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.
What's the next best thing to a vacation on a Greek island? Seeing 'MAMMA MIA!,' this season's last mainstage show at Theatre Baton Rouge that equals to two hours of musical fun.BWW Review: RENT at Saenger Theatre April 19, 2018
The Tennessee Williams Company's latest production may raise an eyebrow after seeing playwright Moises Kaufman's name attached, but rest assured, ONE ARM is most ardently Tennessee Williams' work. It is the latest production in keeping with the company's mission to bring the rare gems of Williams canon to broader audiences.BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA enchants at Saenger Theatre March 20, 2018
Too often, narratives in geek culture focus on the guys. It fits with the stereotype of what geeks are considered to be. Just some guy covered in Cheeto dust, chugging back a Mountain Dew while locking himself up in his mother's basement to live out a fantasy quest where he defeats a dragon and gets the girl. But what about the girls who also want to save the day? This is at the heart of SHE KILLS MONSTERS, now running at Theatre Baton Rouge as part of their Turner-Fischer series.BWW Previews: SHE KILLS MONSTERS at Theatre Baton Rouge February 8, 2018
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 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 Rouge October 18, 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 Rouge August 17, 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 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.