We've gone virtual!

We are still here and will be offering virtual and prerecorded programs via Zoom, Google Classroom, and Vimeo. All the fun storytelling experiences you know and love in a new digital format! 

 Storytellings: Readings with Music

 3K/PreK to 2nd Grade

These are readings of our Storybooks which are prerecorded with interactive elements throughout. A reader will lead the children through the story, and the illustrations from the books will be displayed. The cost of these prerecorded storytellings is free when you book a workshop or storytelling show, and a live introduction and follow-up via Zoom or Google classroom is $50. Follow-ups will include a discussion with Q&A about the content and message of the story and/or a short sing-along or activity demonstration by either the reader or one of our musician performers/TAs.

Storybook Theatre: Stories That Sing!

PreK to 2nd Grade

These are our classic 2 person storytelling shows with a storyteller/puppeteer and a musician, 45-50 minutes. These are prerecorded with interactive elements throughout.  Also available for some of the programs are 1 person performances with no puppets, but musical and interactive.  Cost is $150 for school wide and remote student access.  As with the readings, a live introduction and follow-up via Zoom or Google classroom is an extra $50. Follow-ups will include a discussion with Q&A about the content and message of the story and/or a short sing-along or activity demonstration. These virtual intro/follow ups are conducted by either the storyteller puppeteer or the musician that performed in the recording.

Our Shows

Tobias Turkey
Tobias Turkey is the most determined baby turkey on Farmer Joe’s farm.  In this humorous tale Tobias becomes both the fattest  slowest turkey and the skinniest fastest turkey on Farmer Joe’s farm.  The children at your site will laugh, sing and clap along with the storyteller and the guitarist as they listen to this delightful funny and wise Thanksgiving tale.
Available as a Reading with Music
Big Annie
Tall tale is right! Big Annie is a larger-than-life heroine. She's a Creole flatboat captain who uses her amazing strength, with the help of the children in the audience, to pull a boatload of toys through a terrible storm one Holiday Eve long ago. With her work song "Heave Ho! Pull the boat, Big Annie," the audience will soon be enthusiastically singing along to help Big Annie weather the storm and get the toys to the children!
Available as a Reading with Music
Little is Big
In this underwater adventure, the little fish Spinny and his many friends find courage and the true meaning of friendship, as they learn how little can be big and how to create a more peaceful world. The performers use colorful fish puppets to spark children's imagination of an enchanted landscape deep beneath the sea. Our storyteller and musician also lead the audience in an inspiring "Sing Out for Peace."
Available as a Reading with Music or Storybook Theatre
How the Turtle Got Its Shell
"How the Turtle Got Its Shell" is an African Folk Tale. 3D puppets, drumming, rhythm, movement, and chanting all help set the scene for this witty and wise traditional tale of the little turtle who outwits the fierce leopard and is rewarded with a shell. In opening of the show the drummer introduces the African instruments and various words from African languages. The energy and spirit of our performers is clearly contagious, and the entire audience is soon singing and clapping along.
Available as a Reading with Music or Storybook Theatre
The Growing Rock
"The Growing Rock", is a Southwest Native American tale that  invokes the magic of the desert and its creatures. Mamma Blue Feather has not yet taught her Baby Bluebirds to fly. Jealous Crow traps them on top of a Growing Rock that grows high to the sky. Mountain Lion, Rabbit and the Buzzard try to help to no avail. Finally the Measuring Worm, who is a powerful Medicine Man, with the help of the children, succeeds in bringing them down.  In the end the babies fly, the children clap, and all is well.
Available as a Reading with Music or Storybook Theatre
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