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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.

Auditions for The Amorous Ambassador Sun, Feb 11@5:30pm Mon, Feb 12@6:00pm

“The Amorous Ambassador”
An American Farce by Michael Parker
Directed by Pam Schreck

AUDITIONS:Sunday, Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm Monday, Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm at The Art Center

Production dates: April 20, 21, 22, 27, *28, 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 2018
*Matinee

“Hormone” Harry is Back in Town!!!

“Hormone” 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 at a spa and that their daughter Debbie will be gone visiting a girlfriend. Each then tells Perkins, their newly hired butler in their country home, of their plans. He stoically watches as each of them leaves for the weekend. Does the imperturbable Perkins find romance? Does Lois return for a weekend tryst of her own?

Note: The parts of Harry Douglas and Lois Douglas will be played by Doc Weingarten and Chris Venable, who originally played the characters in THE SENSUOUS SENATOR produced at The Art Center Theatre in September 2016.

HARRY DOUGLAS:  A former U.S. Senator, now the U.S. Ambassador to Britain. A philanderer and woman chaser, he usually manages to smooth-talk his way out of compromising situations.

LOIS DOUGLAS: Harry’s long-suffering wife who manages to turn the tables on him in the final unexpected denouement.

PERKINS: (Age 50+) The quintessential butler. A pivotal character around whom most of the circumstantial humor seems to occur. He remains oh so British an never cracks a smile and always seems to be in control. (Controlled, competent, dry wit)

JOE: (Age 20-30) Joe’s great misfortune in life is that his girlfriend (Debbie) is the Ambassador’s daughter. He is caught up in a whirlwind of events and never seems to understand how he has got into such a mess. He spends a good portion of the play in a dress and wig, pretending to be Debbie’s girlfriend, Josephine, or fighting off the advances of “The Amorous Ambassador”. (Naive, likable)

CAPTAIN SOUTH: (Age 25-45) The Marine Corps officer in charge of embassy security. He is a total incompetent, who spends his time searching for a non-existent; mad bomber, when he is not being knocked out, hit by doors, etc. (Incompetent, serious, athletic)

DEBBIE: (Age 20-25) The Ambassador’s daughter, always quick thinking and keeping one step ahead of her father. She manipulates all those around her. (Bright, attractive, manipulative)

MARIAN: (Age 25-40) The Ambassador’s girl-friend from next door, willing to help the Ambassador act out his fantasies with costumes that range from a cocktail dress to a French maid’s outfit. (Glamorous, sexy)

FAYE: (AGE 25-40) The Ambassador’s secretary, is not too bright; in fact, Harry suggests she hold a seance to see if she can make contact with her brain, it’s probably a good idea. She breaks things, drops things and never leaves home without her own tube of super glue. (Sweet, klutzy, academically challenged)

NOTE: The role of SOUTH requires physical challenges i.e. falling to the floor when being knocked unconscious; Costumes: JOE: Wig, woman’s dress, FAYE – a black lace slip and MARIAN – 2 piece lingerie

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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Season Tickets $70 Five Plays

The Art Center Theatre season tickets $70 include five plays in the regular season running for 10 week-end performances each from September, 2013 through May, 2014. In addition to the Sunday matinee and additional Saturday matinee is held the second Saturday for each production. In addition to the regular season there are several additional productions; a winter musical, a one night performance, and youth holiday programs. This year the Theatre will also present a “Second Season” with two additional performances, “The Psychic,” which was a great success and “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s,” in the spring.