Just like our in person performances, all our virtual shows are highly interactive and designed for kids to be part of the storytelling. Each show includes original music, puppets, interactive movement and more!
Virtual shows are 30-35 minutes and perfect for ages 2+. Shows can be performed live on Zoom and some can be streamed for a week with our pre-recorded versions.
Spark the firefly is the tiniest firefly in Firefly Grove and she can't figure out how to light up. Determined to find her light, Spark sets out on a journey through the forest where she encounters other bugs and animals who give her advice. Ultimately Spark learns that when she is brave and protects her friend her light shines as brightly as ever.
Themes: Perseverance, Friendship, Courage
Curriculum Connections: Social Emotional Learning, Story Sequencing
Streaming or Live on Zoom
Spark the firefly wants to plant a garden, but doesn't know how to get her seeds to grow. With the help of her friends in the forest, Spark learns the parts of the plants, what they need to grow and the importance of patience. Audiences will explore these concepts through music, poetry and interactive movement.
Themes: Patience, Appreciation of Nature
Curriculum Connections: Plants, Science, Poetry
streaming or live on zoom
Firefly Family Theatre have performed several virtual shows for our library. I keep bringing them back because few performers have mastered the art of Zoom performances like they have. From the sets to the original music and stories to the interactive elements, their shows are delightful and always receive compliments from parents. We can't wait until we can have them in-person in our auditorium!
Andrea Vaughn Johnson / Youth Services Manager/ Wilmette Public Library
"This was the most successful online program we have had to date! It was absolutely fantastic and really engaging for the children. I was scrolling through everyone’s video and they all looked totally tuned in to what was going on."
Demitra Badino-Mendoza / Youth Services Librarian / Barrington Area Library
"You did a fantastic job putting this production together! You have provided us with a fun, quality program to offer our patrons in this new world of digital programming."
Krista Devlin / Youth Services Librarian / Clarendon Hills Public Library
"Firefly Family Theater was terrific! They were very interactive with the kids, their firefly puppet was a great addition, and they danced and sang with the kids. Their performance was charming!"
Sue Kaplan-Toch / Youth Services Librarian / Wilmette Public Library
We've had Firefly Family Theatre do two different virtual programs and couldn't be more pleased. Easy to communicate with, excellent program, all around wonderful experience. Do not hesitate to hire. Would love to do an in-person show in the future, I can't imagine it would be anything less than awesome!
Youth Services / Thomas Ford Memorial Library
I booked a virtual performance of Spark's First Snow Day for my library and was thrilled with the level of engagement and interaction with the audience. I'm just amazed at how smooth the transitions from speaker to speaker were in a virtual environment. Firefly Theatre puts on a wonderful virtual show, and I'd love to bring them back for an in-person show when it's safe to do so. Highly recommended!
Beth Kerns / Youth Services Manager / Lemont Public Library
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING:
"My daughter was much more engaged with your performance than when we've done Zoom story times. She especially liked the songs at the end! You're amazing!"
"A delightful production! Wonderful puppets and terrific actors. An engaging and immersive experience for children of all ages"
"The music at the beginning and end were fantastic. My little liked being a firefly. The characters were adorable and well done."
"Thank you again for the amazing work you do. It’s truly wonderful to see people that are passionate about arts and sharing their gifts with children. What an inspiration!"
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