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: Theatre Baton Rouge Stages Striking Production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLEBWW Review: Theatre Baton Rouge Stages Striking Production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
Posted: Sep. 27, 2019


BWW Interview: Tom Flynn of WICKED at Saenger TheatreBWW Interview: Tom Flynn of WICKED at Saenger Theatre
Posted: Sep. 27, 2019


BWW Previews: THE CRUCIBLE at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Previews: THE CRUCIBLE at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Sep. 18, 2019


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BWW Review: Theatre Baton Rouge Stages Striking Production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLEBWW Review: Theatre Baton Rouge Stages Striking Production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
Posted: Sep. 27, 2019


BWW Review: NEWSIES Makes Headlines at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: NEWSIES Makes Headlines at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Jun. 21, 2019


BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE spells out Hilarity at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE spells out Hilarity at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Mar. 18, 2019


BWW Interview: Jorrel Javier of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL at Mahalia Jackson TheatreBWW Interview: Jorrel Javier of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL at Mahalia Jackson Theatre
Posted: Apr. 3, 2019


BWW Preview: 33 VARIATIONS at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Preview: 33 VARIATIONS at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: May. 12, 2019


BWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's THE MUTILATED Brings Holiday CheerBWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's THE MUTILATED Brings Holiday Cheer
Posted: Dec. 18, 2018


BWW Previews: NEWSIES to Seize the Day at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Previews: NEWSIES to Seize the Day at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: May. 28, 2019


BWW Review: Theatre Baton Rouge Stages Striking Production of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
September 27, 2019

Theatre Baton Rouge's masterful production of THE CRUCIBLE is must-see theater. For those of you who may shy away from seeing a production after studying the script one too many times in high school, here is your chance to see it the way it was meant to be seen.

BWW Interview: Tom Flynn of WICKED at Saenger Theatre
September 27, 2019

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. With memorable music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a heartwarming book by Winnie Holzman, the production is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. WICKED's current national tour will fly into the Saegner Theatre in New Orleans from Oct. 2-20, 2019

BWW Previews: THE CRUCIBLE at Theatre Baton Rouge
September 18, 2019

Arthur Miller's classic 1953 play, THE CRUCIBLE will explore a community filled with fear, distrust and hysteria at Theatre Baton Rouge as part of the theatre's 2019-20 Capital Series.

BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY at Theatre Baton Rouge
August 20, 2019

Gatsby isn't the only person who knows how to throw a killer party. The band is popping, the drinks are flowing, and the guests are lit like cigarettes. Theatre Baton Rouge's production of THE WILD PARTY is a scintillating and sweltering season opener full of lust and angst while driven by an electrifying jazz-rock-influenced score.

BWW Interview: Theatre Baton Rouge Hosts WILDest Party of The Year
August 12, 2019

Theatre Baton Rouge will proudly present Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY directed by Lily McGill from August 16-25!

BWW Review: TWTC's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Radiates Glowing Warmth
August 1, 2019

Memory is very precious. It connects us to our past and helps guide us to our future. In Tennessee Williams' magnum opus THE GLASS MENAGERIE, memory is a force of gravity and as the season opener for The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's fifth season, a grounded production is one rarely seen but feels so uncompromisingly right.

BWW Review: NEWSIES Makes Headlines at Theatre Baton Rouge
June 21, 2019

Have you heard the news? It's time to 'seize the day' and secure your tickets for Theatre Baton Rouge's production of Disney's NEWSIES, now running through June 30th. With energetic, spirited dancing, great acting, and whimsical tunes, TBR's NEWSIES is a musical worth seeing.

BWW Interview: Ashley North of KINKY BOOTS at Saenger Theatre
June 3, 2019

Coming soon to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans is KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS). The show runs June 14-16.

BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY soars at Saenger Theatre
May 31, 2019

For an example of excellence in ensemble theatre, look no further than COME FROM AWAY, currently taking flight at the Saenger Theatre now through June 2nd.

BWW Previews: NEWSIES to Seize the Day at Theatre Baton Rouge
May 28, 2019

It's time to 'seize the day' with the Newsies who are dancing into Theatre Baton Rouge this June.

BWW Review: 33 VARIATIONS delights at Theatre Baton Rouge
May 21, 2019

Theatre Baton Rouge's production of 33 VARIATIONS is a theatrical delight. Written by Moises Kaufman and directed by Shannon Walsh, it is a mixture of a biographical play about Ludwig van Beethoven, and a 21st Century music scholar hoping to understand the origins behind his Diabelli Variations. It is a powerful exploration of obsessive artistic drive, the limitations of time, and the bonds of family.

BWW Preview: 33 VARIATIONS at Theatre Baton Rouge
May 12, 2019

The powers of passion and parenthood combine into a touching, complex story as Theatre Baton Rouge takes on Moises Kaufman's 33 VARIATIONS, directed by Shannon Walsh. The play focuses on an ailing musicologist who's struggling against time to unlock the mystery behind one of Beethoven's last projects.

BWW Interview: Ally Guay of THE EXPLORERS CLUB at Theatre Baton Rouge
May 3, 2019

The fast-paced Nell Benjamin's comedy THE EXPLORERS CLUB has come to Theatre Baton Rouge and fans of British comedy are in for a real treat.

BWW Review: SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER with Tennessee Williams Theatre Company
April 10, 2019

Playwright Tennessee Williams is a definite master of his craft, possessing an innate skill at storytelling. He excels at creating a time and place that traps you within its web right from the very beginning. Written late in his career, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER is a dramatic example of Williams' storytelling abilities, which focuses on the power and vulnerability that comes with the truth. Now playing onstage at Loyola University's Lower Depths Theatre, The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's current run of SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER is a haunting rendition that perfectly honors Williams' 1958 Southern Gothic script.

BWW Interview: Jorrel Javier of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL at Mahalia Jackson Theatre
April 3, 2019

If you're a fan of the Percy Jackson novels, mark your calendars because lightning will strike the Mahalia Jackson Theatre with the arrival of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL this April.

BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE spells out Hilarity at Theatre Baton Rouge
March 18, 2019

There's no need to spell it out, but TBR's production of THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is pure theatrical h-i-l-a-r-i-t-y.

BWW Interview: Lily McGill of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Theatre Baton Rouge
March 6, 2019

Theatre Baton Rouge will hold a run of PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE opening this Friday, March 8. Before seeing the show, check out our Q&A with the show's director Lily McGill as we learn what it takes to create a spelling bee of a lifetime.

BWW Interview: Courtney Murphy of IN THE NEXT ROOM at Theatre Baton Rouge
February 11, 2019

It's not every day that sex toys will play any significance in Baton Rouge theatre, but in Sarah Ruhl's play, "IN THE NEXT ROOM, or the Vibrator Play" it's easy to see how its role is quite electric.

BWW Interview: Andy Huntington Jones of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Saenger Theatre
February 4, 2019

Like THE BOOK OF MORMON, Andy Huntington Jones is making a triumphant return to New Orleans.

BWW Review: SILENT SKY shines at Theatre Baton Rouge
January 30, 2019

For centuries, the significant contributions of science by women have been relatively unappreciated or unknown (unless you're Madame Curie), but thanks to recent a recent uptake of science-oriented bio dramas that is about to shift theatrically. Currently running at Theatre Baton Rouge is SILENT SKY, a vastly crucial yet little-known story of one woman whose groundwork laid the foundations of mapping the universe despite gender bias and other obstacles.



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