You are invited to free family shows

See an Act!vated Show - National Tour Schedule

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 may be the world's largest picture book.

Kids come 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 4/21/14

Act!vating April

day date time venue city state Open to Public
Thursday 4/3 4:30 school Lynwood CA no
Tuesday 4/8 9:15 & 10:30 school San Jose CA no
Tuesday 4/8 6:30 Rosegarden Library Family Show San Jose CA YES
Wednesday 4/9 11:30 Rosegarden Library -Toddler Program (Two day residency thanks to Target Stores) San Jose CA YES
Wednesday 4/23 7:00 San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo San Leandro CA YES (PSA)
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Thursday 4/24 4:00 Belvedere-TIburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Tiburon CA YES
Friday 4/25 9:00 and 10:00 school San Jose CA no

Upcoming Shows - Map View

The yellow drama masks indicate public shows.

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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


May Artist-In-Residencies and other programs

day date time venue city state Open to Public
Monday and Tuesday 5/5 -6 2 days School (Two day residency thanks to Target Stores) Stockton CA no
Wednesday 5/7 3:30 Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe Street Riverbank CA YES
Wednesday 5/7 7:00 Stanislaus County Library,1500 I St. Modesto CA YES
Friday 5/9 10:45 School Orland CA no

"3,2,1...Act!vate" June

day date time venue city state Open to Public
Saturday 6/7 10:30 Fayetteville Library, 401 W. Mountain St. Fayetteville AR YES
Thursday 6/12 10:00 McConnell AFB Library, 53476 Wichita St. Bldg 412 McConnell AFB KS YES
Tuesday 6/17 9:30 preschool Bentonville AR no
Wednesday 6/18 10:00 Rogers Library, 711 S Dixieland. Rogers AR YES
Friday 6/20 11:00 Marion County Library, 308 Old Main, Yellville AR YES
Tuesday 6/24 2:00 Lawrence County Library, 115 West Walnut Walnut Ridge AR YES
Wednesday 6/25 10 and 2 Craighead County Library: 2 locations (10 at Parker Park Community Center / 2 at Mall at Turtle Creek) Jonesboro AR YES

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 Cross Lanes Library, 5449 Big Tyler Road Charleston WV YES
Wednesday 7/9 1:30 Nitro Library, 1700 Park Ave. Nitro WV YES
Thursday 7/10 10:30 Riverside Library, 1 Warrior Way Suite 104, , WV Belle WV YES
Thursday 7/10 2:00 Clendenin Library, 104 Cardinal Street Clendenin WV YES
Thursday 7/10 6:00 Elk Valley Library, 4636 Pennsylvania Avenue 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

"Fizz, Boom, Read" August

day date time venue city state Open to Public
Thursday 8/7 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
Monday 9/25 3:00 Beth El Synagague New Rochelle NY YES

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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
"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