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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Puppet Shows Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Barrel of Fun has a variety of puppet shows available. All shows include a live musical and ventriloquist soft puppet warmup with audience participation. Puppet shows include delightful, believable hand puppet characters who also sing with music tracks. All of our puppet shows are audience interactive, FUNNY and engaging. Summer library reading programs are our a specialty, featuring each year's state theme. For this summer's 2014 Fizz, Boom, Read! theme, we suggest the Science Fair on the Farm puppet show, suitable for ages 6 and under. Check website for photos and show descriptions.
$201- $350
Lewis, Alan I Grew Up On A Farm Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I am the author of the children's book, I Grew Up On A Farm. I come dressed as a farmer in overalls, straw hat and red handkerchief. I bring with me farm paraphanalia such as; a wooden chicken crate, chicken hook, egg baskets (with wooden display eggs, different colored eggs, large feed sack, realistic toy chickens, and other farm implements. I tell stories of my experiences growing up on a farm using the various farm implements. I then read my book to the group. It is on Power Point format, so large audiences are not a problem. The book and presentaion are non-fiction and are aligned to the NYS Standards for Social Studies, 2nd- 4th grade. Free 4 page teachers guide. Check out www.IGREWUPONAFARM.COM
$351- $500
Morton, Rhonda Alligator Mouth Improv Performing Arts- Other
Starting from some thread of an idea, and drawing on theatre, movement, vocals, music and storytelling, Alligator Mouth Improv weaves whole universes, all created in the moment, often from audience input. Alligator Mouth Improv is an improvisational collective founded and managed by Rhonda Morton, and comprised of Peter Chwazik, Amber Espar and Sean Lukasik. Since much of what we do is based on audience participation, we are perfect for organizations' anniversaries, fundraisers and other celebrations with a theme. However, we don't need a special occasion to perform -- audiences love the themes we bring with us too. Please see the video clips on our website for a better idea of what we do.
$501- $1000
Blank, Maya The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Actress/dancer Maya Blank and multi-instrumentalist Uri Sharlin invite the children to tell the story with original music and song, dance, hand-made props, costumes and set-designs. The children participate as individuals and as a group.
$501- $1000
Cain, Ron Magical Workshops Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Clowning
Central New York magician Ron Cain offers workshops that help young people enjoy and explore the magical world around them. Each combines class instruction with hands-on activities. IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Ron's SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF MAGIC teaches scientific principles behind the tricks of his trade. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull. A native Texan, Ron graduated from Syracuse University and took graduate classes in social studies education. He has taught at Onondaga Community College and Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES.
$201- $350
BRIER, MARK COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA Performing Arts- Other
A COMEDY SHOWCASE FEATURING FIVE OR 6 COMEDIANS HOSTED BY COMEDIAN MARK BRIER THE HOST OF LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARy mark has been a comedian and comedy writer for over 35 years
$351- $500
Del Bianco, Lou Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A graceful balance of humor and heart- LA TIMES “Around the World” is an exciting 45 minute multicultural program that combines storytelling, theater, and music. Lou invites children onstage to help him act out stories that reflect the African, South and North American, Asian and European cultures. Each story contains a valuable lesson that can teach us all something about ourselves. Children will discover that we all have a song to sing or a story to tell no matter where we come from …Around the World!
$201- $350
Reid, John Outrageous Balloons by John Reid Performing Arts- Other
John has been twisting balloons for 20+ years, has won countless awards and in April of 2014 set the world record for the largest balloon sculpture built by a single person. More than dogs and swords, John knows over 100 different designs including comical and unique characters and can twist 30-35 in an hour. John has also mentored 10 young twisters who are available at a more modest fee. Updated June 2014.
$351- $500
Lienhard, Marco Japanese Folk dance and bamboo flute program Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
A program of colorful Japanese folk dances and soothing melodies played on the Shakuahchi( 5 hole end blown bamboo flute) and the Fue (side blown bamboo flute)
$501- $1000
Carter, Tom The lost German girl Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
How a change in the environment, in this case a volcanic eruption, can effect changes, some good , some bad , in individuals lives and change the course of human history. The lost German girl? Well, was the New Orleans slave really the lost girl? And would Joseph Smith have found the Golden Plates in Palmyra, New York or Mary Shelly have written " Frankenstein",if not?
$101- $200
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