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Program
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Description
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Edgecomb, Diane Rainforest Legends Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow, why three Invisible Hunters came to haunt the Nicaraguan rainforest, and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey. For schools different Rainforest Legends performances are available for K-2 and 3-6th grade. Each performancevcomes with an extensive curriculum package, which includes both science-based and language-based activities. "Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories." Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick PA
$351- $500
Lienhard, Marco Japanese Flutes and traditonal dances Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Program that will give a glimpse on Japanese Culture thorugh performances of dances and Japanese flutes. There will explanations of aspects of Japanese culture and of instruments as well as of costumes. Meaning of festivlas, some customs. Also some students will get to join in in a simple summer dance Also workshops of Japanese dances are available as other programs
$501- $1000
Reynolds, Jackie Clown Make-Up Demo and Magic Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Painting
What goes into making a clown? Jackie Reynolds won first place for makeup and costume at 2015 Clowns of America International and has over twenty-five years of sharing the laughter with audiences of all ages. See her transformation from the grease paint to lacing up clown shoes! Attendees can ask questions, and maybe dab on washable clown make-up too. Then, get ready to laugh as she treats you to Bee Bee's Best and Brightest Comedy Magic-Puppet Show!
$201- $350
Tranchina, Gabriele Female Composers and Lyricists of Tin Pan Alley Music,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Meet the courageous and well-respected ladies who wrote and/or composed for Tin Pan Alley, being among the few women in a man’s world. Enjoy songs such as Carolyn Leigh’s “Witchcraft, specifically written for Frank Sinatra. Learn about the two women who dated George Gershwin. One of them, Ann Ronell even dedicated “Willow weep for me” to him. Explore the life of Dorothy Fields who inspired artists like Barbra Streisand with songs like “I’m in the mood for love” and whose “The way you look tonight” received great fame through the movie “Sing Time” by receiving an Oscar. Help us celebrate the talents of these woman and dive into their world of beautiful music.
$201- $350
Conrad, Bob Circus of Fun Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Magic Circus with magic, ventriloquism, balloon animals, audience participation and lots of fun. A member of the audience becomes a magic clown, meet Fred the Magic talking table and ventriloquist figure Rags the Tramp Clown. It's a Circus of Fun. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational children's books including; Bob Conrad's Rainforest Animals, Bob Conrad's Deep Sea Adventure, and Bob Conrad's Great Americans.
$201- $350
North Shore Theatre Group, Greg Oliver Bodine DARK SOUNDINGS: Two ghostly tales of ship & shore Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
North Shore Theatre Group presents Greg Oliver Bodine in DARK SOUNDINGS -- a double bill of one-man, stage adaptations of two classic ghost stories: 'The Screaming Skull' and 'The Upper Berth' by F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909). These two plays are staged back-to-back with minimal set and lighting effects, and are performed with a short intermission in 80 minutes. One actor. Two classic ghost stories! Suitable for Ages 12 - Adult. Perfect for the Hallowwen season! 'Reminiscent of Masterpiece Theatre -- very turn of the century, very warm, but somehow unsettling, because in its richness hides something sinister.' --Oyster Bay Guardian. DARK SOUNDINGS is being offered as part of NSTG's SOLO CLASSICS Performance Series. The program combines elements of classic literature, drama and storytelling in a solo, narrative performance format, which is designed to give audiences an exciting, live, theatrical experience that is at once immersive, enlightening and educational. Available for bookings at tri-state libraries. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017.
$501- $1000
Sobel, Anna Bugaboo Revue Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Every bug in the garden has a job to do. The catchy songs in this interactive bug puppet show leave audiences with new information about critters that are beneficial for growing plants. More information at www.talkinghandstheatre.com.
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith BILLY GILBERT - Hollywood's Forgotten Comic Genius Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Billy Gilbert is easily one of the most recognized character actors on screen, yet so few people know anything about him. Born to Metropolitan Opera singers, Billy Gilbert was in Vaudeville since age 12, and upon being spotted by Stan Laurel during a stage show in 1929, was introduced to the world of motion pictures. He ended up working with the major comic talents of the day, including Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, The Little Rascals, The Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields. He also acted along side Charles Chaplin, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra. This program celebrates Billy Gilbert's career in cinema, and utilizing various clips from his decades of work shows you why he was one of the favorite foils of Hollywood funny men.
$101- $200
Fischer, Joe Joe Fischer's The Balloon Workshop Performing Arts- Magic
This workshop based program offers the audience a chance to develop the skill and talent to become a real balloon sculpture. Once a few well guarded secrets are explained, it will take just a twist here and there to allow every child to create dogs, flowers, bunnies, elephants and more. Every child is given a large supply of balloons and their very own pump. Do not miss out on a program that offers laughs, smiles, fun and balloons!
$201- $350
Rivest, Robert The Alphabet of Imagination Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Magic
The Alphabet of Imagination! is an amazing synthesis of movement, imagery, characters and illusion. With a different mime piece for each letter of the alphabet, Robert Rivest highlights the endless joys of our creative imaginations and the awesome art of mime.
$351- $500
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