Friday, February 15, 2013


Greetings Everyone!
I am proud to announce the addition of not one, but two brand new shows for middle and high schools for this upcoming school year.  With that being said, these programs are also available from March-May of THIS school year at a special rate for folks who would like to see an early version of either program!  Several schools from October/November have seen previews at the end of their "Authors of Mystery and Horror" programs of the first program below.  A special "thank you" to everyone who allowed me to "practice" in front of their students and teachers that were in attendance - it was the best practice I could get!

Show #1

 "Nevermore:  The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" is a truly unique experience.  This program is not just a summary of Poe's works followed by some awesome magic.  Students and teachers will experience dramatic tellings of Poe's stories and poems from memory!  Some of the stories and poems that are performed at this time are "The Raven", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "Annabel Lee" and "A Dream Within a Dream."  "The Cask of Amontillado" will soon follow.  Between the stories and poems will be some strange and mysterious magic routines that are sure to astound and tie in with the themes of each piece of literature. 
Show #2

Due to popular demand and per the request of several media specialists at the middle school level, I am most excited to introduce "Once Upon a Time:  Grimm's Fairy Tales."  This program highlights the differences between the modern day adaptations of several popular fairy tales with their original counterparts.  Students will be delightedly shocked at some of the "new" twists that they experience when going back to the beginning - when the Brothers Grimm were writing down these stories so long ago.  Some of the featured fairy tales are, "Cinderella", "Snow White", "Beauty and the Beast", "Rumpelstiltskin", and "The Frog Prince."  Others that will be mentioned are "Sleeping Beauty" and "Rapunzel."  As always, between each story will be some amazingly mysterious and enchanting magic - because these are fairy tales after all!

A Nice, Big, Fancy Cage!!!

Greetings Everyone!
For all of you elementary and public library folk who have had me year after year after year, you probably know that I always talk about my snakes and their "nice, big, fancy cages" that they have at my house.  Students know that, while they may have to travel and perform from a pillow case on the road, the snakes have a nice, warm, safe home to go back to once their shows are done each day.  Well, I am proud to say that below is one of the most awesome snake cages that I have ever seen - and it is also Rocky Balboa's new home.  Of course, Rocky's real name is Stryker - Rocky is just the stage name.

For you middle/high folks, you will notice the Edgar Allan Poe "Fall of the House of Usher"/Lord of the Rings theme which inspired the creation of this cage.  It is actually in the corner of the room which houses the "Mural of Awesomeness" in a previous post - all about Poe, Potter, and Lord of the Rings!

Enjoy the pictures below!