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.
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
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 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 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 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 Rep December 6, 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 Rouge November 10, 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.