News & Shows

(For a calendar of Christopher’s upcoming shows see below)

Performances in Israel: Chris recently returned from a trip to the holy land where he had the chance to tell stories on a boat in the Sea of Galilee, on the Temple steps in Jerusalem, and perform a short piece of humor on the stage of the Roman amphitheater at Caesarea Maritima.

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Interview:  Want to see Chris interviewed by the two most charming interviewers in the history of 3rd grade journalism? Check out Christopher Leebrick Interview below.

Summer Library Shows:  Summer 2016 took Chris to Washington, Idaho, and throughout the great state of Oregon. His 2017 show for summer readers is called “Share a Story, Build a World!”; if you would like to schedule a 2017 summer library performance, contact us.

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National Radio Performances:
Chris has recently been featured in six episodes of the national storytelling program “The Apple Seed” on BYU radio.  Featured stories have been “The Tell-Tale Heart” “Skeleton Woman” and “Big Lake Sasquatch” (from his CD “Spoooky!”) “Soldier Jack” and “Old One Eye” (from “Good Stories From All Over”) and “Soap, Soap, Soap” (from “Critters, Kids, and Cowboys”).

Ten Things Chris Loves about his job as a Storyteller:

  • The Stories — finding them, learning them, sharing them!
  • Traveling the great state of Oregon
  • Traveling our great country and beyond
  • Captivating each and every audience member
  • Practicing the original form of theater
  • Performing for kids!
  • Performing for teens!
  • Performing for grownups!
  • Being my own boss
  • Making my living as an artist . . what a blessing! . . .
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After a School Assembly Show

School Assemblies:
Chris performs dynamic storytelling assemblies at elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the United States. (He has even been known to get students up on their feet telling stories of their own!)  He also performs at colleges, universities, and private schools.

Student comments from shows @ Sexton Mountain Elementary, Beaverton, OR:
– “Your stories were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  Thank you for coming to our school!”
– “I like how you tell stories.  You put so much effort and excitement into them.”
– “One of my strengths in school is reading, so this assembly was very exciting for me!”
– “It was cool . . . . We hope you never quit!”

Performance in France:
Chris recently enjoyed the rare opportunity to perform at the ancient Roman amphitheater in Orange, France.  The theater is two thousand years old, has near perfect acoustics, and seats over five thousand people. Chris says, “Telling a story at the Theatre Antique d’Orange was fantastic.  It was a dream come true!”

Storytelling World Awards:
All three of Chris’ CD’s have received national Storytelling World Awards.   “Good stories From All Over” and “Critters, Kids, and Cowboys” are great fun for all ages. “Spooky!” (Chris’ most recent CD) is aimed at older kids, teens and adults. Storytelling World editors call Chris’ spooooky performance of The Tell-Tale Heart: “A chilling rendition of Poe’s classic.”  Click on CD Store for more info.

Campfire Tales:
One of the best ways to enjoy the age old art of storytelling is sitting around a cozy campfire. Chris has told stories around campfires at the Oregon coast, high up in the Cascade mountains, in the Willamette Valley, and on Steens Mountain in the eastern Oregon.  If you are interested in scheduling “Tales Round the Campfire” contact us.

Poe Show — “The Tell-Tale Heart”:
In recent years  Chris has riveted adults and teens with his performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” at storytelling festivals, schools, and libraries throughout Oregon and Washington.   The show also features a lively discussion about Mr. Poe, performances of other eerie stories from around the globe, and often concludes with Poe’s poetic masterpiece “Annabel Lee”.  For more information about the Poe show please contact us.

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“The Tell-Tale Heart” for Teens and Adults

“Mr Leebrick is a fantastic storyteller!”
— Multnomah County Library, OR

“World class! . . . A masterful, unforgettable performance.”
— Aberdeen Library, WA

“The crowd was so enthusiastic . . . I wasn’t sure they were ever going to let Chris go home.”
— Olympia Library, WA

International Performances:
Chris has enjoyed the rare opportunity to perform at the ancient Roman amphitheater (Theatre Antique d’Orange) in Orange, France.  He has also been featured at the Australian National Storytelling Festival in Perth where he performed a solo concert, told a spooky story in the Ghost Story concert,  and presented his workshop “Storytelling—A Theatrical Art” for fellow storytellers from around the world.

Signing CD-Harney Co. Library-'05Extensive touring: 
Since becoming a professional storyteller in 1986, Chris has given more than 1,700 professional storytelling performances for over 100,000 children, teens, and adults across the U.S. and in France and Australia.

In Oregon alone, Chris has told stories in over 200 towns including:
Adams, Agness, Albany, Aloha, Alsea, Amity, Arlington, Ashland, Astoria, Athena, Bandon, Banks, Beaver Creek, Beaverton, Bend, Bethel, Blue River, Bly, Boardman, Bonanza, Boring, Brownsville, Burns, Butte Falls, Cannon Beach, Canyon City, Cascade Locks, Cedar Mill, Central Point,  Chenowith, Chiloquin, Christmas Valley, Clarkes, Clatskanie, Coburg, Condon, Coos Bay, Coquille, Cornelius, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Cove, Creswell, Crow, Dallas, Damascus, Dayton, Dexter, Dora, Dorena, Drain, Dufur, Durham, Eagle, Point, Echo, Elmira, Elgin, Elmonica, Enterprise, Estacada, Eugene, Fairview, Falls City, Fort Rock, Florence, Forest Grove, Frenchglen, Garden Home, Gervais, Gladstone, Gold Beach, Government Camp, Grants Pass, Grass Valley, Gresham, Happy Valley, Harrisburg, Helix, Heppner, Hermiston, Hillsboro, Hood River, Hubbard, Imnaha, Irrigon, Jacksonville, John Day, Joseph, Jaspar, Jefferson, Junction City, Keizer, Keno, Klamath Falls, Knappa, La Grande, Lafayette, Lakeview, Lake Oswego, Lakeside, Langlois, Leaburg, Lebanon, Lincoln City, Lorane, London, Lowell, Lyons, Madras, Mapleton, Maupin, McKenzie Bridge, McMinnville, Medford, Merrill, Metolius, Milton-Freewater, Milwaukie, Molalla, Monroe, Monmouth, Moro, Mosier,  Mt. Angel, Mulino, Myrtle Point, Newberg, Newport, North Bend, North Plains, North Powder, Noti, Nyssa, Oakridge, Oak Grove, Ontario, Oregon City, Paisley, Parkdale, Pendleton, Philomath, Phoenix, Pilot Rock, Pleasant Hill, Portland, Powers, Prineville, Prospect, Rainier, Redmond, Rockaway Beach, Roseburg, Ruch, St. Paul, St. Helens, Salem, Sandy, Santa Clara, Scappoose, Scio, Scotts Mills, Seaside, Sellwood, Shady Cove, Shedd, Sheridan, Sherwood, Silver Falls, Silverlake, Silverton, Sprague River, Springfield, Stanfield, Sunnyside, Sweet Home, Talent, The Dalles, Thurston, Tigard, Tillamook, Toledo, Triangle Lake, Troutdale, Tualatin, Umatilla, Union, Vale, Vernonia, Waldport, Wallowa, Warrenton, Welches, West Linn, Westfir, Weston, White City, Willamina, Wilsonville, Woodburn, Yachats

Performance Schedule:  Christopher Leebrick

Fall  2016:  

9/29   Outdoor School (w/ Eugene Christian Middle-School), Dorena, OR
Multicultural Storytelling; grades 6, 7,  8:00 pm

9/30   Outdoor School (w/ Eugene Christian Middle-School), Dorena, OR
Art of Storytelling Workshops; grades 6, 7,  9:30 am / 10:40 am

10/1  Dallas Storyteller Festival, Dallas, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens and adults, 7:00 pm

10/5  Dufur School, Dufur, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for grades 7-8,  12:30 pm

10/5  Hood River Library, Hood River, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens & adults,  7:00 pm

10/6  Mosier Community School, Mosier, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for grades 6-8,  12:30 pm

10/11  Raleigh Park Elementary, Beaverton, OR
Storytelling for Kinder grades,  1:00 pm

10/13  Curry County Library, Gold Beach, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens and adults, 6:15 pm

10/14  Coquille Library, Coquille, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens and adults, 4:00 pm

10/14  Port Orford Library,  Port Orford, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart”; 7:00 pm

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10/15  Bandon Library, Bandon, OR
“Chilly Willies!” for ages 6 and up,  2:00 pm

10/15  Bandon Library, Bandon. OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens & adults,  7:00 pm

10/18  Woodburn Library, Woodburn, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens & adults,  6:00 pm

10/24  Goldendale Library, Goldendale, WA”The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens & adults,  7:00 pm

10/25  Lyle School, Lyle, WA
“The Tell-Tale Heart”;  grades 7-12                       1:15 pm / 2:20 pm

10/27  Happy Valley Library, Happy Valley, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens & adults,  6:30 pm

10/28  Groner Middle School, Hillsboro, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart”;  grades 6-8   1:00 pm

10/29  Three Creeks Library, Vancouver, WA
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens & adults,  2:00 pm

10/31  Fowler Middle School, Tigard, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart”; three shows 8th grade + Storytelling Workshop for TAG students

11/8    Gardiner Middle School, Oregon City, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart”; two am shows; 8th grade

11/17  Arlington Community Charter School, Arlington, OR
Storytelling for grades K-6,  12:45 pm

11/18  Orchard Elementary School, Richland, WA
Storytelling for grades K-1,  1:35 pm

12/7  Sage Elementary, Redmond, OR
“Grinch-Fest 2016!” ; three assemblies

12/8  Crook County Library,  Prineville, OR                                                                                      “The Grinch” and other fun tales;  6:30 pm

12/9  Tom McCall Elementary, Redmond, OR
“The Grinch” and other fun tales; a.m. shows: tba

12/12  Purple Sage Elementary, Caldwell, ID
“The Grinch” and other fun tales; 10:15 am / 12:45 pm

12/13  Willow Creek Elementary, Meridian, ID
“The Grinch” and other fun tales; 9:30 / 10:45 am

12/14  Hollister Elementary,  Boise, ID                                                                                               “The Grinch” and other fun tales;  10:00 am

12/15  Rolling Hills Charter School, Garden City, ID
“The Grinch” and other fun tales;  1:00 pm

12/15  Boise Public Library,  Boise, ID                                                                                                  “The Grinch” and other fun tales;  4:00 pm

12/16  Hillsdale Elementary, Meridian, ID
“The Grinch” and other fun tales; 9:20 / 10:20 am

12/16  Meridian Public Library,  Merdian, ID                                                                                      “The Grinch” and other fun tales; 4:30 pm

12/17  Emmett Public Library,  Emmett, ID                                                                                      “The Grinch” and other fun tales;  11:00 am

12/17  Nampa Public Library,  Nampa, ID                                                                                          “The Grinch” and other fun tales;  1:30 pm

12/25/16   Merry Christmas!
(I’m not telling today . .  I’m celebrating the Greatest Story Ever Told)  

Winter/Spring  2017

1/2/17 – 3/11/17 “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits”; 10-week residency;
“The Comedy of Errors” and “Hamlet”
Directed and narrated by Christopher Leebrick

2/16  Monroe Elementary, Everett, WA
Storytelling assemblies,  k-2 and 3-5; 8:55 am / 9:55 am

2/17  Sunnyland Elementary, Bellingham, WA
Storytelling assemblies,  12:45 pm / 2:00 pm

3/2  St. Paul Elementary, St. Paul, OR
“Read Across America” Storytelling assembly,  k-6; 10:00 am

3/3  Bilquist Elementary, Clackamas, OR
“Read Across America” Storytelling assemblies,  k-2 and 3-5; 10:00 am / 1:00 pm

3/11/16  “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits”; Woodburn, OR
Performances: “The Comedy of Errors” and “Hamlet”
Directed and narrated by Christopher Leebrick

3/22  Bolton Primary, West Linn, OR
Storytelling assemblies,  k-2 and 3-5; 8:45 am / 10:00 am

4/5  Lacey Timberland Library, Lacey, WA
Award-Winning Storyteller, Christopher Leebrick;  all ages; 2:00 pm

4/12  Creston School, Portland, OR
Storytelling assembly,  Gr. 3-5; 2:00 pm

(more to come . . . tba)

Summer  2017  . . . tba

(Last Summer,  2016)

Chris Leebrick6/14/16  Enterprise Public Library, Enterprise, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  1:00 pm

6/14  Joseph Public Library, Joseph, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  3:00 pm

6/15  Wallowa Public Library, Wallowa, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  1:00 pm

6/15  Elgin Public Library, Elgin, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  3:30 pm

(Last Summer, 2016)

6/16/16  Imnaha Public Library, Imnaha, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  1:00 pm

 

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6/17  Weston Public Library, Weston, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  1:00 pm

6/20  North Powder Public Library, North Powder, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  4:30 pm

(Last Summer, 2016)

6/21/16  Vale Public Library, Vale, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  1:30 pm

6/21/16  Nyssa Public Library, Nyssa, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  4:00 pm

 

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6/22  Caldwell Public Library, Caldwell, ID
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  11:00 am

6/22  Ontario Public Library, Ontario, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  3:15 pm

(Last Summer, 2016)

6/23/16  Grant County Public Library, John Day, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  2:00 pm

6/24/16  Harney County Public Library, John Day, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”; for Teens;  7:00 pm

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7/20/16  Cottage Grove Public Library, Cottage Grove, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  2:30 pm

7/30  Springfield Public Library, Springfield, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  1:00 pm

7/30  Honeyman State Park, Florence, OR
Private School camp-fire performance ;  7:30 pm

8/2  Paisley Public Library, Paisley, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  10:00 am

(Last Summer, 2016)

8/2/16  Christmas Valley Public Library, Christmas Valley, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  2:00 pm

8/10  Lake Oswego Public Library, Lake Oswego, OR
“Award-Winning Storytelling”;  please note–Ages 8 and up;  1:00 pm

8/17  Junction City Public Library, Junction City, OR
“On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  12:30 pm

 8/19/16  Illahee Elementary, Vancouver, WA                                                                                  “On your mark, get set, IMAGINE”;  11:00 am

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