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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Field, Barb Hands on Magic Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic
BJ and Company will custom design the right program for your needs. We have worked extensively with children and families and performed hundreds of shows. Participants in this show will learn a few secret tricks ... hopefully sparking their interest to read about and research some more tricks on their own later. First BJ will give a short comedy magic show. Then we will make a few tricks together that the participants may bring home. We will also learn a little about stage presence, presentation, and timing involved in successfully doing any performance. THIS SHOW IS BEST WITH SECOND GRADE TO ADULTS. www.bjandcompany.com 607-432-0988
$201- $350
Storytellers, The Genesee A Teeny Tiny Halloween Performing Arts- Storytelling
It's spooky fun with tales of ghosts, witches, and giant pumpkins. This program is geared to young children K-2nd grade.
$101- $200
Shimeta, Kathleen Life, Love, Song! A Visit with Gena Branscombe Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
This show is a tribute to an inspiring composer whose life and work were well in advance of her time. A one-woman retrospective of Miss Branscombe's life showcases the romantic beauty of her exceptional music. A performance full of family entertainment, enchantment and inspiration! Composer Gena Branscombe was a leading figure in American classical music from 1905 until her death in 1977. Her richly melodic, award-winning body of work includes over 150 art songs, chamber music, choral works and piano compositions. An integral part of New York City and State musical life in her time, Miss Branscombe was also the founder and leader of the Branscombe Choral, with an illustrious career that included performing and conducting for kings, presidents and the celebrated figures of her time.
$501- $1000
Manning, Jim Minecraft Madness Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
“Build a Better World” is the 2017 summer reading theme developed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). To fit with the Architecture, Building, and Construction theme, Jungle Jim's new show is titled Minecraft Madness! Join Jungle Jim as he leads your young patrons through the magical world of Minecraft! Some of the activities we do with the children include: The creation of the incredible Giant Dragon, competing in the sensational Building Block Madness Tournament, Beware of the riveting Zombie Chase!, Battle with the epic Balloon Blaze Rod, Watch the magic Bone Wand appear!, the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza, and for the big finale… Jungle Jim creates the biggest challenge of them all: A humongous 6-foot Slimeball!
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Fizztastic Science Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Watch children erupt into laughter and applause when Doctor VolCaino appears! Magician Ron Cain turns into a silly scientist for his new Fizztastic Science Magic Show, inspired by the summer reading theme, 'Fizz, Boom, Read! He performs illusions that celebrate science and highlight great scientists like Einstein and Edison. Plus, he encourages families to visit the library and read about his lab-coated heroes. Ron also teaches scientific principles behind the tricks of his trade in a Scientific Secrets of Magic workshop. Children learn simple magic tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The former teacher and Syracuse University alum has specialized in educational magic since 1988. Children are active participants in shows related to reading, history, science, geography and ecology. Students also do hands-on activities that foster learning and self-esteem in his one-hour magical workshops. Ron also performs at schools, libraries, festivals, recreation programs and businesses year-round. His family-friendly, 45-minute magic shows are the highlight of special events & holiday celebrations. He even offers entertainment packages that include strolling magic and balloon sculptures.
$201- $350
Hawkins, Jim Irish Stories and Songs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program of Irish Stories and Songs taken from a variety of themes in Irish history, folklore, culture and tradition. Most of the stories and songs are humorous, though serious pieces in relation to the above themes can be performed. The program is crafted towards adults, but I have found that children of all ages have enjoyed the stories and songs. Some of the stories ("God and the Devil Dividing the People") are personal and others such as "The White Doe," "The Boy who Had No Story" and "Robert Emmet's 'Speech from the Dock'" are taken from Irish folklore and history. I also include the stories of Eamon Kelly in my performances. In the course of the performance, I discuss aspects of Irish history, cultiure and tradition and encourage the audience to speak of their own Irish roots.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' THE NEW AMERICAN History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hard times in Europe in the early 1900s forced many people to pull up their roots, and set out for a new life in America. This is the story of one of these immigrants, an Irish girl named Bridget, whose first steps in America took her through Ellis Island to New York's Lower East Side.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's WRIGHT BROTHERS (AND SISTER!) History,
Performing Arts- Theater
Your students learn how Orville & Wilbur Wright turned determination, confidence, calculated risks, self-taught education and a knack for solving problems into the quintessential American success story!
$501- $1000
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Greta's Punch & Judy Puppet Show Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Wintergreen! Punch & Judy puppet show featuring Greta Garbage. Storytelling Audience Participation Puppetry The winter garden is trashed and world famous puppets Punch & Judy come to the stage. Punch playfully throws garbage out the window while Judy engages the audience to help him clean up his act. Punch, however, is more interested garbage games & playing with the audience. Join in the fun to find out how it all ends. Also starring Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. Puppet making workshops available. *** Punch & Judy puppets have an endearing, centuries-old reputation for entertaining children. This show alters things a bit. The comedic puppets Punch & Judy have finally gone through some conflict resolution & peer mediation training. The world famous Punch may no longer throw his fellow puppets out the window… but guess what he does with his garbage?
$201- $350
Carpenter, Regi Where There's Smoke, There's Dinner Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This is a wonderful program featuring stories from the upcoming book of the same title. Family, recipe for disaster or comfort food? It includes stories of the Carpenter clan of the 1000 Islands region in NYS. Colorful, poignant and always saucy. A GREAT adult and teen program.
$201- $350
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