Live Oak Theatre Company

Live Oak Theatre Announces That Season Tickets Are Now Available for Its 2017-2018 Season

by Marie Trombley - August 20th, 2017

Season tickets for Live Oak Theatre’s 2017-2018 season are now available. A limited number of adult season tickets for all three productions are only $50. Season tickets for children 13 and under are $15 when purchased with an adult ticket.

Season tickets offer reserve seating at a preferred table for each show. All performances are currently held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601.

To order season tickets call the box office at 352-593-0027, email liveoakboxoffice@gmail.com, or visit the website at www.liveoaktheatre.org.

Live Oak Theatre’s season consists of a fall and spring musical production and a special Christmas celebration. This season’s productions are as follows:

• Fall production –– the full original Broadway production of Annie will be presented October 13-14, and 20-22, 2017.
• A Live Oak Fireside Christmas — a delightful and charming potpourri of Christmas goodies, featuring songs, stories, recollections and more, to warm your heart and rekindle your spirit- presented on December 15 & 16, 2017.
• Spring production – an original musical comedy, entitled ReUnKnighted will be performed on April 20-21, and 27-29, 2018. (Join Sir Gareth and Sir Percival, as they hilariously attempt to rid their fair Queendoms from the vile Morgana in this Original Musical of Medieval Misadventure.)

All Live Oak Theatre productions are family-friendly and feature adults and youth cast in age-appropriate roles.

Friday performances for the fall and spring productions are at 7:30 pm. Saturday performances are at 2:30 and 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees are at 2:30 pm. Each performance is a dessert theatre experience with seating available 30 minutes before each performance.

A Live Oak Fireside Christmas will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm.

Single admissions to the productions are $20 for adults and students 13 and under are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. The tickets include coffee, tea, and dessert.

Live Oak Theatre Announces the Appointment of Jane Russell Geddings as Resident Choreographer

by Marie Trombley - July 4th, 2017

Brooksville, Florida (July 3, 2017) – Live Oak Theatre is particularly proud to announce the appointment of Jane Russell Geddings as its resident choreographer. Ms. Geddings’ first project will be the choreography for its season opener, Annie.

Ms. Geddings comes to Live Oak Theatre from the Patel Conservatory where she serves as an adjunct faculty member in both dance and theatre departments. She also served as the camp director for the Metropolitan Ministries program offered through the Conservatory.

Ms. Geddings is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been teaching movement for over 30 years, in all disciplines and styles for all ages, beginner through professional. A lifelong student of movement, she continues to take classes and workshops, most recently with Axis Dance Company.

Ms. Geddings has been recognized regionally for her choreography in theatres along the west coast of Florida. In addition to her original works, she has choreographed 50 musicals and countless camps and recitals. “Miss Jane” initiated the preschool program for “All American Dance Factory” in Tampa, Florida, which is recognized as one of the top 50 competition studios in the nation. She also serves on the faculty of Space City Tap Fest, an annual event in Houston, Texas.

To date “Miss Jane” has taught in excess of 12,000 students over her dance career, who have ranged in age from 2 to 92, in subjects ranging from tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, gymnastics, yoga, and other disciplines. Her next area of teaching is integrating dancers with mixed ability into the classroom and on stage.

Her enthusiasm and passion are not just limited to dance and theatre. Jane and her husband, classical pianist Robert Miller, are lifetime members of the American Liszt Society. They live in Brooksville where they are currently restoring a 108 year old home.

“I’ve been following Live Oak Theatre for several years. After attending the recent production of Wizard of Oz, I decided to get involved and offered my services to artistic director Randi Olsen,” said Ms. Geddings. Live Oak Theatre immediately accepted the offer. “I am thrilled to have her as part of our production team,” said Ms. Olsen.

Live Oak Theatre Announces the Open Auditions for 2017-2018 Season

by Marie Trombley - June 27th, 2017

Brooksville, Florida (June 27, 2017) – Live Oak Theatre announces that open auditions for its 2016-2017 season will be held on Thursday afternoon, July 6 from 4 pm to 6 pm and again by appointment only on Saturday evening, July 8, starting at 6 pm at the Fellowship Hall of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, Florida 34601.

Auditions for all season productions will be held at that time. Those who audition should prepare 16 bars from a song that shows their strengths and vocal range. A less than two minute monologue will be welcome, but is not required. Cold readings will be used for call backs only.

MEMBERS OF LIVE OAK THEATRE WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN LAST YEAR’S PRODUCTIONS NEED NOT ATTEND OPEN AUDITIONS. Simply indicate your interest in participating in this year’s productions via email and we will schedule you for callbacks as needed on Thursday or Saturday.

Those children who attended this year’s performing arts camp have already auditioned at camp and Live Oak Theatre already has their audition applications.

Principal roles for the 2017-2018 season will be cast from these auditions. Members of Live Oak Theatre who wish to be considered for callbacks should contact Vince Vanni at the above-mentioned contact information or stage manager Kelli Alexander at kellialexander@yahoo.com or call 352-247-0666. Rehearsals for Annie begin in August.

Live Oak season consists of three productions:

· Fall production – the full production of Annie will be presented October 13-14, and 20-22, 2017.
· Live Oak’s Christmas production will be held on December 15 & 16, 2017.
· Spring production – an original musical comedy, entitled ReUnKnighted will be performed on April 20-21, and 27-29, 2018.

About The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT),
The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT) is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals and the community as a whole by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying Family Friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for Theatre patrons and participants of all ages.

For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, call 352-593-0027, email liveoakboxoffice@gmail.com , or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre.

Limited Number of Tickets Are Still Available for Live Oak Theatre’s Season Finale: The Wizard of Oz

by Marie Trombley - March 21st, 2017

Live Oak Theatre is proud to announce that 50% of the seats for The Wizard of Oz are already taken. In fact, a Sunday performance has been added to the very popular and well-known musical, which will conclude Live Oak Theatre’s 2016-2017 season. All seats are reserved.

The Wizard of Oz will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays March 31 through April 8 and Sunday, April 9 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Shows are 7:30 pm on Fridays and 2:30 and 7:30 pm on Saturdays. Sunday’s matinee is at 2:30. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

The role of Dorothy will be shared by three Live Oak veteran performers: Holly Frendberg, Lexi Allocco, and Gwyneth Mitten. The cast also includes Vince Vanni in the title role of the Wizard, veteran performer Terry Edwards in the role of the Tin Man, and a host of Live Oak regulars. The production will feature the songs of the 1939 film. It includes a cast of more than 60 adults and children in age appropriate roles.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for youth 13 and younger when purchased with an adult ticket. All shows include coffee, tea and dessert. For more information call 352-593-0027 or visit www.LiveOakTheatre.org. Follow us on Facebook.

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About The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT),
The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT) is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals and the community as a whole by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying Family Friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for Theatre patrons and participants of all ages.

For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, call 352-593-0027, email liveoakboxoffice@gmail.com , or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre.

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Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold EIGHTH Annual Summer Camp

by Marie Trombley - March 21st, 2017

Live Oak Theatre Company, a not-for-profit family-oriented theatre company, will conduct its eighth annual summer program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 through June 23. Camp will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL, 34601.

Each day of camp will include a lunch break and time taken for snacks. Children must bring their own lunch, drinks, and healthy snacks.) Arrangements can be made for early drop-off/late pick up, on a case by case basis.

The suggested donation for tuition is $150.

The camp is open to children ages 7-18. Special arrangements may be made for younger children based on interview and audition. Campers will be split into three age groups.

Campers will learn various concepts of musical theatre including:

Vocal technique
Song interpretation
Movement to music
Auditioning skills
Stage make-up
Set/costume theory and technique
Acting skills such as:
Characterization
Improv technique
And much more

Anyone who wishes to reserve a place for her/his child, may send a deposit/donation of $25, payable to Live Oak Theatre Company and mailed to Live Oak Theatre Company, P O Box 12285 Brooksville FL 34603.

For more information call 352-593-0027 or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org and click on “SUMMER CAMP” button.
About The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT),
The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT) is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals and the community as a whole by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying Family Friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for Theatre patrons and participants of all ages.

For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, call 352-593-0027, email liveoakboxoffice@gmail.com , or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre.

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Live Oak Theatre Announces the Full Cast for The Wizard of Oz

by Marie Trombley - March 20th, 2017

Live Oak Theatre announces the full cast for its upcoming production of the timeless classic musical, The Wizard of Oz. “The Live Oak Theatre season closer will keep as close to the movie as possible, said director, Kyle Marra. LOT announced the principals of the show on February 7.

Auditions for the 2017 season were held in August of 2016. The competition for Dorothy was so close that the role of Dorothy will be shared by three veteran LOT performers. As is the LOT custom, several principal roles are double-cast.

The cast of principals is as follows:

Dorothy: Lexi Allocco, Holly Frendberg, Gwyneth Mitten

Scarecrow/Hunk: Josh Santerelli

Lion/Zeke: Chris Rees, Joe Santerelli

Tinman/Hickory: Terry Edwards

Wizard of Oz/Professor: Vince Vanni
Wicked Witch: Jenna Eyers, Caitlin Frostman

Glinda: Cami Lenart, Randi Olsen

Aunt Em: Julie Hofstede

Uncle Henry/Guard: Ron Dykes

Mrs. Gulch: Amy Norris
Crows- Noah Barnes, Jeremy Frostman, Benjamin Staley
Trees- Ariel Santerelli, Cherilyn Staley

Lullaby League- Abby Alexander, Alannah Allocco, Liliana Baxter, Natasha Berard, Emma Day, Ella Hofstede, Mia Hofstede, Elizabeth Kessel, Molly Pianin, Adelle Richards
Lollipop Guild- Ezekiel Richards, Titus Richards, Levi Santerelli, Lucas Santerelli, Evan Smith, Elijah Torres
Mayor- Casey Looper
Coroner- Noah Barnes
Barrister, Fiddler- Christopher Alexander
Braggart, Munchkin 1 and City Father 1- Erik Leithe
Munchkin 2, City Father 2 and Woman- Madison Harrison

Beauticians w/ Dorothy (Dorothy Detail)- Green Team: Jessalyn Berard, Natasha Berard, Molly Pianin, Grace Taylor Yellow Team: Mary Babione, Ella Hofstede, Adelle Richards, Lenia Richards
Polishers- Mitchell Mathias, Jude Mys, Levi Santerelli, Elijah Torres
Manicurists- Anna Babione, Madison Harrison, Mia Hofstede, Emma Rodriguez-Pajerski
Beauticians w/ Scarecrow- Elizabeth Kessel, Kelsey Kidd, Makayah Rees, Stephania Torres
Woman in Oz- Cherilyn Staley
Man in Oz- Benjamin Staley

Flying Monkeys- Christopher Alexander, Mary Babione, Nadine Clark (Nikko), Elizabeth Kessel, Mitchell Mathias (2nd in Command), Ezekial Richards, Lenia Richards, Titus Richards
Poppies- Abby Alexander, Alannah Allocco, Lexi Allocco, Anna Babione, Mary Babione, Liliana Baxter, Jesalyn Berard, Natasha Berard, Ella Hofstede, Gwyneth Mitten, Molly Pianin, Adelle Richards, Lenia Richards, Emma Rodriguez-Pajerski, Grace Taylor, Stephania Torres

Winkie General- Kevan Richards
Winkies- Anna Babione, Noah Barnes, Jesalyn Berard, Emma Day, Jeremy Frostman, Heather Graham, Ella Hofstede, Julie Hofstede, Erik Leithe, Casey Looper, Amy Norris, Molly Pianin, Makayah Rees, Emma Rodriguez-Pajerski, Levi Santerelli, Benjamin Staley, Cherilyn Staley, Grace Taylor, Elijah Torres, Stephania Torres

Ladies Vocal Ensemble – Lexi Allocco, Holly Frendberg, Heather Graham, Julie Hofstede, Kelsey Kidd, Cami Lenart, Gwyneth Mitten, Amy Norris, Randi Olsen, Makaya Rees, Lenia Richards, Ariel Santerelli, Cherilyn Staley, Stephania Torres.

About The Wizard of Oz

The very popular and well-known musical will conclude Live Oak Theatre’s 2016-2017 season. The cast includes Vince Vanni in the title role of the Wizard, veteran performer Terry Edwards in the role of the Tin Man, and a host of Live Oak regulars. The role of Dorothy will be shared by three Live Oak veteran performers: Holly Frendberg, Lexi Allocco, and Gwyneth Mitten.

The production will feature the songs of the 1939 film. It includes a cast of adults and children in age appropriate roles. The Wizard of Oz will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays March 31 through April 8 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Shows are 7:30 pm on Fridays and 2:30 and 7:30 pm on Saturdays.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for youth 13 and younger when purchased with an adult ticket. All shows include coffee, tea and dessert. For more information call 352-593-0027 or visit www.LiveOakTheatre.org. Follow us on Facebook.

About The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT),
The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT) is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals and the community as a whole by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying Family Friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for Theatre patrons and participants of all ages.

For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, call 352-593-0027, email liveoakboxoffice@gmail.com , or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre.

Tickets on Sale for A Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast

by Marie Trombley - November 21st, 2016

Brooksville, Florida – Live Oak Theatre Company announces that tickets are now on sale for A Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast dinner show, featuring the Faith EPC Choir, the Justify Drama Team and Live Oak Theatre Company.

The dinner show will be held on Dec. 9, and 10 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL 34601. Friday performance is at 7:30 pm and Saturday performances are at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

The Madrigal Feast will feature traditional Christmas music by the Faith EPC Choir and Live Oak Theatre. The Justify Drama Team will present comedic and dramatic presentations featuring the King and Queen, the town crier, the court jester, knights and other members of the Royal Court.

The royal dinner will feature wassail punch, fruit and cheese hors d’oeuvres, a real boar’s head, dinner and figgy pudding for dessert. Coffee and tea will also be served.

Guests will be announced as Lords and Ladies of the Royal Court and are invited (but not required) to dress accordingly.

Tickets are $25 for adults and teens, and $10 for ages 13 and younger. All seats are reserved and available on a first come, first serve basis.

To purchase tickets or for further information, visit the website at www.LiveOakTheatre.org or call the box office at 352-593-0027. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre.

About the Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT)

The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT), a non-profit organization, is a division of YWAM (Youth With a Mission) Tampa, a not-for-profit 501c3 company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community as a whole by providing positive, artistic experiences in the performing arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying FAMILY-FRIENDLY entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for theater patrons and participants of all ages.

For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, call 352-593-0027 or email liveoakboxoffice@gmail.com, or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org.

Live Oak Theatre Announces Extended Performance Date for “Peter Pan”

by Marie Trombley - November 8th, 2016

Brooksville, Florida (November 7, 2016) – Live Oak Theatre announces that tickets are now on sale for an additional performance date of its original musical adaptation of the award-winning classic, Peter Pan, by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie. Peter Pan will now be presented Nov. 11, 12 AND 13. Friday performances are at 7:30 pm. Saturday performances are at 2:30 and 7:30 pm. SUNDAY PERFORMANCE IS AT 2:30PM.

Each performance will be a dessert theatre experience with seating available one-half hour before each performance. All performances are held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, Florida 34601.

All Live Oak Theatre productions are family-friendly and feature adults and youth cast in age-appropriate roles.

Single admission tickets are $18 for adults, and students 13 and under are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. The tickets include coffee, tea, and dessert.

A limited number of adult season tickets for all three LOT productions are only $50. Season tickets for children 13 and under are $20 when purchased with an adult ticket.

For more information and to order tickets call the box office at 352-593-0027, or email liveoakboxoffice@gmail.com, or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org.

About the Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT)

The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT), a non-profit organization, is a division of YWAM (Youth With a Mission) Tampa, a not-for-profit 501c3 company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community as a whole by providing positive, artistic experiences in the performing arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying FAMILY-FRIENDLY entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for theater patrons and participants of all ages.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre.

Live Oak Theatre Announces Its 2016-2017 Season

by Marie Trombley - July 23rd, 2016

Live Oak Theatre has announced the following productions for its 2016-2017 season. Live Oak’s season consists of a fall and spring musical production and a special Christmas celebration. This season’s productions are as follows:

· Fall production – an original musical adaptation of Peter Pan will be presented November 4, 5, 11 and 12.
· December’s Christmas celebration will be the return of the Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast on December 9, 10, 16 and 17.
· Spring production – the ever-popular and well-known musical sensation, Wizard of Oz, will be presented on March 31, April 1, 7 and 8.

All Live Oak Theatre productions are family-friendly and feature adults and youth cast in age-appropriate roles.

For information about Live Oak Theatre go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org or follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre..

About the Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT)

The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT), a non-profit organization, is a division of YWAM (Youth With a Mission) Tampa, a not-for-profit 501c3 company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community as a whole by providing positive, artistic experiences in the performing arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying FAMILY-FRIENDLY entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for theater patrons and participants of all ages.

Live Oak Theatre to Hold Orientation and How To Audition Class

by Marie Trombley - July 23rd, 2016

Live Oak Theatre company announces that it will conduct an orientation to Live Oak Theatre and “How to Audition” program. The program consists of two, one and a half hour classes held from 6:30 to 8 pm on August 15 and August 18. The orientation program will be held at Fellowship Hall of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Completion of this program is a requirement to audition for children, young adults, and parents of children who wish to audition for Live Oak Theatre.

The instructor for this class is Vince Vanni with a special presentation for parents by Eric Kessel. Mr. Vanni’s students currently appear throughout the area in both amateur and professional venues. There is no tuition for these classes.

Those who successfully complete the program will be able to audition for Live Oak Theatre’s musical productions of Peter Pan, an original musical, The Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast, and the very popular Wizard of Oz musical. Auditions for all season productions will be held on August 20 from 10 am to noon at Fellowship Hall of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601.

To register for orientation contact producer and vice president of Live Oak Theatre, Vince Vanni, at VinceVanni@GMail.com or call him at 352-797-9199.

All principal roles for the 2016-2017 season will be cast from the fall auditions.

About the Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT)

The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT), a non-profit organization, is a division of YWAM (Youth With a Mission) Tampa, a not-for-profit 501c3 company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community as a whole by providing positive, artistic experiences in the performing arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying FAMILY-FRIENDLY entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for theater patrons and participants of all ages.

For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, call 352-593-0027 or email LiveOakTheatre@GMail.com, or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org.