Archive for January, 2014

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 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 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



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