When asked where I live, I usually respond "On the east coast of Florida. Near the Space Center." I have also referred to my town as "that smudge somewhere between Cocoa beach and Daytona beach". Don't get me wrong. I love my little town. The thing is, Titusville is kind of like the girl who got invited to the prom and couldn't afford a dress. Titusville lives and dies by the Space program and we suffer from Good 'Ol Boy politics.
But here's the thing: We have the most amazing community theater here! Amazing as in A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. amazing.
Titusville Playhouse is in it's 53rd season. My parents bought season tickets in the late '70s when they moved here. When my father passed away in 2010, I continued paying for them (in his name) because they had great seats and we like to support our community. (I fessed up a couple of years later and was able to keep the seats.) The plays weren't so hot then. Most went along the theme of Arsenic and Old Lace, and Seven Wives for Seven Brothers. ZZZZZ
Then a new manager came in and has blown it up! His first season here included The Graduate in which the nude scene was left intact. I think several of the patrons had a case of the vapors over that one. Then came The Full Monty. More vapors. For four years now, they have been doing a production of Rocky Horror that is unbelievable! We saw Le Mis there and having seen it on Broadway, I can tell you that it was just as good! All at our little theater.
Last night was opening night for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It was unbelievable!
The set, the music, the singing! I still get goosebumps just thinking about it.
We have guests coming in before this run is over so as soon as we got home last night, we bought more tickets as once the word gets out, this show will be sold out! Can't wait to see it again and I'm sure I'll cry all over again.