Holiday Story Time
This Holiday season, while we are all nestled snug in our homes, Talespinner Children’s Theatre wants to bring the magic of original storytelling to you and your family! The artists of TCT are so excited to introduce Holiday Story Time.
Three beloved Talespinner scripts have been turned into interactive stories to be told virtually to your household by some of your favorite TCT performers! You and your family will be able to interact, sing, and laugh with the storyteller for a truly unique theatrical experience.
Choose your favorite of the tales, or book all three for a discounted rate!
A Song in the Flame, A Tale of Israel
Script and adaptation by Margi Herwald Zitelli
Originally produced Winter 2018
Performed by original cast member, Kim Martin
Chanukah is a time of music, light, and celebration, but for best friends Esti and Leah, this year it is bittersweet, as they find out they will be separated across the still new country of Israel. Thanks to a magical tale, a menorah from the Old Country, and melodies that are even more ancient than Esti's Bubbe, the girls find a way to stay connected and remember each other's friendship whether their very different journeys take them to the city or through the desert, studying old traditions or learning new ways.
The Oba Asks for a Mountain, A Tale of Nigeria
Script and adaptation by Gail Nyoka
Originally produced Spring 2018
Performed by original cast member, Bryce Evan Lewis
In far-off Nigeria, The Oba, a king of great wealth and power, wants it ALL, and expects to get what he wants. And he wants the lands of the Ilesha people. Most people would simply do what he asks, but when he comes up against the wit and humor of three young friends who call these lands home, he may have asked for more than he bargained for.
The Princess & the Nightingale, A Tale of Thailand
Script and adaptation by Marian Fairman
Originally produced Summer 2018
Performed by original cast member, Tim Pringpuangkeo
When her older sisters convince her to cage a beautiful bird that flies into her room to tell her wondrous stories of the world, a young princess soon discovers that true friendship means giving each other freedom to be who we really are. This magical tale filled with the song, dance, and traditions of Thailand will fill the heart with joy, and give wings to the imagination.
- Small Family (Up to 4 viewers): $35.00
- Large Family (5 or more viewers) : $50.00
- Purchase all Three Stories for $100.00
- Pay What You Choose Fridays! - See information below
Other ways to play
Would you like to help give the gift of story to a family in need? You can donate to the Story Fund and that donation will go directly to gifting a Holiday Story Time!
Are you a scout leader? PTA organizer? Librarian? Would you like to participate with family members or friends who live in another household? Contact Artistic Director, Katelyn Merold, at firstname.lastname@example.org about our group rates.
November 19th - December 20th
No Stories available on Thanksgiving, November 26th
Thursdays at 6:00pm and 7:00pm
*Fridays at 6:00pm and 7:00pm
Saturdays at 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm
All Story Time sessions will last a maximum of 40 minutes. Run times vary.
*All Fridays are Pay What You Choose - We will be able to accommodate five reservations per Friday time slot. Please note that if you book on a Friday, you will be experiencing the Story with other audience members.
Talespinner Children’s Theatre presents our first annual Discovery Toys Toyraiser!
Let TCT help with some of your Holiday shopping this year. Discovery Toys "is committed to bringing fun, safe, and developmentally appropriate toys and games to children on all ages and abilities" - a mission we can get behind!
You can shop through our online store until December 10th and a portion of toy sales will be donated to the theater!
You can view all of the products by age and view videos of products in action here. (You can shop right from that link too, and Talespinner will be credited with the sale!)
Our "Play Advisor" Jennifer Glenn remains on hand to answer your questions and provide recommendations. Questions? Email our Play Advisor, Jen, at email@example.com or call 614-407-9253.
Give the gift of arts and crafts with our At-Home Craft Kits! Let TCT help with your Holiday shopping needs.
Introducing the “Shadowbox Theater Kit” and the “Music Box Kit”
Continue to explore the theater arts at home with two brand new TCT craft kits that make the perfect gift! Our kits provide all of the supplies needed to create as well as multiple versions of instruction to suit different types of learners. Miss Asia and Miss Chrissy provide the crafting instructions as well as lessons to help bring the new theater creations to life!