Our Mission:
To perform educational, interactive and inspirational stories for children and their families.
Performances combine energetic storytelling, audience participation, live music, improvisation and stagecraft education to introduce children to self-expression, imaginative play and the performing arts.

Photo above: Princess Rose (Shannon Connell) gets a helping hand from Rumpelstiltskin (Aaron Clark) to turn straw into gold!


Educational Theater for Children



We are planning our 2015-2016 season!
Look for us at the Topsfield Fair on Sunday, October 11!
Stay tuned for details......
- AND -
Coming soon to your Boston North Shore library or town,
Educational and interactive performances based on
The Snow Queen
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Cinderella's Sudden Shoe Snafu Show

Great news from the Enchanted Forest!!!

We are expanding our organization as we kick off our 6th successful season! 
FTP is looking for collaborators to assist in the areas of Marketing, Producing and House Management. If you enjoy our shows, believe in our educational mission or like hanging out with inspirational, creative and friendly people, we invite you to support the organization with your time and skills.
Please contact Mary Rees Gould, Artistic Director at

 But......what are the Fairy Tale Players? 
Performances by adult actors combine energetic storytelling, audience participation, live music, improvisation and stagecraft education to introduce children to self expression, dramatic play and the performing arts. Children visit with the characters before the show, can share a joke or special talent during the show, and explore our costumes boxes with the actors afterwards. Come and experience the joyful magic of the Fairy Tale Players!

Please sign up for our email list and stay informed: info@fairytaleplayers.org
Visit our
FaceBook Page for the latest updates. 

A few thoughts from our audience members:
"Great staging, music and movement! We especially loved the non-scary costuming and the opportunity for children to do a little bit of their own pretending by opening the costume boxes after the performance. A terrific introduction to live theater!"
- Corinne Fisher, Head of Children's Services, Reading Public Library

"Thank you, for all you do! I really appreciate the opportunity to introduce my kids to live theater in an age-appropriate way. And I love that they can experience storytelling without technology, commercials, or potty humor. (Sorry, SpongeBob!)"
- A. Mici

"The girls have enjoyed both of your performances very much and we greatly appreciate your efforts to bring family friendly dramatic performance to North Andover. Yeah! Finally something in our backyard! All 3 of my girls told me tonight that the play was their favorite thing they did all weekend - and keep in mind that we got and decorated an Xmas tree, made chocolate chip cookies, and played at the park - and you still beat the competition hands down."
- K. Brenneman

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