News & Shows

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

New promo video for Chris’ spookiest story: “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe . . . Check it out!  (note: this program is recommended for adults and teens)

 

A nice article about Chris, recently published in the West Linn Tidings!  Click  below…. http://portlandtribune.com/wlt/95-news/391447-282124-i-think-its-life-changing

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:  In Summer 2017 Chris performed Storytelling shows in 30 towns in the great state of Oregon; if you would like to schedule a 2018 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 1,900 professional storytelling performances for over 100,000 children, teens, and adults across the U.S. and in France, Australia, and Israel.

Chris has performed in 35 of Oregon’s 36 Counties (“Baker County: I’m comin’ to you this summer!”)   He has told stories in over 200 Oregon 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, Camas Valley, 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, Ione, 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, Manzanita, 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, Rogue River, 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, Spray, 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  2017:  

9/19 & 9/20   Vista Elementary, Kennewick, WA
Four Storytelling assemblies, grades 1-5;  three Storytelling Workshops, TAG students

9/22   Orchard Elementary, Richland, WA
Two Storytelling assemblies; K-1; 1-2;   9:35 am / 10:35 am

10/4  Raleigh Park Elementary, Beaverton, OR
Storytelling assembly,  Gr. K; 10:00 am

10/12  North Tillamook Library, Manzanita, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens and adults, 2:00 pm

10/12  Tillamook Main Library, Tillamook, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens and adults, 6:00 pm

10/13  McMinnville Library, McMinnville, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens and adults, 6:00 pm

(last year — Fall  2017) 

10/14  Monmouth Library,  Monmouth, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart”; 6:00 pm

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10/20  Aspire Middle School, Lacey, WA
“The Tell-Tale Heart”;  grades 7-8 ; two assemblies + three Storytelling Workshops

10/21  Aberdeen TRL Library, Aberdeen, WA     “Chilly Willies!” for ages 6 and up,  2:00 pm

10/24  Stevenson FVRL Library, Stevenson, WA “The Tell-Tale Heart”; for teens & adults; 6:30 pm

10/25 Cascade Park FVRL Library, Vancouver, WA “The Tell-Tale Heart”; for teens & adults; 7:00 pm

10/26  South Wasco Co. Library, Maupin, OR   “The Tell-Tale Heart”; for teens and adults;   Evening start time:  tba

10/27  The Dalles–Wasco County Library, The Dalles, OR                                                                            @The Mint Building; spooky basement location . .. . “The Tell-Tale Heart”; for teens and adults;   Evening start time:   7:30 pm

10/28  Ridgefield Fort Vancouver Library, Ridgefield, WA
“The Tell-Tale Heart” for teens and adults, 11:00 am

(last year — Fall  2017) 

10/30 Mt. Angel Middle School, Mt. Angel, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart”;   grade 7/8;  2:00 pm

11/2  Gardiner Middle School, Oregon City
“The Tell-Tale Heart”;  grade 8 ; two AM assemblies

11/3 Damascus Middle School, Damascus, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart”;   grade 7/8;  1:00 pm

11/17  Molalla Middle School, OR
“The Tell-Tale Heart”;  three daytime assemblies

(last year — Fall  2017) 

12/5  Sage Elementary, Redmond, OR
Storytelling Workshops/Class Visits ; all day!

12/6  Sage Elementary, Redmond, OR
“Grinch-Fest 2016!” ; three assemblies; start times: tba

12/7  Sage Elementary, Redmond, OR
Storytelling Workshops/Class Visits ; all day!

12/8  Sage Elementary, Redmond, OR
Storytelling Workshops/Class Visits ; half day

12/11  Rolling Hills Charter, Boise, ID
“The Grinch” and other great tales ; one assembly 1:15 pm

12/12  Taft Elementary, Boise, ID
“The Grinch” and other great tales ; two assemblies 10:00 am / 2:00 pm

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(last year —  2017) 

12/13  Hunter Elementary, Meridian, ID
“The Grinch” and other great tales ; three assemblies: schedule tba

12/14  Garden Valley Elementary, Garden Valley, ID
“The Grinch” and other great tales ; one assembly 10:30 am

12/14  Mountain Home Library, Mountain Home, ID
“The Grinch” and other great tales ; 3:30 pm

12/15  Galileo STEM Academy, Eagle, ID
“The Grinch” and other great tales ; two assemblies 11:15 am / 2:00 pm

12/16  Emmett Library, Emmett, ID
“The Grinch” and other great tales ; 11:00 am

12/21/17  Molalla Library, Molalla, OR
“The Grinch” and other great tales ; 6:00 pm

12/23  Camas Library, Camas, WA
“The Grinch” and other great tales ; 2:00 pm

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

Winter/Spring  2018: 

1/8 – 3/17 “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits”; 10-week residency;
“Richard III” and “Much Ado About Nothing”
Directed and narrated by Christopher Leebrick

1/19  Fowler Middle School, Tigard, OR
Celebration of Poe’s Birthday! Featuring “The Tell-Tale Heart”,  three 8th gr. assemblies

1/26  McKay Elementary, Beaverton, WA
Storytelling assemblies,  1:00 pm / 2:00 pm

2/23  Three Rivers Charter School, West Linn, OR
Storytelling assembly,  1:00 pm / 2:00 pm + Art of Storytelling Workshop, 2pm

3/2   Gaffney Lane Elementary, Oregon City, OR
“Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss’ Birthday”;                                                                             Two Storytelling assemblies;   12:15 pm / 2:15 pm

3/17 “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits”, Woodburn, OR
“Richard III” and “Much Ado About Nothing”
Directed and narrated by Christopher Leebrick; 1 pm and 5 pm

4/10  Grandhaven Elementary, McMinnville, OR
Storytelling assembly,  3:00 pm

4/10  Wascher Elementary, McMinnville, OR
Storytelling assembly,  4:30 pm

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4/11 Memorial Elementary, McMinnville, OR
Storytelling assembly,  3:00 pm

4/11  Newby Elementary, McMinnville, OR
Storytelling assembly,  4:30 pm

4/12  Buel Elementary, McMinnville, OR
Storytelling assembly,  3:00 pm

4/12  Columbus Elementary, McMinnville, OR
Storytelling assembly,  4:30 pm

4/19  Hazelbroook Middle School, Tualatin, OR
Storytelling Workshop / Performance,  9:20-10:50 am

4/24-4/25  Myrtle Crest Elementary, Myrtle Point, OR
Storytelling assemblies / Workshops;  schedule tba

4/26  Powers Elementary, Powers, OR
Storytelling assembly,  10:30 am; + afternoon Workshop (5th graders)

5/21  Frost Elementary, Silverton, OR
Storytelling assembly; 3rd graders;  9:30 am

5/23  Outdoor School, Dorena, OR
Campfire Storytelling ,  7:30 pm; + Workshop for High School Counselors

5/24  Clear Lake Elementary, Eugene, OR
Storytelling assemblies; 9:15 am / 11:30 am

5/31  Outdoor School, Dorena, OR
Campfire Storytelling ,  6:15 pm

6/1  Harrison Elementary, Cottage Grove, OR                                                                            Storytelling assemblies;   12:30 pm / 1:40 pm

6/7  Outdoor School, Mountain Lakes Camp, Medford, OR
Storytelling for Hedrick Middle School; 7th Graders,  8:30 pm

6/8  Gilchrist Elementary, Gilchrist, OR
Storytelling assembly; Grades 1-6;  1:00 pm

Summer  2018:  

6/26  Baker City Library, Baker, OR                                                                                                                    “Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   10:00 am

6/26  Emma Humphrey Library, Vale, OR                                                                                       “Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   2:00 pm

6/27  Caldwell Public Library,  Caldwell, ID
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   1:00 pm

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6/27  Ontario Public Library, Ontario, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   4:00 pm

6/28  Nampa Public Library, Nampa, ID                                                                                          “Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   2:00 pm

7/5  Tillamook Public Library, Tillamook, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   2:00 pm

7/10  Camas Valley Library, Camas Valley, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   11:00 am

7/11  Clatskanie Public Library, Clatskanie, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   1:00 pm

7/17  Kelso Public Library, Kelso, WA
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   10:00 am

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7/18  Molalla Public Library, Molalla, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   10:30 am

7/19  Rainier Public Library, Rainier, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   10:00 am

7/24  Paisley Library, Paisley, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   9:30 am

7/24  Christmas Valley Library, Christmas Valley, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   2:00 pm

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7/26  Lakeview Library, Lakeview, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   10:00 am

7/26  Lakeview Library, Lakeview, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   2:00 pm

7/30  Springfield Public Library, Springfield, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   6:00 pm

7/31  Lowell Public Library, Lowell, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   12:45 pm

8/1  Creswell Public Library, Creswell, OR
“Stories that Shake, Rattle. and Roll!”;   11:00 am

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Fall  2018:  tba . . .