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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Del Bianco, Lou Make a Good Choice! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through original songs, stories and audience interaction, this Parents Choice Award winner takes his audience on an exciting journey back through his childhood sharing the daily joys, dreams and blunders that today’s kids can relate to, laugh at, and understand. Children will get the chance to decide what kinds of choices they would make if they were in Lou’s shoes and how those choices reflect on their own lives. The entire assembly is strung together with a cool rap tune that tells students to “Make a Good Choice!”… and what's more, this unique program can touch upon any Character Ed themes that your school or community want to stress and will work them in to the program!
$201- $350
LaRue, Michele Women Breaking Loose: stories by Kate Chopin & Edna Ferber History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
This pairing of stories by Louisianan Kate Chopin and Ohioan Edna Ferber explores in fiction two dilemmas that women still face daily: Who comes first—my family or me? Where do I belong—at home or at work? In Chopin’s poignant A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS (1894), widowed Mrs. Sommers takes an impromptu holiday from home. In Ferber’s REPRESENTING T. A. BUCK (1913), divorced =lady salesman= Emma McChesney longs for life off the road. In both women—our ancestors—we see ourselves. Michele LaRue is a professional actress (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) who has specialized in performances from America's Gilded Age for two decades. WOMEN BREAKING LOOSE is recommended for HS - adult audiences. It is especially popular during March, Women's History Month. =I wish you could come into every literature classroom, perform at every library, be on the stage in a theater in every town, helping people connect with that wonderful literature, teaching people to listen to the sounds of wonderful sentences. Do the humanities and arts commissions of every state know about you?= --Susan Koppelman, editor, multiple volumes of 19th-century American women’s short stories
$201- $350
Rogers, Robert Just So Stories Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
The mystery of the African jungle, and how the animal kingdom came to be, as imagined by author Rudyard Kipling (of The Jungle Book fame). Four fanciful stories explain How the Elephant got its Trunk, How the Leopard got its Spots, How the Camel got its Hump, and How the Alphabet was Made. Hosted by a friendly Toucan, children will also meet a wily crocodile, a slimy snake among other more modest furry creatures.
$351- $500
Boertzel, Brooke Literature, Arts, Family! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Make illustrations leap off the page! Write original songs based on a favorite book! Imagine and explore the world of your favorite literary characters! These fun-filled, 90-minute workshops bring families together to make drama, music and art all based on books. After a group Read Aloud of a selected book, participants will work with highly trained teaching artists to explore the themes in that book through theater, music and creative movement activities.
$201- $350
Newcombe, Melody FACE PAINTING - BECOME STORYBOOK CHARACTERS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Audience members can volunteer to get their faces painted to look like storybook characters. Then performing and fine artist Melody Newcombe, will read stories out loud while the characters are coached to act out the stories. Stories are picked based upon audience age the librarian chooses. You can see more of Melody Newcombe's face painting on her facebook page or at her website www.melodynewcombe.com
$201- $350
schnur, jack Judy Garland, Beyond the rainbow Media- Film,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The life and career of Judy Garland with video clips from her films and TV shows. Presenter narrrates program
$101- $200
jacobs, beth Getb up and move Performing Arts- Dance
dance inter-discipline get moving !
$101- $200
Forsyth, Sondra Swan Lake Performing Arts- Dance
"Swan Lake" is one of our "Ballet-in-a-Day" events for elementary schools. Teaching Artists conduct morning workshops with up to 200 children, any combination of grades K-5. After lunch, the students share the stage with the Teaching Artists in a costumed production of the well-loved classic. See the sample schedule below. We can tailor it to suit your needs. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds.
$1001- $3000
Pelham, Ruth Room For Us All concerts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** In these complex times when including each child in a loving circle of belonging is crucial to assuring the safety and well-being of our communities, this song-filled concert affirms that each of us can be kind and caring human beings at home, in school, and in our local and global communities. Based on Ruth Pelham’s original songs such as 'Love is All Around,' 'Each of Us Is Kind,' 'The Meanies,' and 'Under One Sky,' participants sing along about peace, friendship, compassion, kindness, inclusion, patience, and other themes. 'Room For Us All' teaches the value of intentional, cooperative, and peaceful relationships as a way of us benefiting from the richness of the human web of life. 'Room For Us All' CDs & activity books also available.
$501- $1000
Shih, Patricia Immigration - The Musical! An artist-in-residence program History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Multiple national award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih offers a residency designed for grades 4 and up to teach about Immigration in America. Ms. Shih will visit each class in one grade level to help them research and write a musical; if time and budget allows, there can also be auditions, rehearsals and an actual school or community theatrical production based on the students' families' own immigrant ancestor's experience. The length and scope of the residency will depend on the size of the grade population and the school's budget, needs and wants.
$1001- $3000
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