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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Steele, George Nature Tunes and Tales Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This group participatory, theater-in-the-round style presentation of songs and stories covers topics in ecology, plant and animal life and environmental stewardship concepts. Be a Frog Chorus, shout out a Solar Power Chant, learn to identify oaks with Know, Know, Know Your Oaks, let everyone know that you are a Nature Lover. Enjoy a fun filled presentation of movement, song and story while learning about the natural world all around us.
$101- $200
Sardelli, Darren Family Poetry Night Literature- Authors,
Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
If you’re a fan of funny poetry, Family Poetry Night is a must! Come watch award winning poet and children’s book author, Darren Sardelli, perform his funny poems for the crowd. He will dazzle you with his humorous topics, whimsical characters, and surprise endings. This program brings families together and keeps them laughing the entire time!
$201- $350
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
The Spoon Man wants to spoon you. He is an interactive musical family comedian. In 1986, he performed to Mikhail Gorbachev while in Russia. He also performed for former U.S. President Gerald Ford and Mr. Rogers. His totally clean act (never uses dirty silverware) with audience participation is ideal for libraries. The first thing your patrons will do after seeing his performance, is run to the kitchen and grab a pair of spoons. He also offers for tweens, teens and adults a BYOS (bring your own spoons) workshop. His book Spoon Boy was published in 2008. Read about his book on his website. COLORED posters are provided for advertising your event. Cruise invites you to join his growing list of the Spooned.
$351- $500
Rogers, Robert Little Leonardo History,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Take a trip back in time to the 1400’s and spend a day in the simple Italian town of Vinci, where a remarkable young boy named Leonardo once lived. Watch as he takes his first few steps toward greatness, by letting his imagination fly and his curiosity take hold of everything around him. An apprentice in the studio of Master Verrocchio, Leonardo is exposed to the wonders of art and science. He paints, he studies, he builds – in short, he lets his dreams come true. The man who would come to be known as the painter of the Mona Lisa had to start somewhere, and this is an imaginary tale of how it happened. The Robert Rogers Puppet Company was founded in 1980, and has since performed thousands of times across the country and around the world. While it is available all year, providing meaningful, artistic productions for summer reading programs is an especially enjoyable pursuit for the troupe.
$351- $500
Scalise, Jody Motion Man Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Dance
Motion Man.-Mechanical Man, New Vaudeville, Mime Magic, Circus, Juggling, Audience Play. Giant Bubbles, Floating Cubes Improvisation-ILLUSION. Comedy, Parasols-Giant Streamers, Step Ladders, Floating Scarves, Spinning Plates and Contortion!
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' LA CAUSA History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
In the late 1960's, a man named Cesar Chavez changed the lives of Latin American farm workers, fought for civil rights, and battled racism and indecent working conditions. Experience this chapter of American history as one young woman balances the demands of her family and culture, and fights to see her people free of poverty.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - The Balsters' THE WIZARD'S APPRENTICE Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Tim and Robin Balster present an all-new magic spectacular. Join Harriet Peabody as Willard the Wizard of Wisdom teaches her that the greatest secrets to magic and life is to possess good reading skills and to know how to find the books she needs. With its large illusions and innovative masks, this is an audience-participation treat for all!
$1001- $3000
Del Bianco, Lou In the Shadow of the Mountain: Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore Genealogy,
History,
Performing Arts- Theater
A graceful balance of humor and heart.- LA TIMES In this 40 minute presentation, storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather Luigi Del Bianco and tells the story of his unique contribution to the carving of our nation's greatest memorial. Connects perfectly to Social Studies curriculum and primary source research.
$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff Teen Cirlces of Healthy Drumming Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Description: Weekly drum circle sessions for teen students ages 12-16 years old. Each session would be comprised of 10-15 students. Each participant will be able to pick a drum to play for a 40 minute session. Each session will be broken into two (2) parts: Drumming Instruction Students would receive instruction on developing rhythmic patterns, playing within a group, and exploring the various sounds and tones of the drum. Self Expression through Open Drumming Students will get to drum freely with various genres of music, thus experiencing the pleasure of being inside/a part of the music.
$1001- $3000
Field, Barb Clowning Around Performing Arts- Clowning
BJ and Company will custom design the right program for your needs. We have worked extensively with children and families and performed hundreds of shows. SUGGESTED PROGRAM … a fun introduction to the art of clowning. Barb will come and gradually change costume to become BJ the Clown. She will apply professional clown make up on three audience volunteers to show the three main clown types (whiteface, hobo, august), and have a fun discussion about the art of clowning. Families/children will have the opportunity to apply face paint to themselves and dress as a clown. www.bjandcompany.com
$201- $350
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