Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Village Players is on stage with Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs."
Village Players director Oliver Sprague said he was drawn to Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" for its ability to show "the internal mechanics of a family, and how families work, and how they pull together to get things done." The show features a cast of seven: Vince Evangelista (Eugene Morris Jerome), Isabella Fraraccio (Laurie), Hal Granholm (Jack Jerome), Jonathan Hogsett (Stanley Jerome), Sara Horrocks (Nora), Denise Mesina (Aunt Blanche) and Theresa Miller (Kate Jerome). "I like working in a small ensemble," Miller said. "And the show is so real. The things that happen to us as a stage family could happen to anybody in a real family." Brighton Beach Memoirs precedes Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound in the semi-autobiographical …
The nonprofit fine arts center is offering classes for kids of all ages.
Wondering what to do with the kids this summer? Consider registering them for summer art workshops at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Dr., Brandon. According to the nonprofit fine arts center's executive director, Dawn Galia, Center Place will be offering classes throughout the summer for every age and interest. Classes include painting, pottery, etiquette, Mad Science, paper sculptures, recycled art, space art, photography and comics. Classes range in price from $35 to $135. And, due to the popularity of the summer art workshops, all classes require advance registration and payment. Cool new workshops being offered this summer include: For more details, visit Center Place's summer arts workshops page.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Monday, May 13, 2013
A retrospective concert is planned June 1 at Eastside Baptist Church for the Plant City Community Choir, which features singers and performances from and for people living in Brandon, Lakeland, Plant City and Valrico.
Help commemorate the success of a "vocal experiment" that five years ago launched with 12 members and an inaugural concert at The Church on the Rock in Plant City, with a June 1 concert planned in Plant City. Since its start in 2008 the Plant City Community Choir has performed 10 local concerts and has appeared in seven performances of the Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir in Orlando, at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney's World Resort. The Plant City Community Choir draws members and audiences from Brandon, Lakeland, Plant City and Valrico. The group has 30 stable members and sometimes performs in even greater numbers, accompanied by musicians. A retrospective concert is planned for June 1 at Eastside Baptist Church, at 1318 …
The first annual Community Children's Art Show is planned for July at the Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association in Brandon.
For years the Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association has hosted monthly art exhibits, including one featuring the work of children in Hillsborough County schools. This year, for the first time, an art show featuring the work of children from the community at large has been added to the mix. Entries for the Community Children's Art Show in the Mook Art Gallery at Center Place are being accepted June 24-28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Center Place, which shares space with the Brandon Regional Library in the Sandy Rodriguez Center, at 619 Vonderburg Drive. The art show is scheduled for the month of July with an artist reception scheduled for July 11 at 6 p.m. Awards will be presented, starting at 6:30 p.m., in three age categories (4-6, 7…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Opening in May at the James McCabe Theater in Valrico is the Village Players production of the Neil Simon classic, "Brighton Beach Memoirs."
Actors are in costume for the final days of rehearsals for the upcoming Village Players production of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. The show features a cast of seven: Vince Evangelista (Eugene Morris Jerome), Isabella Fraraccio (Laurie), Hal Granholm (Jack Jerome), Jonathan Hogsett (Stanley Jerome), Sara Horrocks (Nora), Denise Mesina (Aunt Blanche) and Theresa Miller (Kate Jerome). The show is directed by Oliver Sprague. Show dates are May 17-18, 23-25 and 30-31. Also, June 1. Doors open 7:30 p.m.; curtain time is 8 p.m. Curtain for the Sunday, May 25 matinee is 3 p.m.; doors open at 2:30 p.m. The theatre is at 506 Fifth Street, north of State Road 60. Regular admission is $14.00. Tickets for students, seniors and military, with …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Upload your best photos here — yours might be picked to be Brandon Patch's Facebook cover photo next month!
Got a cool photo to share? Upload it here, and maybe it'll be chosen as Brandon Patch's Facebook cover photo! That's right, simply add your photo to this gallery, and one lucky winner will have his or her shot chosen to be put on display at the top of our Facebook page for the next month. You can enter as many photos as you want from now until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31. We'll choose one random winner, who will also receive a nifty Patch magnet for the fridge! Just add your photos by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button in green. Here's your chance to show off your photogarphy skills and your best images of our town. Let's see what you've got! Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and …
Director Tyler Hollis talks about Plant City Entertainment's current production, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood."
Tyler Hollis, with his wife, Angela, are directors of this month's Plant City Entertainment production of The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, on stage at the Plant City Entertainment Theatre at 101 North Thomas Street. The show, written by Mary Lynn Dobson, stars Domonic Botto (Robin Hood), Pamela Cawley (Maid Marion), Joe Osborn (Sheriff of Nottingham), Ben Rawnsley (Evil Prince John) and Derek Abbott, as the narrator known as "Town's Guy." Remaining show dates are May 9-11. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $14 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students (through grade 12) and $10 for Plant City Entertainment members and for theatre attendees in groups of 10 or more. The following Patch Talk interview was …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The children's production will take place May 10 at 7 p.m.
Your kids most likely have heard the tale of the "Three Little Pigs" countless times. However, they've never heard it told like this. Stages Productions will present a comedic version of the "Three Little Pigs" including a rapping Big Bad Wolf Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Dr., Brandon. In this tale, three unique piglets find themselves home alone when a certain well-known wolf invites himself to dinner. Will they be devoured separately or will they learn to overcome their differences and join forces to battle the hungry wolf? The production, which includes the themes of teamwork, character, sibling rivalry and work ethics, is suitable for children in prekindergarten through third grade. Tickets are $6 for Center…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Now playing in Brandon are the flicks 42, Arthur Newman, The Big Wedding, The Call, The Company You Keep, The Croods, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Home Run, Mud, Oblivion, Olympus Has Fallen, Pain and Gain, Evil Dead, The Place Beyond the Pines and more.
New to theaters this weekend, Apil 26-28, are the films Arthur Newman, The Big Wedding and Pain and Gain. They join "hot" flicks Oblivion and 42, as classified by Moviefone.com. In all, 18 movies are in the line-up at AMC The Regency 20, with ratings and runtimes noted blow. (Click the title for movie trailer.) For showtimes, visit the Brandon site for amctheatres.com. ______________ Now Playing At AMC The Regency 20 In Brandon: _______________