Category Archives: Art Center Theatre

AUDITIONS FOR “I’M NOT RAPPAPORT” Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m and Monday, Nov 26, 2018, at 6:30 p.m


The play is built around two octogenarians-Nat, who is white and Midge, who is black. They spend time together sharing a park bench near the lake in New York’s Central Park. Both men have senior issues. Nat, who likes to tell tall tales, has an adult daughter who would like to place him in an “Old Folks Home.” While Midge is no longer able to do his job as superintendent of the apartment building where he also lives and tries to cover it up. (Actors don’t have to be in their 80’s. We have makeup.)

Other characters appearing in the play are as follows:

Danforth – (30’s to 40’s, in good shape. Jogs in the park). Head of the tenants’ committee for the building Midge lives and works in. He has been looking for Midge to talk to him about his future.

Laurie – (About 25 or can look it). A delicate, pretty girl who comes to the park with a sketchbook – and a secret.

Gilley – (Teens to 20’s or can pass for). A tough kid who bullies the elderly and extorts money from them.

Clara – (40’s-50’s or can look it). Nat’s adult daughter who would like to get him off the streets. She worries about her dad.

The Cowboy- (30’s-40’s or can look it), complete with Stetson and Buckskin. He looks like a tourist but is a drug dealer who sells in the park.

We will rehearse Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with time off for the holidays.

Audition dates: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the A & E building.

Performance dates: February 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 (2x), 17, 22, 23, 24.

Further info? Call Director Peter Abrams (352) 746-0915. Leave a message with your phone number.


Steel Magnolias Opening November 2, 2018 Tickets $19 Call 352-746-7606

Six women come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton, newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified and angry at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M’Lynn Eatenton looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fear of death in order to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life.

Auditions for Steel Magnolias Sun, Aug 19 at 2 pm and Mon, Aug 20 at 5 pm

Auditions for Steel Magnolias will be Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. in the AE Building on the Art Center campus at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. in Citrus Hills.

The play is set in Truvy’s beauty shop in the fictional town of Chinquapin, Louisiana. All of the play action is in the beauty shop.
There are six women in the play. Two of them are 20-25, two are age appropriate to have grown children, and two are late 60’s to early 70’s.
The Play Dates are November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10,10 ,11, 16, 17, 18

Art Center Theatre Presents -Summer Musical- Oklahoma!

By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
“Oklahoma” is the first of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musicals, based on the play, “Green Grow the Lilacs.” The story takes place in Indian Territory on the eve of statehood and deals with a love triangle between Curley, Laurie and Jud Fry. The show features music written and composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein, best songs including: “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “Oklahoma”, “Surrey With The Fringe On Top” and “People Will Say We’re In Love”. Other supporting characters include the comedic role of Ado Annie and Will Parker, the Peddler Ali Hakim and the corky Aunt Eller. In addition are many other characters mixed in with a lively chorus that adds to the plot of the story.

Opening night “Butterflies Are Free” show starts at 7:30 pm Call the Box Office 746-7606 Open 1-4 pm and 1 hour before show time

Opening night “Butterflies Are Free” show starts at 7:30 pm Call the Box Office 746-7606 Open 1-4 pm and 1 hour before show time. Come Early at 6:30 pm for the Nature Coast Exhibit #4 Gallery Opening and Artist Awards Wine & Cheese Reception.


The Following Workshop, Acting For Beginners, will be offered on Sundays from 6-8 pm, starting March 11-April 22.

The Art Center Of Citrus County Will Be Offering The Following Workshop, Acting For Beginners

Instructor Missy Mullens

Classes will be Sunday Evenings from 6-8 pm in the               

A&E building beginning March 11 and running through April 22nd   

With  Showcase on April 29. No class Easter Sunday.    

Cost is $35 for non- members or free with membership.

Do people tell you that you should be on stage? Have you always been curious about acting and maybe have a secret yearning to strut your theatrical stuff? This class is ideal for you! It is designed for those who are new to acting as well as those who just want to polish their technique and add new skills to their toolbox.

Acting For Beginners – Meisner Technique is an introduction to Sanford Meisner’s approach to developing a foundational acting technique. This acting class is a step-by-step progression of acting exercises that develop the actor’s ability to work organically, creating truthful, expressive behavior in acting. This acting class covers the beginning Meisner techniques from word repetition through their first application to a scene and monologue. In a fun safe environment. This workshop will run for six weeks and will end with a showcase performance, where you can share your new skills with friends and family.

This workshop is open to students age 14 and up ( or with the approval of instructor). Space is limited. For more information or to register please contact Missy Mullens at 352-270-2749 or by email at