2021/2022 Season Plays Art Center Theatre

Art Center Theatre Presents: Neil Simon’s Rumors

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

2021/2022 Season Plays Art Center Building Art Center Theatre Auditions

Auditions for Champagne Charlie Stakes: Sat, Nov 6, 3:00pm Sun, Nov 7, 3:00pm

Champagne Charlie is a gentle, sometimes very funny, sometimes serious play dealing with accepting some of the realities of growing older. The play takes place one afternoon at a race track near Philadelphia where the sixth race has been named The Champagne Charlie Stakes. There are five characters in the play, Champagne Charlie, a story-teller and life of the party, his wife of 53 years, Mary Lee, an incurable romantic who thinks Charlie is wonderful, their grown daughter, Mary, a divorced drama teacher who is at one point identified as the only adult in the family, Mary’s fiance Paul, who has just returned from his mother’s funeral in California, and Jackie, the local bookie who has been a friend of Charlie’s since Mary was a baby. They are all gathered to make this a special day.

Auditions for Champagne Charlie Stakes: Sat, Nov 6, 3:00pm Sun, Nov 7, 3:00pm

3 men, 2 women

Show Dates: February 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

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Monday Drawing and Acrylic Painters of the Art Center

Join the DAAP’ers (Drawing and Acrylic Painters) every Monday from 12:00 to 3:30 at the Art Center for an afternoon of either drawing or acrylic painting with fellow artists with any skill level—beginner to advanced. Activities will include projects in drawing and acrylic mediums with tutorial help to DYOT (do-your-own-thing). Bring your own tools and materials, there will be fun projects and great camaraderie—so join us. All you need to do is be a member ($35 annually beginning Sept. 1 each year) by calling 746-7606 to register for the group or try it out as a guest for one visit and see how much learning and laughing in Art can be. 

Sharon Harris Adding Texture
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Art Center Portrait Group to resume meetings Friday, Oct. 8, 9:30 am

This Art Center member group specializes in portraiture. They meet every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to Noon year-round in the A&E Building.
The group paints with a different live model each week for a small fee from each member for the model. At the end of each session, a critique is held to support and improve the works. All levels of experience and media are welcome. The model sits for three 25 minute sessions with an additional 10 minutes if needed. New members are welcome. Join in the camaraderie of like-minded artists. Members check-in at the door and guests may attend for their first visit at no charge. The group leader is artist, John Bescher.

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CALL To Artist: Nature Coast Exhibit No.2 November 3, 2021 10am-2pm

2021/2022 Season Plays Art Center Theatre Auditions Musicals News

Audition Notice: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum

(A Musical Comedy in Two Acts) 


Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince

Directed Karrie Bailey

Music Direction By Danielle A. Flury-Downey   

   Audition Dates: Sunday, October 3rd, 6:00 p.m. Auditions in the Theatre

Monday, October 4th, 5:30 p.m. Auditions will be held in Art & Education Building next to the theatre.
*NOTE:  Please come with a prepared piece of music for auditions, and I will provide the script scenes to be read.  

Show dates are Jan 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2022 

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday and 2nd Sat matinee at 2:00 pm.

Play synopsis

Sondheim’s joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and secrets behind every toga.


Prologus – Gender: Male                  

Pseudolus – Gender: Male

Senex – Gender: Male                   

Erronius – Gender: Male

Domina – Gender: Female         

Miles Gloriosus – Gender: Male

Hero – Gender: Male

Lycus – Gender: Male

Hysterium – Gender: Male

Philia – Gender: Female

Ensemble – Courtesans, Proteans, Soldiers

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TONIGHT: Gallery Opening and Awards Reception Nature Coast Exhibit No.1 Friday, Sept. 17, 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

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

2021/2022 Season Plays Art Center Theatre News

Will You Still Love Me in the Morning: Opening Sept 17, CALL: 352-746-7606

Jeremy and Celia return a week early from their unsuccessful honeymoon to find that both Jeremy’s partners have accepted his offer to stay in his house while he is away. The only problem is that they have each brought the other’s wife with them. Jeremy discovers one illicit couple, Celia the other. Both issue invitations to them for dinner. Complications pile up thick and fast as, realizing their dilemma and desperate to make a good impression on Jeremy’s colleagues, the couple stages two dinner parties simultaneously, one on the patio and one in the dining room. As if there aren’t problems enough, Sid the plumber, up to his eyeballs in water in the cellar, has to call in the Water Board Emergency Service just when all seems resolved and Jeremy and Celia are attempting to salvage their lost honeymoon.

Will You Still Love Me in the Morning
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Reminder: Call to Artist Nature Coast Exhibit No.1 Sept. 15, 10 am-2 pm

Exhibit No. 1 2021-22
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Tom Rogers to have showing at Art Center Theatre Lobby Gallery

Tom Rogers, an artist and graphic designer from Inverness, is scheduled for a one-man show at the Art Center of Citrus County, located at 2644 N. Annapolis Drive in Hernando, from September 17 through 29, 2021.
Rogers’ work ranges from published cartoons to natural realism to fantastic otherworldly allegorical scenes reminiscent of the 16th century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. Many of these warn of the environmental consequences of society’s obsession with production and consumption.
In addition to his personal works, Rogers provides original designs for many of his clients at Blue Herron Tees and Graphic Elite Printing, owned by Rogers and his wife Debbie. His upcoming exhibit at the Art Center has been curated by well-known local artist Jaret Lubowiecki.

Tom Rogers, an artist and graphic designer from Inverness, is scheduled for a one-man show at the Art Center of Citrus County, located at 2644 N. Annapolis Drive in Hernando, from September 17 through 29, 2021.