Amazing storytelling for all ages and occasions featuring original and classic tales, props, puppets, and audience participation! Perfect for Birthday Parties, Events, Schools, Libraries or anyplace in need of a great story and great entertainment!!
Big Joe was a fun act that intertwined Dr. Seuss and Fairytale themes....exactly what we were looking for! It was great to see the children and their families laughing and enjoying themselves!
Response from Big Joe the Storyteller:
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was an honor and a privilege to get to entertain all of those wonderful kids!
Kids loved the performance, as did the adults!
Big Joe you were hit with all of the Hemenway elementary school children and parents! Your semi spooky and hysterically funny stories litup the stage with laughter from all.
Every time I went on the stage and looked behind the curtain you had at least 30 to 50 children and adults mesmerized by your stories. My daughter woke up the next morning telling stories of her own, using similar descriptions and facial expression. She then bagged for us to hire you for her birthday and we did! Will see you in February!
The Hemenway School looks forward to bringing you back to Framingham for another spectacular event.
The kids enjoyed Big Joe and especially liked his interactive stories where they got to join in with sound effects and motions.
Joe was great to work with - super easygoing and a lot of fun! The kids really enjoyed him!
Big Joe the Storyteller was a wonderful guest at our annual Open House! The children (and the adults) loved Joe and his puppet friends! With a generous amount of humor and genuine talent Joe was the perfect choice for entertainment! It was fun in the purest sense of the word and his performance exceeded all our expectations! Thank you Joe for being a part of our holiday memories!
Joe was great! He did great letting the kids warm up to him and by the end it was all high fives and giggles! The show was for my daughters second birthday and he did a great job tailoring it to them!
Big Joe is a lovable character who interacts equally well with children and adults. His voices and characterizations make the stories come alive and he involved the children in the show.
Joe's ability to take a challenging Greek story and adapt it for a young audience was spectacular! His performance captivated his young audience and included humor which the adults enjoyed as well. He put together a performance that included audience participation and did a GREAT job improvising with humor when appropriate, allowing the subject matter and the kids to shine! He was wonderful to work with as well.
What to Expect
I have stories for all ages and occasions. Whatever type of event you are planning I will have stories for it. I can do both education and entertainment venues, and will have a storytelling show that will entertain everyone. The stories I tell are a mix of original, classic, and multicultural tales. During my show I use puppets and props, and there is lots of audience participation. There are less puppets and props involved when I do shows for older kids (elementary grades), young adults and adults, and the show skews more towards traditional oral storytelling. Whatever you are planning, if there are kids (and or adults) looking to be entertained, I have the storytelling show for you!
When I was one my parents thought I would never talk. When I was two they thought I would never shut up! I have been telling stories since I could put words together, and I am still doing it now. Got a degree in teaching and taught preschool for 9 years. Told stories to my kids (classics, and a lot I made up on my own) and really enjoyed doing it. Started to tell stories at parties and other events on the side. My bookings increased, and I decided work part time as a teacher in an after school program and part time as a storyteller. In a few years my storytelling business grew and I was able to become a full time storyteller. From 1999 till today I have been telling stories as Big Joe the Storyteller and I have loved every minute of it! I have stories for all ages and all occasions and will work hard to spread the wonder and magic of storytelling!!
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 04, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 19, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||School Assembly|
Past Booked Events
|November 03, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 27, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Halloween Party|
|September 30, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Camp Event|
|September 09, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|July 19, 2018 • 10:00am - 10:45am||Camp Event|
|April 14, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|February 20, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||School Assembly|
|January 21, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|December 09, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||House Party|
|December 01, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 07, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|September 16, 2017 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|May 06, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|March 18, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Cultural Event|
|March 02, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||School Assembly|
|February 12, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
Influences & Inspiration
Sesame Street, Muppet Show, Brother Blue, Odds Bodkin, Jay O'Callahan, Tony Toledo, Garrison Keillor, David Sedaris