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2017-2018 Season

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A Big Band Christmas

Featuring the Space Coast Big band

Saturday, December 16th at 8:00pm

Sunday, December 17th at 2:00pm

Usher in the spirit of the season and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with our Big Band Christmas! This heart warming compilation of holiday classics, performed live by the 17 piece Space Coast Big Band, will bring you back to the era of swing, jazz and cool! With the vocal stylings of Michael Mirand and Maddy Winer, you're in for an evening of merriment you won't soon forget!

   

On Golden Pond

Jan 12 - 28

by Ernest Thompson

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.
Presented to great critical and popular acclaim first off then on Broadway, this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years introduced a significant playwright to our theatre. "ON GOLDEN POND is a work of rare simplicity and beauty, and in Thompson our theatre has found a fresh new voice." —NY Daily News. "…a rare and memorable theatrical experience…" —Variety. "What courage it must have taken for Mr. Thompson in the 1970s to write a play with so much affection in it!" —The New Yorker.

   
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Party for the Playhouse!

Feb 10th 2018
5:30pm to 9:30pm
International Palms Resort, 1300 N. Atlantic Avenue


Come support Surfside Playhouse at a special event at the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach on Saturday, February 10 from 5:30-9:30. Enjoy a catered, sit-down dinner, wonderful silent auction items, live entertainment from Surfside’s performers, cash bar, and music and dancing to DJ “Louie Las Vegas”. Proceeds help to defray the costs of Surfside’s theatrical productions, educational programs, and facility upgrades. Show your appreciation for the performing arts at the only beachside community theatre in Brevard, and come party for the playhouse!

   

Evita

March 9 - 25

by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber

Evita is based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame, and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and a political system, run by men. Once she makes it to Buenos Aires, Evita finds fame and power in her powers of seduction, eventually seducing the rising political figure, Juan Perón, who becomes the President of Argentina. As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class­—and an enemy to the rich. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people. This blockbuster musical, made even more famous as a 1996 Hollywood film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, shows both the righteous determination, and the ruthless power, of Argentina’s 20th century matriarch

 

The Games Afoot

April 27 - May 6

by Ken Ludwig

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.
“An inspired whodunit…a snappy, clever drawing-room mystery. There are twists in playwright Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot that cause the audience to gasp.” - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“The Game’s Afoot is Murderously Funny!” - Broadway World Cleveland

   

The Wizard of Oz

6/8 - 6/17

Walk along with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman and the Cowardly Lion as they follow the yellow brick road in search of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This clever adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic novel will keep you on the edge of your seat! That is when you're not rolling in the aisles with laughter. This play with music is unlike any trip to Oz you've ever seen. Both familiar and strange, the Wizard of Oz will delight audiences of all ages



 

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