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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
LaRue, Michele The Apple Tree: a celebration of spring and poor housekeeping History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Old Sarah Blake—=small and intense=—is a relentless dynamo of obsessive good housekeeping. Her neighbor, Sam Maddox—a gangly giant of a man—has =lived somehow without much work.= When a fall through =one of Mother’s nice cane seat-chairs= puts old Edison Blake out of commission, the Maddox family learns =It’s terrible hard work cleanin’ house.= The collision of these two very different couples on one eventful afternoon reveals the true value of a glorious spring day. New England author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman conjures her story with insight, humor, and affection. Written in 1903, THE APPLE TREE harkens back to a time when literature was written for the ear, and Freeman’s evocative prose gives LaRue ample opportunity to enthrall. In her honest, vibrant performance, the actress embodies four distinct characters, using “Down Eastern” dialect to recreate a lost era. Michele is a member of both actors’ unions: Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. She has performed vintage American short stories for two decades, touring nationally with a wide-ranging repertoire of TALES WELL TOLD.
$201- $350
Connolly, Carol Harvest Hijinks Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Harvest Hijinks Full of contagious energy, multi-award winning storytellers, Tales ‘n Tunes and their entourage of dancing scarecrows, stomping pumpkins and singing crows make for some hilarious hijinks in the cornfield and the garden patch. The duo sizzles on stage with traditional folklore gone fun and revved-up music and storytelling! Audiences don’t just listen -- they sing, clap, chant and roar! Fall fun at its’ finest.
$201- $350
Ekblom, Christopher Tunes and Tales Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A fun and entertaining program for all ages that combines humorous stories with original folk-style music. Chris’s unique performance is very animated and is sure to spark the imagination of children and adults alike. With a guitar in hand and a flat top hat, Chris captivates his listeners with finger picking melodies , colorful language , and funny story twists that include accents and vocal variety. This lively program is appropriate for all ages and can be customized to fit any age group or setting.
$201- $350
Bady, Robin Robin Bady: Stories From the Heart Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With music, movement and lots of participation, Robin Bady takes you on adventures in story, across cultures, traditions and time. Folktales, fairytales, ghost tales, drawing stories and literature – all come to vibrant, joyful life. Whether it’s a performance or workshop, be prepared to laugh, participate and have fun! Some featured programs include: Dragons, Witches, Talking Animals and People Like Us Drawing Stories From Around the World Strong Girls, Brave Women Holiday Programs Gifts of the Season: Stories for Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas Love Songs: Victorian Fairytales Ghost Tales Local and Oh So True! From Around the World Giggling Ghosts and Silly Scary Songs The Rootabaga Stories of Carl Sandburg Time Travel: A Sci-Fi Adventure
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele Jazz for Kids Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This program is for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. It will introduce our little ones to jazz while yet interactive, fun and age appropriate. The presenters will offer jazz standards like "Take the A Train" as well as jazzy original children music and traditional children songs "jazzed up".
$201- $350
Mischief, Merry Renaissance Revelry History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of Kings and Queens, Knights, Dragons, and even Nursery Rhymes to satisfy even the Queen herself! Program encourages books, stories and poetry from the library. A musical program that features songs, stories and poetry reminiscent of the Renaissance and Medieval times. Costumed musicians (Merlyn & Harry)will give history lessons that make history come alive with humor and harmonies! All set in a language that can be understood by the general wee one to the Lord and Lady of the house!
$201- $350
Paul, LoriAnn Juggling and Other Circus Arts for Kids with Zinnia the Clown Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This proposal is for a wonderful program, which I am offering, called “Juggling and Other Circus Arts with Zinnia the Clown”. This program may be offered once or on an ongoing basis. Depending on the parameters of your program, students may learn the following skills: Juggling with scarves and balls (I have enough equipment to teach up to 60 people or more at a time) Balloon Sculpting Face painting Creative movement with fun music, singing and dancing Puppeteering Storytelling Unique games that encourage co-operative group participation (and which also improve motor skills), such as parachute games, Hula Hoop games and more (I have several rainbow parachutes to choose from depending on the size of the group) Unique Crafts upon request
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora Be a Friend, Not a Bully Interactive Concert Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this interactive concert students will sing together and take on roles of characters showing empathy, compassion, caring, perseverance, friendship and bullying. Exercises will be used to demonstrate welcoming and unwelcoming body language. The music and performing will add some excitement and levity to a very real and current issue. Children will love being on stage. Singing together is a very powerful uniting force! All music is original and fully orchestrated. Cue cards are used to help students sing along.
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith My Story, My Song: a workshop in creativity through songwriting Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Everybody loves songs but most people have never made one up themselves. Songwriting can be as natural as breathing … or humming – and since we all have plenty to say or should I say sing about this is a no-brainer! In this workshop we learn about the basics of song form and improvising melodies but more importantly we discover all kinds of exciting ways to access our creative impulses and turn them into song! Free-writing exercises, group collaborations, guided meditations and sensory exercises are all part of this inspiring and delightful workshop. Why is it called “My Story My Song?” – well – because it’s the stories – the ones that are central to our everyday existence that fuel the creative process and serve as the centerpiece to this inspiring experience in personal creativity.
$351- $500
Donohue, Pat Mr. Beau the Clown Performing Arts- Clowning
Clowning that is NOT scary since I transform from a dad to a clown right in front of the audience! My 33rd year of offering a show that is the funniest clown show you'll ever see. Last year alone I clowned at 72 different Libraries (some 2 or 3 times!) I do a pre-show visit as Pat Donohue, then an hour show of juggling, magic, puppetry, pantomime, balloon animals (made ahead of time so there's plenty for everyone!!) plus good, clean humor. After the show I visit with the audience. I am on the advisory board of my neighborhood library and 4 of our 5 sons work or have worked at Libraries so during the show, I encourage people to use and support their Libraries. Plenty of references from Librarians to share with you.
$201- $350
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