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Auditions: The Honky Tonk Angels Sunday, Oct 13, at 2 pm, Monday, Oct 14, at 6 pm

The Honky Tonk Angels
(A Musical Comedy in Two Acts)
Written By Ted Swindley

Directed/Musical Direction By Danielle A. Flury-Downey

“Country Classics combine with a hilarious story about three good ole gals who follow their dreams to Nashville.” Songs include: Stand By Your Man, Coal Miner’s Daughter, 9 to 5, I Will Always Love You, and Harper Valley PTA.

3 Women (Ages can range from late teens to fifties):

Angela:  A Texas housewife, (30s to 50s) she has a great sense of humor and a fiercely independent streak.  She is an earth-mother comedienne.

Darlene:  A young woman, (late teens to early twenties) from the deep South.  She is pretty, and simple.  A woman who grew up in the coal mining town of West Virginia and the Mississippi Delta.

Sue Ellen:  A Los Angeles career woman (20s to 40s).  She is a “citified” country girl.  Smart, very attractive, sexy and frustrated.

Band Includes: Piano, Bass, Drums, Pedal Steel Guitar, Fiddle, and Lead/Rhythm Guitar

Chorus: There will be a small chorus of 4 or 5 women. (Ages late teens and older; all vocal ranges)

*NOTE: Please come with a prepared piece of music for auditions, and I will provide the script scenes to be read. It will be a closed audition.

Auditions: Sunday, October 13th, at 2 pm in Hall; Monday, October 14th, at 6 pm in Hall
Read Through: Tuesday, October 22, 6 pm in Theatre

Play Poster Winter Musical The Honky Tonk Angels

Playwriting 101 Theater Workshop with Patrick Erhardt

Register before: September 9, 2019 Contact: Patrick Erhardt

This six week course will focus on how to write a one act, ten minute play. The classes will begin on Thursday, Sept 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM and meet each Thursday until October 17, 2019. Class size is limited to 15 students.

Instructor: Patrick Erhardt, a 35 year theatrical veteran will moderate the class.

The course will cover:

  • Developing a play idea
  • Building your characters
  • Creating a solid opening, middle and ending

The final two classes will be devoted to reading and improving our plays.


$20 for Art Center members
$40 for non-members.


A&E building
The Art Center Of Citrus County
2644 N. Annapolis Ave, Hernando, Florida 34442

Sign Up: Contact Patrick Erhardt before September 9, 2019

The Music Man Theatre Gallery Artist Velukutty Balakrishnan MD

Velukutty was born in the Indian state of Kerala which has been described as the ‘ Gods Own Country’ by the visitors. He moved to the U S A in 1975 and has been living in Citrus County for the past 34 years.

He is a self taught artist. He used to draw from a very young age. Velukutty took up oil painting seriously after his retirement as a physician. He has been trying to paint almost every day for the past 4 years. Painting is very relaxing, fulfilling and liberating affair for him.

He loves to paint the rolling waves with the splatter when it meets the rock in the evening light. Many mornings he is intrigued with the fleeting colors of the morning light over the clouds. He wants to paint it, but not always successful. He loves the fall colors, the mountain streams, the small waterfalls, and wants to paint the ripples of the waves which breaks up the reflections of the nature above.

He wants to bring a sense of reality in a convincing way in his creations. When he takes up the brush he is in a different world. “Not all of my work turns out to be acceptable.”

“I am still a student. There is lot of ground I have to cover in the field of art. My style is still evolving. I want to create visual poetry which appeals to the emotions rather than the intellect.”

Velukutty Balakrishnan MD

Announcing The Art Center Theatre 2019-2020 Season Schedule

  • Summer Musical – The Music Man – Opening July 12-28, 2019
  • Old Time Radio Show August 9, 2019, One Night Only
  • Love, Lies & the Doctor’s Dilemma, by Michael Parker, Farce/Comedy Sept. 20 – Oct 6, 2019
  • The Game’s Afoot, by Ken Ludwig, Farce/Mystery/Thriller Nov. 1 – 17, 2019
  • Gilewitz Guitar Concert, Saturday, December 7, 2019, One Night Only
  • The Enchanted Bookshop December 13, 14, 15 Youth Program
  • Winter Musical Honky Tonk Angels, a Ted Swindley Production Jan. 10 – 26, 2020
  • The Odd Couple – Female Version, by Neil Simon, Comedy Feb. 14 – Mar. 1, 2020
  • Will You Still Love Me in the Morning, by Brian Clemans & Dennis Spooner, Farce/Comedy Mar. 20 – Apr 5, 2020
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers, by Neil Simon, Comedy May 1 – 17, 2020

Elvis Has Left The Building, April 26 – May 12, CALL the Box Office 352-746-7606 for Tickets

It’s December 20th, 1970, and Elvis Presley has disappeared. No one, not even his wily manager, “The Colonel”, knows of his whereabouts. But the Colonel is all shook up because he has racked up a secret debt — and with the King himself missing, the only way to pay it off is to find an Elvis impersonator within 24 hours. Hijinks ensue as the Colonel takes desperate measures to replace a man who is irreplaceable, all while keeping the prying eyes of a nosy reporter at bay and figuring out what happened to the real Elvis.

Comedy: No Body Like Jimmy March 15-31 Call the Box Office for Tickets 352-746-7606

No Body Like Jimmy

Eloise Vanlandingham is running for Congress and a small gathering for potential donors is planned by Nigel, her less-than-scrupulous campaign manager, and her husband Ralph. Just before the first guests arrive Harold, Ralph’s college roommate, shows up at the front door with a problem: he’s driving around town with a dead body in his van and he doesn’t know what to do with it. The body arrives in the house just as the first guests arrive. What can they do? They dress the body up like a guest and call him Jimmy.

“No Body Like Jimmy” is a fast-paced farce about politics and about a dead body being the life of the party

Lunch & Learn: Louanne Headrick will be the presenter for “Make & Take Project” Tuesday March 12 • 1-3:00 pm

Louanne Headrick will be the presenter for “Make & Take Project”

Tuesday March 12 • 1-3:00 pm Refreshments & Presentation

A retired Hospice R.N. and a self-taught artist in oil watercolor, pastel, acrylic and mixed media, Louanne has taught beginning, intermediate and advanced watercolor classes at the Bonita Springs Art League in south Florida and the Naples Art Association. A Signature Membership in the Florida Watercolor Society and a holistic spiritual writer, she likes working with art and artists sharing what she knows and hearing what other artists know to be their truth about themselves and their works of art. Louanne will be sharing her knowledge and information on resources during this fun event.

Attendees will be provided all materials for this fun project using china markers, pen, conte crayons, and watercolor pencils

Suggested $5 donation for supplies, $7 for non-members