Brooksville, Florida – The Live Oak Theatre/YWAM additional performance of Judah Ben-Hur, the musical based on the blockbuster Ben Hur by Lew Wallace, will benefit the employees of Papa Joe’s Restaurant who were affected by the fire that engulfed Papa Joe’s restaurant. Judah Ben-Hur, the Musical will be performed at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL, 34601, Date: Friday, January 31 at 7:30 pm. Doors open one half-hour earlier for coffee/tea and dessert.
A donation of $5 – $15 per person is requested. All admissions include coffee/tea and dessert.
Special Tee-shirts with “I Love Papa Joes” will be sold at all remaining performances. Shirts are $15 each or 2 for $20. ALL tee-shirt proceeds will be used to benefit the employees’ fund. Checks may be made payable to Papa Joe’s Relief Fund.
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 Live Oak Theatre and YWAM (Youth With a Mission) of Tampa Bay. It is a magical tale of romance, comedy, and adventure.
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.”