Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Nager, Stuart everywhere I look...: a biographic monologue experience Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
everywhere I look... a true story of a concentration camp survivor and the horrors that still plague us today (older teens and adults only) *Language issues that are integral to the performance.
$501- $1000
Storper, MS, RD, Barbara FOODPLAY Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Performing Arts- Theater
FOODPLAY is a national award-winning theater show that combines fantastic feats of juggling, captivating characters, music, magic, and audience participation with motivating health messages to help children take charge of growing up healthy and fit. Addressing the major nutrition, fitness, and self-esteem concerns affecting today's schoolchildren, FOODPLAY provides kids with the practical tools they need to improve their eating and exercise habits — all in a spirit of fun and celebration! FOODPLAY programs are research-based with proven results dramatically improving the eating and exercise habits of the nation's youth. Bring FOODPLAY to your school, conference, or special event to help counter today's number-one health epidemic, childhood obesity, and help trigger school-wide excitement toward improving school nutrition and wellness. Plus, FOODPLAY's School Resource Kits provide fun-filled supplementary curricula materials for students, parents, teachers, health staff, and press.
$1001- $3000
Field, Barb Family Fun Face Painting Performing Arts- Clowning,
Visual Arts- Other
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. SUGGESTED PROGRAM: (other ideas are available!!!) BJ will give a brief demonstration on how to use face paints. Then the fun begins! Participants may use the mirrors provided and paint their own faces or paint on a willing friend or family member. As they do this, they are learning about blending colors and cooperating with others. The students will be using safe, non-allergenic face paints to create their own designs on themselves or each other. www.bjandcompany.com
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy Songs of the Great Depression and Today History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
When the Great Depression hit, a whole new genre of American folk music was born. Songs about the Dust Bowl, the Great Migration, bread lines and soup kitchens, the New Deal and times of triumph and struggle circulated throughout labor camps, churches and family gatherings. These songs depicted down-to-earth everyday realities of the American laborer and farmer, the hungry and the industrious, centuries old traditions and the transition to a new modern society. It can be surprising how many of these old songs speak of challenges we face today and how new songs written about today's America can so resemble the songs of the Great Depression. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$501- $1000
Perri, Dana Storytelling Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Dana Perri's award-winning children's book series, Think...then Jump™ entertains children with the simple, rhyming stories, vibrant and bold illustrations while teaching them that taking time to think about their words and actions will lead to thoughtful choices. Dana will read from her books, The Grumpy Frog and The Careless Frog and engage the children in an active discussion about the books, discussing how this relates to their own experiences. Dana will also discuss the writing process, where you can find inspiration and lead the children through imagination exercises. Depending on the age of the group and proficiency level, she can lead them in a writing and drawing exercise or a simple craft that echos the Think...then Jump™ mantra of living life thoughtfully.
$101- $200
Conrad, Bob The Magic of Recycling Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Bob Conrad brings to this program over three decades of experience performing educational assembly programs in schools. Using a large number of performing skills, including, Music,Puppets, Magic, and Ventriloquism, he makes learning about the importance of Recycling fun and exciting. When this serious subject is presented in a light-hearted manner, all your students will understand and remember the reasons WHY we must recycle and HOW they can help. Students young and old will be amazed by the magic and charmed by the puppet characters Gomer and Mr. Bird, and they will cheer for their classmates in Bob Conrad's Recycled Rhythm Band. The Magic of Recycling is fun from beginning to end, with an important message that will be long remembered. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children.
$351- $500
Keezing, Jonathan Fizz Boom READ! Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Caravan connects the sciences and literature with wonderful handcrafted puppets, music and original, and multi-cultural stories. Children see metamorphosis, hibernation, Jurassic dinosaurs and an origin story! We're also offering our Dinosaur show with our "Hurray for science in literature! song titled "Fizz Boom READ!!" You can see and hear about these shows at: http://www.caravanpuppets.com/FizzBoomREAD%21.html
$351- $500
Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s classic “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck” Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s classic “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck” performed by Marian Grudko and
 accompanied by Marian’s original musical score “A magical combination of story and music” Potter’s tale is presented word for word,
 but included in the score are two songs with original lyrics: “Jemima” 
about the pretty duck who wished to hatch her own eggs, and 
“I’m The Fox” a hilarious soliloquy by the “bushy, long-tailed gentleman,” 
who thinks himself irresistible and invites Jemima 
to a dinner party, “all to ourselves!” And you will be captivated by the bewitching
 “Waltz of Jemima and the Fox.”
$201- $350
Rosenberg, Paul Homespun Community Dancing with Peter, Paul & George Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Come kick up your heels to live fiddle music! Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation. Everyone gets involved – from ages 2 to 102 (especially those who have not danced before) -- in easy-to-learn American barn dance favorites: circles, squares, contras, as well as folk dances from around the world, like Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Tahiti, Mexico, France, Scandinavia, China and Africa. The toe-tapping tunes consist of reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes and waltzes. Instruments may include fiddle, banjo, flute, pennywhistle, clarinet, guitar, piano, recorder, percussion, and more. While participation in the dancing is encouraged -- it's hard to sit still -- it's also fun to just watch and listen to the music. This program helps children develop an awareness of our traditional way of life - when people lived without electricity and had to make their own entertainment - and discusses the origins, sounds and uses of traditional instruments. The Family Dance usually includes a short sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. Here's a video sample of a family dance: http://homespun.biz/interfamilydance.htm
$351- $500
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