Tell Me A Story Theatre Tour

Traysie Amick, SCCT’s Principal Teaching Artist, brings her high energy and child-friendly interpretation of favorite children’s stories to your kids. It’s sure to be a great literacy connection and a sweet treat for your students, right in your own classroom. A chance for wee ones (pre-K to early elementary) to hear a favorite story read and acted out! The material will likely include audience participation segments or simple audience interaction and will last no longer than 30 minutes – perfect for young, wiggly patrons.

Cost

  • One performance for up to 50 students – $100 for locations within 5 miles of downtown Greenville
  • Add a second performance on the same day for $50 more

An additional travel fee of $1 per mile (round trip) will apply for locations further than 5 miles from downtown Greenville.

Booking

If you are interested in bringing a tour to your school, please contact Lauren Imhoff.

Title One Schools & Child-Centered Agencies
Contact Lauren Imhoff to apply for SCCT to bring this production to your location at no cost.

Available Stories

We suggest the following titles as particularly good for this format, but we can also do others (especially if you have one you’ve been using in class, please provide us with the book one week ahead of the performance).

  • Pete the Cat and His Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James DeanPete may be popping buttons off of his favorite shirt, but it’s all good!  He’s learning a little about subtraction and a lot about finding the bright side of a situation! After the story, get comfortable in front of others and review the idea of subtraction as we sing and dance with Pete!
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakThe American classic comes to life as we follow Max out of his room and across time to where the Wild Things are.  Discover what is more important than being King of All Wild Things.  After the story, join in the Wild Rumpus!
  • Elephants Can’t Dance by Mo WillemsElephants can’t dance!  Or can they?  Piggy tries to teach her dear friend, Gerald the Elephant, her favorite pastime but Gerald just can’t get it…unless he tries his own kind of dance!  After the story try ballet dancing and then do your own version of the latest dance craze: “The Elephant.”
  • Caps For Sale by Esphyr SlobodkinaA tale of a peddler, his caps and some monkey business!  The peddler is a man of ritual, but when monkeys take his caps high into the trees he must think of a way to get them back.  After the story, mimic the peddler as monkeys as he tries to solve his problem.
  • Not A Stick by Antoinette PortisA pig comes to visit with a stick- but it’s not a Stick!  Explore imagination and creative problem solving after the book!
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-ReesGerald the Giraffe is too shy to dance.  The other animals in the Jungle all laugh at him.  This is a brave story about being yourself and trying something new. Try each of the animal’s special dances after the book!
  • The Sneetches by Dr. SeussThe Sneetches have always divided into those who have stars and those who have not until a stranger arrives with a machine that changes everything- for a small fee.  A delightful tale about materialism and how the Sneetches overcome it.  After the story work as an ensemble to create our own machine!
  • Pete the Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes by James Dean and Eric LitwinIt’s back to school and Pete can’t wait!  But is he ready for all of the different new activities found in a school day? It’s all good as we explore the places to go and the things to do at school. After the story, we will sing along as we act out all of the different activities Pete tries.
  • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane ChapmanBear sleeps through the winter while his friends visit the cave.  Will Bear miss out on the fun? Explore North American animals as we discuss sharing. After the story, explore the movement qualities of each of the animals, then pantomime a picnic
  • Be A Friend by Salina YoonDennis is a little different.  Although he enjoys being himself, sometimes he feels a little disconnected.  Until he meets a friend who enjoys playing the same way he does and then Dennis understands what it is to be a friend.  After the story, discuss pantomime as a performance style and try some pantomime activities!
  • ONE by Kathryn OtoshiBlue was a quiet color, who liked being blue unless he was with Red. Red was a hothead an liked to pick on blue.  Until One came.  Watch how One handles Red’s bullying behavior in healthy way.  After the story, reenact some of the key moments while discussing why that was a productive solution.
  • The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver JeffersThe crayons have returned after a disgruntled walk-out.  Where did they go and what adventures did they have?  After the story, become a crayon and develop a character based on a color
  • Night Animals by Gianna MarinoExplore the night as a series of silly nocturnal animals frighten each other.  A great introduction to nocturnal animals
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus by Mo WillemsThe bus driver has left the audience in charge of the bus.  Whatever you do, don’t let the pigeon drive the bus. But Pigeon has other ideas…OCCASION ORIENTED
  • Room On the Broom by Julia Donaldson The witch and her cat are out flying on her broom, but the wind keeps blowing her things away.  Some helpful animals return her items but they end up helping her more than she could guess!  After the story, work together as an ensemble to create a monster to scare a dragon away.
  • Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds and Peter BrownAfter helping himself to carrots from the carrot patch, the bunny starts to feel like things are not what they seem.  Could the carrots be out to get him? After the show audience tries personifying carrots to play a game with bunny.