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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Schembri, Pamela Author Visit Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Using her storytelling as a springboard for writing, students will see how the plot and characters have developed in the series Second-Grade Friends. Interactive program with slides, suitable for elementary-aged students.
$351- $500
Forsyth, Sondra Firebird: Middle/High School Version Performing Arts- Dance
"Firebird: Middle/High SchoolVersion" is a residency for middle or high school students. The ballet has original choreography and a story line by Sondra Forsyth based on a Russian fairy tale. Teaching Artists conduct workshops with up to 100 young people, any combination of grades K-5. The residency culminates in a costumed performance. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES and P/NW BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds.
$3001+
Chan, Daniel The Magic of Reading - Reading is fun Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Other
Dan Chan the Magic Man and Kat the Acrobat present a high-energy variety show. It's the only show that has it all! And there is no other show like it, weaving magic, comedy, pick-pocketing, juggling, escapes and acrobatics to create the ultimate variety show. His show includes appearance of live doves in a Las Vegas style manipulation act, magic to poetry, a fast paced juggling routine, one and two diabolos, and ends with amazing handstand push-ups while a yo-yo spins in his mouth!
$501- $1000
Rogers, Robert Rainbow Fish in the Deep Blue Sea Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Inspired by the award winning books by Marcus Pfister, this is an original adventure that gives a new dimension to Rainbow Fish and all the other sea creatures, especially when they are brought to life as a cast of colorful marionettes. An innocent game of hide and seek draws Rainbow Fish into a stiff current that leads to a new and mysterious territory. The Strange-looking inhabitants, who at first seem threatening, turn out to make very good friends, and teach Rainbow Fish some valuable lessons.
$351- $500
Randall, Mike Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol a solo performance starring Mike Randall Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
In 1867, Charles Dickens visited America! He performed over 70 sold out performances in cites like Boston, New York, and Buffalo! The most popular story he shared on that visit may be the best loved holiday tale ever written: Christmas Carol. the greatest storyteller of all time returns to tell his greatest story. a talented actor and magnetic stage presence...when Randall loses himself in one of those Dickensian bouts of rich description, he’s at the top of his game. Buffalo News as Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol- Randall hit the bullseye...Barbara Tucker Tonawanda News
$1001- $3000
Rogers, Robert Stone Soup Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
A musical play of the old folk tale which answers the question, Is it possible to make a soup from just a stone? This version concerns a soldier who comes upon a small village of very selfish people. When no one offers to give him something to eat, the soldier uses his wits to amaze them all with a pot of boiling water and, yes, just a stone. This is a story about friendship, trust and self-reliance - three issues that couldn't be more important in today's world.
$351- $500
Gardner, Tom 'Tommy' From The Uncle Brothers Family Concert Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
Tommy (Tom Gardner) from The Uncle Brothers presents an upbeat, interactive and parent friendly show, and loaded with important messages like reading, value of libraries, respect, using imagination, and many others. Having fun is our primary goal so that messages are absorbed. -Over 220 parents and kids thoroughly enjoyed your lively and entertaining music!- Jim Karge, Saratogo Springs Public Library Note: This show is different than Tommy's show for younger children because the songs are aimed at the older children (5-10), but the younger ones love it as well. The program is very similar to the Uncle Brothers family concert, except the kids are more a part of the show.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE FIRE SAFETY SHOW Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
The show is presented as a fun magic act, full of comedy and audience participation, in which every effect teaches an important lesson in fire safety. The slick and flashy production is designed to capture the audience’s attention, and help them remember the important life-saving messages. The show's creator, Steve Luker, has been involved in entertainment and fire safety for many years. This program has been endorsed by the National Education Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the U.S. Fire Administration Office, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and the NYC Fire Department.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - RED BULL THEATRE: SHAKESPEARE RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Through dramatic storytelling, theatrical exercises and heightened poetic text, a Red Bull Theater residency helps to improve literacy and public speaking skills, broaden students' understanding of critical social issues, encourage imaginative growth, teach collaborative problem-solving, and promote self-confidence in young people. These teaching artists also collaborate with teachers in developing and implementing cross-curriculum lesson plans to integrate the Bard's masterworks with other subjects. Red Bull artists are available for both single-day workshops and extended multi-week residencies, and can customize their approach to meet your students' specific needs and skill levels, from fifth grade all the way up through high school.
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele The Apple Tree: a celebration of spring and poor housekeeping History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Old Sarah Blake—=small and intense=—is a relentless dynamo of obsessive good housekeeping. Her neighbor, Sam Maddox—a gangly giant of a man—has =lived somehow without much work.= When a fall through =one of Mother’s nice cane seat-chairs= puts old Edison Blake out of commission, the Maddox family learns =It’s terrible hard work cleanin’ house.= The collision of these two very different couples on one eventful afternoon reveals the true value of a glorious spring day. New England author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman conjures her story with insight, humor, and affection. Written in 1903, THE APPLE TREE harkens back to a time when literature was written for the ear, and Freeman’s evocative prose gives LaRue ample opportunity to enthrall. In her honest, vibrant performance, the actress embodies four distinct characters, using “Down Eastern” dialect to recreate a lost era. Michele is a member of both actors’ unions: Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. She has performed vintage American short stories for two decades, touring nationally with a wide-ranging repertoire of TALES WELL TOLD.
$201- $350
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