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Rowe, Elizabeth Wit, Wisom and Wonder of Folktales Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Ms. Rowe weaves a multicolored tapestry of words designed to enlighten, entertain and inspire. From participatory tales and fables for the very young to the more involved heroics of ancient myths, the wit and wisdom of timeless folktales, the sophistication of classic authors or the haunting chill of an ageless ghost story, her performances and workshops are tailored to audiences of all ages and backgrounds
$201- $350
Parisi, Rita Gothic Romance Tales by Candlelight, mysterious stories of Love, Revenge, Death & Betrayal Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Gothic Romance is a literary style that was popular in the late 18th through the 19th century. They were mysteries and usually set against dark backgrounds of medieval ruins and haunted castles. The heroines are spirited young women who go to live in large gloomy mansions presided over by darkly handsome men with mysterious pasts. Rita Parisi presents in her theatrical storytelling style three Gothic Romance Tales by Kate Chopin, Emily Bronte and Louisa May Alcott. Go to www.waterfallproductions.com and click on Gothic Tales by Candlelight for more info and video.
$351- $500
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel Midsummer Knights Tales: Stories of Heroes from the Middle Ages (2015 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
Adults will enjoy the accounts of heroes from King Arthur’s realm and other legendary kingdoms in the British Isles. Rebecca and Rachel employ their trademark dynamic style in both literary and traditional storytelling to bring modern translations of the Middle English works to their audiences. Story themes are universal and continue to be relevant now as they were well then. For example, the question, “What do women want?” was asked and successfully answered over 700 years ago. The knightly stories of heroic, and sometimes not so heroic, behavior continue to entertain and inspire, and modern adult audiences will appreciate them as much as did listeners during times long past. The tellers also provide an intriguing commentary on the historical context of the tales. Program length is 45-50 minutes with additional time for comments and questions. This program was developed for the 2015 Summer Reading Program but can be presented any time of the year. An adapted version for teen audiences is available as is a version to accommodate both teen and adult audiences.
$101- $200
Marchese, Mario Mario the Magician's Family Performance Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Other
Mario the Magician is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEAM/STEM initiatives and his clever and refreshing integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Despite his use of cutting edge technology, he never sacrifices the old-school slapstick vibe that audiences so love. It’s vintage meets the future. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age.
$501- $1000
Crocker, Keith I LOVE LUCY - Lucille Ball - From Hollywood to Television History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Clowning
This program is a delightful examination of the career of comedic actress Lucille Ball, from her humble beginnings in Jamestown, NY to her rise to stardom in Hollywood and her later television career, Lucille Ball was one of the most beloved and trend setting female comic in the history of motion pictures and television. And while her whole output as an actress is explored, we give special attention to her television career, I Love Lucy in particular. In fact the highlight of this program is a 16mm showing of a rare I Love Lucy episode title Paris At Last. For years programers and audiences alike have been asking for this, and here it finally is...
$101- $200
Kronzek, Allan The Art of Fooling History,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Everyone loves magic, but few know its amazing history, or how past societies regarded the art. In this lively and informative presentation, magician and bestselling author Allan Zola Kronzek combines live performance, audience participation, paintings, photographs, and theatrical posters to bring to life The Art of Fooling throughout the ages. Audiences will learn why medieval performers were sometimes feared as sorcerers, why a treatise on witch persecution was also the first book to explain magic tricks, and how the scientific revolution changed people's perception of magic--and the world. The Art of Fooling is more than a magic. It brings together the elements of history, science, theater and art in a presentation that is as educational as it is entertaining. Allan Zola Kronzek is a writer, magician, and longtime teaching artist. He is the author of the NY Times bestseller The Sorcerer's Companion-A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, and the highly-aclaimed A Book of Magic for Young Magicians - The Secrets of Alkazar.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John Christmas Musical Folk Traditions Around the World & Across Time History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
The evocative sounds of the arraye of rare historic and folk musical instruments will lead you into the nooks and crannies of France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the British Isles in a celebration of Christmas traditions in many lands. From festive tunes for dance and procession, to evocative ballads and songs for chorusing - this rich and festive holiday musical program features seasonal aires, songs, and traditions. Instruments include the hurdy gurdy, French and Northumbrian bagpipes, Celtic harp, Swedish nykleharpa, Irish pennywhistle, and much more.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Barter Players' FROSTY Performing Arts- Theater
The beloved holiday song “Frosty the Snowman” has inspired a brand new story by Catherine Bush that includes original music by Mandy Williams and produced by The Barter Players, from Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA—one of the longest running theatre’s in the country! A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, the snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure filled with thrills and chills, and the discovery that the real magic of the holidays is love. The show is filled with songs anddances that you’ll remember long after you leave the theatre!
$1001- $3000
Vinyard, Roland Great Hits of the 1600's History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Accompanied by stringed instruments, The Bard Rocks will present, with commentary and anecdotes, songs that were popular in the 1600's. Some of them are versions which originated in Great Britain and others are from the US. Songs such as these are part of our deep musical heritage and formed the basis for more "modern" music that would come after.
$101- $200
Graham, Michael The Lazy Fox / The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
THE LAZY FOX/EL ZORRO PEREZOSO Can a very lazy Fox trick an Armadillo? Perhaps...but in this Spring Valley Puppet Theater production of the Argentine folktale, The Lazy Fox, the Armadillo has a few tricks up HIS sleeve! This program features enchanting hand puppet animals and a large rod puppet Sun. This production is also available in a bilingual version: El Zorro Perezoso. THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING A hungry Wolf tries to outwit the savvy Shepherd and make a meal of the helpless, little Lamb. Helpless? Maybe not! Adapted from the Aesop Fable, this popular story is enlivened with a colorful Mexican setting, a humorous communication gap and a surprise ending!
$351- $500
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