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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
DuBois, Betsy Catskill Puppet Theater History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Since 1979, John Potocnik and Carol Mandigo, co-founders of the Catskill Puppet Theater, have been touring internationally, enchanting young and old with their delightful musical productions! Able to set up indoors or out, the Catskill Puppet Theater shines equally on a big stage or a lawn. Their full sets, colorful scenery and large, beautiful puppets transform even the simplest environment into a fantasy world rich with wonder and excitement! Shows include Hiawatha, The Willow Girl, Sister Rain and Brother Sun, Ivan's Three Wishes, The Lion's Whiskers, The Toen That Fought Hate and The Villain's Moustache. The Catskill Puppet Theater takes great pride in carrying on in the living tradition of the old traveling puppet troupes, bringing high quality children's theater to over 75,000 people each year!
$501- $1000
Stein, Henry Songwriter Hank Stone Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hank has been writing songs for over thirty-five years, and after taking a few years off, has been back on the folk music circuit since 2001. He is prepared to speak about the inspiration for his songs, which includes the folk tradition, popular musicians, literary influences, and the life experiences of himself and of others in the community. Song topics touch on nature, romance, grief and loss, creativity, children, poverty and homelessness, politics, and pets.
$101- $200
Crocker, Keith THE FANTASTIC ANIMATION FESTIVAL - Cartoons from the Cinema to the early days of Television Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Folks, this a first as far as my presentations go. Here is another delightful program that you can bring the whole family to. Watch as I recount the history of animation and cartoons from the earliest days of the cinema to it's glory days on National TV syndication which in turn resulted in made for TV cartoons. The highlight of this program includes a 16mm film presentation of classic animation made for the movie houses and cartoons made for TV. Come and see your favorites, from Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd to Huckleberry Hound and The Pink Panther, this is a program that will not disappoint the young and old alike. Book early, this program will move like a hot cake.
$101- $200
Maurer, Jim Beat Box Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Ever wish you could play the drums, with your mouth???? Well Jester Jim is teaching the art of beatboxing to all young and old. A great introduction for kids to learn about tempo, and the sounds of music. Check out video clips of Jim doing his beatbox show on the website www.jesterjim.com.
$101- $200
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by Gerald Fierst History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Gerald Fierst brings to life eyewitness accounts of the men and women who shaped our nation. Experience the pageant of American history, with an emphasis on the vision, courage and values of the people who built it: including George Washington and the founding of our country; Chief Sequoah, of the Cherokee Nation; Sojourner Truth and the Civil War; the Wright Brothers and the age of invention; and Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, visionaries of democracy. This is a dynamic one-man production with costumes, scenery and props.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John Bells & Motley Victorian Musical Celebration of Christmas Past History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Music and customs of a traditional Christmas of Dickens' time included jovial and ceremonial songs with choruses for all to share, ballads steeped history, costumed characters or 'guisers,' tableaux and games, dances, and the presence of holly, ivy, and evergreen. This musical voyage back to the spirit of Christmas Past offers a magical time for family and friends to gather and share the origins of our traditions. Across England, wealthy households would celebrate with great musical feasts and pageants, and folks would go from door to door, singing wassailing songs that ended with the request for 'a toast and a good loaf or cheese, and we’ll be on our way.' Featured will be wassail songs from Cornwall, Somerset, and Gloucestershire. Other traditions will include a special processional bagpipe air from Northumberland to 'pipe your bounds' to insure abundance and well being throughout the new year. This peek behind the history of Christmas celebration uncovers the universal within the season's mirth and merriment, and plants the seeds of ideas for reestablishing some of the old traditional elements for community celebrations - further enriching the meaning and majesty of this important holiday season.
$351- $500
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Enchanting Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Clowning
Cindy & Jim dressed in tuxedos create magical moments with apearing flowers, floating scarves, and drawings that move and seem to come to life! This show relates to many themes and books in the library - color, drawing, painting, math, science, and music are revealed in the magical effects of this show. The beginning routine of this show is in vintage magic style performed silently to music. As a viewer commented, this show is very funny, perfect length, and has great energy. Audience participation.
$101- $200
Smith, Joy Memoir: A Personal Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I integrated a school in Tennessee when I entered the first grade. It was the same year as the Little Rock nine. My father was a Civil Rights preacher and through him I met Martin Luther King, Jr. when I was 11 years old and later Rosa Parks - two iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement. This program is my personal story along with songs and other related stories about tolerance, acceptance and pride.
$351- $500
Loshak, Rachel Gustafer Yellowgold's Show Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Multi-media performance of live music and animated illustrations about Gustafer Yellowgold, his journey from the Sun and his new life here on Earth, in the Minnesota woods. Through narration and storytelling we meet Gustafer's new friends the flightless Pterodactyl and Slimothy the eel. Created and performed by singer-songwriter/ illustrator, Morgan Taylor, Gustafer Yellowgold appeals to the whole family.
$501- $1000
Shaw, Will The Fun and Funny Juggling Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Will Shaw presents "The Fun and Funny Juggling Show", an award winning blend of physical comedy, verbal wit and amazing skills. Audiences of all ages will be treated to astounding displays of juggling, hat tricks, music, balance tricks, sight gags, cowboy rope spinning, boomerangs, spinning tops, audience participation and offbeat but sophisticated clowning steeped in the traditions of the great comedians from the silent film era to the present.
$351- $500
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