Oak Run news 12-27-2013

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Performing Arts group prepares spring show

EDITOR’S NOTE: The South Marion Citizen is seeking a volunteer Oak Run correspondent to gather news items, put them into a readable form, and possible attend meetings and take pictures. Anyone interested is asked to call 352-390-6444.

The performing arts club of Oak Run is engaging in production of it's Spring 2014 show under the directorial leadership of Mr. Garth Markum. A relatively new resident to Oak Run, Garth brings an impressive list of accomplishments in theater acting, production and direction.

After receiving his BFA degree from Ithaca College, he went on to become the assistant producer of the Corning Summer Theatre. At this esteemed theater he worked with such actors as Shirley Booth, Vivian Vance, Van Johnson, and William Shatner.

His work was showcased in productions of Man of LaMancha and Camelot. Garth also had the pleasure of directing such shows as The Fantastics, Black Comedy,White Lies, and Boeing, Boeing to name a few.

Garth adds: "There is such good energy with this group and a swell of momentum, after the fun the club had producing this past fall's Wizard of Oz, that we don't want to slow down for a moment. I invite all interested to come and join in on the fun. Either as potential cast or as one of the very many important roles that make our theater a reality. There's virtually something for everyone to contribute."



Oak Run travel


Oak Run Travel thanks the residents of our great community for their huge response to our annual Interfaith Food Drive. The amount of food items exceeded our expectations many times over. We hope everyone is enjoying a grand holiday season.


Join our hosts Jim and Patty Waddell for trip 4 on Feb. 1 to Mount Dora’s Ice House Theatre to see Smokey Joe’s Café. This musical review features 40 hit songs from the 1950s and 60s, including “On Broadway”, “Stand By Me”, “Kansas City”, and “I’M A W.O.M.A.N”. The bus leaves Oak Run at noon and the show starts at 2 p.m. Dinner is on your own at this low price of $41 pp including bus driver tip. Call Jim and Patty Waddell.


On Feb. 9, we are going to The Show Palace Dinner Theatre to see Guys and Dolls. This is a colorful panorama of Times Square and its denizens circa 1950. Who can forget such great characters as Sky Masterson, Miss Adelaide, Nathan Detroit and Nicely Nicely Johnson? Included are classic tunes such as “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat”, “I’ve Never Been in Love Before” and “Luck Be a Lady Tonight”. The bus leaves at 11:45 a.m. with the buffet at 1:30 p.m. followed by the show at 3 p.m. Call Fred and Joanne Veale before the tickets are all sold!



OHRA election news


For those who wish to vote in the upcoming ORHA annual election on Jan. 11, and who need to do it by absentee ballot, you may do so as follows.


Contact Jim Waddell, Election Commissioner and set up a time to come to his home to pick up your absentee ballot. You may vote at that time, then seal your ballot in an envelope and leave it with Jim. Alternatively, you may take it with you, vote at your leisure and mail your sealed ballot in another envelope already addressed to ORHA. Just apply a first class stamp and be sure it arrives in the ORHA P.O. Box no later than Jan. 10 to be counted.



Do You Remember

Tune in to Len Teitler's Do You Remember, narrated by Anna Boodee, featuring the 2012 20th Anniversary fine arts show following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 27 to Jan. 3.