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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Simpson, Julia Breanetta Harlem On My Mind History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
A one-woman musical journey through the dynamic time in history known as “The Harlem Renaissance”. Experience the poetry of Langston Hughes and the larger than life personalities of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Josephine Baker while celebrating the music of “Duke” Ellington, Thomas “Fats” Waller, Harold Arlen Irving Berlin and others. This show is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
$501- $1000
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
Hawkins, Jim Irish Stories and Songs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program of Irish Stories and Songs taken from a variety of themes in Irish history, folklore, culture and tradition. Most of the stories and songs are humorous, though serious pieces in relation to the above themes can be performed. The program is crafted towards adults, but I have found that children of all ages have enjoyed the stories and songs. Some of the stories ("God and the Devil Dividing the People") are personal and others such as "The White Doe," "The Boy who Had No Story" and "Robert Emmet's 'Speech from the Dock'" are taken from Irish folklore and history. I also include the stories of Eamon Kelly in my performances. In the course of the performance, I discuss aspects of Irish history, cultiure and tradition and encourage the audience to speak of their own Irish roots.
$201- $350
Bertles, John Sustainable Storytelling Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Increase your students' environmental awareness using literacy! Master storyteller Robin Bady will weave an eco-web of words accompanied by the bewitching music of Skip LaPlante on instruments built from trash. Stories are age-appropriate and science-based, and address the concepts of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as well as Conservation. Whether in auditorium or workshop format, students are encouraged to create and perform their own stories - in which the Big Bad Wolf may be a vital part of our ecosystem!
$501- $1000
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Productions presents Melody's Musical Adventure Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Dream Jam Productions presents Melody's Musical Adventure All aboard! Get ready to be swept away on this magical musical train ride that students and teachers will never forget as Melody learns about American music genres while finding her "own voice." This participatory musical theatre production, with a stirring blend of original and traditional music, features members of the acclaimed and award-winning Dream Jam Band. The train takes young Melody to the key cities that have been fundamental in the development of American music. The incomparable Dream Jam Band plays and teaches about the musical genre that originated in each city, making this a valuable and unforgettable experience for Melody and for each audience member.
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has... He wakes up with gum in his hair, he trips on a skateboard, and then he accidentally drops his sweater in the sink - all before breakfast! Alexander can already tell - it's going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day! Alexander's day continues to go downhill as he gets smushed in the car on the way to school, his teacher doesn't like his drawing of an invisible castle, and Paul doesn't want to be his friend anymore. There's no dessert for lunch, there's lima beans for dinner, and even worse: there's kissing on television! It's enough to make you want to move to Australia! Discover along with Alexander that sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
$1001- $3000
Shepard, Mark DrumSongStory Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
DrumSongStory is an eclectic, ever changing, shape shifting, globe circling, archetype exploring, community building boundary breaking, mind/heart/ear opening celebratory combination of Drums, Songs and Stories. DrumSongStory is appropriate for all ages and can be tailored to serve a wide range of themes and topics. They are multicultural, multidisciplinary and support the multiple intelligences. Each performance is customized depending on audience age, theme, time of year or other variables. Ideal for mixed audiences of children and adults.
$501- $1000
Del Bianco, Lou Celebrate America History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Through the use of storytelling, theater and music, Lou Del Bianco will bring to life some of American folklore's most colorful legends: Paul Bunyan: Davy Crockett Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Glooscabi and the Game Animals Celebrate America is an entertainingly patriotic program about the folktales, legends and folksongs that have contributed to the cultural fabric of this great country we love! Also woven throughout the assembly are some this countries most beloved folksongs: •This Land is Your Land •I've Been Workin on the Railroad •Oh, Susannah! •Wake, Snake •Skip to my Lou
$351- $500
Chambers, Trish Rosie the Riveter and Her Sisters – The Women of World War II History,
Performing Arts- Other
Rosie the Riveter is the story of the women who sustained our nation and her troops during WWII. Rosie and her sisters changed America forever, not only by their work during the war by also by expanding the presence of women in the workplace, the arts and professions. The presentation explores how they proved their capabilities by stepping into the places of the men who went to war, what they accomplished in jobs and situations that were considered outside the sphere of women, and how they paved the way for the feminist revolution of the 60’s.
$201- $350
Holder, Chris GODS, HEROES, MONSTERS AND MEN Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Exciting versions of well-known myths from Ancient Greece, plus a modern re-telling of an ancient story. Prometheus, the Cyclops, Zeus, Hera and Pandora all told in a lively, hip and hilarious manner.
$501- $1000
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