Storybook Traveling


Youtheatre presents our award winning traveling troupe... StoryBook Theatre!

Youtheatre's Storybook Theatre Troupe not only brings classic literature to life, they bring it to YOU! Our three annual productions are available to visit libraries, schools, youth organizations, senior centers, hospitals and more free of charge.* Storybook shows feature inventive storytelling, audience participation and ticket giveaways, all courtesy of the dynamic young actors of our Storybook Theatre Troupe. 

*For performances outside Fort Wayne, travel fees may apply. 

Shuddersome Tales of Edgar Allan poe log

Fall 2020

The thumping of a heartbeat. The creek of a door. The howl of a bitter wind. The gong of a clock tower. The clang of alarm bells. The sound of beating wings getting closer and closer…Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works. Included are The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death.  Poe’s words rise from the page like corpses from the grave. Be careful. Do you hear that tap, tap, tapping?

Available September 2020
Suitable for Grades 3rd - 8th

Auditions: August 31 & September 1, 2020

*Note this is a a radio play and we will not be touring this around Fort Wayne due to Covid-19. We will however, be happy to send you the audio recording for your personal use. E-mail us here for inquiries. Thank you for your support and understanding during this time.

*For more information on these tours, please contact

For Performers

  • Auditions happen in conjunction with Main Stage Auditions. You will read from the Main Stage Audition Sides, but do not have to be auditioning for the Main Stage Show, just note that on your audition page.

  • Rehearsals are 2 days a week (typically Wednesdays & Thursdays) from 4:30-6:30 pm up until the first show.

  • If missing a rehearsal, you have to let us know as soon as possible. If you fail to communicate with us, this could affect future performance opportunities

  • Storybook Troupe travels around the Fort Wayne Area over the course of a month and performs around 10 shows each. 

  • All Storybook Shows are mandatory and typically happen Thursdays after school, and Saturday Mornings/Afternoons. There is also one Friday for School Show performances during school hours. 

For Scheduled Venues

  • Storybook Tour Requests must be submitted online, by using the button above.

  • We visit local libraries, schools, and organizations throughout the Fort Wayne Area. If outside of the Fort Wayne Area a small travel fee may apply. 

  • School Shows, only apply to one Friday for the entire run of that show (see the "Book Your Tour Today" button for specific dates). This means we are only able to come during school hours on this day, (as our cast have to attend school too, and can't miss various days). If interested, book early as these slots do fill up!

  • Each show is strict to it's time listed below it's logo. 

  • For additional Questions contact our Director of Outreach, Christopher J. Murphy at