Performances - for Children, for Families, for Adults

Storytelling Program Possibilities

Select from the performance themes and programs Mary offers here. 

Or, tell her about the theme you have in mind, and she will let you know if her repertoire can match it.  

Or, tell her about your audience, and she'll select a variety of appropriate tales from her repertoire.

Cinderellas All


Cinderella fans ages 8 - adults will enjoy a multicultural romp through this most famous of fairy tales.

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Haunting Tales


From the ghostly and merely spooky to the haunting and gruesome, this theme is adaptable for Grades 3 & up, and for tween, teen, family and adult audiences.

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Once Upon a Time


From Mary's favorite fairy tales, 

she will make selections to suit 

your audience. Adaptable for 

school students Grade K and up, families, or adults.  

Kentucky Tales


A celebration of Kentucky's narrative traditions. Adaptable for varied audiences: school students Grade 1 and older, families, or adults. 

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Athena Did What?


What does Pegasus have in common with a spider?  The goddess Athena! These Greek myths, all featuring Athena, are appropriate for ages 10 and older. More information.

Stories the World Over


Folktales retold from a variety of world cultures. The specific stories depend upon the age of your audience. Adaptable for school assemblies, family events, and 

adult audiences. 

All Together Now


Listeners chant along, sing along,

and help tell the stories. Especially appropriate for school assemblies

for grades preschool - 3rd or family events with lots of young children. More information.

Sisters All


Folktales and true tales of girls and women. This theme can be adapted for any audience age 9 - adults.

Buggy Kentucky


Hear insect stories from several cultures; learn insect facts; see

insect specimens.  Mary presents Buggy Kentucky with her husband, 

an accomplished entomologist. Especially appropriate for 

Kentucky elementary schools,

public libraries, and museums.

More information.

Some Dog, a Kentucky Wonder


Do you need some short "down home" entertainment for your event?  Some Dog, a tall tale set on the farm where Mary grew up is available in two lengths (under 20 minutes & under 30 minutes). Suitable for all adult audiences and most family audiences.

Mary's storytelling repertoire grows & grows. Contact her with your dreams for your listeners.


Allow Mary to consider your dreams and her repertoire to mix and match an imagnative storytelling event for your audience. 

Background Checks

The link below will take you to jpg files of background checks, required for many schools, including FBI fingerprint check, Kentucky Child Abuse and Neglect check, and Kentucky State Police Criminal Background checks based on  fingerprints, and based on name, birth date and social security #.

Mary's Background Checks