October 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   
Contact: Craig Shafer
805-928-7731, 4100
News Release
Local teen's book adapted
for new original musical

The Purple Marble
The Purple Marble is PCPA’s upcoming Education and Outreach touring production for early 2018. This lively musical - available for a limited engagement - 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, when he finds a unique and beautiful purple marble, his luck begins to change.

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.

Visit pcpa.org, click on Outreach, to view video of The Purple Marble workshop and photos.

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

PCPA Outreach productions are adaptable to perform in multipurpose rooms, libraries, and auditoriums.

Post-performance discussions with the actors are offered as part of the package.

Bookings are available Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm from January 30 – March 16, 2018.

The Purple Marble is suitable for grades K-8.

Topics: Bullying, Social Skills, Culinary Arts, Music and Theatre Arts.

To book an Outreach Tour performance visit www.pcpa.org and fill out the Outreach Order Form on the Outreach Tour page, or call (805) 928-7731 ext. 3156.

Public schools in Santa Barbara County may be eligible for a discount through the Children's Creative Project - SB office (805) 964-4711.


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Just the Facts

What: PCPA Education and Outreach Tour
The Purple Marble
When: January 30 - March 16, 2018
Where: Schools throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties
Times: Monday - friday between 8am and 5pm
Booking: (805) 928-7731 ext. 3156 or email pcpaoutreach@pcpa.org
Internet: www.pcpa.org/outreach1/


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