office at 321.636.5050

This Weekend: Galmont Ballet and "I Dreamed A Dream: Beyond the Barricade"

May 18, 2016

GALMONT BALLET: SUMMER FOR GREAT COMPOSERS
Enjoy an evening of Ballet featuring sophisticated choreography set to exquisite music performed by amazing talented dancers.
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!

Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
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I DREAMED A DREAM: BEYOND THE BARRICADE
From Broadway to performances around the world, Brian and Melissa Minyard have captured hearts with amazing voices and an intimate connection with thier audiences. Having starred opposite Tony Award winners Sutton Foster, Terrance Mann, Shuler Hensley and more, Brian and Melissa along with daughters Catherine and Edina share an intimate experience of life and stories from Broadway songs both old and new.

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m.

For more information on the Minyard family, please visit

http://minyardfamily.com/


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