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2018 Outreach Tour Limited Engagement
The Purple Marble
By Alyssa Antoci Adaptation and Lyrics by Leo Cortez Music by Paul Marszalkoski
Available: February 1 - March 17, 2018 Monday - Friday Grades K-8
The Purple Marble, based on teen author Alyssa Antoci's book, is a lively musical about Max, who dreams of becoming a Master Chef. Max writes the "Fun and Fancy Pizza Cookbook" which he plans to share with his fourth grade class, but his plans take an unexpected turn when he becomes the target for the class bully. The first weeks of school are filled with fear and ridicule, and his relationships with family and friends are damaged as a result of the torment. But his luck begins to change when he finds a unique and beautiful Purple Marble. In the end, Max must decide between helping a mysterious boy, or keeping his lucky streak going. The Purple Marble is a story for anyone that has ever had to overcome the anguish of being bullied.
Concepts & Topics: Bullying, Social Skills, Culinary Arts, Music and Theatre Arts
Last season's Education and Outreach tour - Breaking Through Acting Interns Christian Arteaga, Mandy Corbett, Annali Fuchs, Tim Stewart
PCPA Education and Outreach Tour supported in part by a grant from Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture
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 8 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.