Stories Alive!

For grades K-5* | 50 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 discounts when you book more than one program at the same school or organization.

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.

*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. Program content is subject to change.

Stopher Elementary School has had pleasure of offering [a drama club from] “Drama By George” for 2 years as an after-school program. George Halitzka offers an hour-long program that is developmentally appropriate and full of activities that help our students stretch their imaginations and get their creative juices flowing. The culminating plays are always fun to watch. Our parents all say that the tuition is money well spent.

— Ellie Billops, Student Support Liaison, Stopher Elementary School (Louisville, KY)