EDISON: The Wizard of Menlo Park

We're turning out the lights - forever!
Our 32nd & FINAL Year!
Performances thru June 2019

"You started a brainstorm of scientific fascination at our school."

• Illinois Learning Standards for Math
• 'Character Counts!'
• Next Gen Science Standards

The character of Spark (of Inspiration) arrives to give Edison the spark he needs to develop his next invention. The two characters embark on an exploration of the inventor's greatest achievements. First stop, the phonograph. During this sequence Spark and Edison demonstrate how to record sound. The students become a "living" phonograph making their own recording of "Mary Had a Little Lamb." (the first recording Edison ever recorded). The pair then explore the challenge of developing the lightbulb. The students assist Edison as they become the elements of an electrical circuit. Finally, Spark inspires Edison to develop motion pictures.


musical theater

Pricing Information

Pricing starts at: $595.00


Grade level:  elementary school, middle school, library/civic
Performance Length: 30-45 minutes
Workshops/Residencies: No

Pricing Info

Fees range from $595 -$695/Single; $795 - $895/Double based on performance dates (area codes 312,847,630,708,773) Details on website

Technical Information

Set-up Time: 60-90 minutes
Strike Time: 50-60 minutes
Performer Needs: One 8' or two 6' tables, electricity


Mark Grimsich
Telephone: 773.631.2013
Web: www.facetofaceproductions.com

Address: 7329 West Fitch Ave
Chicago, IL 60631