Cast Member

"When three people wearing black can create a colorful world of many, many people for kids to see just by our taking the words from the pages of an actual book, it’s magic!"

We Love To Inspire Children Through Every Performance

Artistic Director

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning. - Brad Henry

Magic Carpet Theatre consists of professional actors who are unrivaled in their passion and love for performing these wonderful, classic stories for children. Catherine Zardus, Lise Lacasse, Barbie Weisserman and Patrick O'Reilly have been delighting children of all ages for years. All four actors draw upon their formal training in the theatre arts, bringing a depth and vibrancy to each performance with profound effects. Reactions from the audience of children, educators and parents alike have always been one of amazement and gratitude for their inspirational and creative performances! Bring new life and passion for literacy and imagination to your kids, through our unique readers theatre style.



Lise Lacasse

Cast Member

In a generation of technology, not only is it a privilege and an honor, but a necessity to bring award winning children's literature to life - off the page, exposed and alive!"

"It is our delight to inspire children with live theatre. It is our joy to bring joy to children with meaningful literature and to help them realize the brilliance of their own imaginations!"

Patrick O'Reilly

Catherine Zardus

"It was so funny, I could hardly breath." - Alli

Cast Member

Little Kids & Big Kids Love Us!

"This is the finest representation of what literature can be and do that I have ever seen." – Kim Stanley, Northwood Schools

"Thanks for letting our imaginations soar across the land of books." – Rebecca

"The imagination, creativity, and sheer fun I share with the children is inspirational. What an amazing experience to be able to share ideas, and hopefully foster a love of imagination that these children will hold with them forever."

"I had to keep reminding myself that there were only three people up there. I was swept away." – Linda Burke, Brown School

"The kids loved it. It was great to see a group come into school with nothing but the clothes on their backs and make the stories come alive. Kids had to use their imagination. This was an exceptional assembly!" – Amy Uebbing, Troy Union