Review: Over the River and Through the Woods

February 17, 2017 - 16:13

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.

Local Talent Shines in Theatre Production

February 08, 2017 - 19:23
From left to right: Barbara Manuel, Pat Augustyniak, Sandra Roth, Carla Hayes, Valerie Ciaccio, Vince Vanni in "Nearly" Real House Wives of Hernando County

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.

A Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast and Dinner Show

November 23, 2016 - 11:21

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.

Theatre Review: "I do, I do"

October 15, 2016 - 11:43

photography by Claudia Salazar

Local actors Dorothy Ferguson and Keith Surplus play Agnes and Michael Snow in "I do, I do"

“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”

Theatre Review: Stage West's 12 Angry Men

September 22, 2016 - 09:11
12 Angry Men, photography by Michelle Salazar

"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.”

Teens give phenomenal performance in Legally Blonde Jr. - The Musical

August 19, 2016 - 00:00

photography by Debbie Hagland

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!

Theatre companies bring performing arts to local area

August 08, 2016 - 20:00

Photography by Dale MacKeown

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!


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