Fidgety Fairy Tales




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Fidgety Fairy Tales –  The Mental Health Musical is looking for a diverse group of actors ages 8 – 18 for approximately 18 performances between March 31 and May 5, 2019.  Youth with or without a diagnosed mental health disorder are encouraged to audition.

Audition Schedule
Saturday, December 1
Ages 8 – 12:  10 – 11:15 AM
Ages 13 – 18:  11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Wednesday, December 5
Ages 8 – 12:  6 – 7:15 PM
Ages 13 – 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
February 10 – March 31, 2019
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
Note:  We will have several understudies, so being unavailable for a few of the performances will not automatically exclude participation.

Sunday, March 31 @ 4 PM           Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, St. Paul
Monday, April 1 @ 6:30 PM         Sumner Library, Minneapolis
Sunday, April 7 @ 6 PM                Basilica of St. Mary’s, Minneapolis
Monday, April 8 @ 10:30 AM      Children’s Home Society, St. Paul
Monday, April 8 @ Noon              Children’s Home Society, St. Paul
Tuesday, April 9 @ 6:30 PM         Ramsey County Children’s Home Society
Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30 AM     Fraser Walk for Autism, Mall of America, Bloomington
Tuesday, April 23 @ Full day        3 schools in Duluth, MN
Wed, April 24 @ 6:30 PM             Center for Changing Lives, Minneapolis
Thursday, April 25 @ Full day      3 schools in Duluth, MN
Tuesday, April 30 @ 10:30 AM    MACMH Annual Conference, Duluth
Sunday, May 5 @ 2 PM                  MN Adopt, St. Paul


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 275 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.