Coming Up! Two Theatre Guild shows take center stage


The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is busy this week. First, it’s opening “Murder on the Nile,” then it will hold auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which opens this summer. “Murder on the Nile” opens Friday, May 5, and runs through May 21. It is directed by Lynn Jackson. Tickets are $35. Auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be held 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 8, and Thursday, May 11. Callbacks will also be held on May 11. To audition, just show up. However, if you have skills and theater know-how, do the following: Bring a resume and headshot (not required). Wear clothes that allow you to move. You don’t have to prepare a dance, but you will be taught a short combination to perform. For vocal auditions, it is suggested you practice with the backing track, which you can find at You can find links to various character songs by visiting, then clicking on Actors, go to the drop-down menu and click on Auditions. From there, you can find a tab for a PDF containing the links. Even those auditioning only for a dancing part will be asked to sing. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” runs July 21 to Aug. 6 and will be directed by Michael Naffziger, music directed by Greg Harris and choreographed by Beth Shestak. The Vero Beach Theatre Guild is at 2020 San Juan Ave., Vero Beach. Call 772-562-8300 or visit

The 14th Annual Indian River Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival takes place this weekend. In addition to bargains on new and used boats and more, there will be seminars on fishing and boating, seafood vendors, arts and crafts, a car swap meet and car show, and a Cornhole Tournament with cash prizes. The Cornhole Tournament begins 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, and is held only that day. Cornhole Tournament players need to bring a partner because it’s a double-elimination tournament. Each two-person team plays a minimum of three games. Cost to enter the Cornhole Tournament is $25 in advance (online at or $40 at the door per person, and includes free admission to the whole event. Proceeds benefit Treasure Coast Charities. The 14th Annual Indian River Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, at the Indian River Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach. Admission is $10 general and free for children 12 and under. You can find a $2 coupon by visiting For more information, visit that website link or call 952-205-7813.

Local vocalist Patrick J. Stella will present “So This Is Love,” a concert designed to tug at heartstrings, on Saturday afternoon. Stella, who toured with a 23-piece jazz band in his 20s, is performing to honor his wife and their 50-year marriage. Get out the hankies because the concert includes “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Stand by Me” and many more sentimental songs. Stella will be accompanied by Jacob Craig on piano. Admission is free. “So This Is Love” begins 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Beach. For more information visit or call 772-562-9088.

The Treasure Coast Chorale presents “And All That Jazz!” concert Sunday afternoon. The concert features the Treasure Coast Chorale and the Indian River County Charter High School Jazz Ensemble, “The Wolves,” directed by Dave Mundy. The program includes Kander & Ebb music, a jazz tune medley, Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” and Cole Porter’s “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love).” The concert is directed by Michael Carter and also features drummer Richie Mola, pianist Judy Carter, and “The Dolls,” an oldies trio. Doors open at 3 p.m. The concert begins 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the First Baptist Church, 2206 16th Ave., Vero Beach. Admission is free, but donations accepted. For more information, visit

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