Summer Storytime Fun!

We are happy to announce several upcoming FREE Storytelling Performances! Join us  for this lively, interactive storytelling program where storytellers dazzle with tales that tickle the funny bone and touch the heart. A performance to delight all ages; the session encourages active listening, comprehension and language development – all skills vital to early literacy. Saturday May 28th, 1:00 PM at Wallitsch Nursery & Garden Center. June 11th, 11:00 AM and 12th, 1:00 PM at the Summit Festival of the Arts. Also, over the summer, we will be at the Okolona Library June 16th at 2:00 PM , the Highlands Shelby Park branch July 21st at 2:00 PM, the St. Matthews branch August 6th at 11:00 AM, and the Fairdale branch August 6th at 2:00 PM – All of these events are free of charge!

  • May 28th, 1:00 PM – Storytelling Performance at Wallitsch Nursery & Garden Center
  • June 11th, 11:00 AM – Storytelling Performance at The Summit Festival of the Arts
  • June 12th, 1:00 PM – Storytelling Performance at The Summit Festival of the Arts
  • June 16th, 2:00 PM – Storytime at Okolona Public Library
  • July 21st, 2:00 PM – Storytime at Highlands Shelby Park Public Library
  • August 6th, 11:00 AM – Storytime at St. Matthews Public Library
  • August 6th, 2:00 PM – Storytime at Fairdale Public Library

* Did we mention they are FREE?!!

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The Blue Apple Players will be featured on KET’s, LOUISVILLE LIFE – A series about the events, people and culture that shape the River City. The program will air state wide approximately 20 times, and will have its’ first airing on Derby Day, May 7th at 7:00 PM. It will also air on May 8th on KET-2 at 12:00 Noon, and many other dates (see below). In addition you can view it on KET’s web site It is only a five minute segment but covers both our touring and education programs.

  • KET: Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY: Sunday, May 8 at 8:00 am EDT
  • KET: Sunday, May 8 at 10:00 am EDT
  • KET2: Sunday, May 8 at Noon EDT
  • KET2: Monday, May 9 at 7:30 am EDT
  • KETKY: Monday, May 9 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY: Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 am EDT
  • KET2: Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 pm EDT
  • KET: Friday, May 13 at 12:30 am EDT
  • KETKY: Friday, May 13 at 8:00 am EDT
  • KET2: Friday, May 13 at 5:30 pm EDT
  • KETKY: Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 am EDT

Dr. James Catterall – An interview was done for KET’s One to One with Bill Goodman – Each week, host Bill Goodman and a variety of interesting and engaging people talk about the state of the world we live in. Important, memorable, and provocative, this series offers an array of interviews spanning a rainbow of guests including politicians and philosophers, artists and authors, and the leading thinkers in Kentucky. This Sunday, May 8 at 1:00 pm EDT on KET; on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 pm EDT on KET-2; and on Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 pm EDT on KETKY. In the interview, Dr. James Catterall, professor of Urban Schooling at UCLA, discusses his research on the roles of the arts in human development, with an emphasis on basic roles of imagery in cognition, and on arts-related instructional and curriculum policies impacting teaching and learning.

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Bullying Workshop

In October 2010, Heather Burns (Education Director) and Gina Theresa Cisto (Education Associate) visited Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC) with a workshop called Exploring Bullying Behaviors Through Drama. The purpose of the workshop is to help students learn to identify the variety of bullying behaviors they might encounter  and also to practice – through acting – the proactive techniques that will “defuse” a bullying situation.

The LCCC students were led by staff member Geraldine Woods. Ms. Woods is a really special person in the Louisville community, and is one of the biggest supporters of arts education. As the Manager of Education & Fine Arts at LCCC,  she ensures that the LCCC students are exposed to a variety of arts throughout their time at the center. Her reward is in the flourishing creativity of all of her students.

So, in October, Blue Apple made two visits to LCCC – delivering the Exploring Bullying Behaviors Through Drama curriculum in two 90 minute sessions. The students were very inspired by the workshop. they wanted to continue to talk about bullying and work through their thoughts and experiences about it between the sessions. With all that energy and creativity in the room, Ms. Woods suggested that they put their thoughts down on paper and create a rap.

Hence – several raps were written about bullying! And when Ms. Burns and Ms. Cisto returned for their second session, they were greeted by excited students eager to perform their Bullying Raps. These are what they performed…


By: Joshua, Elijah and Kameron

I’m walking from school

To Home

I’m really happy

Because I got cologne

My momma is so proud

That she’s going to Golden Corral

I went to the park

A bully came to me

And said he’s gonna hit me kick

Until I run out of energy

Bad bully, bad bully

What you gonna do?

What you gonna do

When they’re looking for you?

Babababa-Bad bully

Babababa-Bad bully

Babababa-Bad bully


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Super Storytime Fun!

Bring the Family Out for STORYTIME!

Storytellers will engage audiences with

Fairy Tales & Multi-cultural Folktales!

Why Tell Stories?

Stories Can Help Children:

Motivate interest in reading

Develop language

Cope with stress

Develop imagination

Appreciate his/her own cultural heritage, as well as others

Make decisions

Form judgments and values

We invite your family to ANY of the Storytimes listed below!

*~*All Storytimes are FREE and open to the public*~*



Wallitsch Nursery & Garden Center

2608 Hikes Lane

Louisville, KY 40218

Saturday, May 28th 1:00 – 2:00 PM

If you have any further questions please contact Heather Burns at or our office at 502-587-7990/1-800-587-7990.

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We will be auditioning actors/singers for the upcoming spring tour of our new educational musical “BULLIES

This tour will be a local tour running for two weeks (maybe more) in May. For any questions or to schedule an audition call the Blue Apple office at 502-587-7990 or email your resume and headshot to


*All positions are paid

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