Ask about funding MJ's visit to your classrooms. Language power is joyful in stories, songs, dance, acting that kids and teachers crave. Bring creativity and the arts into literacy. It works.

Mary Jo Delivers the Wow Factor

Get the Shows That Get the Raves

Think kids have short attention spans? Think again! Experience the power of “once upon a time” to enthrall, entertain and educate.

Girl dressed as the sun during the show Sun, Moon, Stars, Shine

Summer Reading

A Universe of Stories Programs: “How to Tell A Story Workshop,” “Sun, Moon, STARS, Shine!”, “Make Moonscape Puppets Craft” & more…

Cabaret Concerts

A Moveable Feast of Songs from the Great American Songbook with Bob Shepherd on piano.

Professional Development Workshops–Teach with Joy

Participants play with folktales they can tell the very next day, helping kids love language, and building kids’ social-emotional skills. Teachers love using their creativity.. Put joy in teaching and learning!

NEW! Make & Take Moonscape This Puppet Theater Program, just one show for a Universe of Stories!
NEW! Make & Take Moonscape This Puppet Theater Program, just one of the shows for a Universe of Stories!


Act It! Tell It! Sing It! Move It!–An Arts-in-Education Approach to Literacy & Learning

Summer Shows

“A Universe of Stories”
Choose Your Show!

Make-and-Take a Mini
Moonscape Puppet Theater
“How to Tell a Story Workshop”
“Sun, Moon, Stars, Shine!” and more!

Song Dances from Around the World

World Folktales are only the start of these literacy programs for pre-k to adult.

Oral Literacy

MJ’s programs put play first & bring creative fun to learning standards

About Mary Jo

Rising excitement…Mary Jo was due.
Children ask,  “Is she almost here? I can’t wait to see her!”


Let Mary Jo bring funded residencies that put FUN into learning