Fidgety Fairy Tales


Auditions for our Fall 2019 Production

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Fidgety Fairy Tales –  The Mental Health Musical is looking for a diverse group of actors ages 10 – 18 for approximately 9 performances between October 20 – November 6.  Youth with or without a diagnosed mental health disorder are encouraged to audition.

Audition Schedule
Sunday, September 8
Ages 10 – 14:  12 – 1:15 PM
Ages 15 – 18:  1:30 – 2:45 PM

Wednesday, September 11
Ages 10 – 14:  6 – 7:15 PM
Ages 15 – 18:  7:30 – 8:45 PM

No preparation is necessary, but we do ask that you register ahead of time for the auditions with our online form.  Please plan to be there for the full 75 minutes.  If you are interested but cannot make either date, please email Matt Jenson at

Rehearsal Schedule
September 15 – October 16
Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 6  – 9 PM
Sundays @ 2-6 PM

Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal, and we do our best to accommodate actors’ availability.

Tentative Performance Schedule
Friday, October 25 – Sunday October 27
Six performances in the Willmar, MN region.  Hotel, transportation, and per diem provided.

Sunday, November 3
Morning performance at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul

Wednesday, November 6
Two school day performances in Motley/Staples

This is a PAID performance opportunity.  Actors receive $20 per performance.

Fidgety Fairy Tales – The Mental Health Musicals re-imagine familiar fairy tales to raise awareness about children’s mental health.  This production will be a 40 minute musical covering three stories:  Puss – n- Boots (autism), Mary had a Little Lamb (anxiety), and The Ants and the Grasshopper (attention deficit).

It is a production of the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health and is supported by a grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts and Minnesota State Arts Board.  This is our eleventh original production.  Fidgety Fairy Tales has been performed over 300 times throughout Minnesota.  Productions have also been staged in NE Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, and Guam.  Created by Matt Jenson and Marya Hart.  For more information, please visit or like us on Facebook.