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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.


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
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
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
September 30, 2022

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

Rivertown Theaters Presents “Raise Your Voice 5” A Musical Revue
September 30, 2022

Rising young performers of the New Orleans theater community are back for the 5th year, to share their talents in “Raise Your Voice 5”, a benefit musical revue to raise money for Covenant House New Orleans.

Review: CLOTHES FOR A SUMMER HOTEL at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company
September 23, 2022

What did our critic think of CLOTHES FOR A SUMMER HOTEL at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company?

Preview: Check Out September Shows Coming Up In New Orleans
September 12, 2022

Check out what is happening in NOLA Theatre. From Northhampton to LA... see all the places you can go while taking in a show this month!

What's Opening this Week at Playmakers BR
August 15, 2022

What's going on this weekend in local Southeast Louisiana theatre?

Review: SUMMER + SMOKE at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company
August 15, 2022

Beautiful and compelling; will have you in its grip. An emotionally rich production of an unsung work from Tennessee Williams's canon is making waves through the Crescent City with the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's production of SUMMER + SMOKE.

BWW Previews: SUMMER AND SMOKE at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company
July 25, 2022

One of Tennessee Williams’ most “devastating and glorious” dramas will pick up the second half of The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company’s sixth season with its production of SUMMER + SMOKE.

Interview: Edred Utomi of HAMILTON at Saenger Theatre
July 5, 2022

The Broadway phenomenon that is HAMILTON is back in the Crescent City. This epic, historical reimaging by Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently running at the Saenger Theatre now through July 10th. As one of the most impactful musicals to ever hit the bar, the question isn’t so much are you going, but when are you going. sat down with Alexander himself, Edred Utomi, to talk all things about his role as one of our Founding Fathers.

BWW Review: PORCUPINE at Bywater Wonderland
June 2, 2022

Dr. Sigmund Freud is making a return visit to the United States, this time as a literary figure in the immersive theatrical experience, PORCUPINE.

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Saenger Theatre
May 20, 2022

It’s time to bust out your favorite pink clothes and sharpen your claws as the Broadway sensation MEAN GIRLS plays at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans this week.

BWW Review: FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS at Tennessee Williams Threatre Company
April 5, 2022

Returning to the stage since the pandemic shutdown is one New Orleans theatre company that has been sorely missed. The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company and their current production of FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS is a comedic romp that will give audiences the best medicine of all.

BWW Interview: Cecil Baldwin of WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE at Civic Theatre
March 30, 2022

A groundbreaking podcast known for pushing the boundaries of storytelling celebrates 10 years as WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE returns to New Orleans this Thursday. WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a radio-style show focusing on the community of the eerie desert town of Night Vale. Featuring announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, and dark hooded figures who frequent the local dog park, NIGHT VALE is Twin Peaks for your ears.

BWW Nola: What's On This Week (March 11-13)
March 11, 2022

What's going on this week in local Southeast Louisiana theatre?

BWW Nola: What's On This Week (March 4-6)
March 4, 2022

What's going on this week in local Southeast Louisiana theatre?

Upcoming Spring Theatre Productions To See In New Orleans
February 24, 2022

New Orleans theatre had its share of setbacks due to the pandemic, but in 2022, the Crescent City is seeing a revival of bold theatre. These productions capture Nola's legacy of theatrical innovation and creativity from local theatre companies featuring local talent to grand-scale tours. This spring season, there's something for everyone, from classic stories with a twist to the Best of Broadway.

BWW Interview: Sue McLaughlin of FROZEN at Saenger Theatre
February 4, 2022

Disney’s staged version of FROZEN, set to arrive at the Saenger Theatre February 10-20, brings the world of Arrendale to life with jaw-dropping pageantry. One of the biggest (and smallest) reasons behind the magic goes to the two non-human roles of reindeer Sven and snowman Olaf, created through the designs of Michael Curry.

BWW Interview: Belén Moyano of HADESTOWN at Saenger Theatre
December 21, 2021

The national tour of the Tony award-winning musical HADESTOWN is getting ready to make its way down to New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre, running from December 28 through January 2.