Auditions for All Night Strut Sunday Sept 30th 5:00pm and Mon Oct 1st at 6:00pm

Audition Announcement
“The All Night Strut”
A 30’s and 40’s musical revue

The Art Center Theater proudly announces auditions for the 2019 Winter Musical “The ALL NIGHT STRUT”. We will be holding auditions on Sunday September 30th at 5:00 pm and Monday October 1st at 6:00pm in the arts and education building at the Art Center of Citrus County at 2644 N Annapolis ave. Hernando, FL.

The All Night Strut! moves through the Depression, WWII, and the post-war boom in a two-act musical celebration of the 1930s and ‘40s, filled with jazz, blues, and American songbook standards. Weaving together the work of legendary song writers such as Hoagy Carmichel, Frank Loesser, and the Gershwins, the story moves through time and place to highlight a slick slice of yesteryear and capture a beloved American era. With songs such as Chattanooga Choo Choo, Minnie the Moocher, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and more.

Show dates are January 11,12,13,18,19,and 20. Rehearsals will begin the first week of October and be 2 or 3 times a week in evenings or weekends with more rehearsals added as needed toward showtime.

Casting will be open for 4 singers and 4 dancers age 18 and up.

Baritone – Romantic, a leading man, lovable and relatable.
Tenor – Proud of his past. Always ready to tell a story.
Soprano – A “Broadway Baby” and party girl. Excitable, sweet, jazzy.
Alto – A down-home girl with lots of soul. Passionate, soulful, and grounded.
4 dancers (2 male, 2 female) Will be required to dance swing and ballroom in character shoes.
Everyone is encouraged to audition for either singing, dancing or both. Singers please bring a piece of prepared music on either music CD or .mp3 format on a USB drive.

For questions and concerns please e-mail the director at

Nature Coast Exhibit #1 Call for Artists Submissions Sept 19, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Citrus Cty Sept 2018 Exh 1

The Art Center of Citrus County Invites Entries from Artists
Submissions are invited from area artists for the upcoming September Exhibit No. 1 for the 2018-2019 season.

Open to everyone over the age of 18, two-dimensional artists are welcome to submit their work for this juried exhibit in the categories of Paintings: Oil and Acrylic, Graphics and Mixed Media, Paintings: Water Media and Photography: Black and White and Color.

Entries for the exhibit may be dropped off at the Art Center on September 19, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and picked up on October 31, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The entry fee for members is $15 for two works, $30 for two works for nonmembers and $5 for each additional work up to five.

Awards will be given in the above categories and artists may offer their works for sale. A complete prospectus is available on the Art Center website.

Jurist for this exhibit will be local Ocala artist Bonnie Eads. Best known for figurative watercolor paintings, she is also known for her work in polymer clay. An award-winning artist, including Best of Show at Great Day in the Country, Oviedo, Fl., she is affiliated with several art organizations including Marion Cultural Alliance, Gainesville Fine Art Association and Rainbow Springs Art, Dunnellon.

The exhibition is free, open to the public and may be viewed Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and
during every performance of the Art Center Theater through October 7. A complete schedule of events can be
found on their website . 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.

To learn more about this event, please contact

Demonstration of Pastels with Jan Vermilya Tues Sept. 11 • 1-3:00 pm

Tuesday Sept. 11 • 1-3:00 pm • Refreshments ; Presentation

Jan Vermilya will be demonstrating pastels. She will discuss the supplies and equipment needed and how they are used for creating works.

“I’m a painter who’s been expressing herself artistically since early childhood. Born in a time when art was not considered gainful employment, I pursued a medical career. But art has remained my avocation throughout.

‘Fun’ is a workshop or a painting session either indoors or en plein aire with friends. I began with Sumi-e (oriental brush painting with hand ground inks and rice paper). I transitioned into western watercolors and showed/sold my work in Virginia and North Carolina before moving to Florida.

Now that I’m retired, I’m painting again using acrylics or water soluble oil paints on canvas, as well as watercolors on paper or canvas and pastels on sanded paper. I will paint on anything including furniture, statuary, tiles, and wall murals. My pieces reflect my love of humanity and nature and I hope you are touched in some way by these renderings.” says Jan Vermilya.

Jan is affiliated with these Florida galleries: Brick City Center for the Arts, Ocala, Gateway Gallery and Emporium, New Port Richey, and Uptown Gallery, Brooksville.

The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 for non members.

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

Friends and Families Reaching for Abilities Fine Arts Gala at the Art Center Friday, June 29 6:00 pm

Gallery Opening
Fine Arts Gala at the Art Center of Citrus County on Friday, June 29 6:00 pm
Sponsored by Friends and Families Reaching for Abilities (FFRA), the Art Center and the Citrus Cultural Alliance, the juried art show is open to artists with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Since February, FFRA has held mentorship workshops pairing experienced artists from the community with individuals from the Key Training Center, New Horizons, CREST, etc.
After the gala, all artists’ artwork will be on display for the general public to enjoy from July 6 through July 30

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.