Encore Performance Set For ‘Broadway By the Beach’

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47th Annual Inaugural Gala Dinner

ABOVE VIDEO: “Songs For A New World,” is a series of songs, connected by the theme “the moment of decision.”

Jeremy Merrifield

Jeremy Merrifield

The show employs four performers who do not play the same characters throughout the show, but have consistently developing character arcs. Composer Jason Robert Brown has said of his show, “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.” The creative team for the performance includes Jeremy Merrifield (Executive Producer), James Sampliner (Musical Direction), and Richard J. Hinds (Associate Director).

UPDATE: January 14, 2013

Due to popular demand, a second encore showing of “Broadway by the Beach” has been scheduled at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jaunuary 23.

Tickets, which does not include dinner, are available for $40.

The show is open to the public. For tickets, log on to CocoaBeachChamber.com or call 321-459-2200.

ORIGINAL POST: January 3 ,2015

‘Broadway By the Beach’ Theme of Cocoa Beach Chamber Gala

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Cocoa Beach native and Broadway producer Jeremy Merrifield is bringing his New York City production, “Songs for a New World,” to his hometown of Cocoa Beach for a one-night-only show.

“Broadway by the Beach” will be the theme of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual installation gala on Friday, January 23.

Written by three-time Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and directed by Drama Desk nominee Tony Speciale, the show features Floridians Ashley Brown, Jessica Rush and Michael James Scott.

The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. followed by a locally-sourced “farm-to-table” dinner at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, located at 2080 N. Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach.

Linda Webster

Linda Webster

“The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce is always thinking of innovative ideas to bring to the community while also best serving our chamber partners,” said Linda Webster, CEO of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“This innovative gala combines our communities love of the arts with the Chamber’s love of its community.”

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Chamber’s Arts Fund benefitting local art organizations and education programs.

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Jeanna Merrifield

The show will be part of the Chamber’s annual event that includes the installation of the 2015 Board of Directors, along with chairwoman, Jeanna Merrifield, co-owner of Wild Ocean Seafood Market and provider of the evening’s dinner.

In addition, the Chamber will present its prestigious Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the CBRCC on an individual who best exemplifies long-term leadership and commitment to the Chamber and the Space Coast community.

Brown’s “Songs For A New World” is a series of songs, connected by the theme “the moment of decision.”

Jason Robert Brown

Jason Robert Brown

The show features four performers who play different characters throughout, consistently developing character arcs.

“It’s about one moment,” said Brown. “It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice or take a stand, or turn around and go back.”

The event and show are open to the public. Tickets are $75 per person and are available at CocoaBeachChamber.com or by calling 321-459-2200.

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ABOVE VIDEO: The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. followed by a locally-sourced “farm-to-table” dinner at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, located at 2080 N. Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach.


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