SEASON OF THE ARTS
IF PLAYS ARE YOUR THING …
The community theaters including the Barn Theatre in
Stuart, the Pineapple Playhouse on the southern edge of Fort
Pierce, and the Vero Beach Theatre Guild, have an intriguing
collection of plays planned for this season.
The Barn’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie is
expected to be a big hit, says spokesman Chris Mazzella. “I
don’t see how anyone could resist seeing this play.”
It has a cast of 25, including actors from Vero Beach to
West Palm Beach. “It’s set in the 1920s and its music is well
known,” Mazzella says. “It’s a good play for families.”
The Barn is doing well, he says. A new technical director,
Bryan Childe, brings vast experience to the Barn’s operations
and is an innoYator wKen it comes to sSecial eͿects 0aella
says. Michael Robbins is musical director and has been nominated
for an award by the Arts Council of Martin County.
In Fort Pierce, the popular Pineapple Playhouse started its
season with Rex’s Exes, a sequel to a comedy it did last year
featuring the Verdeen family. The playhouse is also producing
other comedies this year, including Wrong Window and
Vero Beach Theatre Guild has some really great plays
planned, starting with Evita, which follows the life of Eva
Peron. That’s followed by Cash on Delivery, a comedy set in
Britain. Then comes the Tony Award-winning Pajama Game,
with Making God Laugh closing out its season.
NEW CONDUCTOR, NEW IDEAS
The Atlantic Classical Orchestra has a new conductor this
year: David Amado. In an unusual twist on the way concerts
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Performers from the Barn Theatre run through a dance routine from their
upcoming production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.