Live Oakes Educational Theater

369 Catalina Way

Vallejo, CA 94589


Phone: (707) 643-7819
or (415) 497-1715



Live Oakes
Educational Theater

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Live Oakes
Educational Theater

Touring Award-Winning Living History shows for school assemblies, libraries, museums, colleges, conferences, conventions, corporate events, winery entertainment, historical societies, historical parks, festivals, and Renaissance Fairs.

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 Scripted Shows

·        A Christmas Carol (K-adult)

Dickens' haunting holiday classic, complete with sing-along carols, student and staff actors, ghosts, and Tiny Tim.

·       Ancient Greece & 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 (K-adult)

Mythical tales of 'the trickster' from many tribal traditions.

·      Edgar Allan Poe  

We merge Poe's tragic life story with his haunting poems and prose to exhume America’s first professional writer.

·      From Colonies to Country (K-adult)

A colonial quilt of diaries, documents, letters, and songs.

·      The Great Gatsby

An incisive look at two icons of the Jazz Age: F. Scott Fitzgerald and his immortal Gatsby.

·      John Steinbeck

One-man show combines selected readings with personal anecdotes to bring to life this seminal American author.

·      I Have A Dream: Dr. King & The Civil Rights Movement (K-adult)

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.


Chautauqua Interactive Living-History Portrayals

·      The Call of the Wild: the Life of Jack London

A dynamic portrayal of this revolutionary writer.

·      Leonardo Da Vinci: Renaissance Man

Renaissance Italy through the eyes of the Master.

·      Muir of the Mountains (K-adult)

Inspiring adventures of the 'Father of our National Parks.'

·      Shakespeare: Live!

Entertaining, accessible portrait of the 'Prince of Players.'


Grade Level: All shows can be performed appropriately for grades 3-6, 7-12, or adults. Shows marked (K-adult) are also suitable for lower grades.


Format: Our living-history shows fall into one of two formats: scripted, or un-scripted chautauqua. The scripted shows weave together many historic characters.  Each chautauqua is an interactive visit with a major historical figure.


Show Length: Shows run from 45-60 minutes. Please schedule extra time if you would like a Q & A session.  Special 30-120 minute performances are also available.


“Inspiring! Absolutely wonderful! The kids got so much more out of history.”


       -Lynwood School




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


       -Kennedy School




"The best program we've ever had!"


     -San Francisco
      Historical Society






Awards & Accolades