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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Aleandri, Emelise Italian-American Theatre Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Frizzi & Lazzi (which means “sparkling theatre”) is a music and theatre company of professional actors, singers and musicians dedicated to reviving the musical and theatrical entertainments performed by Italian-American immigrants at the turn of the last century. The body of work from which productions are adapted includes original plays, songs and skits by Italian-American writers and composers, as well as traditional theatre and music from the Italian repertory, all of which were performed on the stages of Little Italies around the United States. Our actors and performers dress in period costumes, and speak and sing in both English and Italian during performances to make the material accessible to everyone, and still retain the flavor of the original Italian. Our musical and theatrical material is ideal for your social and educational organizations and makes Italian cultural events and celebrations a success! Frizzi & Lazzi can also include variety type entertainments: such as, jugglers, acrobats, magicians, folk dancers, puppeteers, etc. The company also conducts workshops and provides educational lectures with video or audio presentations on various aspects of Italian and Italian-American culture: Carnevale - Masks - Italian-American Theatre - Italian Festivals - Pulcinella.
$3001+
Marshall, Barry New York State Historical Folklore History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Presentation of stories and songs from the history of NY State, ranging from Native American origins through Dutch and English colonization, Henry Hudson's exploration, and the NY State tall tale tradition. Many stories to choose from including: Abenaki stories, ghost stories, tall tales, NY State folktales, more!
$351- $500
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Dream On Puppet Show with Greta Garbage Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Puppets Jasmine & Tessy present an amusing tale about their neighborhood. Jasmine dreams about a community garden, but the vacant lot is filled with garbage. Soon the two puppets put their dreams to work. Despite their efforts litter keeps piling up. Will the rest of the neighborhood join them in their dream? Come be a part of the fun & see what happens next! Also starring Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. puppet making workshop available.
$101- $200
McEntee, Robert 'Discover the Magic of Reading!' Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
The ideal Reading Club Program! Parents truly appreciate how this unforgettable show motivates their children to love reading & visiting the library! Children love the engaging magic, age appropriate humor, storytelling, audience participation, mind reading and musical grand finale with amazing special effects. Appeals to all ages. The show can be more spectacular with added illusions such as floating a child in the air, sawing someone 'in half', making someone magically appear to introduce the show, adorable bunnies, or an incredible animated talking picture! Complete satisfaction guaranteed or program is FREE! All children receive colorful flyers which teach them how to do 6 tricks. Program is customized for various age groups or family audiences.
$351- $500
Gertsacov, Adam Acme Miniature Flea Circus Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
The Acme Miniature Flea Circus is an authentic Victorian style flea circus that features Midge and Madge, trained fleas, who perform Spectacular Circus Stunts As Seen Before (and on top of) The Crowned Heads of Europe. The show was deemed one of the top shows at the Minnesota Fringe, Montreal Fringe, Piccolo Spoleto, San Francisco Fringe, and many others. The Los Angeles Times said: -'Professor Gertsacov has the audience (and the performers) in the palm of his hand.' Many other quotes and a video, are available at http://www.trainedfleas.com.
$501- $1000
Forest, Heather Heather Forest, Storyteller/Author Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
From drama to comedy, vivid tales of enchantment and adventure come to life in the imagination of the listener as renowned storyteller/children's book author Heather Forest masterfully spins tales from world folklore. Her lyrical, minstrel style of storytelling blends original music, poetry, prose, and the sung and spoken word. Homespun wisdom abounds in her retellings of global folk and fairy tales that span time and place yet celebrate the common threads of human experience
$501- $1000
Nager, Stuart What A Character: Character Development through Improvisation Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
(Intermediate to Advance) You've been told to embody the character in performance or in an improvised scene. What a Character will help that as you explore the emotional and physical range of levels to create a true character on stage. This is a fully hands on and interactive workshop that is safe, non-judgmental and, overall, FUN. Approach character development with a more clinical eye and justify your choices.
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith My Story, My Song: a workshop in creativity through songwriting Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Everybody loves songs but most people have never made one up themselves. Songwriting can be as natural as breathing … or humming – and since we all have plenty to say or should I say sing about this is a no-brainer! In this workshop we learn about the basics of song form and improvising melodies but more importantly we discover all kinds of exciting ways to access our creative impulses and turn them into song! Free-writing exercises, group collaborations, guided meditations and sensory exercises are all part of this inspiring and delightful workshop. Why is it called “My Story My Song?” – well – because it’s the stories – the ones that are central to our everyday existence that fuel the creative process and serve as the centerpiece to this inspiring experience in personal creativity.
$351- $500
Agostino, Christopher Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces is a very different kind of a show. Audience volunteers are brought on to the stage and facepainted very quickly to illustrate the stories he tells. The amazing facepainting holds kids attention while they listen to folktales from around the world and his original tales. With his extensive repertoire of stories he can perform successfully for any size audience and any age: kids, teens and adults. In most shows he paints 8 to 12 volunteers while mesmerizing the audience with a theatrical storytelling style and tales that range from the comic adventure of the first time a man met a crocodile to the heroic tale of the boy Punia and the King of the Sharks. Spoken word and painted faces combine in a unique performance art, as author and artist Christopher Agostino illuminates ancient traditions to completely engage modern audiences. It’s surprising and delightful theater for any age. Several themes are available and special shows can be crafted to feature specific cultures and special topics. Discounts available for libraries on certain dates. Go to agostinoarts.com to see the new video: What Is A StoryFace?
$501- $1000
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