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  • Evita! March 9 -25

2017-2018 Season

Written by Bergeron. Posted in Coming Soon

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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


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Dance Performance Workshop

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm and Saturdays 12:00-2:00pm

Program Starts April 3rd at 6:00pm

Public Performance on Saturday, June 23, 8:00pm

Surfside is proud to offer an 11-week specialized dance training class for the theatre with Gotta Dance! Our teacher, Paulette Bethel, has 35 years of dance and choreography experience. She has owned several dance studios in Miami and has choreographed and directed over 20 cabaret shows. Paulette teaches dance classes at the Cocoa Beach Fitness Center and the City of Cocoa Beach Recreational Center. She and her husband have also volunteered in set construction with Surfside Players for the past two years.

"My workshop is for adults and teens over 15 years old who are either actively performing in the theatre, or would love to learn. After choreographing the show SHOUT! at Surfside Playhouse, I noticed that time is very limited for rehearsals. There are only 3 - 4 weeks for rehearsal time [onstage before Tech Week] which has to be shared between acting, musical direction, choreography, set design and costuming. I felt that it would be beneficial for the actors if they had the tools beforehand which would help the director as well.”

Participants don't need to be professional or trained dancers. Dancing is basically acting in motion! Here are some of the things they will learn in the workshop:

How to perform as an ensemble
How to project energy and emotion with their bodies
How to dance with props (i.e. hats, canes and chairs)
How to follow a choreographer and interpret music
How to dance with a partner
and much, much more!

Cost of the workshop is $225. Every student performs in the Dance Show on Saturday,June 23rd at 8:00pm!

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18th Annual Full Length Play Competition

Script Submission Deadline: May 7

Auditions: May 20 & may 21
Sunday & Monday, 7:00pm
Performances: June 29 - July 1

Friday & Saturday, 8:00pm / Sunday, 2:00pm / Tickets $10 at the door

Surfside Playhouse is proud to accept full length original plays for our 18th Annual Full Length Play Competition. Brevard County playwrites are invited to submit unproduced original works in the hopes that their script will be picked by a panel of judges for production on Surfside's stage.

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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