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Audition Notice: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum

(A Musical Comedy in Two Acts) 

Book by BURT SHEVELOVE and LARRY GELBART

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince

Directed Karrie Bailey

Music Direction By Danielle A. Flury-Downey   

   Audition Dates: Sunday, October 3rd, 6:00 p.m. Auditions in the Theatre

Monday, October 4th, 5:30 p.m. Auditions will be held in Art & Education Building next to the theatre.
*NOTE:  Please come with a prepared piece of music for auditions, and I will provide the script scenes to be read.  


Show dates are Jan 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2022 

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday and 2nd Sat matinee at 2:00 pm.

Play synopsis

Sondheim’s joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and secrets behind every toga.

Character’s

Prologus – Gender: Male                  

Pseudolus – Gender: Male

Senex – Gender: Male                   

Erronius – Gender: Male

Domina – Gender: Female         

Miles Gloriosus – Gender: Male

Hero – Gender: Male

Lycus – Gender: Male

Hysterium – Gender: Male

Philia – Gender: Female

Ensemble – Courtesans, Proteans, Soldiers

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TONIGHT: Gallery Opening and Awards Reception Nature Coast Exhibit No.1 Friday, Sept. 17, 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

The exhibition is free, open to the public, and may be viewed and Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and during every performance of the Art Center Theater. A complete schedule of events can be found on the website https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/ The Art Center Gallery is located at 2644 N Annapolis Ave. Hernando, Florida. The Art Center of Citrus County is open to all who appreciate and want to support the arts in our community. They are a member-owned and operated 501c3 non-profit organization with programs in the performing and visual arts offering opportunities for participation, education, and appreciation of the arts.

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Will You Still Love Me in the Morning: Opening Sept 17, CALL: 352-746-7606

Jeremy and Celia return a week early from their unsuccessful honeymoon to find that both Jeremy’s partners have accepted his offer to stay in his house while he is away. The only problem is that they have each brought the other’s wife with them. Jeremy discovers one illicit couple, Celia the other. Both issue invitations to them for dinner. Complications pile up thick and fast as, realizing their dilemma and desperate to make a good impression on Jeremy’s colleagues, the couple stages two dinner parties simultaneously, one on the patio and one in the dining room. As if there aren’t problems enough, Sid the plumber, up to his eyeballs in water in the cellar, has to call in the Water Board Emergency Service just when all seems resolved and Jeremy and Celia are attempting to salvage their lost honeymoon.

Will You Still Love Me in the Morning
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Reminder: Call to Artist Nature Coast Exhibit No.1 Sept. 15, 10 am-2 pm

Exhibit No. 1 2021-22
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Tom Rogers to have showing at Art Center Theatre Lobby Gallery

Tom Rogers, an artist and graphic designer from Inverness, is scheduled for a one-man show at the Art Center of Citrus County, located at 2644 N. Annapolis Drive in Hernando, from September 17 through 29, 2021.
Rogers’ work ranges from published cartoons to natural realism to fantastic otherworldly allegorical scenes reminiscent of the 16th century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. Many of these warn of the environmental consequences of society’s obsession with production and consumption.
In addition to his personal works, Rogers provides original designs for many of his clients at Blue Herron Tees and Graphic Elite Printing, owned by Rogers and his wife Debbie. His upcoming exhibit at the Art Center has been curated by well-known local artist Jaret Lubowiecki.

Tom Rogers, an artist and graphic designer from Inverness, is scheduled for a one-man show at the Art Center of Citrus County, located at 2644 N. Annapolis Drive in Hernando, from September 17 through 29, 2021.
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Naturalist and Professional Expedition Leader to give a talk at the Art Center Camera Club

Naturalist and Professional Expedition Leader to give a talk at the Art Center Camera Club

Tom Ritchie will be at the September 13th meeting of the Art Center Camera Club where he will give a talk and film demonstration of his recent expeditions. All are invited to this 7 pm meeting.

“Tom Ritchie is a professional expedition leader and naturalist who has worked in the field of expedition cruising since the middle 1970s. Growing up near the Everglades allowed him to spend his youth exploring the swamps, marshes, forests, and reef systems of South Florida, a perfect training ground for his life with Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. He has led ship-based expeditions to many of the far reaches of the globe, including Antarctica, the High Arctic, Patagonia, the Amazon River, Africa, New Guinea, Indonesia, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Australia, and many other wild and primitive regions.

Tom did his graduate work at the University of Florida in zoology, vertebrate paleontology, geology, and physical anthropology in the early 1970s. He met Lars-Eric Lindblad, the originator of expedition ship travel, right after he got his degree and has been exploring the world ever since. As a trained scientist, his passion for natural history and exotic cultures is fueled by his traveling way of life and he has created a museum collection of art and cultural artifacts, and natural objects from around the globe. As one might expect, the nature of these voyages commonly attracts serious photographers. Every Lindblad Expeditions trip includes at least one National Geographic Society professional photographer, who is on board to give presentations and advice. Tom has decades of experience with cameras, has published numerous photographs in books and magazines, but still considers his interest in photography as simply an enjoyable hobby.”

The Art Center is located at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. just off of Rt 486 in Hernando.
For more information call Jim Houle @ 352-422-2838

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Art Center Theatre Presents: Will You Still Love Me in the Morning

Will You Still Love Me in the Morning?

Jeremy and Celia return a week early from their unsuccessful honeymoon to find that both Jeremy’s partners have accepted his offer to stay in his house while he is away. The only problem is that they have each brought the other’s wife with them. Jeremy discovers one illicit couple, Celia the other. Both issue invitations to them for dinner. Complications pile up thick and fast as, realizing their dilemma and desperate to make a good impression on Jeremy’s colleagues, the couple stages two dinner parties simultaneously, one on the patio and one in the dining room. As if there aren’t problems enough, Sid the plumber, up to his eyeballs in water in the cellar, has to call in the Water Board Emergency Service just when all seems resolved and Jeremy and Celia are attempting to salvage their lost honeymoon.

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Call to Artist Welcome Back Nature Coast Exhibit No.1

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Camera Club Photo Exhibit & Open House: Friday, July 9, from 4 to 7 pm

Camera Club Photo Exhibit

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Art Center Theatre Presents The Summer Musical -Assisted Living, July 16 – Aug 1

Call the Box Office, Phone: 746-7606

Show times: July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Aug 1, Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $21, Box Office Hours: 1-4, Mon. through Fri.

Synopsis

From early retirement right up to the pulling of the plug, 21st Century seniors are partying like it’s 1969. Imagine: no work, no pregnancy and a full array of Medicare-subsidized pharmaceuticals.  It’s the Boomer dream!

The show’s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug…to get his hands on Dad’s vintage Corvette. They don’t seem to mind. Instead, the couple fondly remembers Pelican Roost, a very active, full-service retirement community. 

About the Author’s

Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett (Music, Lyrics, & Book) are Compton & Bennett. They have been writing and performing original shows since 1995, plowing the fertile fields of political and social satire in and around Naples, Florida. 

Betsy is a life-long theatre denizen, starting professionally in summer stock when she was 15. She has a theatre degree from Albion College, and followed that with an internship at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. Betsy co-founded Arcane Theatriks, a professional company in Chicago. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild. 

Rick leads a creative life since escaping from the corporate world in 1988. Since then, he founded Bio Colori, a small chain of annual street painting festivals; toured Japan as keyboardist for The Platters; and authored a children’s activity book called The Essential Street Painter (Simon & Schuster). Rick’s won several regional awards for magazine articles and is a member of The Dramatists Guild.