Brooksville, Florida (May 10, 2018) –Live Oak Theatre is proud to announce that it now has a new home at 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The theatre company took possession of the former Hernando County Utilities Building on Friday, May 4. All future events will now take place at its new Center for the Performing Arts.
Live Oak Theatre undertook a capital campaign to purchase a home of its own and on January 23, 2018, the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners agreed to sell the former utilities building to the theatre company.
The theatre held a variety of fundraisers including a pledge campaign and even a change jar campaign. Over one hundred children converted Mason jars and spaghetti jars into change jars. Live Oak performed its final production at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church. All future shows will be at the new Center for the Performing Arts. Members of the theatre are already engaged in transforming the utilities building back into a ballroom and theatre with a variety of classrooms for programs in all forms of the arts.
Photo: Members of Live Oak Theatre meet with Gulf Coast Title Company’s David Eppley and Capitol City Bank president Tyler Stapleton for the closing. Clockwise from bottom left: Tyler Stapleton, President of Capitol City Bank, Barbara Manual, board member, Marie Trombley, secretary of Live Oak Theatre holding her son, Lucas, Peter Olsen, son of President Randi Olsen, Kyle Marra, one of the Production Directors and house manager, Vince Vanni, Vice President and Marketing Director, Randi Olsen, President and Artistic Director. In the forefront, Justin Hendrix, Graphic Artist.
For information about Live Oak Theature, go to www.liveoaktheatre.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lifeoaktheatre.