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LIVE OAKES EDUCATIONAL THEATER

Award-Winning Living History assemblies.

Enlightening Edu-tainment integrating the state standards since 1994.

"The best assembly I've seen in 33 years of teaching."

      - Teacher, Kennedy School

Scripted Shows:

  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Dickens' haunting holiday classic, complete with sing-along carols, student and staff actors, ghosts, and Tiny Tim.
  • ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME: An interactive show with evocative sets, authentic costumes, a Greek game show, and a Roman Rap!
  • THE COMPLETE CONDENSED HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA:  A mosaic of voices from Native Americans to Hippies.
  • COYOTE TALES: Mythical tales of 'the trickster' from many tribal traditions.
  • EDGAR ALLAN POE: Poe's tragic life story is combined with his haunting poems and prose to exhume America’s first professional writer.
  • FROM COLONIES TO  COUNTRY: A colonial quilt of diaries, documents, letters, and songs.
  • JOHN STEINBECK & THE GRAPES OF WRATH - One-man show combines selected readings with personal anecdotes to bring to life this seminal American author.
  • I HAVE A DREAM: DR. KING AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT -  A rousing musical history of the man and the movement.
  • IN THE WAKE OF GOLD - A maritime voyage through Gold Rush California, with links to science, U.S., & World history.
  • CALL OF THE WILD: THE JACK LONDON STORY - A dynamic portrayal of this revolutionary writer.
  • LEONARDO DA VINCI: RENAISSANCE MAN
  • MUIR OF THE  MOUNTAINS  Inspiring adventures of the Father of our National Parks.
  • SHAKESPEARE: LIVE! - An entertaining, accessible portrait of the Prince of Players.

FORMAT: Our living-history shows fall into three formats: scripted plays, musicals, or un-scripted Chautauqua. The scripted shows weave together many historic characters.  Each Chautauqua is an interactive visit with a major historical or literary figure.

Ages:

College, Elementary School, High School, Kindergarten, Middle School

Locations:

California CA, Hawaii HI, Oregon OR

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