See an Act!vated Show - National Tour Schedule

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 by two professional performers 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 7/25/14

July Summer Reading Programs

day date time venue city state Open to Public
Wednesday 7/2 10:30 Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave. Hot Springs AR YES
Monday 7/7 2:00 Lucius E. & Elsie C. Burch, Jr Library, 501 Poplar View Parkway Collierville TN YES
Wednesday 7/9 10:30 Nitro Library, 1700 Park Ave. Nitro WV YES
Wednesday 7/9 2:00 Cross Lanes Library, 5449 Big Tyler Road Charleston WV YES
Thursday 7/10 10:30 Riverside Library, 1 Warrior Way Suite 104 Belle WV YES
Thursday 7/10 2:00 Clendenin Library, 104 Cardinal Street Clendenin WV YES
Thursday 7/10 6:00 Elk Valley Library, 313 Crossings Mall Elkview Charleston WV YES
Friday 7/11 10:30 Marmet Library, 9303 Oregon Marmet WV YES
Friday 7/11 2:00 Kanawha County Main Library, 123 Capitol Street Charleston WV YES
Wednesday 7/16 10:30 Wytheville County Library, 300 E Monroe Wytheville VA YES
Thursday 7/17 11:00 and 6:30 High Point Library, 901 North Main Street High Point NC YES
Tuesday 7/29 6:30 Shippensburg Library, 73 W. King St. Shippensburg PA YES

Upcoming Shows - Map View

The yellow drama masks indicate public shows.
Red marks tentative shows, pending funding

View Activated Story Theatre Upcoming Shows in a larger map

"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

 

"Fizz, Boom, Read" August

day date time venue city state Open to Public
Monday 8/4 2:00 Summer Camp Chicopee MA no
Friday 8/8 10:30 Manchester-By-The-Sea Library, 15 Union Manchester By The Sea MA YES
Wednesday 8/13 3:00 Medway Public Library, 26 High St. Medway MA YES

September School Shows and more

day date time venue city state Open to Public
  9/18-19 TBA TBA Milford MA (tentative)
  9/22-23 TBA TBA Ledyard CT (tentative)
Monday 9/25 3:00 Beth El Synagague New Rochelle NY YES

October After School Programs and more

day date time venue city state Open to Public
Monday 10/6 3:00 Bryam Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave Greenwich CT YES
Wednesday 10/8 4:00 Ramsey Libray Ramsey NJ YES
  10/7-8   TBA Cliffside Park NJ (tentative)
  10/9-10   TBA West Orange NJ (tentative)
  10/14-15   TBA Sewell NJ (tentative)
Thursday - Friday 10/16-17   school Harrisonville NJ no
  10/20-21   TBA Randolph MA (tentative)
  10/22-23   TBA Warwick RI (tentative)
  10/24-25   TBA Quincy MA (tentative)
  10/28-29   TBA Lima NY (tentative)

November School Programs

day date time venue city state Open to Public
  11/3-4   TBA Seaford DE (tentative)
  11/5-6   TBA Floyd VA (tentative)
  11/7-8   TBA High Point NC (tentative)

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January Assembly Programs

day date time venue city state Open to Public
  1/6-7   TBA Cooper City FL (tentative)
  1/8-9   TBA Fort Lauderdale FL (tentative)
  1/13-14   TBA Davie FL (tentative)
  1/5 &17   TBA Miami FL (tentative)
  1/26-27   TBA Leeds AL (tentative)
  1/28-29   TBA Tuscalosa AL (tentative)

Fabulous February Shows

day date time venue city state Open to Public
  2/2-3   TBA Eudora AR (tentative)
  2/4-5   TBA Germantown TN (tentative)
  2/6-7   TBA Collierville TN (tentative)
  2/18-19   TBA Malvern Springs AR (tentative)
  2/24-25   TBA Garland TX (tentative)

aMazing March

day date time venue city state Open to Public
  3/9-10   TBA Larkspur CA (tentative)
  3/12-13   TBA Oakland CA (tentative)
  3/16-17   TBA Stockton CA (tentative)
  3/18-19   TBA Mountain House CA (tentative)
  3/23-31   TBA San Jose CA (tentative)

April Assemblies

day date time venue city state Open to Public
  4/7-8   TBA San Gabriel CA (tentative)
  4/23-24   TBA Tukwila WA (tentative)

May School Programs

day date time venue city state Open to Public
  5/11-14   TBA Albuquerque NM (tentative)

*All shows marked "tentative" will be confirmed by the first week of September 2014.

"I attended your show tonight with my 5 yr. old daughter and my 85 year old mother! We had a wonderful time and purchased a tape. Thank you for bringing your talent and business to our library. Our country needs more of this type of entertainment and I applaud you." ~Sincerely, Barbara Nelson