This morning the Florida Today newspaper printed a nice little AIDA teaser on the front page. They actually used the word “blockbuster”! I can’t wait to see the story tomorrow morning in the TGIF section of the paper. It should be good.
AIDA opens tomorrow night, Friday April 3rd. There are still some tickets left for opening night and right now AIDA is playing through April 19th, although that could get extended if the rest of the performances sell out. For tickets or for more information, check out the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse website.
Behold! From the distant planet Mmmkwqpytcsw … this giant floating “M” was sent to warn us of our impending doom! It was last seen floating up into the rafters high above the stage in the old historic Cocoa Village Playhouse in Cocoa, Florida.
Well, actually it’s just a set piece that I built yesterday afternoon for the Cocoa Village Playhouse show Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which is opening next weekend (Feb 6th) and showing for at least 4 weekends. Call 321-636-5050 to get your tickets now!
The Cocoa Village Playhouse is holding auditions for AIDA on Monday Feb 9th at 7pm for females and Tuesday Feb 10th at 7pm for males. CVP is located at 300 Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Village on Florida’s Space Coast. Their phone number is 321-636-5050.
From the CVP audition flyer:
AIDA is Elton John & Tim Rice’s contemporary musical take on the grand classic tale of the love between a soldier and an enslaved princess – a love that transcends the vast culteral differences between the two warring nations.
With a pop-rock score that features stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Elton John nd Tim Rice’s AIDA is a modern crowd pleaser that embraces multi-cultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging and singing.
REQUIRES A LARGE MULTI-CULTURAL CAST!
- No experience necessary. We will train you!
- Please limit vocal auditions to a maximum of 1 minute or 16 bars of music. Sheet music is preferred (we provide pianist). CD accompaniment must not contain prerecorded vocals and must stop at 1 minute. No cassette tapes please.
- If you do not have a prepared song, you will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” with the piano accompaniment. No acapella vocals, please.
- You will also be given simple stage movement to follow. Please dress comfortably with correct shoes to move.
Update: Click the “ad” below to buy the AIDA soundtrack from Amazon.com:
The shows at the Cocoa Village Playhouse are always awesome, but Peter Pan is going to be extra special since they are actually flying numerous cast members through the air in the show. This is as close to Broadway as you’ll see in community theatre, I think. (full disclosure: I am not paid by CVP, but I do try to help them out by building sets when I am able.)
Florida Today put together a very nice little video showing the Peter Pan kids learning to fly. Check out the video below. Just click on the play button to watch it.
[Sorry, folks. Florida Today removed the video.]
Just call 321-636-5050 for CVP tickets or for more information.
My work recently sent me to NYC for a few days. In between work I was able to see some sights. My main sightseeing goals were to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. I also wanted to see a Broadway Musical while I was there. I bought my ticket to see “Curtains” starring David Hyde Pierce & Debra Monk about a week before the trip. I sat in the 3rd row center! Wow, that was awesome!
Everything else that I got to see while I was there was just icing on the cake … especially getting a standby seat for The Late Show with David Letterman. I never dreamed I’d actually get a seat in the audience with little or no notice! I got to experience some great local food and got to walk quite a bit around Manhattan. My feet and legs tell me that I walked around a little too much!