Fairy Tales Once Upon a Time

The Once Upon a Time Magic Show – Reading Adventure

Classic Fairy TalesFairy tales are the foundation for the Once Upon a Time Reading Adventure magic show.  The show engages readers with important life lessons wrapped in fun easy to remember tales.  Using magic tricks, a silly puppet, drama, music, books and a variety of stories the show helps build the love of reading while inspiring good character.

The Once Upon a Time Magic Show encourages students to read fairy tales because:

  • Fairy tales spark the imagination.

  • Fairy tales help us make sense of our world.

  • Fairy tales teach story structure.

  • Fairy tales help develop the love of reading. 

  • Fairy tales often teach a lesson or moral.

Fairy Tales Exist in Every Culture of the World!

A couple of notable authors who helped put tales in written form include:

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy TalesHans Christian Andersen
(a Danish author who published tales in the late 1800s.)

  • The Tinder Box
  • The Princess and the Pea
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • A Little Match Girl
  • The Fir-Tree
  • The Snow Queen
  • Thumbelina

Grimm's Fairy TalesBrothers Grimm
(German brothers who published their stories in the early 1800s)

  • Rapunzel
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Cinderella
  • Little Snow-White
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Puss in Boots
  • The Golden Goose
  • Tom Thumb

The Once Upon a Time show is a Theatrical Production!

Using magic tricks, a silly puppet, drama, music, books and a variety of stories, the Once Upon a Time show MAY include the following:

  • professional lighting & backdrop system
  • a professional PA system with 20+ sound FX
  • 6+ volunteer helpers to make the magic happen
  • a live re-enactment of Jack and the Beanstalk!
  • an amazing contraption designed to catch a Unicorn!
  • the magical appearance of a live rabbit name “Hopper”
  • a promise to motivate kids to read more books
  • increased circulation of library books
  • free surprise for everyone attending

Incorporates Great Books

Once Upon a Time Fairy Tale Books

Once Upon a Time creatively combines learning and fun resulting in magical edutainment!  It starts with a look at some of the most popular fairy tale characters.  Meanwhile, Mr. Steve takes on the impossible challenge to Catch a Unicorn using a magic unicorn catcher. Along the way, readers reenact an imaginative version of the time honored Jack and the Beanstalk!

Classic Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time - Classic Fairy Tales

The Once Upon a Time reading show is built around the theme of storytelling.  In particular, one aspect is that of classic fairy tales.   Steve is happy to partner with award winning illustrator Scott Gustafson.  Scott captures the power of fairy tales in his beautiful illustrations.  Not only did Steve license Scott’s wonderful “Storyteller” work for the show, but is using it for magical inspiration!

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This is the perfect show for reading incentives, rewards and family nights.

Take your students on a storytelling adventure and schedule this show today!
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Watch the Highlights Reel!

Are you wondering just what makes the Once Upon a Time reading show so special.  In late Spring 2024, you can get a peek at the best of video montage from this enchanting new show.

“The Storyteller” © Scott Gustafson. All rights reserved. Used with permission of the artist.
For more information please visit https://www.scottgustafson.com/the-storyteller