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Chimenti, Michael BROADWAY BABIES History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
We are Cathy & Michael Chimenti, a Broadway husband and wife singing duo who, for the last 5 years, have been performing in the Tri-State area to nothing but raves and repeat bookings. Word of mouth has been unprecedented, but we are reaching out to you to make you aware of this opportunity to bring Broadway entertainment to your venue. The Chimentis are perfect for any size event or meeting. We can perform anywhere from ½ hour to 90 minutes to a full 4 hour party with DJ and dancing. The program focuses on the history of the Broadway theatre, with personal recollections for our careers and insightful anecdotes about the history of Broadway!
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire History,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Theater
Many women fought against getting the vote in the early 1900s, but none with more charm, prettier clothes—and less logic—than the fictional speaker in this satiric monologue written by pro-suffragist Marie Jenney Howe, in 1912. =Woman suffrage is the reform against nature= declares Howe’s unlikely, but irresistibly likeable, heroine. =Get what you want. Pound pillows. Make a scene. Make home a hell on earth—but do it in a womanly way! That is so much more dignified and refined than walking up to a ballot box and dropping in a piece of paper!= Reviewers have called this production =wicked= in its wit, and Michèle LaRue’s performance =side-splitting.= LaRue is a professional actress who tours nationally with a repertoire of performances using works by writers of America's Gilded Age (Civil War - WW I). Dishes is a period satire written by pro-Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe and originally published in 1913, by the National American Woman Suffrage Association (precursor of the League of Women Voters). This production, produced by The East Lynne Company, premiered in March 1994, during New York City’s fourth-annual Womenkind Festival. Performance sites and presenters have included over 70 libraries, including Chicago’s Newberry.
$351- $500
Golden, Gail WORLD OF WONDERS! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
WORLD OF WONDERS TIES IN CLOSELY WITH THE 2011 SUMMER READING PROGRAM THEME, ONE WORLD MANY STORIES. PROFESSIONAL ACTOR/STORY TELLERS FROM BUFFALO PRESENT 3 MULTICULTURAL STORIES -- FROM JAPAN, MEXICO, AND POLAND. SPANISH LANGUAGE CONTENT IS INCLUDED. THE STORIES ARE VERY INTERACTIVE. CHILDREN LEARN A SONG IN SPANISH AND EVEN GET TO JOIN THE WONDERMAKERS IN ACTING OUT THE STORIES -- PLAYING EVERYTHING FROM WRESTLERS TO ANIMALS TO A BEAUTIFUL LADY IN A KIMONO. IT'S FUN AND EDUCATIONAL FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 AND UP AND THEIR FAMILLIES!
$101- $200
Harris III, Walter Finding Balance: Eastern Serenity Meets Western Activity Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
A Cultural, Philosophical and Artistic presentation about what happens when East and West meet.From the East, The Way of Tao advises going and pausing on one's life-path. In the West, however, we are often told to keep going and going and... Through Zen stories, music, poetry, current events, discussion, and more, this presentation will share ways to help learn about and balance East and West within.
$101- $200
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP by TSF Productions Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP is presented by TSF Productions and performed by Craig Babcock and Richard Stillman, using costumes, scenery, a wide variety of musical instruments, a clever script by Joe Cosentino, and original songs by Richard Stillman. Follow Aladdin’s journey of growth and self-discovery, as an enlightened genii empowers Aladdin to help himself. Through his exciting adventures, Aladdin finds that the richest treasure is the magic of knowledge. This inventive adaptation of the familiar Arabian Nights story is enhanced with enchanting magic effects.
$501- $1000
Marshall, Barry New York State Historical Folklore History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Presentation of stories and songs from the history of NY State, ranging from Native American origins through Dutch and English colonization, Henry Hudson's exploration, and the NY State tall tale tradition. Many stories to choose from including: Abenaki stories, ghost stories, tall tales, NY State folktales, more!
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON & OTHER STORYBOKS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
An exciting musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books. Book titles subject to change. Teacher From the Black Lagoon- by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee Dogzilla- by Dav Pilkey Grumpy Bird- by Jeremy Tankard I Want My Hat Back- by Jon Klassen Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse- by Kevin Henkes Love Splat, Splat the Cat- by Rob Scotton The Grasshopper and the Ant
$1001- $3000
Randall, Mike Reading Is Magic! With Mike Randall & Friends Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Magic, Ventriloquism And Family Fun for Children Of All Ages! Mike Randall One Of Western NY's #1 Kid Show Entertainers! Mike Randall's extravaganza was a top notch, professional show that I would highly recommend. Western New York is fortunate to have such a talented entertainer in the area. Rene Hanley Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library Summer Program Coordinator
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna Toddlers and the Arts Workshops for Little Ones & Their Adult Friends Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This very special offering is targeted to the youngest children, ages 2- 2 1/2, and their significant adults. Favorite songs, developmentally appropriate movement activities, and fun with props, such as shaker eggs, parachute, colorful dinosaur bean bags, and fantasy bubbles, create a special time for very young children and adults to enjoy, together. It includes age and developmentally appropriate material, created and collected from Anna's 30+ years as an educational music consultant and teaching/performing artist. Extensive experience with this age group. This popular program was created in response to special grant funding, and has been back by popular demand, for the past 5 consecutive years.
$501- $1000
Mitch Weiss, Martha Hamilton Stories of Wonder and Humor from around the World Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton are seasoned presenters who have been winning audiences and critical acclaim throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia since 1980. Renowned for their dynamic presentations of world tales and their work in teaching storytelling, they are available for performances, workshops, and extended residencies. Their twenty-one books and recordings have won numerous awards including Parents’ Choice, National Parenting Publications Awards, Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (from Bank Street College of Education), and the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award. A typical comment after a school visit is: 'Beauty & Beast Storytellers have so much talent wrapped in one package! They are authors, dramatists and educators bursting with energy and enthusiasm. Their books delight all audiences and when they talk their books, it's an unforgettable performance.' Mitch and Martha will get children of all ages excited about reading and inspire them to tell tales in an engaging manner and to write their own stories. Their story collections and picture books appeal to a wide range of ages. Check out their terrific Web site which reflects the quality of their programs and the breadth and depth of their experience.
$501- $1000
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