Theatre of All Possibilities: A professional theatre company based in central California. They have toured both nationally and internationally in performing arenas ranging from schools to professional theaters. Since 1985 their Arts-in-Education program has provided acclaimed assembly presentations to thousands of schools. TOAP casts are composed of caring, professional actors and educators with extensive experience in working with children.
Description of programs:The company's award- winning shows all enhance the curriculum, provide multi-cultural enrichment, inspire self-esteem, and stimulate children's interest in school subjects through the theatrical arts. All programs are designed to fulfill Standards in the Performing Arts Framework, as well as history, social studies, literature and cultural awareness.
Heroes are everywhere! Visit extraordinary people from history whose achievements have touched our lives – Mahatma Gandhi, Florence Nightingale, Caesar Chavez, and many others. Discover the heroes everywhere around us – firefighters, teachers, parents, and even friends. With humor and engaging action the play enlivens important concepts from social studies and history curriculum, inspiring students to believe in themselves and fulfill their potential. Heroes not only highlights famous figures from various cultures, but the nameless ones who daily strive to make the world a better place to be – even heroes like you and me!
We the People (K-6)
With those three famous words we embarked on a voyage of discovery to create a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people”. Join us as we explore the evolution of democracy from cavemen, through Greeks and Romans, kings and tribes, and on into the people and events that shaped our new nation. We The People looks closely at the inner workings of the system of self-government that they established and continues to guide us today. From Founding Fathers to present day heroes, you’ll laugh as you learn how each of us in this “land of opportunity” has the opportunity to make this country into the true “American Dream”. A truly delightful Social Studies extravaganza!
Spirit of America (K-8)
History can be entertaining! The people and events that shaped our nation are seen from a fresh perspective during this fun and stimulating journey through American history. Great men and women such as Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King are revealed as ordinary people who turned vision into reality. Students are encouraged to pursue their own dreams and through them shape the future of our country and the world. This show brings the past alive to inspire hope for the future. Wonderful introduction to American History for lower grades, and brings to life upper grade curriculum.
California or Bust! (K-6)
Come on an exciting exploration of the land, history, and rich cultural diversity of the “Golden State.” This fun and spirited presentation examines the people and events that have contributed to California’s unique heritage. Native peoples, explorers, gold miners, immigrants, movie stars and many others are brought to the stage in a series of lively scenes inter-woven with songs depicting the “California Dream.” With an appreciative look at the past and vision for the future, this land of opportunity and natural abundance is celebrated, leaving a deep sense of pride in our cultural diversity and a reminder that we all belong. Excellent coverage of California History curriculum and multi-cultural awareness.
Worlds of Wisdom (K-6)
HerStory fills in the gaps of history! Meet courageous women and relive important events that changed the course of American history. This fun and compelling performance honors the many accomplishments of women from diverse cultural groups whose strength and inspiration continue to guide us today. An enlightening performance full of hilarity that will appeal to boys and girls alike and shed new light on the many contributions of women in history. A perfect complement to any American History curriculum.
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. Our journey takes us to China, Africa, Russia and Native America. Blending humor and drama, excitement and fun, the stories are brought to life – capturing the imagination, and offering pearls of wisdom to the hearts and minds of young and old alike. An inspired and uplifting performance with a literature base, and a multi-cultural theme.
Our own adaptation of Dickens’ beloved classic comes alive in a modern day setting, brimming with all the favorite characters – miserly Scrooge, kindly Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the Spirits of Past, Present and Future, and a host of others. Lively street scenes surround and engage the whole audience. It’s the unforgettable story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from selfish greed to warm-hearted charity. Set in your own town, music, colorful costumes and magical sound effects bring the message of this timeless piece of literature into the heart of the modern world.
Literature Live (K-6)
Bring books to life with this interactive storytelling performance filled with both comedy and drama. Watch the magic of imagination 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. Literature based with a multi-cultural theme.