Tales with a Point: Fables and Fairy Tales

Jay and Leslie

Jay Cady and Leslie Seifert-Cady of Laughing Matters not only bring fables and fairy tales to life in this energetic performance, they help children analyze the stories by identifying characters, settings, plots, and morals. Using theatricality, humor, circus skills, and audience participation, they create unique versions of four stories: The Tortoise and the Hare, The Girl Who Cried Wolf, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Three Little Pigs. Children are invited to compare Jay and Leslie's versions to others they have heard or read. Children also participate in the show--sometimes as a whole group and sometimes as onstage volunteers. The result is a rollicking good time that addresses key learning standards.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at booknow@kcya.org.



Grade Levels: 1,2,3

Fees: $410 single, $694 double / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 250

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher Guide: Aesop's Fables_TPG

Requirements: Large, open space, gym or auditorium preferred; space should be available 30 minutes before performance for set-up and 30 minutes after performance for break-down. Two 6' or 8' tables. Teachers must be present at all times during performance.

Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL1.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.9;CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL2.5

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