ENTERTAINMENT SPOTLIGHT: Brevard Cultural Alliance Spotlights Your Best Bets
By Space Coast Daily // January 20, 2022
Brevard Renaissance Fair underway in Wickham Park
January 21 – February 6: Hello Dolly! at the Henegar Center
This Broadway hit bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. The show’s unforgettable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” For more info, click here.
January 21 – February 13: Shuler Stage: Keepin’ It Kinky Cabaret at Titusville Playhouse
Keep the party going Friday and Saturday nights after the Mainstage production of Kinky Boots at Titusville Playhouse. Joining them under the tent on the Shuler Stage for a late night drag show, Keepin’ It Kinky Cabaret hosted by Jordyn Linkous. For more info, click here.
January 22: Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s Letters From Home Concert at the King Center
Home is where the heart is. The composers on this program, Coleman, Clinton and Dvorak, take us home through incredible storytelling, sentimentality, and rustic folk songs. Holly Mulcahy performs The Rose of Sonora, the violin concerto she commissioned from film composer George S. Clinton and premiered with the Chattanooga Symphony in 2019. For more info, click here.
January 25: The New Shanghai Circus at the King Center
Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show. Fearless performers with boundless energy bring you more than two thousand years of Chinese circus traditions. If it’s humanly possible-and even if it’s not! -Shanghai’s acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair. For more info, click here.
January 26: Little Feat at the King Center
“Dixie Chicken,” “Oh Atlanta,” “Let it Roll,” “Spanish Moon,” and “Fat Man in the Bathtub” are just the merest hint of a repertoire that has inspired more joy and more dancing than you can imagine. Little Feat fused a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive, a mix of California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, all stirred into a rich gumbo that can only be Little Feat. For more info, click here.
January 26: Gaelic Storm at the King Center
It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, “Go Climb a Tree”, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers. For more info, click here.
January 26 & 27: Melbourne Community Orchestra presents Welcome to the Blue Note Concert
If it’s winter in Brevard, it means two extra cool nights of finger-snapping jazz with the Melbourne Community Orchestra on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the Melbourne Auditorium. Admission is free, with no tickets required. The Welcome to the Blue Note concerts will feature a hit parade of more than 25 jazz and big band standards arranged for orchestra. For more info, click here.
Thru January 30: Inherit the Wind at Surfside Playhouse
Inherit the Wind is a fictional version of the 1925 Scopes Trial. Scopes was convicted for teaching evolution to a high school class. In Tennessee, state law prohibited teaching evolution. The play is meant to criticize the anti-Communist investigations that took place in the U.S. The authors used the Scope’s trial as a platform to explore threats to learning and intellectual freedom. For more info, click here.
January 22 & 23; 29 & 30; and February 5 & 6: Brevard Renaissance Fair in Wickham Park
Gather one and all for the Brevard Renaissance Fair in the Forest of Wickham Park in Melbourne. A cast of colorful characters fills the lands with music, dancing, and more. With over 100 stage shows daily, varieties of foods and treats, and numerous artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, guests are invited to immerse themselves in a unique experience of history and fantasy! For more info, click here.
Thru February 13: Kinky Boots at Titusville Playhouse
Winner of six Tony Awards, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper. Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. For more info, click here.
Thru February 20: Almost, Maine at Melbourne Civic Theatre
One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. For more info, click here.