Archive for January, 2016


Live Oak Theatre to Hold Auditions for the Musical, The Secret Garden

Brooksville, Florida (January, 2016) – The Live Oak Theatre Company announces that auditions for its April production of The Secret Garden will be held on January 30 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601. All auditions are by appointment only. Email liveoaktheatre@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

Those who attended the season auditions in August need not audition again. Call backs and casting will be based on both season audition and the upcoming audition. The roles of “Lily” and “Archibald” have been cast from the season audition. We are particularly looking for a male, age 35-55, baritone vocal range, for the role of Dr. Neville Craven.

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 only be used for adults who audition and for children’s call backs.

Children who audition and have no prior experience with Live Oak Theatre, should have completed Live Oak Theatre’s Basic Acting and Introduction to Live Oak Theatre program or Live Oak Theatre’s performing arts summer camp.

For more information go to Live Oak Theatre’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LiveOakTheatre or email LiveOakTheatre@GMail.com.

The Secret Garden will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays April 29, 30, May 6 and 7.

About The Secret Garden

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is re-imagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

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.

Brooksville, Florida (December 30, 2015) – The Live Oak Theatre Company announces that it will offer a program in Basic Acting and an Introduction to Live Oak Theatre. The program will consist of four one-hour classes, held from 6:30 – 7:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 12, 14, 19, and 21. The program will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601.

Topics covered will be:

· Basic acting skills and principles of acting
· Theatre terminology
· Theatre etiquette and most important,
· Audition techniques and tips for kids AND parents.

Children eight years through high school are eligible. Those who successfully complete the program will be able to audition for Live Oak Theatre’s musical productions of The Secret Garden, which will be held at the end of January.

The instructor for the basic acting 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; however, a $10 registration donation is requested. To register, call 352-797-9199 or email VinceVanni@GMail.com. Visit our Facebook page 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 LiveOakTheatre@GMail.com, or go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org.

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