Tara Bennett

Tara Bennett

Tara Bennett is a Jill-of-All-Trades who currently serves as the Media Coordinator for the Hammond Regional Arts Center in Hammond, LA, and served as the Arts & Entertainment editor of DIG Magazine from from 2014-18. 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 and studied theatre abroad in London.




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First Show:

Ragtime

Favorite Show:

I'm a really big Phan if you know what I mean and I think you do.

Favorite Stories:

  • BWW-Interview Cecilia Snow of SIX at Saenger Theatre - This musical empowers its female characters by giving them a voice and allowing them to tell their own stories. The queens take control of their narratives, highlighting their strengths, struggles and resilience. Their empowerment resonated with me as someone who appreciates stories of strong and independent women.
  • BWW-Interview Beln Moyano of HADESTOWN at Saenger Theatre - Before I loved theatre, I loved Greek mythology. This retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set in a post-apocalyptic, blues-inspired world brings a fresh perspective. The musical weaves a captivating and unique narrative, drawing audiences in a similar way Orpheus draws in Hades.
  • BWW-Interview Lyndie Moe of RENT - What can I say other than RENT is one of my all-time favorite musicals, so it was a honor to speak with Maureen on the musical's legacy.


MOST POPULAR ARTICLES

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Crescent City Stage
Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Crescent City Stage
December 18, 2023

In a festive and spirited adaptation of Charles Dickens’s timeless tale, the iconic miser Ebenezer Scrooge takes center stage in Crescent City Stage’s latest production, A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Feature: EVERY MAN A KING: A NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FABLE
Feature: EVERY MAN A KING: A NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FABLE
December 4, 2023

In a creative venture that promises to blend history, music and theatrical prowess, a new one-man musical is currently in the works, spotlighting the complex and captivating life of Louisiana’s legendary political figure, Huey P. Long.

Interview: James Monroe Iglehart On Pre-Broadway A WONDERFUL WORLD
Interview: James Monroe Iglehart On Pre-Broadway A WONDERFUL WORLD
October 12, 2023

BroadwayWorld sat down with star James Monroe Iglehart while the production played its first pre-Broadway engagement in New Orleans to chat about bringing Louis' story to life, the care that goes into telling stories through musicals, and if he can play a certain instrument.

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Kicks Off 2023-24 Season at Le Petit Theatre
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Kicks Off 2023-24 Season at Le Petit Theatre
October 2, 2023

Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré is excited to kick off the theatre’s exhilarating 107th season with five diverse shows ranging from beloved classics, edgy plays, Shakespearean wit and an inspiring journey to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Feature Exclusive: AJ Allegra, Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre
Feature Exclusive: AJ Allegra, Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre
September 22, 2023

Le Petit Theatre recently announced the appointment of AJ Allegra as its new artistic director. Allegra was selected after a national search by Management Consultants for the Arts and has been in the position since August 1.

Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH
Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH
August 1, 2023

Tennessee Williams’ SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, an underrated tale of comebacks and second chances while desperately clinging to the past, is the playwright’s latest steamy, brutal Southern drama to hit the stage in New Orleans.

Review: VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE Delivers Chekhovian Comedy at Its Best
Review: VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE Delivers Chekhovian Comedy at Its Best
June 28, 2023

What did our critic think of VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE at Crescent City Stage? The gloom and angst of Chekhovian characters provide funny fodder for Christopher Durang’s VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, now in production through the Crescent City Stage.

Previews: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at Allways Lounge
Previews: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at Allways Lounge
May 11, 2023

Two staged readings focusing on women who love women will occur at the Allways Lounge Twilight Room on May 12 at 7 p.m.

Interview: Gabe Martinez of MOULIN ROUGE at Saenger Theatre
Interview: Gabe Martinez of MOULIN ROUGE at Saenger Theatre
April 11, 2023

The Saenger Theatre invites everyone to can-can now through April 16 as the present MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL.

Feature: NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with Tennessee Williams Threatre Company
Feature: NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with Tennessee Williams Threatre Company
March 21, 2023

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company (TWTC) started its 2023 season with the Tennessee Williams classic, NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, currently running at The Lower Depths Theatre at Loyola University in New Orleans through March 26.

Interview: Sara DeGennaro of SOFIA'S FIRST BALLET CLASS
Interview: Sara DeGennaro of SOFIA'S FIRST BALLET CLASS
March 21, 2023

A dancer from the age of three, Sara DeGennaro has had a love of ballet for most of her life. Now an instructor who has her own dance studio, she shares the excitement of learning ballet in her new children’s book, “Sofia’s First Ballet Class: Ballet is Fun!”

Staged Reading of Three Sisters, set on Tunica-Biloxi Reservation, Debuts in Avoyelles Parish
Staged Reading of Three Sisters, set on Tunica-Biloxi Reservation, Debuts in Avoyelles Parish
March 21, 2023

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company, presents a staged reading of THREE SISTERS at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, at Paragon Casino Resort.

Interview: Elizabeth Newcomer & Tenea Intriago of CRY IT OUT At Crescent City Stage
Interview: Elizabeth Newcomer & Tenea Intriago of CRY IT OUT At Crescent City Stage
January 24, 2023

New Orleans production company Crescent City Stage is about to kick off 2023 with its latest production of CRY IT OUT by Molly Smith Metzler. This comedy takes an honest (and sharp) look at the double-edged sword of motherhood in all the joys and tribulations that come with it. Directed by Jana Mestecky, CRY IT OUT will run Jan. 26-Feb. 9, 2023, at the Marquette Theater at Loyola University.

Interview: Ethan Hardy Benson of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Saenger Theatre
Interview: Ethan Hardy Benson of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Saenger Theatre
January 11, 2023

The iconic musical phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is celebrating 50 years with a new touring production in North America, and is currently running at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.

Interview: Tommy Jamerson of THE JUNGLE BOOK at Columbia Theatre For The Performing Arts
Interview: Tommy Jamerson of THE JUNGLE BOOK at Columbia Theatre For The Performing Arts
December 31, 2022

Tommy Jamerson is no stranger to putting his spin on beloved children's stories. From Alice in Wonderland to Pinocchio to Hercules, he's captured well-known stories that make us remember why we fell in love with them. Now, he's done the same magic with Rudyard Kipling's famous story in his latest play, THE JUNGLE BOOK.

Interview: Cecilia Snow of SIX at Saenger Theatre
Interview: Cecilia Snow of SIX at Saenger Theatre
December 13, 2022

A witty, pop-fueled musical on par with a Spice Girls concert, SIX THE MUSICAL remixes the history of the six wives of the notorious King Henry VIII as they take to the microphone to reclaim their HERstories once, and for all.

THE WAY WE SAY GOODBYE at Reimers Memorial Auditorium
THE WAY WE SAY GOODBYE at Reimers Memorial Auditorium
November 2, 2022

A premiere production of The Way We Say Goodbye by Donna Gay Anderson with Alumni and student cast to celebrate the inaugural year of Southeastern Theatre’s new B.A. degree.

Interview: Khalifa White of THE LION KING at Saenger Theatre
Interview: Khalifa White of THE LION KING at Saenger Theatre
October 28, 2022

The North American tour of Disney’s THE LION KING, celebrating an epic anniversary, hits the Saenger Theatre starting this week.

Interview: Olivia Valli of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Saenger Theatre
Interview: Olivia Valli of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Saenger Theatre
October 3, 2022

The national tour of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL lands at the Saenger Theatre, running October 4 through October 9. The beloved ’90s rom-com directed by Garry Marshall comes to the stage with some updates, musical twists and a lot of love.

Preview: Check Out October Shows Coming Up In New Orleans
Preview: Check Out October Shows Coming Up In New Orleans
September 30, 2022

From the Crescent City to the Northshore, here's what's onstage now



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