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Fidgety Fairy Tales

Fidgety Fairy Tales - The Mental Health Musicals re-imagine familiar stories to raise awareness about mental health.  Since 2008, we have created 36 fairy tales that reduce the fear and misunderstanding around a wide variety of mental health disorders and topics. We are currently adapting some of our stories into online puppet shows while live performances are on pause.  Enjoy!

a story about trauma and food insecurity

added November 2021

duration: 13 minutes, 30 seconds

Old Mother Hubbard

Thank you to our 2021 sponsor 


a story about ADHD

added November 2021

duration: 14 minutes, 20 seconds

Little Red Riding Hood

Thank you to our 2021 sponsor 


Chicken Little

a story about managing catastrophizing thoughts

added May 2020

duration:  15 minutes

a story about depression

added August 2020

duration:  12 minutes, 30 seconds

The Tortoise and the Hare

Music, lyrics, and music direction by Marya Hart

Written, directed, and puppets by Matt Organisak Jenson

Sound design by Dan Dukich

Performed by

Zada Basford-Hammond

Rowan Benz

Chet Davenport

Madelyn Davis

Adam Hartmann

Lillian Hochman

Qali Hussein

Ryder James

Leona Jones-Anderson

Ruby Mae Karason

Ma'Kyia Robinson

Samantha Weisner

Sasha Winnett

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A special thank you to our funders

Fidgety Fairy Tales is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through at grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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