Tampa, Florida 2021-07-02 05:01:50 –
Brooksville, Florida — Daily, up to 250 people can dance, sing, and act at the Live Oak Theater Company’s summer camp in Brooksville.
In one room students learn dance choreography, in the next they participate in battles on stage and sing the Sound of Music lyrics in the hallways. And don’t forget the improvisational classes that take place outside.
“Anyone can participate if they have a desire and a really good attitude,” said Randy Olsen. “Basically our goal is to fill every corner of this building with performance art instructions.”
The Live Oak Theater Company has come a long way since it first sprouted its roots in 2008.
“We basically set it up in the church gym and dismantled everything again after three weekend performances,” Olsen says.
The nonprofit moved to a new home in Cortez Boulevard in 2018. Olsen wanted to create a place where his family could play together.
“So, if it could be a family event, I thought there would be a fulfilling time here with my parents and children. It feels like a relationship,” Olsen said.
For many of these students, live oak was an exit for creativity and a building block for social development.
“It’s a great way to build confidence. Just attending this show will make a few hours incredible,” said Alannah Allocco.
“I certainly dream of being on Broadway. It’s like my biggest dream,” Emma Day said.
However, if you don’t have a desire to be in the limelight, that’s fine.
“We will teach you how to move the lights and sounds, I always need the help of costumes,” Olsen said. “Here is a home for everyone who wants to get involved.”
Most of these summer camps will eventually lead to live performances on stage in front of the audience. They are planning 6 shows in the 2021/2022 season.
For more information on the camp and upcoming shows Liveoaktheatre.org..
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