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MEDIA CONTACT:  VINCE VANNI AT 352-797-9199

 

Reserved Seating is Still Available for Live Oak Theatre’s Performances of The Music Man

 

Brooksville, Florida –Live Oak Theatre Company announces that reserved seating is still available for its production of the ever popular musical, The Music Man.

Performances will be held on April 17, and 18. 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. There will be an additional matinee performance on Saturday, April 18 at 2:30 pm.

 

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

 

FOR TICKET INFORMATION and to purchase tickets, please call the box office at 325-593-0027.

 

All seating is assigned seating. Reservations are advised, but limited walk-in seating is usually available.

Live Oak Theatre’s 2014-2015 season is sponsored by:

  • Root Season Sponsor – Vans, Cars, and Trucks
  • Branch Season Sponsors  –  Sir Speedy of Spring Hill and SpringHillNow.com
  • Acorn Sponsor – Weichert Realtors

 

About The Music Man

The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naive Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. But Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love. Harold risks being caught to win her.

In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for “Best Original Cast Album” and spent 245 weeks on the Billboard charts. The show’s success led to revivals and a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake.

 

For more information go to 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.

Due to the Blueberry festival route 41 will be closed for opening weekend.  Below are alternative directions to where The Music Man will be performed. image image

NEWS RELEASE!

CONTACT VINCE VANNI AT 352-797-9199

 

Tickets on Sale for Live Oak Theatre’s Performances of The Music Man

 

Brooksville, Florida –Live Oak Theatre Company announces that tickets are now on sale for its production of the ever popular musical, The Music Man.

Performances will be held on April 10, 11, 12, 17, and 18. 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 the Sunday matinee performance will be held at 2:30 pm. There will be an additional matinee performance on Saturday, April 18 at 2:30 pm.

 

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

 

All seats are now reserved and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Live Oak Theatre’s 2014-2015 season is sponsored by:

  • Root Season Sponsor – Vans, Cars, and Trucks
  • Branch Season Sponsors – Sir Speedy of Spring Hill and SpringHillNow.com
  • Acorn Sponsor – Weichert Realtors

 

About The Music Man

The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naive Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. But Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love. Harold risks being caught to win her.

In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for “Best Original Cast Album” and spent 245 weeks on the Billboard charts. The show’s success led to revivals and a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake.

 

For more information go to 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.

 

NEWS RELEASE!

CONTACT VINCE VANNI AT 352-797-9199

 

Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold Fifth Annual Summer Camp

 

Brooksville, Florida (January 31, 2014) – Live Oak Theatre Company, a not-for-profit family oriented theatre company, will conduct its fifth annual summer program from Monday through Friday, June 8 through June 12. 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, Ellen Sanborn, David Sanborn, Misty Hornsby, Myndee Washington, Vince Vanni and additional guest faculty.

 

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, Randi Olsen, Artistic Director, 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), 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. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre

NEWS RELEASE!
CONTACT VINCE VANNI AT 352-797-9199

Tickets on Sale for Live Oak Theatre’s Performances of Anne of Avonlea, the Musical

Brooksville, Florida –Live Oak Theatre Company announces that tickets are now on sale for its heartwarming original production of Anne of Avonlea, the Musical based on the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Weekend Performances will be held on Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 14-16, 2014. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinee performances are at 2:30 pm.
All performances will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601.

Each performance will be a dessert theater experience with seating available one half hour before each performance. Adult admission is $18. 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.

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.

Anne of Avonlea Cast List

Here is the cast list for Anne of Avonlea. We were blown away by the talent that auditioned and we had some extremely difficult decisions to make. Congratulations to each of you and if you are new to Live Oak, welcome to the family!

 

*all roles are double cast if possible and listed in alphabetical order

Younger Anne: Holly Frendberg, Gwyneth Mitten
Older Anne: Ruth Babione, Ariel Santerelli

Younger Diana: Anna Babione, Soriah Everhard
Older Diana: Paris Gottsman, Amanda Waters

Young Josie: Kelsey Kidd, Rhea Whitaker
Older Josie: Caitlin Frostman, Cami Lenart

Young Gilbert: Reed Washington
Older Gilbert: TBA

Young Jane: Alexandra Alloco, Juliann Carter
Older Jane: Danielle DePaul, Espirit Tafelski

Young Ruby: Alannah Alloco, Emma Day
Older Ruby: Alana Truitt, Aurora Truitt

Moody: Elijah Everhard, Evan Williams

Charlie Sloan: Patrick Marconi

Marilla: Ellen Sanborn
Matthew: Jerry Cowling, Ron Dykes
Rachel Lynde: Myndee Washington
Miss Stacey: Ashley McCall
Mrs. Barry: Jenna Eyers
Dr. Spencer: Terry Edwards

Miss Harris: Gabby Gonzolaz, Monalisa Patterson

Avonlea Ladies: Diane Waters, Allison Frendberg, Amy Norris

Avonlea Gentlemen: Erik Troche (choreographer) , Zachary Gunn TBA

Girls Chorus: Mary Babione, Sarah Babione, Liliana Baxter, Stephanie Bishop, Danielle Clark, Christina Holmlund, Caitlynn Holmlund, Maddy Meyer, Anika Millet, Samantha Sanborn, Dominique Sekelsky, Alea Spiradakos, Stephania Torres

Boys Chorus: Noel Coutu, Seth Flancher, Erik Leith, Peder Olsen, Elijah Torres,

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.”

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