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North of Birmingham


South of Birmingham             $950.00
​Funding Ideas That Work


These are some of the ways that other schools use to bring Mark in, and one or a combination may just work for you.

Title 1

Yes, with strong book and reading tie ins, while including family involvement.

Book Fair

Ditto, it's perfect for funding with the book fair.


One great idea we've seen many times is the PTA/PTO partnering with Title 1, and or the media specialist/ Book Fair to make each of the contributions easier. 

In House Field Trip

A few dollars a child just as you would for an off site field trip. Example 300 kiddos X $4.00 = $1,200.00


Educational, Artistic, and Community Foundation Grants may be available in your area. For instance, Mark is on the roster for a number of Arts Councils that grant through Artists In Schools.


Local Businesses and companies are often delighted to partner with you for educational events. Do ask.

The Mix

We've seen schools effectively use a combination of the ideas above, many times!





Add a second or third performance, same day at your school, while Mark is there for an additional $450 per program.

Have Mark stay over and present A Very Magical Family Reading Night! for only $595 additional. If he is coming in to present the Family Night, only, please use the regular price.

Call Today 1-800-848-5634 and Tami will be delighted to help you!

(A 1/3 Deposit may be required)




We are happy to customize Mark's appearance based on your needs. Drawing from the experience of thousands of performances, may we suggest that while we can accommodate any size group as your space allows, we have found that the perfect audience size for this program is up to 300 children per performance.

If you have a larger student body, we suggest dividing them into smaller groups, as once Mark is on site, you receive a significant discount on additional programs. This ensures the best and most intimate theater experience for your children.

Many schools have Mark stay for a full day including daytime assemblies and the evening A Very Magical Family Reading Night presentation.

A Favor:

If Mark is speaking for your school, and more than 150 miles from home, he'll more than likely be spending the night in the vicinity the evening before. And always staying over the night of, if he's presenting a Family Reading Night for you. If you should have an arrangement with an area hotel, please let us know as this helps with travel costs which you know are always a great expense.  

(For instance: If one of your parents operates a hotel or a hotel partners with the school by donating the night or significantly discounting it, please do let us know.) Suitable hotel types are Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn, Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, Bed and Breakfast Inns or the independent equivalents. (The rule of thumb if you like it, find it safe and would stay there yourself, then Mark probably would as well.)

Please understand, this is not a requirement, however if you have this option available, Mark is delighted to take you up on it. Thanks so much!

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