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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hudert, Christopher Aesop's Fables Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Aesop’s imaginative and informative world of amusing and instructive stories springs to life in these bright and delightful tales. A solo puppeteer/storyteller brings to the stage the tales of “The Ant and The Grasshopper,” “The Country Mouse and The City Mouse,” and “The Tortoise and The Hare.” Each fable has a moral, or lesson, that illustrates different proper behavior and highlights a different style of puppetry. The wit and wisdom of one of the world’s best known storytellers are as relevant today as they were when Aesop first told them nearly three thousand years ago.
$351- $500
Durst, James JAMES DURST: 'Hue Manatee's Quest' Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Singer-songwriter James Durst presents a 1-man musical adventure, rich in humor, song & story to dramatize themes of environmental sustainability, unity in diversity, friendship & peace. The central characters Hue (as in 'color' or 'cry of alarm') Manatee and Flickati Cricket seek the wisdom of renowned change agent Leon Chameleon, only to be invited along on a journey to his ancestral homeland, the Galápagos. Along the way, they overcome numerous perils while meeting and sharing songs with Shining Eagle (Northern Hemisphere shaman of the Imáji Nation), a trio of dolphins, a whale threatened by a whaling ship, Ella Condor (Southern Hemisphere medicine woman of the Todos tribe), and a popular street-corner quintet known as Acapellago. Cameo appearances are made by Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood & Goldilocks to populate Leon's parable explaining how our protagonists differ from the 'two-legged ones' in a 5-part tour de farce, 'Lost in the Kuda Shuda Woods.' Ideally suited for families with older children, as the humor employs wordplay and the music is sophisticated yet accessible. Imagine 'The Lion King' meets 'Candide.'
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Jazz, International Cabaret, and American Songbook standards History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Music includes a mix of Jazz, International Cabaret, ( French and Brazilian material )and Great American Sonbook standards. Prgram includes stories about the music and the composers
$351- $500
Novogrodski, Marvin Circus Arts Workshop Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Learn how to juggle scarves, balls, clubs, spin plates, walk on stilts, tame the rhythm sticks, twirl rings, and discover your own balancing skills in Marvelous Marvin's Circus Arts Workshop. Marvelous Marvin gives easy-to-do lessons which makes his workshop accessible for children and adults. Great for gym classes, fairs, festivals. I provide all equipment necessary.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Jim West Productions' DINOSAURS! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Fossil, the Dinosaur detective, mixes fun and facts in this colossal show inspired by everyone's favorite prehistoric creatures. Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Stravinsky and Prokofiev provide the rich musical score.
$1001- $3000
Cain, Ron Professor GreenPockets' Performing Bug Show Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Magic
Meet Central New York magician Ron Cain's new character, Professor GreenPockets, the good-natured dean of green and master of eco-magic. In Professor GreenPockets' Performing Bug Show, Cain catches the reading bug and makes him the star of the show! This entertaining, educational revue also features magic with a spelling bee, bookworm, flea circus, counting ladybug & caterpillar-turned-butterfly. As always, Ron uses humor and illusion to promote the value of reading and the importance of visiting your local library. The show highlights the state reading program theme, Catch the Reading Bug. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages include Professor GreenPockets' Performing Bug Show, The Magic of Being Green, Tune In To Magical Idol, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Magical Museum Show, Case of the Missing Bunny, Captain HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show, Discover Millennium Magic Show and Holiday Hocus Pocus.
$201- $350
Davis, Lydia Adams Songfest! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This family concert blends improvisation, story telling and song. A mix of original ballads by Lydia Adams Davis and other great songwriters, comedic eco-puppets and familiar standards bring a diverse audience in the door to sing, laugh and share memories.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' LA CAUSA History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
In the late 1960's, a man named Cesar Chavez changed the lives of Latin American farm workers, fought for civil rights, and battled racism and indecent working conditions. Experience this chapter of American history as one young woman balances the demands of her family and culture, and fights to see her people free of poverty.
$501- $1000
Livinston, Laura TheatreSports Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this interactive introduction to the excitement of live theatre, two teams of professional improvisers challenge each other to spontaneously create scenes inspired by audience suggestions. Audience members help create characters, settings and stories – often participating on stage. Collaboration (actor/actor and actor/audience) is clearly essential. Challenges include using language creatively, scenes resembling books, and scenes inspired by curriculum subjects. Recipient of Young Audiences of New Jersey’s first Artists of the Year Award. Video at www.freestylerep.org.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - RED BULL THEATRE: SHAKESPEARE RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Through dramatic storytelling, theatrical exercises and heightened poetic text, a Red Bull Theater residency helps to improve literacy and public speaking skills, broaden students' understanding of critical social issues, encourage imaginative growth, teach collaborative problem-solving, and promote self-confidence in young people. These teaching artists also collaborate with teachers in developing and implementing cross-curriculum lesson plans to integrate the Bard's masterworks with other subjects. Red Bull artists are available for both single-day workshops and extended multi-week residencies, and can customize their approach to meet your students' specific needs and skill levels, from fifth grade all the way up through high school.
$351- $500
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