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Program
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Description
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Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE COURAGE TO DREAM: the life of Ben Franklin History,
Performing Arts- Theater
THE COURAGE TO DREAM: THE LIFE OF BEN FRANKLIN brings the charm, wit, and wisdom of this famous statesman to life. Two actors use musical styles of the 1700’s, period costumes, and some of Franklin’s own words to create an entertaining and inspirational production which delves into the inquisitive spirit that powered his dreams into reality. FLYING SHIP PRODUCTIONS presents elaborate musical theatre performances, with inventive staging, dynamic choreography, creative costumes and magnificent scenery. All shows feature Broadway-caliber actor/singer/dancers, humorous scripts and original songs by Jonathan Luks.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - CLICK, CLACK, MOO Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
"Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. "No way," replies Farmer Brown. "No blankets!" So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" new musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
$1001- $3000
Conrad, Bob Music of the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Author/illustrator, musician Bob Conrad will take your students on an imaginary voyage around using Music, Dances, and Hats of over 20 different cultures. Every member of the audience will become involved as they sing, clap, and participate in the fun. For the finale of the program, the stage is filled with a Latin Rhythm Band composed of members of the audience, each playing a different instrument. Bob Conrad will perform on a wide variety of common instruments such as the guitar and banjo, as well as Rosita the Brazilian Talking Drum, the Steel Drum, The African Kalimba, and a host of rhythm instruments, he will also explain the origin and historical development of them in a light-hearted way, This program will introduce your students to the world of music, Dixieland, jazz, Country, Folk, Flemenco, Rock and Music from Around the World. This program will leave your audience with a new found love and appreciation for music of all types. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children.
$351- $500
Mayes, Tom The Macaroni Show! Performing Arts- Clowning
Macaroni’s comedy magic and juggling show is sure to captivate the children with lots of audience participation and funny business that’s perfect for school or camp assemblies, community celebrations and company picnics. Individuals are invited up “on stage” with Macaroni to join in the fun and make the magic happen! Macaroni will even grab an unsuspecting adult and put him or her in the show! Macaroni comes equipped with his own portable sound system and microphone set-up.
$201- $350
Kruszka, Donald Sleeping Beauty Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A humorous re-telling of the classic story of the sleeping princess, her dog, the prince who saves her, the dragon he has to fight, and the evil fairy who put the princess to sleep. Playing at 32 Western New York venues as part of the 2012 Dream Big Summer Reading Series.
$101- $200
Simpson, Julia Breanetta Harlem On My Mind History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
A one-woman musical journey through the dynamic time in history known as “The Harlem Renaissance”. Experience the poetry of Langston Hughes and the larger than life personalities of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Josephine Baker while celebrating the music of “Duke” Ellington, Thomas “Fats” Waller, Harold Arlen Irving Berlin and others. This show is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
$501- $1000
Gilmore, Kara The Marvelous Mutts Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
The Marvelous Mutts library program is as exciting and entertaining as it is educational. Our program offers unique public programming that is valuable for community members of all ages. The Marvelous Mutts is a team of amazing canine athletes led by Kara Gilmore and Nadja Palenzuela. The Marvelous Mutts have wowed crowds throughout the US and South America, rising from humble beginnings to reach the pinnacle of canine athleticism. The team features national and world finalists in canine Frisbee©, agility and dock diving. The Marvelous Mutts’ library shows feature Frisbee©, trick and agility stunts that will keep all ages entertained. Woven throughout these performances are stories of rescue and redemption that teach humane treatment of animals and lessons on dog safety. Our shows feature hands-on participation with The Marvelous Mutts. People of all ages learn about basic pet care and about compassion for animals from our show. No matter how large or small your space may be, or the composition of your community, your patrons will love our show.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Page Turner Adventures' BIG TEST SUCCESS Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This multi-media show presents practical, stress-busting techniques, test-taking strategies, and confidence boosting exercises that help kids reduce test-anxiety, develop positive attitudes, and feel prepared for exams that test COMMON CORE STANDARDS. It’s Jim Carrey meets Tony Robbins in a side-splitting show that motivates kids to do their best, then gives them the specific tools they need to succeed. Page Turner Adventures features Riley Roam as the “World Famous Storyologist”, Page Turner, and former Ringling Bros. clown Kenny Mikey, as her slapstick sidekick. This Emmy Award winning duo has wowed countless children all over the country at theaters and festivals. Their antics and one-of-a-kind style of educational entertainment are always a hit with audiences
$1001- $3000
Newborn, Ph.D., Jud THE WHITE ROSE ANTI-NAZI RESISTANCE--AND HEROES IN THE FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS TODAY. A DRAMATIC, MULTI-MEDIA LECTURE PROGRAM. History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Based on Dr. Newborn's book (*LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED REVIEW): SOPHIE SCHOLL AND THE WHITE ROSE. Using music, 80 historical images and suspenseful storytelling, Dr. Newborn recounts how Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans - former fanatical Hitler Youth leaders, the latter arrested for a teen same-sex relationship - transformed uniquely to become the greatest heroes of the German anti-Nazi resistance.  It was the only public protest against Nazis ever to be staged. But Dr. Newborn’s program does not remain in the past. Relating the White Rose story to today’s most compelling human rights issues, he presents an array of “White Rosers” today, abroad and at home - who risk themselves for freedom and our shared humanity. SEE SELECT TESTIMONIALS under SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS.
$1001- $3000
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Band Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Known for their musicality, theatricality and multi-instrumental talents, the Dream Jam Band premiered their new stage show at Cleveland’s International Children’s Festival to sold out crowds. The music of the Dream Jam Band is inspired by a spirit of wonder and curiosity. With exciting kid and family-friendly songs, their unique style reflects the belief that young children are endowed with an inherent capacity to understand musical ideas. The band uses this as a gateway to enhance learning in all areas. Their eponymous first album, Dream Jam Band featured eleven original songs, two of which, “Nicky Nicky Knock Knock” and “Look Around” reached Number One at SiriusXM satellite radio. The album was named to the Top Ten List of National Public Radio’s best Children’s and Family Albums, and won four Children’s Web Awards. Their new album, Leave it in the Soup is receiving high acclaim. The band has toured extensively. They were a headline attraction at Kidzapalooza, Taste of Chicago, and the Cleveland International Children’s Festival. The Dream Jam Band has been featured on PBS Sprout and was the sole musical entertainment for their three-hour live television special, Chica’s Big Birthday Surprise. This concert will have families singing and dancing together!
$1001- $3000
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