"Jonathan Kruk has a way with the spoken word, the telling gesture, the sprinkling of humor, and the appropriate costume for a smorgasbord of stories."



Jonathan Kruk entertains Enchants Educates

Schools & Special Programs

Schools, Summer Camps, Libraries, and Scout Groups

Jonathan tailors performances to your curriculum, interests and themes.  Check the program descriptions. Ask for what you’d like.  Give your kids an experience they’ll enjoy, take to heart and gladly re-tell at home.

Signature Solo Show

A Christmas Carol

Using a treasure trove of voices and gestures, Jonathan creates two dozen characters, to enliven Dickens’s classic. The result is a unique, intimate experience, transporting you from “Humbug” to hope.

Signature Solo Show

The Legend of
Sleepy Hollow

Jonathan Kruk gives a thrilling theatrical performance of Washington Irving’s haunting classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow! Performing since 1996 for Historic Hudson Valley at the Old Dutch Church and Irving’s Sunnyside, he enlivens the gothic tale for theaters, churches,  schools and libraries.

Entertains, Enchants, Educates

Interactive Storytelling schools, libraries, festivals, historic sites, private events

A” kindergartner declared  “you are the best Storyteller in the world.”  I blushed, thanked the child, and felt inspired to continue on this thirty -five year course. 

“My calling is to enchant all through the oral tradition. I’m here to engage entertain and educate.”

 Jonathan’s  best known for dramatic solo shows: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” &           “A Christmas Carol.”

He’s been featured on The Today Show, The Travel Channel, CBS Sunday Morning,  and the BBC. He’s served as Storyteller-in-Residence for Freeport L.I. Schools, Historic Hudson Valley, The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum and the Archdiocese of NY Catholic Schools.

His eight award-winning recordings, and two books, “Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley,” and “Legends and Lore of the Hudson Highlands” can be found at our online shop, coming soon. 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Jonathan signature solo show since 2010.  

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These tales are a must-have for Halloween season.  Andrea S says of the CD “Master Storyteller, Jonathan Kruk is the maestro of the spoken word, and you will want to play it over and over again. Spooky, but not scary! Delightfully eerie and fun! When the kids are getting hopped up on sugar, play this CD, and they will be spell bound.”