Dorktales Children’s Storytime

Dorktales Storytime


Introducing Dorktales children’s storytime by Geek Club Books: Classic fairy tales with a geekish twist. Original scripts created exclusively for Geek Club Books by Karen Simpson Gardiner, are performed live by Jonathan Murphy. Professional voice actor and children’s performer*, Jonathan’s character voices are heard throughout California’s Great America Theme Park, on toys, video games, audio books, and apps.

*Jonathan Murphy is the winner of the “People’s Choice Award” at the Northwest Tall Tale Challenge. Geek Club Books is a member of the National Storytelling Network.

Children's Storytime

Children’s Storytime at the OC Children’s Book Festival. Jonathan Murphy as Dorktales Storytime, Kathy Kinney as MrsP and Kate, the ‘real’ Penelope the Purple Pirate.

In Dorktales children’s storytime, Jonathan is joined by his plucky puppet sidekick, Mr. Reginald T. Hedgehog (or Mr. Redge if you prefer) to tell goofier versions of tales that have delighted kids for generations. The shows are suitable for preschool and early elementary school ages—they’re fast-paced, interactive, full of giggles and entertaining—even for adult types!



CURRENT SHOW: The Three Little…HOGS? Who has ever heard of that? According to Mr. Redge, it’s a classic tale from the fairy tale cannon! Jonathan Murphy, and his sidekick Mr. Redge tell the story of hedgehogs Porky, Percy and Peregrin, and their ultimate triumph over the dastardly wolf using a glue pot, rapier and a wheel barrow. According to Percy, “It’s epic, man!”

RUN TIME: 25 Minutes

LOCATION: San Francisco Bay Area and Special Out-of-Town Hedgehog Tours

BOOK A SHOW: Complete the form or email booking [at] geekclubbooks [dot] com for more information, fees, and inquiries about upcoming tours.

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It is obvious to all how much you love the line of work you are in. Your talent and creativity kept our audience in stitches. I know you will have a long successful career, as your passion shines through your act.

Lisa Day, Orange County Children’s Book Festival

Words that come to mind first for Jonathan are: hard working, dedicated, thoughtful, professional, and hilarious. Irreplaceable too.

Amy Goldsmith, Elementary School Librarian

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jonathan at Great America…He’s our go-to guy for all of our voiceover. I am consistently impressed by his speed and efficiency and he always delivers.

Thomas Tissot, Great America

Thank you for doing such quality work. I rest assured that you are doing the real work of inspiring the children.

Mary Clark, Theatre of All Possibilities

 **Images by Lyn Flaim, Spotlight Moments Photography

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