2644 N Annapolis Ave. Hernando, FL 34442
Office:  352-746-0924
Box Office:  352-746-7606
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 Education, Participation and Appreciation of the Art


The Art Center of Citrus County Season Theatre Tickets 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 matinéeée and additional Saturday matinéeée 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.

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!

A MESSAGE FROM THE Vice President of Performing Arts, Edwin Martin

The snow birds are returning. Thanks to Mel Rustom, our sponsorship is growing.

Thanks to Jim Wellborn, Tim Stuart and Sharon Vetter we have embarked upon a new series of plays entitled the Interlude Series. That means that we have a 9 play schedule this season with 7 plays and 2 musicals. Very ambitious.

On Saturday, October 19th, due to some special circumstances we had a large contingent of younger audience members. Hopefully, they will return and spread the word about our facility.

Our Play Reading Committee members are a dedicated group of people from various walks of life, with multifaceted backgrounds, who voraciously read plays and submit reviews.

Our actors, in my estimation, deserve high praise not only for the quality performances they produce, but also for the dedication to... a sometimes rigorous rehearsal schedule. Musicals, in particular, involve longer rehearsal times than non-musicals.

Our set construction guys are fantastic. In just a few hours, they can turn an empty stage into a complete room with windows and doors. In two days they can provide the illusion of a two story set.

Another very dedicated group are our box office staff. These ladies do an amazing job of handling both the routine and unusual box office requests. I can't leave out the valuable contribution of our stage managers, tech crews, costume and props manager, house managers, ushers and concession volunteers.

My point here is that our theater is growing. Of course, that is what we want, and with that growth comes more challenges and opportunities. We hope that you will help us meet those challenges and opportunities. Thank you.


Art Center Theatre

The 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.

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.

Each show of the regular season runs for 10 performances with curtain time
at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. for 

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.

Support your Art Center and don't miss these great community theater performances!

Scenes 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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Theatre Season is Underway

The Art Center Theatre season for 2013-2014 is now underway!  Seats are $19 each.

If you didn't get yours season tickets this year think about ordering Season Tickets in May 2014 and attend all individual performances this year!
Call the box office at 352-746-7606.

Coming next in the regular theatre season

Feb. 14 - Mar. 2, 2014 - Squabbles
A hilarious play pitting a father-in-law against a mother in a comedic succession of one laugh provoking confrontation after another until the final heart-warming finale when the two discover that each is not that bad.
    An advertising executive and his lawyer wife have taken in the wife's acerbic father, Abe, to live with them when the husband's mother Mildred loses her home in a fire and needs a place to stay.  Abe and Mildred can't stand one another, and they let everyone know by arguing continually over which of the older couple should move out.  When the young couple is stranded in the city by a snowstorm, they wonder how the older couple will get along without a referee.

Mar. 21 - Apr. 6 - On Golden Pond
The classic story of summer on a lake called Golden Pond in which a family, well set in their ways, is introduced to their daughter's new faïence' and his young son, Billy.
  This is the love story of Norman and Ethel Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th and possibly final time.  He is nearing 80, with heart palpitations and a failing memory.  She is 10 years younger and delights in the small things that have enriched their long live together.  They are visited by their divorced daughter who leaves her fiance's teenaged son behind for the summer. 

May 2 - May 18 - Fox of the Fairways
A tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English comedies of the 1930s and 1940s, takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of two private country clubs and a perilous gambling bet.
  A romp through the inner workings of country club golf that begins as the Quail Valley Country Club prepares to take on arch rival Crouching Squirrel in the annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament.  With a big wager at stake, the contest is played out amidst three love affairs, a disappearing diamond, and an exploding vase.


"Murder at the Howard Johnson's" by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick

All is fair in love?  Even murder?  That's the question poised in this light hearted and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson's Motor Inn.  How many ways can attempted murder go wrong in this "who's on first" murder, err, suspense, err, comedy?
April 18, 19 and 25, 26, 2014
Tickets are $15 each. 

Call the box office at 352-746-7606 today!