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 11/21/16

January 2017

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Friday 1/6 10:00 preschool Myrtle Beach SC no Tales 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

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Friday - Sunday 3/3-5 n/a none Mesa AZ no Family Event
Sunday 3/12 1:00 LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles CA YES Tales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & Racing the Troll
Wednesday 3/15 10:00 preschool Irvine CA no Tales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & The Gingerbread Man
Wednesday 3/22 1:00 school Los Angeles CA no Tales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & The Gingerbread Man
Saturday - Sunday 3/24-25 n/a none Nipomo CA no Family Event

April 2017

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Monday 4/3 day school San Jose CA no Tales Afoot & workshops
Tuesday 4/4 day school San Jose CA no Tales Afoot & workshops
Tuesday 4/4 6:15 pm Rose Garden Library, 1580 Naglee San Jose CA YES Tales Afoot
Wednesday 4/5 4:00 Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Rd Atherton CA YES Tales Afoot
Friday - Sunday 4/7-9 n/a none Los Gatos CA no Training Workshops
Wednesday 4/12 8:50 and 9:50 school (sponsored in part by League of Volunteers) Fremont CA no Tales Afoot: Stomalong Races the Steamship & Racing the Troll
Friday 4/14 11:00 Hughson Library Hughson CA YES Tales Afoot
Saturday 4/15 11:00 Newman Library Newman CA YES Tales Afoot
Saturday 4/15 2:00 Stanislaus County Main Library Modesto CA YES Tales Afoot
Monday 4/17 11:00 Keyes Library Keyes CA YES Tales Afoot
Monday 4/17 4:00 Turlock Library Turlock CA YES Tales Afoot
Tuesday 4/18 11:00 Riverbank Library Riverbank CA YES Tales Afoot
Tuesday 4/18 2:00 Oakdale Library Oakdale CA YES Tales Afoot
Wednesday 4/19 11:00 Denair Library Denair CA YES Tales Afoot
Wednesday 4/19 3:30 Empire Library Empire CA YES Tales Afoot
Thursday 4/20 4:00 Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Tiburon CA YES Tales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & Stormalong Races the Steamship
Friday 4/21 10:45 school Canyon CA no Tales Afoot: Stormalong Races the Steamship & Racing the Troll
Monday 4/24 3:30 Ceres Library Ceres CA YES Tales Afoot
Tuesday 4/25 3:30 Waterford Library Waterford CA YES Tales Afoot
Wednesday 4/26 7:00 San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo San Leandro CA YES Tales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & Gingerbread Man
Thursday 4/27 4:00 Tracy Library, 20 E Eaton Ave Tracy CA YES Tales Afoot
Saturday 4/29 11:00 Salida Library Salida CA YES Tales Afoot
Saturday 4/29 2:00 Patterson Library Patterson CA YES Tales Afoot

May 2017

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Friday 5/5 2:30 "Space 3" SF Bay Area CA tba Act!vate Children's Theatre with American Sign Language
Monday - Saturday 5/8-27 n/a none Reno NV n/a Production work on new show. Building props, sets and costumes.

June 2017

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Saturday 6/3 10:30 Fort Smith Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs
Saturday 6/3 2:30 Springdale, 405 S. Pleasant Springdale AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 6/7 10:15 Baldwin Memorial, 612 Van Buren Judsonia AR Yes Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday 6/8 11:00 Performance will be at the Fairgrounds, hosted by the Marion County Library Summit AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Saturday 6/10 10:30 Fayetteville Library, 401 W. Mountain St Fayetteville AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 6/14 10:00 Parker Park Community Center hosted by the Craighead County Library Jonesboro AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 6/14 2:00 The Mall at Turtle Creek hosted by the Craighead County Library Jonesboro AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday 6/15 10:15 Pangburn Library, 914 Main Street Pangburn AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Saturday 6/17 10:30 Donald W. Reynolds Library, 300 Library Hill Mountain Home AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday 6/20 2:00 Lawrence County Library, 115 West Walnut Walnut RIdge AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 6/21 10:30 Woodruff County Library, 201 Mulberry Augusta AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Anansi and the Storybox & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 6/21 2:00 Cross County Library, 410 E. Merriman Ave. Wynne AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday 6/27 10:00 Goff Library, 323 N. Elm Beebe AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & The Shadow Builders
Wednesday 6/28 10:30 Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave. Hot Springs AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World

July 2017

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Monday 7/10 11:00 and 6:30 High Point Library, 901 North Main Street High Point NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Monday 7/17 10:30 Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd. Henrico VA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Monday 7/17 2:30 Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St. Henrico VA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Monday 7/17 6:30 Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Richmond VA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday 7/18 10:30 North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd. Henrico VA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday 7/18 2:30 Twin Hickory Library, 4060 Innslake Dr Glen Allen VA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday 7/18 6:30 Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd. Glen Allen VA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 7/19 10:30 Sandston Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Rd. Sandston VA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 7/19 2:30 Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Avenue Henrico VA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 7/19 6:30 Varina Library, 1875 New Market Rd. Henrico VA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7/25-27 multiple Kanawha County Libraries TBA WV YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World

August 2017

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Wednesday 8/16 6:00 Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main Street Blackstone MA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday 8/17 2:00 Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Braintree MA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World