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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Davis, Katie Novel and picture book Author-Illustrator Visit! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Kids interactively establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Children edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Kids learn to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. K-3: Highly interactive: children help write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. 4-6: Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: teaches kids HOW TO SEE so they’re able to illustrate any story they write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, K teacher
$1001- $3000
Shih, Patricia So You Want a Career in Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This is a workshop for teens to teach them about the fun, fact, fiction, fantasies and frustrations of a life in music. The first part of the workshop will be Patricia speaking about the realities of a music career; the second will be performance coaching a la "American Idol". Participants will be invited to share one prepared song in front of the group; afterwards Patricia will offer gentle constructive suggestions to steer the participant towards a higher, more professional presentation.
$351- $500
Newcombe, Melody Amazing Whoopsy Daisy's Magical Storytelling Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Amazing Whoopsy Daisy spins yarns using magic, puppetry and audience participation. Her program is fun, engrossing and captivates audiences age 3 to 7.
$201- $350
of New Zealand, Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre People of the Pacific Genealogy,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
People of the Pacific brings to life the culture, heritage and languages of the South Pacific islands of Tahiti, Hawai'i, Samoa and New Zealand in a fun, interactive, entertaining and highly educational way. Authentic costuming, live music, energy and audience participation come together to take the audiences on a journey to far away islands where the way of life is different and exciting but the pride in culture is strong.
$1001- $3000
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Comedy/Variety Shows Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning
A Barrel of Fun comedy/variety shows may include music, magic, ventriloquism,juggling and lots of audience participation. We have performed over 10,000 shows at a wide variety of venues. We have performed programs in over 250 libraries, including almost 150 libraries in NY State. We have well over 500 repeat library programs to our credit. Our programs are appropriate for preschool through elementary children and families.For the 2014 Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading theme, we are suggesting: Professor Klutzo's Did You Know Show (Comedy/Variety) and Catfish Charlie's The Science of Fishing (Comedy/Music). Comedy shows available are: Professor Klutzo (Comedy/Variety) Music, magic, ventriloquism and juggling. Pete The Pirate (Comedy/Variety) Music, magic and ventriloquism. Bongo Joe (World-wide percussion,stringed instruments and ventriloquism with soft puppet characters.) Catfish Charlie (Comedy/Variety) Camp songs with audience participation, comedy and ventriloquism. Rattlesnake Red (Cowboy character/musical variety) Comedy and ventriloquism. Side Saddle Sue (Cowgirl character/musical variety) Puppet Shows-See our listing under Puppet Shows. Fuzzy The Clown (clown variety) Hanna Banana (clown variety) See website for specific descriptions and photos. Many shows are theme-adaptable.
$201- $350
DuBois, Betsy POST Comedy Theater Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Mime
Post Comedy Theater performs a series of stories ala Carol Burnett or Sid Ceaser - creating a whole cast of characters to comunicate his stories. Post has performed from Moscow to Mexico - all across the US and from the Lincoln Center to coal mines in West Virginia. All ages are amused and enthralled by his creative performance.
$1001- $3000
Gillman, Jackson Moon Crazy Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Put on your imagination caps and blast off with Jackson on his lunar adventures. Captivating songs and stories, including Frank Asch's Happy Birthday Moon, to take you far away and pilot you happily home. Beth Wiseman of Loudoun County VA Library Program Specialist reports: You held the attention of 150+ children and adults for an hour - without any hi-tech stuff! Loved the way you wove the stories & songs together with movements & laughter.
$351- $500
Rogers, Robert Aesop's Fables Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Take pride in who you are, even if you are slow as a tortoise; don't be greedy, and practice what you preach. These are some of the lessons taught in five of the most delightful and timeless stories by the ancient Greek writer, Aesop. These two thousand year old stories have been told around the world for generations. This version by Robert Rogers includes, How the Tortoise beat the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Mother and Son Crabs, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Monkey and the Jar of Peanuts.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Once Upon A Halloween Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
What would Halloween be without some chillin' tales for the spookiest time of the year? Once Upon A Halloween is a fun-filled, Halloween event - complete with a huge cauldron bubbling over with fog for the last dramatic story! This family program contains some old chestnuts as well as great new Halloween stories full of surprises. All tales are appropriate for family audiences and contain a well-rounded blend of suspense and humor. "Thank you again for a wonderful Halloween performance. The children were engaged whether laughing or quivering! As everyone was leaving I heard nothing but praise and positive comments. You are a master of your craft!" Anne Vantram Children's Librarian, East Bridgewater Public Library, East Bridgewater, MA
$351- $500
Kruk, Jonathan Finger Fables Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Young children are enchanted into listening with hands-on fables. Little fingers become animals from Aesop or Anansi. Using varied voices, creative movement, gesture, chants, and silly word plays, even the squiggle squirmer gets engaged. Selections include; Rabbit & Turtle, Mouse & Lion, Fox & Crow, Big Fish Small Pond, Barkface & Rootnose, and many more fables are available. Links are made to library collections. Have a master storyteller turn your youngest patrons into active listeners and readers.
$201- $350
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