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WORLDS OF WISDOM
"Your message is so essential and important and you have the gift of translating it through art." Penny Chesluk, Teacher

The literature of the world is filled with wondrous stories that sparkle with true gems of wisdom. We take some of these meaning-filled tales and weave them together into a fascinating adventure around the world, offering pearls of wisdom to the hearts and minds of young and old alike. A pre-show rehearsal incorporates students from your school to star on stage alongside professional actors! (K-6).

(831) 429-1936, info@toap.org, TheBestSchoolAssemblies.com

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SCROOGE
"Always Outstanding! We've see every one of your shows and they are all excellent!" Ron Harder, Principal

Our own adaptation of Dickens’ beloved classic comes alive in a modern day setting in your own town, brimming with all the favorite characters. Music, colorful costumes and magical sound effects bring the message of this timeless piece of literature into the heart of the modern world.

A pre-show rehearsal incorporates students from your school to star on stage alongside professional actors! (K-8).

(831) 429-1936, info@toap.org, TheBestSchoolAssemblies.com

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THE DANCING MAN
"The entire staff was effusive in their praise of your acting talents and the positive way you interacted with students" Sandra Stewart, Principal

Dance, drama, storytelling, and comic pantomime are woven together in this fascinating tale of a young boy who meets a most peculiar old man and grows to fill his shoes. The story revolves around the themes of self-worth and realizing our dreams, and reminds us to have fun while pursuing them. Performed “in-the-round” this piece of modern literature becomes a unique theatrical experience (K-6).

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LITERATURE LIVE
"I have never seen a performance so appreciated by both children and adults. Superb!" Pam Jones, Teacher

Transforming literary art into performing art, this interactive storytelling performance filled with both comedy and drama uses the magic of imagination to transform the everyday into the spectacular! Stories are drawn from the best-loved classics of children’s literature. Audience interaction delights and vividly involves students. (K-6).

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Michael Oakes
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME
"The finest performance I have seen at this school! Excellent! A+! I was amazed at the artistic quality and historical accuracy." - Steven Burbank, Teacher

An interactive show with evocative sets, authentic costumes, a Greek game show, and a Roman Rap! Professional actor/scholars Michael and Renee Oakes traveled the ancient world researching this edu-taining tour de force. Grades 3-12. 707-643-7819. liveoakes@liveoakes.com, www.liveoakes.com

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
"You guys should be on Broadway!" - Teacher

Dickens' literary classic comes to life in a pageant of colorful characters and sing-along carols. See Scrooge, Marley, Cratchet, and a gaggle of ghosts in this haunting perennial parable of generosity and kindness. Students and staff and/or parents play supporting parts too including the touching Tiny-Tim. Includes a morning rehearsal. Grades K-12. 707-643-7819. liveoakes@liveoakes.com, www.liveoakes.com

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Michael Oakes
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THE CALL OF THE WILD: the Life of JACK LONDON
"I have never heard the students so enthralled! Skillfully stellar integration of the curriculum areas of drugs and alcohol, history, and literature." - Teacher

The revolutionary Bay Area writer of To Build a Fire, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf, tells his own inspirational story in an interactive show. Union actor Michael Oakes creates a powerful portrayal. Jack's wife Charmian London introduces this literary legend. Grades 3-12. 707-643-7819. liveoakes@liveoakes.com, www.liveoakes.com

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MUIR OF THE MOUNTAINS
"That is the best performance I've seen in 16 years of teaching!" - Donna Seaman, Prairie Elementary

The "Father of Our National Parks" and founder of the Sierra Club tells his own inspirational story. Actor/Biologist Michael Oakes leads a trek through Muirs immigration, inventions, Alaska adventures, Presidential Yosemite campouts, scientific discoveries, and impassioned pleas for conservation. Grades K-12. 707-643-7819. liveoakes@liveoakes.com, www.liveoakes.com

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SHAKESPEARE: LIVE!
"Fantastic! The kids were so inspired. They took it all in. They'll remember this for years." - Sue Solnak, Teacher

The Bard himself blends tearful tragedy, cheerful comedy, a bawdy bit with student actors, and anecdotes of Elizabethan life. Professional actors Michael & Renee Oakes use scenes, sonnets and song to paint an edu-taining portrait of the Prince of Players and the Renaissance. (Study Guide included.) Grades 3-12. 707-643-7819. liveoakes@liveoakes.com, www.liveoakes.com

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JOHN STIENBECK
"You really inhabited the man. You were John Stienbeck." - Redding Library

This one-man show combines selected readings with personal anecdotes to bring to life the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author of such classics as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and The Red Pony. Other influential writings include Cannery Row, East of Eden, America and the Americans, and his collected WW II dispatches, Once There Was a War.

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EDGAR ALLAN POE
"Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence ."Edgar Allan Poe

Actor/scholar Michael Oakes exhumes America’s most haunting author, combining details of his tragic life with passages from his poems and prose. His life story provides powerful lessons about alcoholism, and the heartbreaking struggles of a singular artist. Poe pioneered the detective, thriller, and horror genres. He was America's first professional writer and first literary critic. The mystery surrounding Poe’s death is befitting this dark genius.

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