Cocoa Village Playhouse Presents No People Like Show People: From Music Hall to Vaudeville
Oct 24 - 25, 2015
Starring Margaret Cross, Don & Leeann Cross, and special guests
with pianist Diane Spahr
TWO SHOWS ONLY!
Tickets available NOW to Season Ticket Patrons, Individual Tickets will be available September 2, 2015
at The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922
Box Office: (321) 636-5050
Before Broadway, before Hollywood, the British had Music Hall, and America had Vaudeville. Legends like Fred Astaire, Will Rogers, Julie Andrews, Bob Hope, Fats Waller, Noel Coward, The Marx Brothers and countless others had their beginnings in variety shows, and the stories of this breed of go-getter performers inspired stage and film classics like Funny Girl, Chicago, Gypsy!, and Yankee Doodle Dandy. Join New York performer-turned Playhouse favorite Margaret Cross, her parents Don and Leeann (White Christmas), special guests, and live musicians for laughter, music, and memories!
Built in 1924, the Cocoa Village Playhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places, and underwent a major renovation in 2014. With state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, nearly 600 spacious seats, and 21 crystal chandeliers, it has earned the title "the showplace of the Indian River"! Tickets are selling fast, so call or go online for yours today!
MARGARET CROSS is beginning her fourth season creating shows at the Cocoa Village Playhouse. Born in Ohio, raised in Florida, she spent 7 years performing in New York City. Locally, she was a Spotlight Artist in the 2014 Orlando Cabaret Festival, was Eliza, My Fair Lady (Henegar Center), Sharon, Finian’s Rainbow, Kate Magowan, Titanic (CVP), Agatha, Guys & Dolls with Orlando Philharmonic (w/ Davis Gaines, Bob Carr Auditorium). In NYC, she sang with jazz bands Mona’s Hot Four, Big Swinging Dixies, and her own trio, co-conceived and directed A Flanders & Swann House Party at Snapple Center Times Square and the York Theatre. Favorite past roles: The Postman, The Most Happy Fella (Gallery Players, Bklyn), Sarah Bradford, The Life Of Harriet Tubman (SAIL Nat’l Tour). Former staff writer: Music.com, Orlando Weekly, BroadwayWorld.com. Director of Music, Palmdale Presbyterian Church in Melbourne. Former member Actor’s Equity, Manhattan Assoc. of Cabaret Artists. B.A. Music, Florida State University.
“Her voice is a thing of beauty, worthy of any stage.” - Florida Today
“’This is a lovely way to spend an evening’ is more than a song title: It’s also an emphatic recommendation to visit for an hour with Margaret Cross as she performs her show… A young lady with striking beauty, charm, a delightful sense of fun, and one of the absolutely loveliest voices in all of cabaret, Margaret is a find." - Peter Haas, Cabaret Scenes
For more info and to purchase tickets visit www.cocoavillageplayhouse.com