Library Shows
NOW BOOKING 2021 & 2022

It’s time! Time for laughter and encouragement with your young readers. Halloween and Christmas shows are available NOW and the NEW Deep Sea Circus show is coming in the summer of 2022. Many librarians (just like you!) have already chosen a date on our calendar. It’s YOUR time. Contact us now. Here are our NEW Live shows and Virtual options available for 2021:

Shell-O-Ween
It’s ALIVE!
Technically it’s LIVE! The scarily funny Sam the Turtle, Mr. Barry and Hyena the Chicken are on the road and coming to YOUR library. It’s magic, stories and puppets for a Hall-O-Weeny good time.
This isn’t VIRTUALLY funny. This is LIVE funny. It’s ALIVE!

CALENDAR
SHELL-O-WEEN SHOW
Oct 2021
Oct 23 – Dover, TN
Oct 26 – Ragland, AL
Oct 30 – Jasper, TN
Oct 30 Winchester, TN

Nov 2021
Nov 7 – 13 – Las Vegas, NV

 

Shell-O-Ween Virtual Option
It’s getting scary out there. How about a funny and safe virtual Halloween show? Shell-O-Ween Virtual Edition! Sam the Turtle has produced a prerecorded show for your library Facebook Page or website.

Three Great Options

Facebook Live Event
You secure a time on our calendar and give us editor status on your Facebook Page. We go live on your page and interact with live viewers within the comments during the show.

Private Link
We provide a private link to the show on our Vimeo site. You can place the link on your Facebook Page whenever you’re ready.

Digital Download
You can download the entire show to put on your website or upload to Facebook yourself.

Contact us now for more details.

The Hilarious Ho Ho Holiday Show
Santa Sam, Hyena the Red Nosed Chicken and Mr. Barry are bringing you holiday magic and merriment. Caution – This program may contain latex poultry and pickles. You’ve been warned. Even if you avoid the latex poultry, you won’t miss the laughter and silliness this holiday show has wrapped in a bow. Of course, we always love to unwrap holiday books and reading inspiration.

 

HOLIDAY SHOW
Dec 2021
Dec 2 – Springfield, KY
Dec 8 – Luttrell, TN
Dec 9 – London, KY
Dec 11 – Dover, TN

Dec 16 – Ragland, AL
Dec 17 – Columbiana, AL
Dec 18 – Spring Hill, TN

Northern Exposure Virtual Option
Join Mr. Barry, Hyena the Laughing Chicken and Sam the Scroogie Turtle for a different kind of holiday fun. The Northern Exposure show reveals some of the untold stories of the holiday.

You’ll learn the silly holiday traditions the Elves may not want you to know. You’ll also laugh, enjoy a story or two, see some magic, and learn about holiday traditions around the world. Don’t miss it!

Three Great Options

Facebook Live Event
You secure a time on our calendar and give us editor status on your Facebook Page. We go live on your page and interact with live viewers within the comments during the show.

Private Link
We provide a private link to the show on our Vimeo site. You can place the link on your Facebook Page whenever you’re ready.

Digital Download
You can download the entire show to put on your website or upload to Facebook yourself.

Contact us now for more details.

Deep Sea Circus
Swim right up! The Deep Sea Circus is about to begin. Sam, the ocean’s funniest sea turtle, delivers the laughs. Ringmaster Mr. Barry features funny fishy trickery. Watch for a special appearance by Hyena the Laughing Chicken of the Sea. It’s more fun than a tuna fish on a unicycle, with a treasure chest of favorite books and reading inspiration.

2022 CALENDAR
JANUARY 2020
Jan 13 – 17 – Washington DC

FEBRUARY 2020

MARCH 2020
March 4 – Lexington, KY

APRIL 2020
April 25 – 30 – Atlanta, GA

DEEP SEA CIRCUS 2022
MAY 2022
May 26 – Smith Co, TN
May 30 – Booked
May 31 – Booked

JUNE 2022
June 1 – Booked
June 6 – Somerset, KY
June 7 – LaFayette, GA, Chickamauga, GA & Rossville, GA
June 8 – Shelbyville, TN
June 9 – Woodbury & Smithville, TN
June 10 – Pulaski, TN
June 13 – Mosheim, TN
June 15 – Jasper, TN & East Ridge, TN
June 16 – Monteagle, TN
June 17 – Maynardville, TN
June 20 – Sylacauga, AL
June 21 – Lakepark & Valdosta, GA
June 22 – Lakeland & Hahira, GA
June 23 – Valdosta & Echols, GA
June 24 – Hartford, AL
June 25 – Buchanan, GA
June 27 – Oak Ridge, TN
June 28 – Fort Campbell, KY & Livermore, KY
June 29 – Linden & Lobelville, TN
June 30 – Trenton, GA

JULY 2022
July 7 – Vestavia Hills, AL
July 8 – Savannah, TN
July 12 – Dover, TN & Springfield, KY
July 14 – Johnson City, TN
July 19 – London, KY

What do Librarians Really Think?

After each program in 2019, librarians received an anonymous email survey. Here are a few of the comments for the question, “What did you like/dislike about the program?”

 

“From start to finish, our audience was engaged. They loved the suspense when the evil aliens were about to be discovered. The parents told us how much they enjoyed it, too.”

 

“Barry’s timing is spot on and has a very good understanding of what makes kids (and adults) laugh. I cannot honestly think of anything I did not enjoy.”

 

“Very entertaining! The humor spans all ages, so it kept the adults entertained as well! The facts about scientists, astronauts, and space was a nice touch. No complaints/dislikes”

 

“I loved how Mr. Barry had books there based on the theme and how he talked about reading. He promoted the theme more than any other performer we’ve had. There was nothing to change or improve on.”