Tara Bennett

Tara Bennett 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.


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BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Bright with Hope at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Bright with Hope at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Dec. 12, 2017


BWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company shows playwright's rarity, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALESBWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company shows playwright's rarity, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES
Posted: Dec. 8, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Sep. 30, 2017


BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Jun. 21, 2017


BWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Nov. 13, 2017


BWW Interview: Chloe Marie of HAIR at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Interview: Chloe Marie of HAIR at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Aug. 17, 2017


BWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Jun. 8, 2017


BWW Previews: ROCKY HORROR at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Previews: ROCKY HORROR at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Oct. 18, 2017


BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Bright with Hope at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Bright with Hope at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Dec. 12, 2017


BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Bright with Hope at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Bright with Hope at Theatre Baton Rouge
December 12, 2017

It's incredibly rare for someone not to know the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. A classic story of redemption, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, lingers in the hearts of everyone, especially those who have special ties to it, such as the team at Theatre Baton Rouge where A CHRISTMAS CAROL, has been a part of their holiday season for the past seven years.

BWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company shows playwright's rarity, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALESBWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company shows playwright's rarity, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES
December 8, 2017

Running now until December 16, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES is one of Williams' early works, written in 1938. The play's rough edges help to bridge our understanding of how an aspiring Thomas would later become known to the world as Tennessee. Such a rarity is this play that it was not produced until the 1990's after Vanessa Redgrave first heard of its existence, and then persisted in bringing it to the stage.

BWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton Rouge
November 13, 2017

In pop culture history, nuns have always been campy figures in the imaginations of the masses. But it was the snazzy, jazzy rhythm found within the hit film Sister Act that renewed the popularity seen by the likes of the Flying Nun and the von Trapp family.

BWW Previews: ROCKY HORROR at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Previews: ROCKY HORROR at Theatre Baton Rouge
October 18, 2017

Get ready to don your fishnets and pearls because the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is coming to Theatre Baton Rouge.

BWW Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton Rouge
September 30, 2017

It's common knowledge that Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, is a timeless classic which has been read and loved by millions. Many of us have read the book because our middle school English teacher required it, but we discovered we couldn't put it down.

BWW Interview: Chloe Marie of HAIR at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Interview: Chloe Marie of HAIR at Theatre Baton Rouge
August 17, 2017

The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the rock musical, HAIR and Theatre Baton Rouge is celebrating with a two-week run of the show, opening Friday, August 18, and running through Sunday, August 27.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton Rouge
June 21, 2017

Theatre Baton Rouge has enchanted its way into the hearts of audiences once again with their closing production of the 2016-2017 season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

BWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton Rouge
June 8, 2017

It's been three months since Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast was on the silver screen, and with a gross of over 500 million dollars, it proves that Disney's tale as old as time is still beloved.

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at SaengerBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at Saenger
May 11, 2017

Once upon a time, there lived a playwright who never wanted to grow up. And so, he wrote a play about a boy who never does.

BWW Preview: THE FOREIGNER at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Preview: THE FOREIGNER at Theatre Baton Rouge
April 19, 2017

Sometimes when we vent, all we want is for someone to listenand never repeat what we say. That is why people flock to Charlie, the titular character in Theatre Baton Rouge's production of Larry Shue's "THE FOREIGNER."

BWW Review: Hitch a Ride With This MILK TRAINBWW Review: Hitch a Ride With This MILK TRAIN
March 30, 2017

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans has done Williams canon and New Orleans audiences a tremendous favor by staging the play that was considered the starting point of Williams' decline.

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge
March 17, 2017

Flawless production makes Drowsy Chaperone a must-see hit

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at SaengerBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Saenger
March 13, 2017

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 RougeBWW 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 YearBWW 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 TheatreBWW 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 RepBWW Review: GROUNDED at Southern Rep
December 6, 2016

What happens when a pilot has her wings clipped?

BWW Review: MACBETH Conquers at Mahalia Jackson TheatreBWW Review: MACBETH Conquers at Mahalia Jackson Theatre
November 16, 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 RougeBWW Review: PETER & THE STARCATCHER at Theatre Baton Rouge
November 10, 2016


BWW Review: DANGEROUS BIRDS (IF AGITATED) Take Flight with Tennessee Williams Theatre CompanyBWW Review: DANGEROUS BIRDS (IF AGITATED) Take Flight with Tennessee Williams Theatre Company
November 8, 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.



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