Tara Bennett is a Jill-of-All-Trades who currently serves as the head Arts & Entertainment writer for DIG Magazine in Baton Rouge, as well as the Media Coordinator for the Hammond Regional Arts Center in Hammond. When she is not working, she enjoys acting, belly dancing and working as a freelance makeup artist. Tara's passion for theatre began at an early age, which she enjoys sharing through her writing. In 2008 and 2009, she had the pleasant opportunity to take her theatrical education further by training with the National Critics Institute.
Pondering a good way to spend time with the baby boomer in your life? Look no further than the current touring production of "BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL," which chronicles the earlier years of King's songwriting career.BWW Preview: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge March 10, 2017
If you are looking for a lighthearted evening of theatre that manages to keep you laughing the entire night, then Theatre Baton Rouge's production of "THE DROWSY CHAPERONE" certainly fits the bill.BWW Preview: Courtroom Drama Starts up TBR's New Year January 16, 2017
A touch of Hollywood magic comes to Baton Rouge next week as local actors step into roles made famous by some of Tinseltown's biggest names. Theatre Baton Rouge will bring a gripping courtroom drama to the stage with their production of A FEW GOOD MEN.BWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger Theatre January 6, 2017
Many throughout the world have seen the iconic story of The Lion King, the 1994 Disney musical animation that has captured the hearts of young and old alike, but to see it on stage is a whole other experience entirely.BWW Review: GROUNDED at Southern Rep December 6, 2016
There are fewer well-known tales of murderous ambition outside of William Shakespeare's "MACBETH." The first of Giuseppe Verdi's three Shakespearean operas, "MACBETH" is in many respects an ideal fusion that combines the genius of Shakespeare with the extravagance and artistic might of the opera.BWW Review: PETER & THE STARCATCHER at Theatre Baton Rouge November 10, 2016
Like the name suggests, The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company draws its theatrical productions from the evocative catalog of Southern playwright Tennessee Williams. Currently, the company is presenting three rarely performed one-acts from the latter part of Williams' epic career.BWW Preview: PETER & THE STARCATCHER at November 7, 2016
Theatre Baton Rouge invites you to take a nostalgic trip to Neverland in their current production of PETER & THE STARCATCHER, a prequel to the timeless J. M. Barrie story of Peter Pan, featuring the incorrigible boy who can fly but never wants to grow up.BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS Astound at Saenger October 28, 2016
Death-defying feats, astonishing sleight of hand and a heaping serving of Vegas pizzazz is currently playing on stage at the Saenger Theatre with "THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY."BWW Review: EVANGELINE at Theatre Baton Rouge October 26, 2016
The Saenger Theatre kicked off its 2016 Broadway in New Orleans season with the classic musical "THE SOUND OF MUSIC," this week, and after the opening performance, Canal Street was just as alive as Maria's beloved hills as patrons sang songs from the musical on their way home.BWW Preview: EVANGELINE at Theatre Baton Rouge September 16, 2016
The idea of a comedic play by Tennessee Williams might raise an eyebrow or two. Tennessee Williams? The same playwright who penned dark plays focusing on dysfunctional households as seen in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Glass Menagerie?' That same Williams?BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Theatre Baton Rouge June 21, 2016
If audience appeal is any indication of a show's worth, WICKED casts a spell that has created a multimillion-dollar treasure to the musical theatre world.BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Saenger January 25, 2016
The magic of Disney continues this season at the Saenger Theatre with the pinnacle tale of enchantment BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. This classic fairy tale makes a return to New Orleans, closing out 2015 with the ultimate "tale as old as time."BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Saenger September 18, 2015
All little girls have a favorite Disney princess. Today, it's either Elsa or Anna, but for women who are still girls at heart, their princess could be Belle or Jasmine.
For me, my princess is Ariel.