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Complimentary Tickets to be available for Live Oak Theatre’s Good Friday performance of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

 

Brooksville, Florida – The Live Oak Theatre Company announces that it is offering complimentary tickets for its Good Friday opening night performance of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe which will be at 7:30 p.m. April 18 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.

 

Tickets must be reserved by calling 352-593-0027 after April 1 and may be picked up at Faith Church Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm until all tickets are gone. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The Lion, the, Witch, and the Wardrobe, is adapted by Don Quinn, from the C.S. Lewis Story, and produced by special arrangements with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.  Additional music is provided by Mike Phipps, Peter Curtis, Jessica Lucas, and Randi Olsen.

 

Performances will be held on April 18, 19, 25, 26, and 27. All performances will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinee performance will be held at 2:30 pm. There will be an additional Matinee performance on Saturday, April 19 at 2:30 pm.

 

Each performance, except the Good Friday will be a dessert theater experience with seating available one-half hour before each performance.  Good Friday performance will be regular theatre seating.

 

Admission to all other performances are as follows: Adult admission is $15. Students 13 and under are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include coffee/tea and dessert.

 

For more information go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org or call the box office at 352-593-0027.

 

Live Oak Theatre’s 2013-2014 season is under the sponsorship of the following organizations: “ROOT” SPONSORSHIPS – LRE Ground Services and Rotary Club of Brooksville; “BRANCH” SPONSORSHIPS – Oak Hill Hospital, Papa Joe’s Ristorante, & www.SpringHillNow.com; “ACORN” SPONSORSHIPS – Ishpeming Group, LLC & Weichert Realtors.

 

LWW was privileged to receive a full costume sponsorship from VANS CARS AND TRUCKS

 

Papa Joes t shirts are in!!! They can be purchased for $15 or 2 for $20. Here is your chance to show your love and support!!! All proceeds will go to the Papa Joe’s Employee Relief Fund.

They will be available at both of Live Oak’s remaining Judah Ben Hur Show’s (11 am Thursday Jan. 30 & 7:30 pm Friday Jan.31  at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church.  Tickets are available online or at the door (please consider a $5-15 donation).

Other opportunities include Saturday’s Garage Sale ( in the parking lot of Papa Joe’s) and at Cappricci’s Gifts, Oak Hill Hospital’s Gift Shop, and the Chamber of Commerce offices. Additional locations will be announced as they are confirmed!

YWAM of Tampa Extends “Early Bird Ticket Sales Special” for Brooksville Performances of Judah Ben-Hur, the Musical

 

Brooksville, Florida – YWAM of Tampa Bay and Live Oak Theatre announces that it will extend its offer  of an  “Early Bird Ticket Price Special” for tickets to Judah Ben-Hur, the Musical. Until Friday,  January 17 at 5 pm, adult tickets will be only $12, instead of the usual $15. This represents an early bird 20% discount. Student prices will remain the same.

 

Regular adult admission will be $15 at the door. Students 13 and under are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include complimentary coffee/tea and dessert.

 

Judah Ben-Hur, the Musical will be performed at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL, 34601, Date:  Friday, January 17, Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January1 9, 2014. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday’s performance is at 3 pm. Doors open one half-hour earlier for coffee/tea and dessert.

 

ALL proceeds will be used to send the JBH team to Philippines to build homes and bring joy through free performances of JBH.

 

For more information go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org or call the box office at 352-593-0027, of find us on Facebook at Live Oak Theatre.

 

Judah Ben-Hur the musical is co-produced by YWAM (Youth With a Mission) of Tampa Bay and Live Oak Theatre. It is a magical tale of romance, comedy and adventure. The audience is invited to re-live the legend of Rome’s great character, the hate that nearly destroyed him and the love of Christ that transformed him. Under the helm of Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber’s former G.M., “Judah Ben-Hur” held its world premier at Singapore’s NUS Cultural Centre, where it ran for 56 performances. The musical has been pared down for touring with a cast that includes the original stars of the show and a dozen other seasoned performers (including credits off Broadway and London’s West End).

 

The New York Times has called the creative team’s work “spot-on” and “a seeming endless well of feeling.” MTV (Asia) reported that the songs from Judah Ben-Hur “are so catchy and memorable that you’ll be humming them on the way out of the auditorium.”

 

The New Paper calls Judah Ben-Hur “A razzle-dazzler like MISS SAIGON … and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Charlton Heston may have…charisma, but David M. Sanborn definitely makes a more delectable Judah Ben-Hur, and a more multi-talented one at that.”

 

For more information about the musical, go to www.judahbenhur.com or Judah Ben Hur Musical on Facebook.

 

About Ellen Sanborn

 

Ellen Sanborn started her career on London’s West End more than 30 years ago and has opened for such legends as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, and, more recently, has led Worship Workshops with singers like Bob Fitts and Darlene Zschech.  As a director, she has also staged such musicals as “The Sound of Music,” and “My Fair Lady.”

 

About David Sanborn

 

David M. Sanborn, Ellen’s son, has performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the U.S. in stage roles such as Tony in “West Side Story,” as Peter in “The Witness” and as Jesus in “The Miracle.” His one-man show, “King David,” recently had its New York City premier off-Broadway, where it ran for 12 straight weeks.

 

The New York Times has called David’s work with Ellen “spot-on” and “a seeming endless well of feeling.” MTV Asia said their songs are “so catchy and memorable that you’ll be humming them on the way out of the auditorium.” Together, Ellen and David have written such musicals as “Judah Ben-Hur,” “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” “King David” and “Anne of Avonlea.”

 

Attached photos:  Ellen Sanborn, David Sanborn

 

 

YWAM of Tampa Offers “Early Bird Ticket Sales Special” for Brooksville Performances of Judah Ben-Hur, the Musical

 

Brooksville, Florida – YWAM of Tampa and Live Oak Theatre announces that it will offer an “Early Bird Ticket Price Special” for tickets to Judah Ben-Hur, the Musical. From January 2 to January 10, Adult tickets will be only $12, instead of the usual $15. This represents an early bird 20% discount. Student prices will remain the same.

 

Regular adult admission is $15. Students 13 and under are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include coffee/tea and dessert.

 

Judah Ben-Hur, the Musical will be performed at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL, 34601, Date:  Friday, January 17, Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January1 9, 2014. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday’s performance is at 3 pm. Doors open one half-hour earlier for coffee/tea and dessert.

 

ALL proceeds will be used to send the JBH team to Philippines to build homes and bring joy through free performances of JBH.

 

For more information go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org or call the box office at 352-593-0027, of find us on Facebook at Live Oak Theatre.

 

Judah Ben-Hur the musical is co-produced by YWAM (Youth With a Mission) of Tampa Bay and Live Oak Theatre. It is a magical tale of romance, comedy and adventure. The audience is invited to re-live the legend of Rome’s great character, the hate that nearly destroyed him and the love of Christ that transformed him. Under the helm of Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber’s former G.M., “Judah Ben-Hur” held its world premier at Singapore’s NUS Cultural Centre, where it ran for 56 performances. The musical has been pared down for touring with a cast that includes the original stars of the show and a dozen other seasoned performers (including credits off Broadway and London’s West End).

 

The New York Times has called the creative team’s work “spot-on” and “a seeming endless well of feeling.” MTV (Asia) reported that the songs from Judah Ben-Hur “are so catchy and memorable that you’ll be humming them on the way out of the auditorium.”

 

The New Paper calls Judah Ben-Hur “A razzle-dazzler like MISS SAIGON … and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Charlton Heston may have…charisma, but David M. Sanborn definitely makes a more delectable Judah Ben-Hur, and a more multi-talented one at that.”

 

For more information about the musical, go to www.judahbenhur.com or Judah Ben Hur Musical on Facebook.

 

About Ellen Sanborn

 

Ellen Sanborn started her career on London’s West End more than 30 years ago and has opened for such legends as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, and, more recently, has led Worship Workshops with singers like Bob Fitts and Darlene Zschech.  As a director, she has also staged such musicals as “The Sound of Music,” and “My Fair Lady.”

 

About David Sanborn

 

David M. Sanborn, Ellen’s son, has performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the U.S. in stage roles such as Tony in “West Side Story,” as Peter in “The Witness” and as Jesus in “The Miracle.” His one-man show, “King David,” recently had its New York City premier off-Broadway, where it ran for 12 straight weeks.

 

The New York Times has called David’s work with Ellen “spot-on” and “a seeming endless well of feeling.” MTV Asia said their songs are “so catchy and memorable that you’ll be humming them on the way out of the auditorium.” Together, Ellen and David have written such musicals as “Judah Ben-Hur,” “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” “King David” and “Anne of Avonlea.”

Live Oak Theatre Presents:

It’s a Wonderful Life- a Live Radio Stage Play

NEWS RELEASE!

CONTACT VINCE VANNI AT 352-797-9199

 

Tickets are now on sale for Live Oak’s It’s a Wonderful Life

 

Brooksville, Florida – The Live Oak Theatre Company announces that tickets are now on sale for the performance of the “radio adaptation” of It’s a wonderful Life. Performances will be held on December 6 & 7. All performances will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Both performances are at 7:30 pm. Seating will be limited to only 150 seats per performance.

 

Adult admission is $10; students 13 and under are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include coffee/tea and dessert.

 

This production will be recorded for a later broadcast on local radio. For more information go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org or call the box office at 352-593-0027.

 

Live Oak Theatre’s 2013-2014 season is under the sponsorship of the following organizations: “ROOT” SPONSORSHIPS – LRE Ground Services and Rotary Club of Brooksville; “BRANCH” SPONSORSHIPS – Oak Hill Hospital, Papa Joe’s Ristorante, & www.SpringHillNow.com; “ACORN” SPONSORSHIPS – Ishpeming Group, LLC & Weichert Realtors.

 

About It’s a Wonderful Life

 

It’s a Wonderful Life is based on Frank Capra’s film of the same name and was adapted for radio by Tony Palermo. This performance is a staged radio reading staring the well known actor, David Sanborn as George Bailey Brooksville storyteller, Jerry Cowling as Clarence, Randi Olsen as Mary, and Vince Vanni as the villainous Mr. Potter. The production includes the talents of many members of Live Oak Theatre Company and Youth With A Mission.

 

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.

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Tickets are now available

for Live Oak Theatre’s production of

 

It’s a Wonderful Life

 Friday and Saturday Dec. 6 & 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm

 

Click on the link below to purchase tickets online! 

PURCHASE TICKETS

$10 for adults

$5 for children 13 and younger

(with the purchase of an adult ticket).

All performances will be held at

Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville

200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601

 

Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church

For more information or to reserve tickets

call 352-593-0027 or email liveoakboxoffice@gmail.com

 

Reserve a VIP Table by becoming a Leaf  Sponsor

VIP Tables seat up to 8 people and include complimentary dessert and beverage service.  Leaf Sponsors receive special recognition in our production program as well as a Business Card Ad which can be used to promote your business or as a shout out to performers in the cast .  Check out our Sponsorship page for more information or call 352-593-0027 to reserve your table.

 

 

Tickets are now on sale for the popular musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Performances will be held on October 18, 19, 25, 26, and 27.

All performances will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church which is located at:

200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601.

Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinee performance will be held at 3 pm.

Each performance will be a dessert theater experience with seating available one-half hour before each performance. Adult admission is $18 or $35 per couple. Students 13 and under are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include coffee/tea and dessert.

For more information go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org or call the box office at 352-593-0027.

Fiddler on the Roof is based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. Book is by Joseph Stein; Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It is a musical in two acts and rated “G.”  It is performed by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Live Oak Theatre’s 2013-2014 season is under the sponsorship of the following organizations: “ROOT” SPONSORSHIPS – LRE Ground Services and Rotary Club of Brooksville; “BRANCH” SPONSORSHIPS – Oak Hill Hospital, Papa Joe’s Ristorante, Sir Speedy  & www.SpringHillNow.com; “ACORN” SPONSORSHIPS – Ishpeming Group, LLC & Weichert Realtors.

 

About Fiddler on the Roof

 

Fiddler on the Roof is based on the short story Tevye and His Daughters by Sholem Aleichem. Fiddler on the Roof is one of the first musicals to defy Broadway’s established rules of commercial success. It dealt with serious issues such as persecution, poverty, and the struggles to hold onto one’s beliefs in the midst of a hostile and chaotic environment. Criticized at first for its limited appeal, Fiddler on the Roof struck such a universal chord in audiences that it became, for a time, the longest running production in the history of Broadway. It ran for 3,242 performances at the Imperial Theatre and opened the door for other musicals that deal with serious issues (such as Les Miserables).

 

Set in 1905 the story takes place in Anetevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman Tevye and his attempts to preserve his family’s traditions in the face of a changing world. When his eldest daughter Tzeitel, begs him to let her marry a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher that he has already chosen for her, Tevye must choose between his own daughter’s happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Meanwhile, there are other forces at work in Anetevka – dangerous forces that threaten to destroy the very life he is trying to preserve.

 

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 Company Announces Auditions for Fiddler On the Roof

 

Brooksville, Florida – The Live Oak Theatre Company announces that auditions for its upcoming popular musical Fiddler On the Roof will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, June 25 and 27 from 5 pm through 7 pm at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Those who audition should come prepared to sing and act. Songs from the show are not necessary. Be prepared to sing 16 bars that show your vocal range and strengths and also be prepared to recite a monologue. However, call-backs will require songs from the show. Therefore, those who audition should be familiar with the music. Those who audition should come prepared with sheet music or CD accompaniment.

 

Three male dancers and one female dancer are needed. Anyone wishing to audition for a dancing role should prepare a one-to-two minute routine that shows their abilities. Bring some form of accompaniment.

 

Performances are scheduled to be held on October 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27. All performances will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville.

 

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About Fiddler On the Roof

 

Fiddler on the Roof is based on the short story Tevye and His Daughters by Sholem Aleichem. Fiddler on the Roof is one of the first musicals to define Broadway’s established rules of commercial success. It dealt with serious issues such as persecution, poverty, and the struggles to hold onto one’s beliefs in the midst of a hostile and chaotic environment. Criticized at first for its limited appeal, Fiddler on the Roof struck such a universal chord in audiences that it became, for a time, the longest running production in the history of Broadway. It ran for 3,242 performances at the Imperial Theatre and opened the door for other musicals that deal with serious issues (such as Les Miserables).

 

Set in 1905 the story takes place in Anetevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman Tevye and his attempts to preserve his family’s traditions in the face of a changing world. When his eldest daughter Tzeitel, begs him to let her marry a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher that he has already chosen for her, Tevye must choose between his own daughter’s happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Meanwhile, there are other forces at work in Anetevka – dangerous forces that threaten to destroy the very life he is trying to preserve.

 

Cast includes:  Tevye, a dairyman, Golde, his wife; his daughters:  Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava, Shprintze, Bielke; Yente, the matchmaker; Motel, the tailor; Perchik, the student; Lazar Wolf, the butcher; Mordacha, the innkeeper; Rabbi Grandma Tzeitel; and other speaking roles as well as the fiddler and a large cast of villagers (chorus).

 

Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold Annual Summer Camp

Brooksville, Florida (March 13, 2013) – Live Oak Theatre Company, a not-for-profit family oriented theatre company, will conduct its fourth annual summer program from Monday through Friday, June 24 through June 28. Camp will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL, 34601.

Camp will be held from 10 am to 4 pm with 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.

Suggested donation for tuition is $150.

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

 

The 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
    • Improve technique
    • And much more

The faculty will include Randi Olsen, Jessica Lucas, Ellen Sanborn, Davis Sanborn, Vince Vanni and additional guest faculty.

Those who wish to reserve a place for their child, may send a deposit/donation of $25, payable to Live Oak Theatre Company and mailed to Live Oak Theatre Company, Randi Olsen, Artistic Director, P O Box 12285 Brooksville FL 34603.

For more information go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org or call 352-593-0027.

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 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 Randi@liveoaktheatre.org, or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org

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