PHOTOS: Cocoa Village Playhouse Announcement Party

By  //  July 15, 2014

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Steve Janicke, Suzanne Ruppert, Susie Wasdin and Dr. Maxwell King. (Nancy Lundell image)
LEFT TO RIGHT: Steve Janicke, Suzanne Ruppert, Susie Wasdin and Dr. Maxwell King enjoy the Cocoa Village Playhouse 25th Season Announcement Party. (Nancy Lundell image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Village Playhouse presented its 25th Season Announcement Party last Saturday at the King Center For The Performing Arts in Melbourne.

“We thank Brevard for joining us as we celebrated our upcoming 25th Anniversary Season for the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, ‘Broadrway on Brevard,'” said Anastacia Hawkins-Smith.


“It is with heartfelt gratitude that I thank each and every person who has supported our historic theatre throughout the years and also to the new members of our CVP family,” said Hawkins-Smith.

Anastacia Hawkins-Smith

“The hopes and dreams of our Playhouse Team could never have been achieved without each and every gift, whether it be time, talent or financial contributions. The summer renovation project was a true “team in action” project.

“A very special thank you to the City of Cocoa Council Members, Administrative and Staff. From my heart, I thank our Board of Directors who believe in our mission and support it in every way they possible can. To our team of designers and dedicated workers, I will be forever grateful for all you have given.

“The auditorium is truly now ‘World Class’ in it’s interior design. Our orchestra pit is finally large enough for our musicians to perform in comfort. The auditorium seats are custom designed and built just for our audience viewers to enjoy.”

LEFT TO RIGHT: John Harper interviewing Rick Roach. (Nancy Lundell image)
WMEL 1300 AM’s John Harper, left, interviews Rick Roach during the Cocoa Village Playhouse 25th Season Announcement Party. (Nancy Lundell image)

Brevard’s Talk To Me Radio Station, AM 1300 WMEL, was on hand to provide a live broadcast of the party, which was also also be streamed live on

“We were thrilled to be a part of the Cocoa Village Playhouse Announcement Party and like everyone in Brevard, we are excited to hear about the great shows that will be at the CVP this season,” said John Harper, Owner of AM 1300 WMEL.


The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse 25th Anniversary Season of “Broadway on Brevard”

• MISS SAIGON – Sept 26 thru Oct 12
• SHREK THE MUSICAL – Nov 21 thru Dec 7
• WEST SIDE STORY – Jan 30 thru Feb 15
• MY FAIR LADY – March 13 thru March 29
• FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – May 1 thru May 17
• RENT – June 26 thru July 5


• Silent Film Classic Screening “The Thief of Bagdad” – Oct 25
• Going My Way: A Christmas Tribute to Bing Crosby” with Richard Evans – Dec 14
• An Enchanted Christmas with Caroline Hinton – Dec 16
• The American Nutcracker – Dec 19 thru Dec 21
• Margaret Cross: “An American Christmas Card” – Dec 22 & 23
• 12 Angry Men, a dramatic play – Jan 9 thru Jan 11
• C’mon Get Happy: The Golden Age of the Movie Musical” with Margaret Cross – Feb 27 & 28


• A Stars Holiday Pageant – Dec 12 & 13
• Willy Wonka Kids – May 29 thru May 31
• Schoolhouse Rock Jr. – June 5 thru June 7
• Friday FUNday! – June 12 at 1 p.m.
• Zombie Prom – June 12 thru June 14