27th Season (2016-2017)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatSep 23 - Oct 16, 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.
Arts For The ArtsOct 1, 2016
A night filled with fun festivities, champagne, Hors d’oeuvres and live music. Enjoy displays ofbeautiful works of art: paintings, sculptures, memorabilia, and jewelry from well known artists in Brevard County and throughout the United States.
“The Gold Rush” classic silent film screeningOct 22, 2016
“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.”
Under The Harvest MoonOct 30, 2016
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!
Meet Me in St. LouisNov 18 - Dec 10, 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”.
The Caroling Crew Boat Parade PartyDec 10, 2016
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. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Galmont Ballet's NUTCRACKERDec 16 - 18, 2016
Galmont Ballet Center for Dance Education presents their annual Christmas classic "NUTCRACKER" with 40 dancers and more than 150 costumes. Based on Tchaikovsky's timeless classic about a little girl's fantastic Christmas journey through a magical land of fairies and adventure, told through the unique dance of Frank Galvez. A perfect Holiday treat for the whole family!
Michael Law: The Holidays UnwrappedDec 20, 2016
A special Holiday Concert starring Michael Law with special guests Sally Kalarovich, Kristen Warren and Roger Guthrie. Don’t wait until Christmas morning! Unwrap a few gifts early and treat yourself to your favorite songs of the season. Spend an evening being serenaded and celebrating all the things that make the Holidays the most cherished time of year. For one night only, Michael Law brings his unique touch to all the Christmas songs you love. With help from special friends this night will linger in your memory leaving a smile on your face and joy in your heart. Make a date and spend December 20th, Unwrapping the Holidays!
The Miracle WorkerJan 6 - 8, 2017
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". "Interesting, absorbing and moving." - The New York Post
On The TownJan 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.
“May the Road Rise Up to Meet You” w/ Margaret CrossFeb 19, 2017
New York performer and Playhouse favorite Margaret Cross returns for an afternoon of songs, stories, dancing, and comedy celebrating the music and history of Ireland, and the immigrants who shaped the American dream that will stir the heart and leave you smiling.
AidaMar 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.
Mary PoppinsApr 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.
Nunsense IIJun 23 - Jul 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!