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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Boertzel, Brooke Alice's Story, An Anti-bullying Performance and Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Alice's Story is an interactive theatre performance and workshop exploring the theme of bullying. During this performance and workshop, children function as: *Audience members...as they view short scenes performed by the artists. *Critical thinkers...as they brainstorm effective strategies to counteract bullying. *Actors...as they implement their ideas through role playing. This program promotes the importance of community, friendship, social and personal responsibility and empathy.
$101- $200
Barkan, Paul Michael The 'All You Need Is Read' Literacy Concert Featuring MOSTLY MOPTOP Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatles tribute band Mostly Moptop will perform a concert of Beatles music (and a few little surprises), but throughout we would do readings of prose and poetry not only by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but also by key writers who influenced The Beatles such as Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Shakespeare, and James Joyce (among several others). This promises to be a wonderful concert / library experience we would like to bring to the entire Public Library System.
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele Tales Well Told: a repertoire of stories from America's Gilded Age, inc.: History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
TALES WELL TOLD, a rich repertoire of vibrant short-story performances from America's Gilded Age, illuminates a variety of themes. Modern audiences recognize themselves and their own familiar dilemmas in those of our ancestors—history comes alive. Despite TV and films, the Internet and special effects, we still crave to simply listen to a story well told. With their powerful verbs, evocative adjectives, and rich dialects, these vintage tales were written to be read aloud. TALES authors include: Humorists Mark Twain, O. Henry, H. C. Bunner, Bret Harte; Local colorists Kate Chopin, Elsie Singmaster, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Brown; Midwesterners Elia Peattie, Edith Wyatt, Edna Ferber; New Englanders Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Edith Wharton. The TALES WELL TOLD repertoire appeals to a wide variety of audiences (H.s. to adult)and interests. Sponsors consult with the actress to find the perfect stories to match their events—from Women’s History Month to Halloween, summer vacation to December holidays. =It’s difficult to find the words to describe the wonder of what you do! You transported us totally to another time, another place, and filled our lives with new friends.= -- Livingston Public Library, New Jersey
$201- $350
Oliveira, Nelson "The Splish Splash Reading Show" Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Other
Domino's, "The Splish Splash Reading Show" is an action packed program that will grab the attention of children (and fun loving adults too) with amazing magic tricks, fun storytelling, hilarious age-appropriate humor, tons of audience participation, music and more. This reading program will make your summer a real "SPLASH" and pack your library with young readers who are ready for some real fun in the sun at YOUR Library!
$201- $350
Holder, Chris GODS, HEROES, MONSTERS AND MEN Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Exciting versions of well-known myths from Ancient Greece, plus a modern re-telling of an ancient story. Prometheus, the Cyclops, Zeus, Hera and Pandora all told in a lively, hip and hilarious manner.
$501- $1000
Shepard, Mark Mysts & Magick: Drums, Songs & Stories From Ireland Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrate the music and tales of Ireland! From the magical seals called Silkies to the likes of Giants, Finn McCool and Cucullien, to Grace O'Malley - the Irish pirate Queen (a real historical character) to the wee fairy folk, Mark Shepard draws on his Irish heritage and involves the audience on an adventure in music and story.
$351- $500
Kelly, Erin Lee Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band Family Concert Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Erin Lee is an award-winning songwriter whose family music has received rave reviews (“Irresistible!” -Disney’s Family Fun Magazine) and radio play from Massachusetts to New Mexico. Her original tunes from her first two CD’s have earned her national attention as one of the freshest, funniest, and insightful performers for kids. The Up Past Bedtime Band are a group of talented New York City musicians who can usually be found up well past bedtime playing everything from country music to punk in many of NYC’s top venues. Together they create a fabulously interactive family concert featuring funky drumming, electric violin, and silly songs about assorted childhood challenges –from accidentally losing your lunchbox to accidentally getting locked in the bathroom. Winter concerts explore sledding, sneezing, and itchy snowsuits, summer shows feature tunes about boating and baseball. This January they received both an ASCAP Award and a Kids Music Award for 2011. “This rockin' kids band delivers a mix of funk, rock and blues in quirky songs about the trials of growing up.” - Time Out New York Kids. “Catchy and memorable music and vocals, and an overall undeniably feel-good vibe.” - Kids Music Award.
$351- $500
WELDEN, CARL Introducing The THEREMIN, the touchless electronic instrument Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Imagine an instrument that the user plays without touching! As futuristic as it may sound, the Theremin has been around since the 1920’s, its haunting tones have been heard everywhere from Carnegie Hall to science fiction film scores. The Theremin is a simple-looking box with two antennae and unlike conventional instruments, it has no keys, strings, valves or buttons. Its volume and pitch are governed by proximity through an electromagnetic field. The experience is part music, part science and part story-telling. Hear the sound and history behind the first electronic instrument with performance artist Carl Welden, who will give a 'hands-off' demonstration, followed by Q & A. Audience members will then be given a rare opportunity to try this unique instrument for themselves, heralding quirky fun and loads of smiles!
$101- $200
Mc Dade, Ed Singin' on the Rails Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Boomers, Gandy Dancers, Steel Drivers, Greaseballs, Hogheads, Section Bosses and Road Masters come alive in the songs and stories of the resolute men who built, inhabited, maintained and ran the railroads during the Age of Steam. Ed McDade sings and plays guitar, banjo, harmonica and rhythm instruments. He breathes life into the old songs and tall tales of the Irish immigrants and African American work gangs whose hard labor, ingenuity and bravery made the railroads possible. This presentation will be part talk, part drama/comedy and part musical performance. The program includes songs like Pat Works on the Erie, Wreck of Old 97, Cannonball Blues, John Henry, Railroad Bill and stories like Casey Jones, Finnigan to Flannigan and O'Callahan's Solution.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Jim West Productions' AESOP'S FABLES Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Puppetry, classical music, drawing, storytelling and geography - Jim has something for everyone. AESOP 'S FABLES With the help of Aesop himself (and his faithful dog, Moral), Jim and his partners share the famous fables, including The Lion and the Mouse, The Tortoise and the Hare, and the Fox and the Grapes. This large-scale puppet production also features the music of Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Chopin.
$1001- $3000
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