You are invited to free family shows

You (yes YOU!) are invited to public performances for children and families.

Professional performers present utilizing a variety of performance art skills. The stories are not merely told, but flipped and activated with some help from the audience.

What can you expect? Non-stop action, a grown woman squeezing through a tennis racket, audience participation, music, American Sign Language, quick costume changes and witty comedy that will tickle the funny bone. Entertaining for the stroller set to grandparents and all ages in between. Presented before what is rumored to be the world's largest picture book.

Kids come 30 minutes early for a chance to be in the show

Thanks to local libraries and other organizations some performances are free and open to the public. They are marked as such.

Tour Schedule current as of 1/4/17

January 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Friday1/610:00preschoolMyrtle BeachSCnoTales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & The Gingerbread Man

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"It is always a fabulously fun event for the kids and I appreciate your enthusiasm and unfailing energy." ~Leslie Anstedt, Youth Services Director, Jacksonville, Illinois

March 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Friday - Sunday3/3-5n/anoneMesaAZnoPrivate Family Event
Sunday3/121:00LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of ArtLos AngelesCAYESTales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & Racing the Troll
Wednesday3/1510:00preschoolIrvineCAnoTales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & The Gingerbread Man
Wednesday3/221:00schoolLos AngelesCAnoTales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & The Gingerbread Man
Saturday - Sunday3/24-25n/anoneNipomoCAnoPrivate Family Event

April 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Monday4/3dayschoolSan JoseCAnoTales Afoot & workshops
Tuesday4/4dayschoolSan JoseCAnoTales Afoot & workshops
Tuesday4/46:15 pmRose Garden Library, 1580 NagleeSan JoseCAYESTales Afoot
Wednesday4/54:00Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station RdAthertonCAYESTales Afoot
Friday - Sunday4/7-9n/anoneLos GatosCAnoTraining Workshops
Wednesday4/128:50 and 9:50school (sponsored in part by League of Volunteers)FremontCAnoTales Afoot: Stomalong Races the Steamship & Racing the Troll
Friday4/1411:00Hughson Library, 2412 A Third StreetHughsonCAYESTales Afoot
Saturday4/1511:00Newman Library, 1305 Kern StreetNewmanCAYESTales Afoot
Saturday4/152:00Stanislaus County Main Library, 1500 I St.ModestoCAYESTales Afoot
Monday4/1711:00Keyes Library, 4420 MaudKeyesCAYESTales Afoot
Monday4/174:00Turlock Library, 550 Minaret AveTurlockCAYESTales Afoot
Tuesday4/1811:00Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe StreetRiverbankCAYESTales Afoot
Tuesday4/182:00Oakdale Library, 151 South First AveOakdaleCAYESTales Afoot
Wednesday4/1911:00Denair Library, 4801 Kersey RoadDenairCAYESTales Afoot
Wednesday4/193:30Empire Library, 18 South Abbie StreetEmpireCAYESTales Afoot
Thursday4/204:00Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 TiburonTiburonCAYESTales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & Stormalong Races the Steamship
Friday4/2110:45schoolCanyonCAnoTales Afoot: Stormalong Races the Steamship & Racing the Troll
Monday4/243:30Ceres Library, 2250 MagnoliaCeresCAYESTales Afoot
Tuesday4/253:30Waterford Library,324 E StreetWaterfordCAYESTales Afoot
Wednesday4/267:00San Leandro Library, 300 EstudilloSan LeandroCAYESTales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & Gingerbread Man
Thursday4/274:00Tracy Library, 20 E Eaton AveTracyCAYESTales Afoot
Saturday4/2911:00Salida Library, 4835 Sisk RdSalidaCAYESTales Afoot
Saturday4/292:00Patterson Library, 46 North SaladoPattersonCAYESTales Afoot

May 2017

datetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
5/1-27n/anoneRenoNVn/aProduction work on new show. Building props, sets and costumes.

June 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Saturday6/310:30Fort Smith Library, 3201 Rogers AvenueFort SmithARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs
Saturday6/32:30Springdale, 405 S. PleasantSpringdaleARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday6/710:15Baldwin Memorial, 612 Van BurenJudsoniaARYesHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday6/811:00Performance will be at the Fairgrounds, hosted by the Marion County LibrarySummitARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Friday6/910:00Rogers Library, 711 S DixielandRogersARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Saturday6/1010:30Fayetteville Library, 401 W. Mountain StFayettevilleARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday6/1410:00Parker Park Community Center hosted by the Craighead County LibraryJonesboroARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday6/142:00The Mall at Turtle Creek hosted by the Craighead County LibraryJonesboroARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday6/1510:15Pangburn Library, 914 Main StreetPangburnARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Saturday6/1710:30Donald W. Reynolds Library, 300 Library HillMountain HomeARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday6/202:00Lawrence County Library, 115 West WalnutWalnut RIdgeARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday6/2110:30Woodruff County Library, 201 MulberryAugustaARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Anansi and the Storybox & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday6/212:00Cross County Library, 410 E. Merriman Ave.WynneARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday6/2710:00Goff Library, 323 N. ElmBeebeARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & The Shadow Builders
Wednesday6/2810:30Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave.Hot SpringsARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World

July 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Monday7/1011:00 and 6:30High Point Library, 901 North Main StreetHigh PointNCYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Monday7/1710:30Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Monday7/172:30Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Monday7/176:30Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.RichmondVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday7/1810:30North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday7/182:30Twin Hickory Library, 4060 Innslake DrGlen AllenVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday7/186:30Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd.Glen AllenVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/1910:30Sandston Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Rd.SandstonVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/192:30Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum AvenueHenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/196:30Varina Library, 1875 New Market Rd.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/2610:00St. Albans Branch Library, 602 4th Street
St. AlbansWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/262:00Sissonville Branch Library, 1 Tinney LaneCharlestonWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/266:00Main Library 123 Capitol StreetCharlestonWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday7/2710:00Dunbar Branch Library, 301 12th Street MallDunbarWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday7/272:00@Elk Elementary School,
3320 Pennsylvania Ave (hosted by the Elk Valley Library)
CharlestonWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday7/276:00Riverside Public LIbrary, 1 Warrior Way, Suite 104BelleWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World

August 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Tuesday8/110:30North Wilmington LibraryNorth WilmingtonDEYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs
Wednesday8/210:00Wilmington LibraryWilmingtonDEYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs
Wednesday8/166:00Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main StreetBlackstoneMAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday8/172:00Thayer Public Library, 798 WashingtonBraintreeMAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World