Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Lawrence, David UNMASK! Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
David Lawrence's UNMASK! program encourages young adults to utilize all of their mental abilities, while David demonstrates some unique and amazing mind reading ability. David uses participants from the audience in a fast paced and funny program, 'unmasking' the teens thoughts, reaching into the audiences mind to tell them words that they only looked at seconds before, significant dates, names and other thoughts that they thought only they knew.
$351- $500
DuBois, Betsy Catskill Puppet Theater History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Since 1979, John Potocnik and Carol Mandigo, co-founders of the Catskill Puppet Theater, have been touring internationally, enchanting young and old with their delightful musical productions! Able to set up indoors or out, the Catskill Puppet Theater shines equally on a big stage or a lawn. Their full sets, colorful scenery and large, beautiful puppets transform even the simplest environment into a fantasy world rich with wonder and excitement! Shows include Hiawatha, The Willow Girl, Sister Rain and Brother Sun, Ivan's Three Wishes, The Lion's Whiskers, The Toen That Fought Hate and The Villain's Moustache. The Catskill Puppet Theater takes great pride in carrying on in the living tradition of the old traveling puppet troupes, bringing high quality children's theater to over 75,000 people each year!
$501- $1000
Conrad, Bob You are Special: The Magic of Believing in Yourself Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
(Self-esteem show) As a motivational program for children, this presentation is aimed at boosting the self-esteem of every student in the audience. Students are brought onstage to assist and help perform the magic themselves. Magic, comedy and puppetry are combined to convey the following points: The uniqueness of each child. It’s not what’s on the “outside” that matters, it’s what’s on the “inside” that counts. Persistence: Never giving up no matter what! Why a positive attitude is important. Program includes a section on the topic of bulling. By the end of this show, your students will feel better about themselves while believing, at the same time, that virtually anything is possible for their lives.
$351- $500
Golden, Gail World of Wonders! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Wondermakers perform 3 interactive folktales from around the world! Libraries can select their 3 folktales by requesting The Wondermakers Top 10. The stories to select from are from Puerto Rico, Kenya, Mexico, the USA, England, Japan, Central Africa, Ireland, Russia, and Italy. Whole audience participation as well as audience volunteers who become characters in the stories are both part of the show! The stories are all from library books. The show encourages reading, creativity, and an interest in many cultures. Mime, humor, and colorful props and costumes are all included!
$201- $350
Blank, Maya The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Actress/dancer Maya Blank and multi-instrumentalist Uri Sharlin invite the children to tell the story with original music and song, dance, hand-made props, costumes and set-designs. The children participate as individuals and as a group.
$501- $1000
O'Carroll, Tom Tom O'Carroll Irish Folksinger and Humourist Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tom O'Carroll is an Irish folksinger and humourist from Dublin. His quick wit, scholarship and virtuosity on a variety of musical instruments have made him popular with audiences in libraries, cultural events, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. He offers the following performances: From Tribe to Nation: A Musical Journey through the History of Ireland, Irish Travellers: Our Domestic Nomads, Songs and Stories from Dublin, Irish Comic Songs, The Irish Diaspora, and A Concert of Irish Songs and Music. Tom has been singing the songs and playing the tunes of his native Ireland for over 30 years. He enlivens these programs with his trademark humor and incredible stock of stories and anecdotes.
$351- $500
Marshall, Nate Nate the Great, Juggler Performing Arts- Juggling
Nate the Great is an interactive, 1-man street-style juggling show with comedy, volunteers, very difficult juggling set to pre-recorded New Orleans jazz music, fire breathing and fire juggling. Strolling juggling also available at hourly rates. See more: www.juggling.nateandkatemusic.com Nate the Great's Juggling Workshops teach the basics (to advanced, if student is not just beginning) of ball, ring, and club juggling; feather balancing, plate spinning, and devil sticks. Ages 10+ is best. 1/2 hr or full hour workshops available.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - CHARLOTTE'S WEB Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
The miraculous Charlotte and the lovable Wilbur star in E.B. White's ever-popular tale of bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.
$1001- $3000
Rivest, Robert The Alphabet of Imagination Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Magic
The Alphabet of Imagination! is an amazing synthesis of movement, imagery, characters and illusion. With a different mime piece for each letter of the alphabet, Robert Rivest highlights the endless joys of our creative imaginations and the awesome art of mime.
$351- $500
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