• Live Oak Theatre to Offer Limited Seating for Fiddler on the Roof

    Brooksville, Florida – The Live Oak Theatre Company announces that, to ensure that all patrons will have comfortable site lines to view the entire stage area for its “Dessert Theatre” production of Fiddler on the Roof, seating will be limited to only 200 seats per performance.


    Tickets are now on sale for the popular musical. Performances will be held on October 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 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, & 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.


    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.