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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi 2012 SUMMER READING: DREAM ON! & READY FOR BED! Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dream On! Wind up your "Imagination Key" and "Oh the Things We Can Think!" and the places we can go if we only dream.... A totally interactive program of Songs, Games and Stories. Both Dream and Dream on:Ready for Bed are great PJ concerts too - both a.m.and p.m. Teddy Bears and Jammies welcome as we sing and dance our way through imaginary journeys. A touch of Seuss always included - a little "Waltzing with Bears" and other delightful songs both original and well known. Sing-a-longs and Bedtime stories complete with SNORES!!!
$351- $500
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
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE FOOL AND THE FLYING SHIP by Flying Ship Productions Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
THE FOOL & THE FLYING SHIP is a warm and imaginative Russian fable performed by 2 actors, who portray dozens of zany characters. Embark on a fascinating journey of personal discovery as three brothers seek to find a flying ship and win the hand of the princess. FLYING SHIP PRODUCTIONS presents elaborate musical theatre performances, with inventive staging, dynamic choreography, creative costumes and magnificent scenery. All shows feature Broadway-caliber actor/singer/dancers, humorous scripts and original songs by Jonathan Luks.
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy American Folk Songs for the Whole Family History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. We’ll sing old favorites like “This Land is Your Land”, “If I had a Hammer”, “I’ve been Working on the Railroad”, “She’ll be coming Around the Mountain” and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Foreman, Jon The Defibrillators Band Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Aging Baby Boomers now have a band whose music reflects their refusal to grow old gracefully. As pioneers of Senior Citizen Rock and Blue-Haired Blues, The Defibrillators poke good-natured fun at the foils and foibles of aging in their contagious blues-based rock originals. Billing themselves as “the World’s Oldest Boy Band”. Their high caliber of musicianship is offset only by their subtle theatrics during live performances. Their eponymous CD has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Newsday, LI Press, Good Times, LI Entertainment, Aural Fix and other local press. All the good fun aside, The Defibrillators have rightfully been called a Super group by the press. The members of the band are all highly accomplished musicians who have made their mark on the music scene.
$501- $1000
Davis, Katie Novel and picture book Author-Illustrator Visit! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Kids interactively establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Children edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Kids learn to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. K-3: Highly interactive: children help write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. 4-6: Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: teaches kids HOW TO SEE so they’re able to illustrate any story they write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, K teacher
$1001- $3000
Jeffers, David Puppet Power Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
These puppets are loved by audiences everywhere. Some of them include - Tweedsmore, she's a bird that can't fly, Mr. Johnson, he's a magician that likes himself a bit too much, Grumpy Old Grandma, she needs to learn to be nice if she wants friends - as well a whole bunch more depending on what your needs are. We also offer a Black Light puppet show.
$201- $350
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
TheatreworksUSA, - Jim West Productions' HOW THE ELEPHANT GOT HIS TRUNK & OTHER ANIMAL TALES Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Step right up, and let the animal antics begin! With the Pink Elephant as your guide, Rudyard Kipling's classic story HOW THE ELEPHANT GOT HIS TRUNK (also known as THE ELEPHANT CHILD)comes to life in this large-scale puppet extravaganza. Also, colorful rod puppets perform a madcap Barnyard Opera to the accompaniment of Mozart, Strass, Rossini, and other classical great!
$1001- $3000
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
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