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 Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Sep. 30, 2017


BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Jun. 21, 2017


BWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Nov. 13, 2017


BWW Interview: Chloe Marie of HAIR at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Interview: Chloe Marie of HAIR at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Aug. 17, 2017


BWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Jun. 8, 2017


BWW Previews: ROCKY HORROR at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Previews: ROCKY HORROR at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Oct. 18, 2017


BWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS lands a crit at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS lands a crit at Theatre Baton Rouge
Posted: Feb. 16, 2018


BWW Review: RENT at Saenger TheatreBWW Review: RENT at Saenger Theatre
April 19, 2018

Answering machines and public payphones may be things of the past, but the epic rock musical RENT still holds up to this day.

BWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's ONE ARM is compelling story of loss and salvationBWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company's ONE ARM is compelling story of loss and salvation
April 2, 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 TheatreBWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA enchants at Saenger Theatre
March 20, 2018

Broadway's longest-running production is well over 30 years, but still finds ways to remain incredibly "phantasmic."

BWW Review: CABARET steams up at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: CABARET steams up at Theatre Baton Rouge
March 19, 2018

The lines between fantasy and reality will blur on the stage of Theatre Baton Rouge as they run the now-classic musical CABARET now through March 25.

BWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS lands a crit at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS lands a crit at Theatre Baton Rouge
February 16, 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 RougeBWW Previews: SHE KILLS MONSTERS at Theatre Baton Rouge
February 8, 2018

Swords, daggers, shields and the power of sisterhood take over Theatre Baton Rouge as part of their Turner-Fischer series with SHE KILLS MONSTERS running from February 9-18.

BWW Review: BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Theatre Baton Rouge
January 25, 2018

Take five actors, with some nearly three dozen characters, plus a mystery that's playing as melodrama while also playing as a farce, and turn it into a hit show.

BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS Brings Holiday Cheer to the Saenger TheatreBWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS Brings Holiday Cheer to the Saenger Theatre
December 21, 2017

Although New Orleans doesn't usually get snow for the holidays, the stage production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL is an excellent substitution filled with holiday spirit and cheer.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Bright with Hope at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Bright with Hope at Theatre Baton Rouge
December 12, 2017

It's incredibly rare for someone not to know the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. A classic story of redemption, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, lingers in the hearts of everyone, especially those who have special ties to it, such as the team at Theatre Baton Rouge where A CHRISTMAS CAROL, has been a part of their holiday season for the past seven years.

BWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company shows playwright's rarity, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALESBWW Review: Tennessee Williams Theatre Company shows playwright's rarity, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES
December 8, 2017

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 RougeBWW 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 RougeBWW Previews: ROCKY HORROR at Theatre Baton Rouge
October 18, 2017

Get ready to don your fishnets and pearls because the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is coming to Theatre Baton Rouge.

BWW Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Theatre Baton Rouge
September 30, 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 RougeBWW Interview: Chloe Marie of HAIR at Theatre Baton Rouge
August 17, 2017

The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the rock musical, HAIR and Theatre Baton Rouge is celebrating with a two-week run of the show, opening Friday, August 18, and running through Sunday, August 27.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton Rouge
June 21, 2017

Theatre Baton Rouge has enchanted its way into the hearts of audiences once again with their closing production of the 2016-2017 season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

BWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Baton Rouge
June 8, 2017

It's been three months since Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast was on the silver screen, and with a gross of over 500 million dollars, it proves that Disney's tale as old as time is still beloved.

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at SaengerBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at Saenger
May 11, 2017

Once upon a time, there lived a playwright who never wanted to grow up. And so, he wrote a play about a boy who never does.

BWW Preview: THE FOREIGNER at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Preview: THE FOREIGNER at Theatre Baton Rouge
April 19, 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 TRAINBWW 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.

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge
March 17, 2017

Flawless production makes Drowsy Chaperone a must-see hit



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