Veteran Performer Kyle Marra to Direct The Wizard of Oz

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on February 2, 2017

Veteran performer Kyle Marra has been recently named to direct Live Oak Theatre’s upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Marra is a veteran of several Live Oak Theatre productions. He was originally seen as young Fred Wright in Anne of Avonlea and in the principal role Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days. Mr. Marra was one of the co-directors and co-author of Live Oak Theatre’s recent original adaptation of Peter Pan the Musical.

Mr. Marra’s experience spreads from film to television to print and to live theatre. Mr. Marra has had roles in various independent films such as An Encounter With the Messiah, A Letter from Joe and House Guest. He has also appeared on two reality shows:  Exit, which aired on Syfy and Hillbillies for Hire, which appeared on CMT.

About The Wizard of Oz

The very popular and well-known musical will conclude Live Oak Theatre’s 2016-2017 season. The cast includes Vince Vanni in the title role of the Wizard, veteran performer Terry Edwards in the role of the Tin Man, and a host of Live Oak regulars. The role of Dorothy will be shared by three Live Oak veteran performers:  Holly Frendberg, Lexi Allocco, and Gwyneth Mitten.

The production will feature the songs of the 1939 film. It includes a cast of adults and children in age appropriate roles. The Wizard of Oz will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays March 31 through April 8 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Shows are 7:30 pm on Fridays and 2:30 and 7:30 pm on Saturdays.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for youth 13 and younger when purchased with an adult ticket. All shows include coffee, tea and dessert. For more information call 352-593-0027 or visit Follow us on Facebook.

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. is a sponsor of the Live Oak Theatre Company for this season. For more information about the Live Oak Theatre Company, including sponsorship and audition opportunities, call 352-593-0027 or email, or go to



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