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Auditions for the Art Center Theatre’s production of “Love, Sex, and the IRS” Sun, July 22, 3:00pm and Mon, July 23, 6:00pm

Auditions for the Art Center Theatre’s production of “Love, Sex, and the IRS” , a farce, written by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore and directed by theater veteran Larry Mitchell will be held on Sunday, July 22nd at 3:00 pm and Monday, July 23rd at 6:00 pm in the A & E building.  

Cast: 5 males and 3 females

Performance Dates:  Sept. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, Oct. 5, 6, 7.

Synopsis:

Jon and his male roommate Leslie are out of work musicians living together in New York City.  To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married.  The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the “couple” they’re going to be investigated.  Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon’s fiancée, Kate.  Complicating matters further, Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon’s back, Jon’s mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son’s fiancée, and Leslie’s ex-girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won’t see her anymore.  Like a cross between I Love Lucyand Some Like it Hot.

This show kicks off the Art Center Theatre’s 16th season in the theater building.  Let’s make it an awesome season!  Your support is appreciated.

Edwin

Art Center Theatre Presents -Summer Musical- Oklahoma!

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.

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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 missymullens@yahoo.com

Lunch & Learn Behind the Scenes Tour of the Theater with Harry Lewis Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1-3:00 pm

Harry Lewis, Behind the Scenes Tour of the Theater
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1-3:00 pm
Refreshments & discussion!
You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to tour the
theater and get all the behind the scenes information and
stories from director, videographer, Harry Lewis.
The tour and discussion will be at The Art Center of Citrus County with refreshments provided.

Amy’s Wish Opening Night Feb 9 The Nature Coast Exhibit #3 Starting at 6.30 pm Wine and Cheese Reception Show Starting at 7:30 pm

This timeless romantic comedy finds senior citizens Sam and Amy, newly-married, arriving at their honeymoon retirement village only to discover the “Fountain of Youth” in their new Florida home. No one realizes that the water supply to their new apartment wing is hooked up to this fabled liquid. Amy sips some of the water, and their honeymoon turns topsy-turvy when she becomes a nineteen-year-old! Now they must survive the most incredible and comical “period of adjustment” a bride and groom have ever encountered. Call 352-746-7606 for tickets $19. Nature Coast Exhibit #3 Wine and Cheese Reception Free.

2017-2018 Season Tickets Available Call the Box Office 352-746-7606

Boeing Boeing – Comedy/Farce, September 22,23,24,29,30,30, October 1, 6,7,8 On Sale Date – Season Subscribers: Aug 11 / On Sale Date – Public: Aug 25 Marc Camoletti, Comedy/Farce This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time.

The Night of Dark Intent – Mystery-Thriller November 3,4,5,10,11,11,12,17,18,19 On Sale Date – Season Subscribers: Sept 22 / On Sale Date – Public: Oct 6 Don Swartz, Mystery/Thriller A shrill-inducing chiller in which six women must race against the clock to solve a murder and to save their own lives. A Night of Dark Intent is the perfect night of theatre for any mystery lover! Set in October 1978, A Night of Dark Intent is the story of six women, who spend the weekend together in an abandoned house. The house, however, is no ordinary home: 13 years prior, a young woman by the name of Lenora Stark brutally murdered her parents in this location. Now, as the six women try to unravel the secrets of what really happened 13 years ago, they learn a horrifying truth: Lenora Stark as escaped from her asylum and just might be coming home.

Butterflies Are Free – Comedy/Drama, March 16,17,18,23,24,24,25,30,31, April 1 On Sale Date – Season Subscribers: Feb 2 / On Sale Date – Public: Feb 16 Leonard Gershe, Comedy/Drama Young Don Baker, the hero of his mother’s children’s book series, “Donny Dark” has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to take his own apartment in Manhattan and pursue his songwriting ambitions. When she meets his kooky neighbor, sexy actress Jill, Mrs. Baker’s controlling instincts go into overdrive with hilariously touching results.

Amy’s Wish Romantic Comedy, February 9,10,11,16,17,17,18,23,24,25, 2018On Sale Date – Season Subscribers: Dec 18 / On Sale Date – Public: Jan 12
Tom Sharkey, Romantic/Comedy
“A romantic comedy the entire family will enjoy!” – Howard Cobbs of the Gaslight Dinner Theatre
Recently retired and newlywed, Sam Galway is flabbergasted when the spring water at his honeymoon retreat transforms dear old Amy into a 19-year-old knockout. His “young” bride attracts a young man’s admiration and the local sheriff’s suspicion.

The Amorous Ambassador by Michael Parker
Harry Douglas from The Sensuous Senator is back to his old shenanigans again, but this time as the American Ambassador to Great Britain. He tells his wife Lois, that he has arranged a golf outing in Scotland for the weekend. Lois, in turn, tells Harry that she too will be gone for the weekend. He stoically watches as each of them leaves for the weekend. So… Where’s the farce? Harry, secretly returns to the empty house, having planned a romantic rendezvous with a sexy, next-door neighbor Marianne. Debbie returns with her boyfriend Joe, believing they have the house to themselves. Harry’s secretary, Faye Baker, and Captain South of the U.S. Marine Corps arrive in the wake of a bomb threat at the embassy, and must set-up embassy communications in Harry’s country home. Captain South places a squad of marines around the perimeter, and everybody is sealed in.

  • Fall Christmas Play: Dec 8, 9, 10.
  1. Gilewitz Concert, Dec 2.

On Sale Date – Public & Season Subscribers: June 2

 

Art Center Theatre

Art Center's Seating ChartThe Art Center Theatre is a modern building containing 200 comfortable seats, a large raised stage, modern lighting and sound systems. Plays are presented in the theater throughout the year.

The basic series consists of five plays running from September through May. Season subscribers maintain their same seats for the season series and have flexibility in changing their performance dates when needed.

They also have first choice of tickets for the supplementary programs, which consist of a summer musical, a winter musical, two additional plays and several youth productions. Individual tickets are also available for any of the performances.

Special performances times vary. Please check with the box office for performance dates and times or on the Art Center Calendar tab on this website.

First night performances are often when a new art exhibit opens in the Art Center gallery, awards and ribbons are given, People’s Choice artist is selected by all present including theatre goers, and refreshments are served before the play starts. A great night to get your tickets!
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56b1a5d3ce3f33058d4a7b48918106cdScenes from past theatre productions: Mame, My Fair Lady and Witness for the Prosecution.

Tickets can be ordered by calling the Theatre box office at 352-746-7606.

Box office hours are 1-4 pm Monday through Friday and 1 hour prior to show time.

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