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Events Archive - 2007

8 p.m. Wednesdays, December 5 & 12
L'arc en Ciel Theatre Group
Great Oaks After 4 Club
13109 Wicker Avenue
Cedar Lake, IN
Last year they gave me a great set for my one-night-only "Carol" at LCTG, and we had a terrific house. I'm back this time for two nights, let's hope it goes as well! My set this time has multiple levels . . . It's the 10th anniversary for my one-man "Christmas Carol" - so come on out!

Oh! and come early, and have dinner at the Supper Club - it's well worth it!


6 p.m. Thursday, December 6
Crown Point Public Library
214 South Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Back to back - 6 to 7 pm Silly Santa Stories, and 7:30 to 8:30, the 'Yuletide Favorites' - "Gift of the Magi," the "SantaLand Diaries," and more!


5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 9
St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1101 Park Drive, Munster, IN
Back for a third year! Playing St. Nicholas for the church's annual St. Nicholas Dinner, reading the story, giving gifts, making friends.


7 p.m. Thursday, December 13
Genesius Guild
First United Methodist Church
6635 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, IN 46324
The one-man Christmas Carol returns to Genesius - site of so many triumphs - for the tenth anniversary! This time, luxuriate on comfy couches while we perform the Carol in the intimate setting of the Lounge Theatre!
Return to currently upcoming events here -
And earlier in 2007 . . .

Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Protsman Elementary School
1121 Harrison Avenue
Dyer, IN 46311
Returning to one of my favorite schools, I'll be doing storytelling all day for all the classes, then returning in the evening to share stories with the whole families as part of Family Reading Night.

7 p.m. Thursday, April 12
Westmore Elementary School
340 S School Street
Lombard, IL 60148
Family Reading Night for kids K-5 and their families!

1 p.m. Monday, May 21
Munster Parks and Recreation
1005 Ridge Rd.
Munster, IN 46321
Adult storytime - classic fun stories for the Keen-Agers! ... Laugh-out-loud favorites and "back in the day" tales by authors like Mark Twain, O. Henry, Kurt Vonnegut and Jean Shepherd - we'll live the "Secret Life" of daydreamer Walter Mitty, meet the worst-ever family handyman "Uncle Podger," and find out how "The Storyteller" kept three kids quiet on a long train ride.

Tuesday, May 22
Lake Street Elementary School
475 Lake St
Crown Point, IN 46307
Returning to another of my favorite schools for a full day of storytelling for all classes, K-6. It’s almost summer!

1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27
St. Joan of Arc parish
200 E. 78th Ave, Merrillville, IN
Stories for the senior members of ARCS – adventure classics, humor, and miracles!

Thursday, May 31
George Washington Elementary School
3611 114th Street
Chicago, IL 60617
End-of-school-year storytimes continue - 2 sessions of fun and silly stories and songs for classes K-3 at George Washington Elementary!

1 p.m. Thursday, June 28
Glenwood School for Boys and Girls, Glenwood, IL
I can't stay away from Glenwood School - it wouldn't be summer without them - and it wouldn't be summer for them without me and the singing of Alphabet Soup!


7:30 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2007
Buckley Homestead Park, Lowell, IN

Sharing some VERY scary stories for a meeting of the Lowell Garden Club, around a campfire. The 'very' was their request . . . hope I'm scary enough!

PS We had a great time around the fire - here's what we read (a couple for the first time!):
"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Trick or Treat" by Judith Garner
"Shatter Proof" by Jack Ritchie
"The Cremation of Sam McGee" by Robert Service
"Echoes" by Lawrence C. Connolly
"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe


6:30 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2007
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, Cary, IL

Presenting for the church’s book club again – this time, it’s selections from “Dinner with a Perfect Stranger” by David Gregory – should be fun!

2 p.m. Sunday, October 7
Albertine Home
1501 E. Hoffman St., Hammond, IN 46327

Fun stories for seniors – laugh-out-loud favorites and "back in the day" tales by authors like Mark Twain, O. Henry, Kurt Vonnegut and Jean Shepherd. We may live the "Secret Life" of daydreamer Walter Mitty, meet the worst-ever family handyman "Uncle Podger," or find out how "The Storyteller" kept three kids quiet on a long train ride!

EDIT: That was fun! The ladies and gentlemen - and the nuns! - all seemed to enjoy:
Robert Fulghum's "MOTB" and "Christmas Anytime"
O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi"
"The Spider and the Fly" by Mary Howitt
(from the book illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi)
the "Uncle Podger" story from Jerome K. Jerome's "Three Men in a Boat"
and Mark Twain's "What Stumped the Bluejays"


7 p.m. Monday, October 15
Nichols Library
200 W. Jefferson
Naperville, IL 60540
Taking my Creepy Classics to Naperville for the first time, as the Halloween season gets under way!

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
Another first! I'll be performing a couple spooky stories for a Halloween-themed baby shower! Strange but true - looking forward to this one!

5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
St. Mark's United Church of Christ
312 Chicago Rd, Chicago Heights, IL
Storytelling as one of several special events for the cancer benefit fund-raiser for Carolyn Fitch.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, IL
Playing Edgar Allan Poe and sharing some of his best stories, while talking about his life, to high school students.

7 p.m. Wednesday, October 24
Tinley Park Public Library
7851 Timber Drive
Tinley Park IL 60477
“Ghost Stories, Creepy Classics, and Urban Legends” for teens 6th- to 12th-grade ... spoooooooky .....

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30
Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Rd.
Bartlett, IL 60103
“Creepy Classics” - Dramatic readings of the best of 200 years of spooky writing, from classic horror to modern suspense – stories of ghosts and gunmen, monsters and madmen, and deals with the devil: "The Monkey’s Paw," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," H.P. Lovecraft, Alfred Hitchcock, Roald Dahl, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe and more!
Photo by Brenda Palazolo for LCTG Photo by Tony V. Martin, TVM Photography Performing at Crown Point Library 2006
Photos by Tony V. Martin