Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach Tour

Enhancing education through live theatre for over 50 years!

Generously Sponsored by:

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Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County

Ron Tindall RN

Oliver Button Is A Sissy


Based on the book by
Tomie dePaola

Book and Music adapted by
Leo Cortez

Music Arrangements by
Brad Carroll

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Oliver Button doesn't like sports. Oliver Button prefers to use his imagination by dressing up in costumes, drawing pictures, and making science fiction movies in his attic. But Oliver finds his true calling when he enrolls in a tap dancing class, and it hurts his feelings when other boys make fun of him for being a dancer.

One day, he finds that someone has written "Oliver Button is a sissy" on the schoolyard wall. Despite this teasing, Oliver enters a local talent show with the hope of winning first place and gaining his schoolmate's acceptance.
Will Oliver win the talent show and put a stop to the teasing? Or will he come in last place and face more ridicule and bullying? This musical adaption of Oliver Button Is A Sissy is an inspiring story about a boy who stands up to bullies by staying true to himself.
Topics: Bullying, Social Skills, Culinary Arts, Music and Theatre Arts


The Purple Marble performance clips January 29, 2018 Arellanes School.

The Office of Education & Outreach
(805) 928-7731 ext. 3156

Booking Information/Fees
1 performance
2 performances
3 performances
Please note: If booking more than three performances, the additional shows must be booked on a separate day.
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PCPA Education and Outreach Tour is funded in part through grants from The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation; Freeport-McMoRan, Los Olivos Rotary, Richard & Jean Jacoby, Edwin and Jeanne Woods Family Foundation, Ed & Caroline Woods.
About the Outreach Tour:

•Theatre Interns in the PCPA program perform in the Outreach touring shows.

•Productions are adaptable to perform in multipurpose rooms, libraries or auditoriums.

•Teacher's Guides are provided online to assist teachers with pre- and post- performance activities.

•Post-performance discussions with the actors are offered as part of the package.
•Maximum audience attendance must be limited to 350 per performance.

•We prefer a minimum performance space that is no smaller then 20 feet by 20 feet, and require 9 feet in height.

•Performances are scheduled Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

•Bookings in the evening (after 5:00 p.m.) or weekends, are subject to a fee increase of $200.00 per performance, and only if the booking date fits into our touring schedule.

•Bookings outside of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties may also be subject to an increase in booking fees. Amount depends on the distance traveled, overnight accommodations (if needed), and fuel costs.

•Public schools in Santa Barbara County may be eligible for a discount toward booking costs through the Children’s Creative Project. For more information, call the Children’s Creative Project: Santa Barbara County Office, (805) 964-4711.
Business Office
805 928-7731
Box Office
805 922-8313

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