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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Edgecomb, Diane Once Upon A Wintertime Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Once Upon A Wintertime: Warm your hearts and your imaginations with this performance of tales from long ago. These stories of wintertime magic and fun are drawn from many cultures ranging from the lyrical Grimms tale of Snow White and Rose Red to tales of folksy New England escapades. Transform a winter's day or evening into a time of delight. Choose Once Upon A Wintertime as a non-denominational way to celebrate the December holiday season Thank you so much for that lively performance of Once Upon A Wintertime, you had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand! You are so good at judging the audience and tweaking your program to fit the group, even so far as the sound system! You are a true professional and we just love you here in Duxbury. Marty O'Meara, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane The Salmon of Wisdom Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
True tales and original stories of encounters with the wild. This inspiring and entertaining performance is especially for nature lovers. The show starts off with an upbeat rhyming story of a New York cabbie who travels “up North” in search of a loon. Filled with humorous and evocative moments as we travel with the greenhorn cabbie as he reconnects with the wild. This piece is complemented with beautiful Native American legends and Diane’s original story The Salmon of Wisdom ~ a true tale of a mysterious and inspiring journey along California's Pacific Coast ~ a story of the beauty and mystery of nature. A one of a kind performance by one of New England’s favorite storytellers.
$501- $1000
Golden, Gail Be Creative at Your Library! Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Be Creative! is a program of multicultural folktales told story theatre style by 2 professional actors. The program is highly interactive -- featuring audience participation, language and cultural information, humor, and mime. The emphasis is on encouraging reading -- the stories were all found in library books! -- and on creativity. Audience volunteers even get to join the actors in acting out the stories! The Wondermakers have been performing in schools and libraries since 1985 with Young Audiences. The Director of The Wondermakers, Gail Golden, is also Mrs. Claus in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother at Walt Disney World!
$201- $350
Zimmerman, Michelle A BUTTERFLY BLAST! Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come along and capture the fun as award-winning author Michelle Zimmerman reads her children's book "Can't Catch a Butterfly". The butterfly fun continues as she leads an indoor butterfly hunt, butterfly games, songs and a simple craft.
$201- $350
Keezing, Jonathan From Page To Stage Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Bringing beloved children’s stories and characters to the puppet stage. “From Page To Stage” brings young readers (or soon to be) to the joys of reading and drama. The program currently features "Mike Mulligans Steam Shovel", "Miss Rumphius" and "Momotaro, The Peach Boy".
$351- $500
Hudert, Christopher The Velveteen Rabbit Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With gentle humor and warmth, Margery Williams’ classic tale of a toy rabbit who’s big dream is to become real is told with hand puppets, storytelling, and song by a solo puppeteer. It is a story about friendship, changes, magic, and what it means to love and be loved. A popular show for the young and young at heart, it is of particular interest to children and their parents, youngsters learning to read, and anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. This show was recently designated as a “Helen Hayes Awards Recommended” production.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - HENRY & MUDGE Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can't find a playmate in his new neighborhood! Luckily, he's got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures! When Henry's cousin Annie comes for a visit, Mudge is so charmed by her that he finally rolls over at her command! Henry thinks Mudge must love Annie more than him, because the dog only does the trick for her. Very upset, Henry runs away into the cold dark woods to find adventures on his own. Will the two friends be reunited? Find out in this Theatreworks musical, based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant.
$1001- $3000
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man - "Dig Into Reading" Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
With the theme "Dig Into Reading", I'm thinking of a cereal bowl with books inside and 2 spoons digging in. I am a family musical interactive comedian and I'm also a published author. My book is called "Spoon Boy". I also offer a workshop for teens and adults called BYOS (Bring Your Own Silverware). My web site is www.SpoonMan.biz . I have my library brochure, video clips and info about my book on my web site. My program is around 45 minutes. With multiple bookings (on the same day), I can be as inexpensive as $300 per show. I don't mind driving an hour or more between libraries.
$351- $500
Science Stories, Amy Gargiulo Science Stories Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Discover the Science in Every Story with Science Stories Science can be found in every story your child reads. Some scientific concepts are apparent, while others are hidden deeper within the pages of the story. During a Science Stories workshop, your child will be entertained through reading their favorite stories, then educated through a hands-on scientific experiment or a demonstration of a scientific concept found within the story. We will bring our Science Stories workshops right to your door! Each workshop is created to meet the educational standards and interests of children in Grades 3-6. All workshops can be modified for younger grades. Book a workshop for your library, elementary school, after-school center or camp today.
$101- $200
Ross, Dave How a Book is Born Literature- Authors
This presentation may be modified for any age level. Items covered: where book ideas come from, how to develop an idea into a concept, sell the concept to a publisher and work with an editor and/or art director to create a picture book. The presentation includes many examples of work, artifacts and interesting bits of publishing history created by Dave Ross. This behind the scenes look at children's literature, includes many concepts useful to young writers (such as the role of the first draft in shaping the final product). However, facts and information about picture books are intertwined with humorous anecdotes to entertain as well as educate. After seeing this program, attendees will understand how much unseen work goes into writing and illustrating.
$201- $350
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