Brooksville, Florida – Live Oak Theatre Company announces that tickets are still on sale for its original musical adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel, Around the World in 80 Days, about Phileas Fogg’s infamous race against time as he sets out to journey the globe.
The show is especially characterized by authentic costumes from around the world.
Photo 1: Surrounded by her handmaidens, Princess Aouda (Esprit Tafelski) prays to be rescued from the flames of a suttee, an Indian funeral custom where, following the death of her husband, a widow must also die to be with him.
Photo 2: Chinese acrobats entertain the audience.
Weekend Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 9-17, 2015. 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.
Single admission tickets are $18 for adults. Tickets for students 13 and younger are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include coffee, tea and dessert. All seats are reserved and available on a first come, first serve basis.
A limited number of season tickets for 2015-16 are also available.
Adult season tickets are $30, which include the season’s two shows. Season tickets for children 13 and younger are $10, when purchased with an adult season ticket.
To order season tickets, call the box office at 352-593-0027.
About Around the World in 80 Days
The show has been written and co-directed by Live Oak Artistic Director Randi Olsen, and features an incredible cast of 55 actors to tell the story of Jules Verne’s classic story of Phileas Fogg, who takes on a challenge by the other men at the Reform Club to travel the world in 80 days. Ron Dykes, who plays the role of Verne, is also co-director and co-writer.
The audience will join Phileas (Kyle Marra) and his faithful servant, Passepartout (Terry Edwards), on their global adventure against time, traveling by train, boat, balloon – and even by elephant – to destinations such as London, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the American West. They meet many unforgettable characters along the way, including an enchanting Princess from India (Esprit Tafelski), the unscrupulous Detective Fix from Scotland Yard (Matthew Veasey), a British general (Eric Kessel), a surly boat captain (Sean Sanborn), a conniving politician (Sam McCall), a gaggle of Geishas and Bombay dancers.
Will Phileas Fogg make it back by his 80-day deadline? Be sure to buy tickets to the show and find out!
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.