Act!vated Story Theatre

National Tour Schedule

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

Professional performers present multicultural folktales 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.

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

Kids come 30 minutes early for a chance to be in the show (Limited to the first 12 volunteers age 6 and up)

Tour Schedule current as of 4/26/18

May 2018

day date time venue city state Public/Private Stories
Thursday 5/24 10:00 Hacienda Heights Library, 16010 La Monde St. Hacienda Heights CAFree public show Orpheus and His Lyre
Thursday 5/24 3:00 Walnut Library, 840 North Puente Avenue La Puente CAFree public show The Boy Who Wanted a Drum
Thursday 5/24 7:00 Rowland Heights Library, 1850 Nogales St. Rowland Heights CA Free public show Orpheus and His Lyre
Friday 5/25 9:30 E Rancho Dominquez Library, 4420 East Rose Street E Rancho Dominquez CA Free public show Orpheus and His Lyre
Friday 5/25 12:00 Compton Library, 240 West Compton Blvd. Compton CA Free public show The Boy Who Wanted a Drum
Friday 5/25 4:30 A C Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd Los Angeles CA Free public show Hat Seller and Monkey
Saturday 5/26 9:30 Wiseburn Library, 5335 West 135th Street Hawthorne CA Free public show The Boy Who Wanted a Drum
Saturday 5/26 1:00 Hawthorne Library, 12700 Grevillea Avenue Hawthorne CA Free public show Tops and Bottoms
Saturday 5/26 4:30 Lawndale Library, 14615 Burin Avenue Lawndale CA Free public show Orpheus and His Lyre
Tuesday 5/29 11:00 Littlerock Library, 35119 80th Street East Littlerock CA Free public show Tops and Bottoms
Tuesday 5/29 4:00 Lancaster Library, 601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA Free public show Hat Seller and Monkey
Wednesday 5/30 10:30 Sunkist Library, 840 North Puente Avenue La Puente CA Free public show Orpheus and His Lyre
Wednesday 5/30 3:00 Baldwin Park Library, 4181 Baldwin Park Blvd. Baldwin Park CA Free public show The Boy Who Wanted a Drum
Wednesday 5/30 6:30 La Puente Library, 15920 East Central Avenue La Puente CA Free public show The Boy Who Wanted a Drum
Thursday 5/31 10:00 El Camino Real Library, 4264 East Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles CA Free public show Orpheus and His Lyre
Thursday 5/31 1:00 Montebello Library, 1550 West Beverly Blvd. Montebello CA Free public show Tops and Bottoms
Thursday 5/31 5:30 City Terrace Library, 4025 East City Terrace Los Angeles CA Free public show The Boy Who Wanted a Drum

June 2018

day date time venue city state Public/Private Stories
Tuesday 6/5 10:30 Fayetteville Library, 401 W. Mountain St Fayetteville AR Free public show Hat Seller and Monkey & Tops and Bottoms
Wednesday 6/6 10:00 Rogers Library, 711 S Dixieland Rogers AR Free public show Tops and Bottoms & The Boy Who Wanted a Drum
Saturday 6/16 10:30 Donald W. Reynolds Library, 300 Library Hill Mountain Home AR Free public show Tuneful Tales
Tuesday 6/19 10:00 Goff Library, 323 N. Elm Beebe AR Free public show Tops and Bottoms & The Boy Who Wanted a Drum
Tuesday 6/19 2:00 Lawrence County Library, 115 West Walnut Walnut Ridge AR Free public show Tuneful Tales
Wednesday 6/20 10:00 & 2:00 Craighead County Library at Jonesboro Jonesboro AR Free public show Tuneful Tales
Wednesday 6/27 10:30 Woodruff County Library, 201 Mulberry Augusta AR Free public show Tuneful Tales
Friday 6/29 2:00 J. Austin White Cultural Arts Center Eudora AR no Tuneful Tales
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Scene from Tops and Bottoms

July 2018

day date time venue city state Public/Private Stories
Monday 7/9 11:00 & 6:30 High Point Library, 901 North Main Street High Point NC Free public show Tuneful Tales
Thursday 7/19 11:00 Pender County Hampstead Branch Library, 75 Library Dr. Hampstead NC Free public show Tuneful Tales
Thursday 7/19 2:00 Pender County Burgaw Branch Library, 103 S. Cowan Street Burgaw NC Free public show Tuneful Tales

August 2018

day date time venue city state Public/Private Stories
Friday 8/3 1:30 summer camp Bedford MA not open to public Tuneful Tales
Saturday 8/11 10:30 Eldredge, 564 Main St Chatham MA Free public show Tuneful Tales
Wednesday 8/22 10:30 Franklin Library, 118 Main Street Franklin MA Free public show Tuneful Tales
Wednesday 8/22 3:00 Acton Library, 486 Main Street Acton MA Free public show Tuneful Tales
Wednesday 8/22 7:30 Wellesley Library, 530 Washington Wellesley MA Free public show Tuneful Tales

September 2018

day date time venue city state Public/Private Stories
Tuesday 9/112:00 Beth El Synagogue Center New Rochelle NY not open to public Something from Nothing

November 2018

day date time venue city state Public/Private Stories
Monday 11/5 3:00Byram Shubert Library Greenwhich CT Free public show Tuneful Tales
Saturday 11/10 2:00 Appoquinimink Community Library Middletown DE YES - Reservations Required, limited to 30 participants please RSVP Interactive Workshop

February 2019

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Tuesday 2/5 6:00 Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak Street Mountain Brook AL Free public show Tuneful Tales

March 2019

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Wednesday 3/27 10:00 Preschool Irvine CA no Tuneful Tales

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