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Ensemble-based Storytelling program

Ensemble-based Storytelling program

STorytelling program

The timeless art of storytelling is old fashioned magic that will enchant young and old alike. What makes our program truly special is our storytelling ensemble. We provide actors and storytellers who work together to energize and tantalize the audience!

Our storytelling program is incredibly versatile:

  • No minimum or maximum number of participants
  • Flexible timing up to two hours
  • No age restrictions
  • No specific staging requirements
  • Attractive pricing

Each show is uniquely suited to fit your particular needs. Our stories and songs are chosen to fit the age of the group, season of the year, and time available. For instance, a program for K -2nd graders in June would be very different from a Family Fright Night in October!

STorytelling

Here is a sample of an ensemble-based story:

The Monkeys Go Fasting

CAST:             Old Monkey, Young Monkey, Middle Monkey

(Old Monkey introduces this and explains what a fast is. During the explanation the other two monkeys set three bananas in various places around the room and then returns to the front.)

OLD MONKEY

As you know, today we will be fasting!  But before we begin, I think we should keep the food with which we’ll break the fast ready.

YOUNG MONKEY

Like breakfast?  When we break the fast?  Yes, yes, yes!

MIDDLE MONKEY

What should we prepare?  What would be the perfect food to eat when we’re starving and it’s finally time to eat again?

ALL THREE

Bananas!!

(All three monkeys go hunting through the audience and around the room to find their bananas, asking the audient if they’ve seen any, getting excited when they find them, and moving back to the front.  They set their bananas in a small basket near the front.)

OLD MONKEY

There!  Now the bananas will be ready for when we’ve completed our fast.  Let us begin!

MIDDLE MONKEY

Wait! I think each of us should keep our bananas with us. That way, we don’t have to spend time handing them out when our fast is over!

YOUNG MONKEY

Oooooh, good idea!  Cause you can just imagine how hungry we all will be by then!

(The monkeys agree, and Middle Monkey picks up the basket and hands the bananas out.)

OLD MONKEY

All right, now we’ll be fully prepared when our fast is over, so we won’t even have to think about food!  Are we ready to begin?

YOUNG MONKEY

Wait, wait!  Can we pleeeeeeease just peel our bananas?  Then we will really be ready to eat!

MIDDLE MONKEY

Yes, that seems reasonable!

OLD MONKEY

All right, we shall peel the bananas, but under no condition should we eat them.

MIDDLE MONKEY

Right, right.

YOUNG MONKEY

Of course not.

(The monkeys eagerly peel their bananas, placing the peels in the basket and holding their bananas.)

OLD MONKEY

There, now we must be careful to guard our bananas so they can be eaten on the morning when we break our fast.

MIDDLE MONKEY

Oooooh, you know how we can keep our bananas perfectly safe?  What if we keep them in our mouths?

YOUNG MONKEY

Yes, then we’ll be sure not to drop them on the ground.

OLD MONKEY

Well, all right!  That way, we can chew them immediately as soon as our fast is over.  As long as we don’t eat them, it should be fine.  Now, finally, let us begin our fast!

(All three monkeys put their bananas in their mouths and drop their hands with the banana hanging from their mouths.  They eye one another uncomfortably for about five seconds … and then cram the bananas in their mouths and eat them as fast and as noisily as possible.)

YOUNG MONKEY

Mmmm, that fast tasted much better than yesterday’s.

MIDDLE MONKEY

What should we fast from tomorrow?

THE END

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Our show is perfect for schools, libraries, scouts, park districts, parties – any time kids gather to have fun!  Book our Storytelling program for your group today!

Contact us at 630-690-1105 or tms@TheMysteryShop.com.Storytelling

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