Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fidgety Fairy Tales needs your HELP!

FFT is one of five finalists to win a grant from the Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation.

The winner will be decided by ONLINE VOTING from April 1 - 13. You can vote up to once per day. Go to to vote.

Vote for Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (our producer).

PLEASE help us get the word out, too! Tell friends, classmates, coworkers and whoever you can think of to help us keep this fantastic show going!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fidgety on Facebook!

Fidgety Fairy Tales - The Mental Health Musical now has its own Fan Page on Facebook!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Grant Support for Fidgety

Fidgety Fairy Tales has been extremely fortunate to receive grants to help us do the exciting work we are doing.

So far, we have received grants from...
The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
The St. Paul STAR Program
Target Stores
The Park Nicollet Foundation
Special Olympics Minnesota
CCP Foundation

Thank you very much for making this work possible!

Fidgety at the Mall of America

Fidgety performed in March 2008 at the Mall of America in the Rotunda. The audience was packed, and people were watching from the railings on the 2nd and 3rd floor as well.

We're bringing mental health awareness to the masses!

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio

A new production of Fidgety

The County Seat Theatre will be doing their own production of Fidgety Fairy Tales! Directed by Joel Soukkala and Larry Anderson, 3 or 4 casts of teen actors will perform in 20 schools throughout St. Louis and Carlton counties in Minnesota.

Check out their website for more info about the show and upcoming auditions.
County Seat Theatre Website

Fidgety in A List of City Pages

Check out this link to the City Pages and their A List of performances to see from March 2008.

A List by Linda Shapiro

Fidgety at the Special Olympics

In June 2008, the Minnesota Special Olympics invited us to perform the Little Hood section in their Healthy Athletes tent to help participants learn more about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).

Fidgety at the Minnesota Childen's Museum

In March 2008, Fidgety Fairy Tales played to four full audiences in the Great Big Room at the Minnesota Children's Museum. One social worker told us afterwards that it changed the way that she sees children!

In this picture: Princeton (Jared Smith) brings the Master Gardener (Nick Johansen) to visit Rapunzel (Liana Simonds).

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio

Fidgety in the Star Tribune

An article about Fidgety that was on the front page of the B section of the Star Tribune in March 2008.

Star Tribune Article

Fidgety on Insight

Here is a link to a 20 minute Matt Jenson and Jared Smith's interview about Fidgety Fairy Tales with Cities 97's Lee Valsvik. It was broadcast on all Clearchannel radio stations in March 2008.


Fidgety on the Duluth evening news

Check out this news segment about Fidgety when we performed at the Duluth Children's Museum in April 2008!

About the show

Fidgety Fairy Tales - The Mental Health Musical retells familiar fairy tales to raise awareness about AD/HD, depression and anxiety.

Little Hood gets distracted on the way to granny's house.
Sleeping Handsome feels hopeless and wants to sleep to escape his pain.
Rapunzel is too afraid to leave the safety of her tower.

The show was written, directed, and costumed by Matt Jenson with music and lyrics are by Marya Hart. It is performed by talented actors ages 8 - 18.