Family, Faith, and Food are three important themes in Over the River and Through the Woods, a play by Joe DiPietro, and the latest show at Stagewest Community Playhouse. It’s a play about life and the struggle for independence and autonomy versus love of family and tradition. It’s about human nature, our idiosyncrasies, and the choices we make.
If you like spoofs of Reality television, broad farce and audience participation theatre, then The “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County is just the “ticket.”
Written by local author and playwright Jerry Cowling and directed by Vince Vanni, the show was a hit to the audience that attended the production Saturday evening, February 4. If you missed the play you’ll have a chance to view an encore presentation February 11.
Live Oak Theatre Company’s “A Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast” dinner show, featuring the Faith EPC Choir, the Justify Drama Team and Live Oak Theatre Company will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL 34601. The dinner show will be held on Dec. 9, and 10. The Friday performance begins at 7:30 pm and Saturday performances are at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
Family-focused fun. That’s the goal of Live Oak Theatre. CEO Vince Vanni says, "We want to do family friendly theater where parents and children act alongside each other. The veteran actors mentor the children." Their upcoming performance of Peter Pan is no exception.
“Sometimes in the mornin' when shadows are deep
I lie here beside you just watching you sleep
And sometimes I whisper what I'm thinking of
My cup runneth over with love
Sometimes in the evening when you do not see
I study the small things you do constantly
I memorize moments that I'm fondest of
My cup runneth over with love”
"Innocent until proven guilty”
Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be?
Stage West Community Playhouse is currently showing 12 Angry Men and that phrase is integral to the story. According to Director W Paul Wade “[Those] four words force any jury to check their baggage at the door and review the case with a dispassionate eye.”
Stage West’s production of Legally Blonde Jr was absolutely amazing. If I didn’t have prior knowledge that the cast was comprised mainly of teenagers, I wouldn’t have believed it. Not only was the acting superb, but the choreography was spectacular and dancing was flawless. Director Jennifer Vilardi of Hernando Performing Arts Academy definitely knows what she’s doing!
Are you looking for something to do in the upcoming year? How about heading to the theatre and supporting a local production?
Local theatre companies are an important element to the vitality and vibrancy of a community. Theatre brings a number of people together to work towards a common goal. It allows local artists (whether they are actors, set or prop designers, or writers) to showcase their talent. Supporting local theatre is a great way to be involved in the community and support your area’s local artists!