Cocoa Village Playhouse New Season Announced

By  //  July 8, 2012

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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA —  The Cocoa Village Playhouse has announced the schedule for its “Broadway On Brevard” lineup of world- class community theatre entertainment for the 2012-2013 season.

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Over 500 guests visited The Maxwell C. King Center For the Performing Arts as it played host to the Announcement Party For The 23rd Season of The Cocoa Village Playhouse.

Executive Director, Anastacia Hawkins-Smith, delighted the excited audience, as she described the wide variety of shows that are planned for the upcoming season.

Elegant Evening

The elegant evening began with emcees, Pamela Larson and Terry Clowney taking the King Center stage to welcome the enthusiastic crowd, who had gathered in anticipation of learning about another action packed season at the Cocoa Village Playhouse.

Galmont Ballet  

Ms. Daliana Gutierrez, who is a featured Galmont Ballet dancer, opened the evening’s entertainment with an enchanting and dynamic dance performed to a beautiful ballad by Andrea Bocelli.

The Galmont Ballet was established in 2003 by international Ballet Master and Choreogrpaher Frank Galvez and international Ballet Mistress and Coach Lucia Montero.

STARS Of Tomorrow

Part of the Cocoa Village Playhouse mission is to develop young, local talent through its “STARS of Tomorrow” program.

Two of those young stars, Michaela Vine and Dominique Solano then performed an entertaining selection from the recent “Guys and Dolls” production.

Entertaining Emcee Recaps 2011-12 Season

Larson and Clowney then introduced the intriguing “CABARET” emcee Benjamin Cox, who took over the microphone to lead the audience through a recap of the 2011-2012 “Broadway on Brevard” season at the Cocoa Village Playhouse.

Cox then welcomed the youthful and pumped-up, Cocoa Village Playhouse cast of HAIRSPRAY, who gave an energetic recap of “You Can’t Stop The Beat”.

The entertaining Cox, then introduced James Spiva who sang the stirring and memorable opening song from “Titanic” – “In Every Age”, followed by the duo of Garrett Hinton and Jonathan Adler who brilliantly performed “The Night was Alive”.

Megan McCreery and Lawrence Mazza then took the audience back to STATE FAIR with a delightful rendition of “Isn’t it Kinda Fun” followed by Leyla Erdogan and Anthony DeTrano who performed selections from “Windy City”

One of the most enchanting moments of the evening was when the wonderfully talented Emily Duerelle performed “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” from the Fall 2011 Cocoa Village Playhouse production of WIZARD OF OZ.

The emcee himself, Benjamin Cox, then seamlessly slipped into his starring role as “Seymour” from the Cocoa Village Playhouse version of “Little Shop of Horrors”. Cox skillfully performed “Feed Me” from “Little Shop of Horrors’ with the highly talented Jonathan Shepard and then joined Rene Laduke, as “Audrey”, for the gorgeous and heartfelt “Suddenly Seymour”.

To complete the trip down memory lane from the Cocoa Village Playhouse 2011-2012 season, Lisa Rhodes delivered a masterful rendition of “Life Is a Cabaret” from the Spring 2012 production of The Musical CABARET.

Sneak Peak

The OKLAHOMA cast then treated the audience to a sneak peak of their upcoming Summer Musical Theatre Project with performances set for July 13-15 at the King Center.

Following the intermission, The Melbourne Pipes and Drums, led by Bagpipe Major David Spurlock, marched onto the stage to usher in the one and only Drama Mama – Anastacia Hawkins-Smith to announce the 2012-2013 lineup for the Cocoa Village Playhouse

After proclaiming her favorite scottish battle-cry “victory”, Smith thanked Steve Janicki of The King Center for hosting the event, while the Cocoa Village Playhouse is undergoing a major renovation.

Smith thanked, then introduced Cocoa Village Playhouse Costume Director, Dan Hill, who in turn, thanked his volunteer CVP Costume Department workers.

“No One Out-LovesThe Drama Mamma”

After thanking her dedicated theatre musicians, who are looking forward to their new orchestra pit, which is currently under construction, Smith recognized and congratulated the graduating seniors of the STARS of Tomorrow and the GOLD STAR performers who performed in multiple shows.

The 2012-2013 “Broadway On Brevard” Lineup:

SOUTH PACIFIC
Kicks off the season – September 28.

AN AFTERNOON WITH ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Brevard’s Abraham Lincoln, Ted Allen, will bring his dynamic portrayal of the 16th U.S President.

THE MARTIAN WHO MISSED CHRISTMAS,
A MILITARY MOM’S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE –
STARS Holiday shows written by Shirley Larson.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Volume II –
December.

THE SPACE COAST SWING ENSEMBLE SPECIAL HOLIDAY CONCERT.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL –
Returns this Holiday season.

THE AMERICAN NUTCRACKER –
Galmont Ballet Winter performances.

BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP-
The world premier authored and composed  by Tony Macaulay – February.

SPACE COAST ENSEMBLE SPRING SWING CONCERT-
Marion Scott will bring back the Space Coast Swing Ensemble for a Spring Swing Concert.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Fresh off Broadway this world-favorite will rock the house – March.

GOLDEN STEPPERS –
Will perform for their 25th year – April.

I’LL BE SEEING YOU –
Margaret Cross presents a 1940’s style cabaret in April.

THE RYAN CASE –
A “whodunit” interactive murder mystery. LiveINTheatre takes the drama outside to the streets of Historic Cocoa Village.

BIG RIVER-
Roars into the Playhouse – April.

Disney’s WINNIE THE POOH Kids,
THE LITTLE MERMAID Jr.,
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING –
STARS Of Tomorrow shows – June.

1776-
Will open its stirring performances – July 4.

 

 

 


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9 Comments on "Cocoa Village Playhouse New Season Announced"

  1. goiney July 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm · Reply

    I am so very disappointed in the next season. Christmas Carold AGAIN???????? Once is enough…PLEASE!!!!!!!! Buttercup musical or whatever it is called – – — -Same author of “Windy City” which was a total “thumbs down” – – – Why are we using him again?
    1776 — Once is enough but again a second or third time??????? “Who wants re-runs? I guess next year it will be “Annie” or “White Christmas” AGAIN……
    Where are donations going? Such a disappointment…….I guess the new seats are for those of us that will fall asleep during the next “not so good” season” Sorry but most of us are certainly so very disappointed.

  2. Patricia Oliver July 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm · Reply

    So excited for the next season at Cocoa Village Playhouse. My husband and I are new Cocoa winter residents and just love the Playhouse and all it has to offer. A Christmas Carol is one of our favorites and will be sure to put us in the holiday spirit. And it’s great to see the mix of offerings from the new (Build Me Up Buttercup) to the well seasoned (Jesus Christ Superstar)

    Thank you Cocoa Village Playhouse. You are a wonderful Cocoa Village attraction. We love you!

  3. Jacob July 10, 2012 at 9:28 am · Reply

    I cant wait for the season to start, i have not seen any of these shows and no nothing about them. If they sold enough tickets to cause a return than the shoes and the performers must be amazing. Also WOW!!! A completely brand new show being performed at the playhouse, that is amazing, not to mention Jesus Christ Super Star. That show just came off Broadway. Even the kids shows so great, my nephews and nieces are super excited. Well done Cocoa Village Playhouse, I know alot of people that are very excited about the next season. Thank you for doing such a huge service for the community .

  4. vikram August 1, 2012 at 11:31 am · Reply

    Just wanted to say that Oklahoma was marvellous and brilliant

  5. Henry Verity September 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm · Reply

    Where do I get a new seating chart Thank you

  6. Ted February 15, 2013 at 7:12 pm · Reply

    Just saw Build Me Up Buttercup last night and the show was great. However, when I purchased my tickets on line, I did not know that a row of seats(DD) had been added in the balcony. This was not noted on the seating chart. Therefore, my seats were behind this row and my wife and another guest did not have a good observation of the stage. Apparently, they have added other seats in the playhouse, so be careful when you order tickets.

  7. Barbara A. Cartier February 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm · Reply

    I would like to reserve 2 senior tickets for Jesus Christ Super Star

  8. Barbara Rouse July 1, 2013 at 10:06 am · Reply

    I was intrlqued by the announcement of Miss Saigon for the 25th Anniversary season. I am wanting to know if auditions will be open for senior (healthy and very lively) persons when the time comes. Is there an age limit on show performers at the playhouse? I am a past CVP performer.

    By the way, I loved the show Build Me Up Buttercup and plan to see it again.

  9. Sally Talay August 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm · Reply

    Can you put the seating chart on the website.

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