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Tara Olivero

Tara Olivero

Tara Olivero is a freelance writer and theater aficionado from Fort Wayne, with a passion for promoting the arts in northern Indiana. She's previously written for BookRiot, Pique Fort Wayne, and Women Write About Comics. Contact her on twitter @taraolivero.




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BWW Review: WHEN CALLS THE HEART THE MUSICAL Shines At Round Barn Theatre PhotoBWW Review: WHEN CALLS THE HEART THE MUSICAL Shines At Round Barn Theatre
Posted: Jun. 25, 2021


LES MISERABLES STUDENT EDITION coming soon to Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre! PhotoLES MISERABLES STUDENT EDITION coming soon to Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre!
Posted: Jul. 1, 2021


BWW Review: Don't miss LES MISERABLES at Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre PhotoBWW Review: Don't miss LES MISERABLES at Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre
Posted: Jul. 27, 2021


BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at Round Barn Theatre PhotoBWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at Round Barn Theatre
Posted: Sep. 13, 2021


BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Round Barn Theatre PhotoBWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Round Barn Theatre
Posted: Aug. 2, 2021


BWW Interview: Director Shelby Lewis Of THE WOLVES at First Presbyterian Theatre
September 17, 2021

An interview with director Shelby Lewis of Fort Wayne's premier of THE WOLVES, open now through September 26th.

BWW Review: EVERY BRILLIANT THING at Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
September 13, 2021

You have just one more weekend to catch this short run of EVERY BRILLIANT THING, a one-man play by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre. The Civic's fare is usually large-ensemble musicals, so it was a rare treat to see a play- and one with such a small cast- take the stage for the opening of their 2021-2022 season.

BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at Round Barn Theatre
September 13, 2021

A sweet show for the whole family, LITTLE WOMEN runs at the Round Barn Theatre in Nappanee through October 23rd.

BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Round Barn Theatre
August 2, 2021

Be sure to catch the charming and clever YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at the historic Round Barn Theatre in Nappanee.

BWW Review: Don't miss LES MISERABLES at Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre
July 27, 2021

LES MISERABLES at Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre is not to be missed this summer.

BROADWAY AT THE EMBASSY Announces 2021/2022 Season
July 26, 2021

Broadway at the Embassy announces updates to their 2021-2022 season!

LES MISERABLES STUDENT EDITION coming soon to Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre!
July 1, 2021

LES MISERABLES STUDENT EDITION coming soon to Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre, featuring 65 students from across 23 area schools.

BWW Review: WHEN CALLS THE HEART THE MUSICAL Shines At Round Barn Theatre
June 25, 2021

World Premiere of WHEN CALLS THE HEART THE MUSICAL on stage at the Round Barn Theatre through July 17-- you won't want to miss this show.

BWW Review: MATILDA at Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
February 17, 2020

Matilda opened with a bang at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre this weekend, with plenty of chances left to see this whimsical musical. Christopher J. Murphy directs the production in collaboration with the Fort Wayne Youtheatre (with music direction by Eunice Wadewitz and choreography by the Fort Wayne Dance Collective's Mandie Kolkman).

BWW Review: Genesis Outreach's CHOIR BOY
October 31, 2019

Attention, Fort Wayne: you have one more weekend to see CHOIR BOY at the Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab, as part of Genesis Outreach, Inc.'s 2019 Gala. There are two reasons why you should make time to see this play. Number one: all proceeds go directly towards Genesis Outreach and assisting homeless and in-need individuals in our community. And number two: this is one heck of a show. So much so, in fact, that I'm still thinking about it almost a week later.

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Summit City Music Theatre
October 27, 2019


Don't Miss CHOIR BOY at Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab
October 13, 2019


Upcoming: ART at First Presbyterian Theater
September 28, 2019


BWW Previews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Summit City Music Theatre
September 22, 2019


BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
September 19, 2019

If you're smart, you'll grab your tickets for the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET while they're still available, because by all rights, they should sell out faster than Mrs. Lovett's meat pies (once she adds their secret ingredient, that is). SWEENEY TODD, the well-loved and appropriately-macabre Sondheim musical about a barber who embarks on a murderous rampage in order to get revenge for the mistreatment of his wife and daughter, has one more weekend in Fort Wayne under the direction of Leslie Beauchamp with music direction by Ben Wedler and assistant direction by Christopher J. Murphy.

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at First Presbyterian Theater
September 8, 2019


BWW Interview: Leslie Beauchamp of SWEENEY TODD at Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
September 7, 2019


BWW Previews: Prepare for 'Earnest' Laughter at First Presbyterian Theater's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
August 29, 2019

First Presbyterian Theater always provides Fort Wayne with a stellar spread of theatrical offeringsa?' comedies, tragedies, new plays, Shakespeare, you name it. The first show of their 2019-2010 season is THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, which is sure to live up to the high expectations of their audiences.

BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
August 1, 2019

Walking into the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's production of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I watched the 1968 movie exactly once in my childhood, and all that I remembered was having nightmares about the Childcatcher. That said, I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed the show. Whether people decide to see it out of a love of old-fashioned musicals or whether they're looking for a fun afternoon or evening with their kids, chances are high that audience members will delight in this whimsical production.

BWW Previews: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
July 24, 2019

Get ready to fly high at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's summer musical, opening this weekend. Following up from last year's crowd-pleasing and high-energy production of NEWSIES, this year's fare is the family-friendly CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, based on the beloved 1968 film and with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.



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