Education and Outreach Tour

Enhancing education through live theatre for over 50 years!

2018 Outreach Tour
Limited Engagement

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The Purple Marble

By Alyssa B. Antoci
Book and Lyrics by Leo Cortez
Music by Paul Marszalkowski

Costumes and Sets generously sponsored by
Ron Tindall, R.N.

Available: January 30 - March 16, 2018
Monday - Friday
Grades K-8
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Acting Interns L to R: Madison Shaheen, Garret Lawrence, Chris Carter, Antwon D. Mason Jr.

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Solvang Library Jan 30, 2018 with author Alyssa B. Antoci

The Purple Marble is a lively musical about Max, a boy who dreams of becoming a Master Chef.

Max plans to share his “Fun and Fancy Pizza Cookbook” with his fourth grade class, but his plans take an unexpected turn when he becomes a target for the class bully. As a result of the torment and ridicule, Max’s first weeks of school are filled with fear and his relationships with family and friends are damaged.

However, his luck begins to change when he finds a unique and beautiful Purple Marble.

Ultimately Max is left with a tough choice between keeping his lucky streak going or overcoming his bully, in a most surprising way.

The Purple Marble is based on teen author Alyssa B. Antoci’s book (written when she was 8 years old) – a story for anyone that has ever faced a bully and found a way to start over.
Topics: Bullying, Social Skills, Culinary Arts, Music and Theatre Arts

Alyssa B. Antoci's web site


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
($100 discount)
3 performances
($225 discount)
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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.
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Chris Carter, Antwon D. Mason Jr., Madison Shaheen, Paul Marszalkowski (music), Alyssa B. Antoci (Purple Marble author), Leo Cortez (lyrics/adapter), Wendy-Marie Martin (director), Jeff Salsbury - Photo from October workshop.
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.
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805 928-7731
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