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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sumner, Rachel Rockin' All Around the World Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning children's recording artist Rachel Sumner puts together a special concert each year to incorporate the summer reading theme. Her programs are available any year. She usually tours in NY State and Western PA the last week of July into early August. Please contact her for on-route bookings. Singing songs and telling stories that teach as well as entertain, she has gained fans young and old. Her music videos appear regularly on The Learning Channel's Ready, Set, Learn during Short Stuff. She can also be heard on children's radio, satellite and airline programming around the world. In addition to her concert performances, Rachel presents keynotes and workshops full of creative ideas, music and fun for educators, librarians, families and parents. She is a trained Arts Integrated Specialist with the Tennessee Arts Commission. She also works as an artist in residence with various arts organizations and is a Master Artist with the highly acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute.
$501- $1000
Lazzarini, James GHOST (a recreation of a Victorian era seance for teens) History,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Mentalist Amore brings you unexplained events and demonstrations from the Victorian era. Witness a recreation of a 19th century séance, experience a first hand account of the Spirit Cabinet, your questions will be answered by the “Mystic Oracle” and a special guest from the other side will assist during the performance. The Oracle Act a mediumistic question and answer routine The Spirit Cabinet Table tilting and floating
$351- $500
Cain, Ron The Case of the Missing Bunny Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Other
Appearing as the mysterious magician Professor Arcane, Ron Cain trades his top hat for a Sherlock Holmes cap when his bunny Watson disappears. Young audience members become magical detectives using clues and illusions to find the bunny. Throughout the 45-minute show, Ron stresses the value of reading and visiting your local library. The magic show highlights the New York State Library reading program theme, Get a Clue @ Your Library.
$201- $350
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Abduction Prevention (ages 3-5) Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Abduction Prevention (Ages 3-5) Join Mother Goose and her puppet friends for this awareness and empowerment program which encourages children to listen to their Feeling Voice which helps them discern when someone or some situation can not be trusted.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON & OTHER STORYBOKS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
An exciting musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books. Book titles subject to change. Teacher From the Black Lagoon- by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee Dogzilla- by Dav Pilkey Grumpy Bird- by Jeremy Tankard I Want My Hat Back- by Jon Klassen Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse- by Kevin Henkes Love Splat, Splat the Cat- by Rob Scotton The Grasshopper and the Ant
$1001- $3000
Mc Dade, Ed Rythms & Rhymes of American Folk Music Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Can you square dance while sitting down? Does the "catfish" really have the blues? Will Grandmother spider bring back the sun? You'll find out when you experience the Rhythms & Rhymes of American folk music with Ed Mc Dade. Be ready for an inter-active, educational and entertaining, good time show. You'll be treated to stories from the Appalachian and American Indian tradition. You'll hear lots of great music, with classic American songs(some with a completely new twist) like Froggie went a courtin', Freight Train, Oh Susannah and This Land is your land. You’ll be delighted to step to the Bug Dance! This is a great concert for inter-generational audiences! Discover a full range of ideas and emotions that are part of our musical tradition. Take part in an exciting, fun filled music experience; invite Ed Mc Dade(guitar, banjo and rhythm instruments) performer, musician and educator to your event.
$351- $500
Warren, Kenneth Comedy Ventriloquist and Vocal Illusionist/lecturer Kenny Warren Performing Arts- Puppetry
Comedy Ventriloquist and Vocal Illusionist Kenny Warren & "Joey O'Leary" presents a fascinating and highly entertaining comedy stage performance along with his lecture based on his book "The Revival of Ventriloquism in America" dealing with the actual history of this unusual art form. Children of all ages will appreciate and be captivated by this highly specialized art form!
$501- $1000
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
Marshall, Barry Classics with a Twist Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Storycrafters are internationally renowned for their creative retakes on classic stories. In this program, The Storycrafters present tales from their large repertoire of updated retellings of well-known tales in forms such as rap, spoonerism, word play, and other playful forms. In workshop format, The Storycrafters show participants how they go about creating 'new stories from old', using many of the methods The Storycrafters use to make new performance pieces.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - JOHNNY THE K Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Audiences across the country are going wild for award-winning singer/songwriter Johnny the K’s fun-filled, interactive, thoroughly captivating performances, including CITIZENS OF THE WORLD; I CAN, I AM, AND I WILL; TURN THE WORLD AROUND; YOU CAN SAY NO and A FAMILY NIGHT TO REMEMBER.
$1001- $3000
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