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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Field, Barb Hands on Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
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. Participants in this show will learn a few secret tricks ... hopefully sparking their interest to read about and research some more tricks on their own later. First BJ will give a short comedy magic show. Then we will make a few tricks together that the participants may bring home. We will also learn a little about stage presence, presentation, and timing involved in successfully doing any performance. THIS SHOW IS BEST WITH SECOND GRADE TO ADULTS. www.bjandcompany.com
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith ABBOTT & COSTELLO - The Early Years History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Theater
Here is a fun program exploring the history of one of America's greatest comedy teams. This program explains the history of Bud and Lou, from their introduction right through their years in Burlesque, Radio and finally the Motion Picture screen. We focus quite a bit on the WWII era films, and we also discuss their career lags, rebirth and finally their split up and solo careers. Program uses DVD footage of various routines that have made them famous, including "Who's On First", "Susquehanna Hat Company" and "Slowly I Turn, Step by Step". Fun program that works in whatever time slot you have for it. NEW 2012
$101- $200
LaRue, Michele Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire History,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Theater
Many women fought against getting the vote in the early 1900s, but none with more charm, prettier clothes—and less logic—than the fictional speaker in this satiric monologue written by pro-suffragist Marie Jenney Howe, in 1912. =Woman suffrage is the reform against nature= declares Howe’s unlikely, but irresistibly likeable, heroine. =Get what you want. Pound pillows. Make a scene. Make home a hell on earth—but do it in a womanly way! That is so much more dignified and refined than walking up to a ballot box and dropping in a piece of paper!= Reviewers have called this production =wicked= in its wit, and Michèle LaRue’s performance =side-splitting.= LaRue is a professional actress who tours nationally with a repertoire of performances using works by writers of America's Gilded Age (Civil War - WW I). Dishes is a period satire written by pro-Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe and originally published in 1913, by the National American Woman Suffrage Association (precursor of the League of Women Voters). This production, produced by The East Lynne Company, premiered in March 1994, during New York City’s fourth-annual Womenkind Festival. Performance sites and presenters have included over 70 libraries, including Chicago’s Newberry.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John 'Wassail' Renaissance Christmas Pageant & Music Revels Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
'Sing, Say, and Play!' in this participatory Christmas music and pageant performance that toasts the old year and welcomes in the new. Set in the Magical Days of Yore, it is fanciful weaving of historic music, traditions, and surprises. 'Wassail' comes from the Old English greeting Wes hael, meaning 'Be thou hail!' and wassailers even today go about England carolling friends & neighbors in this traditional musical well-wishing. To highlight the event, the audience takes on roles in a traditional mummers’ play - a lighthearted spectacle of singing, costumes and laughter. Mummers' plays are still performed in rural England as improvisatory theater in streets, homes, and community gatherings, and feature a host of characters who symbolically assist the sun in its turning through the shortest days of the year. The culminating event of the play is the grand Wassail Bowl, around which all gather to wish a fine Yuletide Season! Come One and All, Young and Old, Shy and Bold, and let thy fancies run free (and be sure to bring your cameras!)
$351- $500
Marin, Craig HAMLIN Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
“HAMLIN” is a modern, magical puppet theatre production. A timely retelling of that timeless telling-the-truth tale, The Pied Piper, HAMLIN features a colorful troupe of Flexitoon puppets, marionettes, scenery, shadow animation, blacklights and special effects. The cast of characters include a handicapped little girl named Bree who comes to the rescue; her father is the put-out-of-business-by-rats cheese maker, Monsieur Roquefort; CooCoo Roacha is the Jiminy Cricket-style roach who is also the Piper’s manager. The Piper himself is a cat. There are rats galore to guarantee guffaws. The story is rich with comedy and positive messages; a perfect family and artistic entertainment.
$1001- $3000
Rivest, Robert Literacy Alive! Lets Celebrate Reading! Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Literacy Alive is a quick moving fun-filled enrichment program that gets students of all ages excited about reading. Robert Rivest reveals the 'hidden treasures' of reading and comically illustrates and the joys of reading everyday. Robert's mastery of mime, theater and improvisation quickly engages children, offering crystal clear examples of: Plot, Character, Setting, Problem, Solution, Beginning, Middle, End, Comedy, and Drama. A fun way to learn!
$351- $500
Baum, Renee Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
How Yankee Doodle Got His Dandy. Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers tell the story of every day life during the time of the War 1812 in story and music. They offers a mix of lively up tempo energetic old time fiddle tunes, family oriented traditional folk songs and story telling to illustrate life and capture the imagination of children and adults of all ages.
$351- $500
jacobs, beth Getb up and move Performing Arts- Dance
dance inter-discipline get moving !
$101- $200
Kruk, Jonathan Sleepy Hollow, the Hudson and New York Spirits History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ghost stories are rooted in our local history. A performance based on primary sources enchants audiences with historic fiction featuring Native, Colonial and Revolutionary New York. Topics include; Sleepy Hollow's ghosts, pirates and patriots on the Hudson River, and discovering the origins of the Headless Horseman. Ask too for a special program based on your local history and lore. Shows are performed in impeccable 1775 garb. Ask to have The Hudson River Ramblers and get authentic stories and songs of old New York. Selections include Yankee Doodle, George Washington, and Pete Seeger.
$201- $350
Carpenter, Regi Heroes Among Us History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This program for adults recalls acts of valor and courage form ordinary individuals during times of war and peace.
$351- $500
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