Stories Alive!

For grades K-5* | 60 minutes | Up to 200 students | $200

Stories Alive! is a fresh approach to the age-old tradition of storytelling. Classic and contemporary tales both spring to life as storyteller George Halitzka put your students in the spotlight for a high-energy, interactive assembly program. George combines audience participation, compelling narratives, and a unique, dramatic style into one exciting program. During the show, he’ll bring a wide range of stories vividly to life — from fairy tales to true stories from his own experience. Plus, every performance has a character education connection. Ask about our discount when you book more than one program at the same school or organization.

Contact us at (502) 718-5090 to schedule your performance!

Version 1: The Three Little Pigs

Version 1 includes highly-interactive retellings of “The Three Little Pigs” and “Jack and the Beanstalk,” plus large-group games like “Top Monkey,” and George’s personal story about bullying.

Version 2: The Grasshoppers and the Ants

Version 2 includes highly-interactive retellings of “The Grasshoppers and the Ants” and “The Frog Prince,” plus large-group games like “Human Knot,” and George’s personal story about empathy and peer pressure.

What Educators Are Saying

Stories Alive!…captivated students in grades K-5, teaching valuable lessons about making smart choices in life, how hard work pays off, and how bullying is never the answer. A mixture of live student participation, interactive whole-group games, and an inspirational monologue made for a truly memorable experience we will all be talking about for weeks to come.”

– Shannon Townsley, Arts & Humanities Teacher, Jeffersontown Elementary School (Louisville, KY)

Stories Alive! was a big hit with my second graders! It was both entertaining and educational. Every student had the opportunity to be actively involved during the group activities. Students also loved seeing some of their friends and even one of their teachers participate in the performance! They had a blast, but also learned important life lessons throughout. Thanks, George!

– Adrienne Matson, Teacher, Stopher Elementary School (Louisville, KY)

“What a great start to our school year! Positive, engaging, and left kids smiling and energetic to take on the new year. Our students continue to tell me how they, too, will be sure to stop bullying!

– Jimmy Brehm, Principal, Garden Springs Elementary School (Lexington, KY) | As of fall 2017, Mr. Brehm is no longer at Garden Springs; he is now an administrator for Woodford County Schools

Promote Your Performance

Download a promotional poster (PDF) by clicking on the image below, or for more information about George Halitzka and Stories Alive!, contact us.

*A Note to Preschool Educators: Stories Alive! is recommended for elementary students. If you’d like to bring Pre-K students (older 4s and 5s) to a performance along with the “big kids,” they may do all right, but be prepared to take them out partway through if they lose attention. The show is too long for younger preschoolers (3s and younger 4s), and several of the activites will go over their heads. Our goal is to bring your kids a positive experience, and our experience has shown that very young children don’t yet have the attention span to enjoy the program.

The price shown above applies to presentations which take place on or before December 31, 2017. A travel charge applies for destinations outside of a 20-mile radius from our office near downtown Louisville.

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