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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
DuBois, Betsy Karen Montanaro Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Mime
Karen Montanaro blends the arts of mime and dance to create theater with rare physical and emotional power. Karen offers interactive workshops on dance and movement in PE classes as well as general classes and performances. One moment an old gunslinger reminisces about his youth, the next an entire baseball game plays out in front of you. The full evening concert includes original works by Karen Montanaro, by mime master Tony Montanaro, and by renowned dancers and choreographers Louis Gervais and Clay Taliaferro.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna It Takes All Colors To Make a Rainbow MULTI-CULTURAL Song & Puppetry Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Join Anna for multi-cultural fun and appreciation,in a show featuring highly interactive songs, stories, indigenous rhythm instruments, adorable multi-cultural puppets, LuLu the Singing Lama, sign language and lots more! Children have a chance to join Anna and be right in the show! Colorful cultural insights and stories create an appreciation of differences, and a sense of friendship, shared hopes and dreams, around the world.
$501- $1000
Francois, Theresa Behind the Scenes With Franee the Clown Performing Arts- Clowning
Behind the Scenes With Franee the Clown. Watch as the performer turns into a clown right before your eyes. Franee dons her costume and makeup in front of the audience and then performs an interactive comedy magic show. Suitable for all ages.
$201- $350
Gardner, Tom Reading Rocks! Tommy & The Uncle Brothers Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A fun, interactive concert where the kids, dance, sing and clap along, and use their imagination. Includes, It's All There At The Library, Reading Rocks, Witch Doctor (Library Version), The Unicorn, Ice Cream Sundae, Lion Sleeps Tonight, and many others. Perfect for library summer reading programs!
$201- $350
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Busy Bodies (ages 1-3) Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Busy Bodies (Ages 1-3) Join Mother Goose as she uses nursery rhymes and simple tunes presented through music and movement to tap into toddlers innate need to move, jump and dance. It is fast paced and varied to accommodate their age appropriate attention span and very busy bodies.
$201- $350
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
Pace, Frank COMEDIAN FRANKIE PACE Performing Arts- Other
A national headliner, performing since the early days of Seinfeld. Frankie's performances have always proven to be a hit never a miss. Joan Rivers dubs him a lovable madman. Bill Boggs calls him Whacky Frankie Bill Ervelino of the New York Post exclaims The room was filled with so much good nature laughter, you wouldn't hear a tractor trailer fall through the roof. With the help of Eddie Murphy Frankie's first national performance was on Saturday Night Live where he met Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Joe Piscopo and Jim Belushi. His other TV credits include FOX TV, A&E, The Sopranos, The Apollo Comedy Hour and Comedy Central's Make Me Laugh. Frankie was also on The Cosby Show and The Joan Rivers Show and hosted his own show on USA's Night Flight called Rick Shaw's Takeout Theatre, playing numerous characters. Whether Frankie performs in Casinos like the Mohegan Sun Arena in front of 6000 or just an intimate country club private party, you'll enjoy the talents of this gifted comedian. More credits include: Saturday Night Live, Flight of the Conchords, Comic Strip Live, Comedy Tonight, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Carolines Comedy Hour, HBO, Cinemax, etc; etc;
$501- $1000
Gillman, Jackson The Magic of Rudyard Kipling - Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
The Magic of Rudyard Kipling: Just So - The classic Just So Stories are brought to life through Jackson's intimate theatrical style and a score of lively characterizations. School Library Journal review: Jackson's enthusiasm and delight infuses these stories from beginning to end. He is very entertaining while remaining true to the stories as Kipling wrote them -- further testimony to the timeless quality of these tales.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John 'STONE SOUP & the HURDY GURDY MAN' - FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer Program 2014 2-for-1 Special for Children History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This favorite classic tale has been crafted to include lots of singing, movement, and active participation for every audience member, from the youngest, to the most old and wise. The story: When a very clever traveler meets a very stingy lady, an extraordinary soup is created from nothing more than the imaginative man’s ordinary stone, water, and his wits and imagination. Our version highlights this most valuable clue: There is great joy in sharing, and it is important to always “use your noodle,” and your imagination! Young children will love the inclusion of their favorite storytelling elements: singalongs, patterns, repetition, the wondrous ways of 'long ago & far away' and especially, their 'Fizz Boom Pop' Chorus! & 'THE HURDY GURDY CHILDREN'S CONCERT: OLDEN INSTRUMENTS THAT GO FIZZ, BOOM, and POP! Reading Program Special: 2 programs for 1 price: see separate entry For a truly unusual musical experience, songs are accompanied by a real live HURDY GURDY built by the artist. This unforgettable historic stringed instrument doubles as a magic pepper grinder in our telling! Look forward to an energetic, meaningful, & interactive tandem storytelling experience underscored with live music, resonant with historic authenticity, and alive with abundant participation.
$351- $500
Aleandri, Emelise Mask of Venice and Carnevale Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Description and history of masks; displaying of Venetian masks, history of Carnevale; when possible instruction in Renaissance dance, quadriglia and/or pantomime exercise; of cost permits, my entire musical theatre company can perform a commedia dell'arte skit and a Carnevale performance which includes audience participation
$201- $350
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