Performers and Programs

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TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's KWANZAA Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrate the African holiday of family, community and culture with Queen Nur and her percussionist partner. A dynamic program of traditional African stories and songs.
$1001- $3000
Oliveira, Nelson Around The World With Books-Magic & Variety Show Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Around The World With Books (Magic & Variety Show) is an action packed program that will grab the attention of children (and fun loving adults, too) with amazing magic tricks, hilarious age-appropriate humor, tons of audience participation, music and more. We will take your Patrons on a magical journey around the world and show how much fun reading really is! (NOTE - This program is no longer offered and only during the national summer library reading theme. Every summer its a different theme and we put together a brand new summer reading magic show promoting reading at YOUR library that revolves around that summer's theme. This is just an example of the past library summer shows. For More information on our current summer reading library shows visit:
$351- $500
Gertsacov, Adam Exploring With Henry Hudson History,
Performing Arts- Theater,
In this exhaustively researched show by actor, director, and performer Adam G. Gertsacov, Henry Hudson comes to life in a thrilling re-telling of his adventures on the high seas. Full information at The show imagines Hudson having just returned from his fateful third voyage and giving a presentation to “investors” (the audience) about his fourth voyage to continue his quest for the Northwest Passage to China. Through the course of the show, audience members will have the opportunity to “join” his crew, learn a sea shanty, learn how to navigate using state of the art sixteenth century instruments, and hear his thrilling tale of landing in the New World and visiting this strange new island named Manna-Hatta. At the end of the performance, audience members are encouraged to ask Henry any questions they like about his rich and varied life as a sea captain, explorer, navigator, and Elizabethan gentleman. Hudson lived during the age of Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, Galileo, El Greco, and Queen Elizabeth. This 40 minute educational performance is suitable for all ages, and is available for extensive touring during the Henry Hudson Quadricentennial (Summer 2009).
$501- $1000
Conrad, Bob Abe Lincoln in Person History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
This program will give your students the chance to see the 16th president of the United States and to gain insight into the personality of this remarkable man as he tells the story of his life from a log cabin to the White House. He tells about his family, his children, the importance of learning history. The entertainment of the day , the Medicine Show, he performs magic,operates a marionette of himself,and plays the banjo and the harmonica.
$351- $500
Fischer, Joe Joe Fischer's The Balloon Workshop Performing Arts- Magic
This workshop based program offers the audience a chance to develop the skill and talent to become a real balloon sculpture. Once a few well guarded secrets are explained, it will take just a twist here and there to allow every child to create dogs, flowers, bunnies, elephants and more. Every child is given a large supply of balloons and their very own pump. Do not miss out on a program that offers laughs, smiles, fun and balloons!
$201- $350
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi LEND ME A HAND BAND CELEBRATION JAM!! Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Visual Arts- Drawing
LET’S CREATE AND CELEBRATE!! 2009 SUMMER READING GIGI AND THE LEND ME A HAND BAND'S MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT ALBUM WAS A FINALIST IN THE 2008 CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BOTH BEST ALBUM & BEST SONG CATEGORIES!! Gigi and Family & Friends add interactive musical adventures combining aspects of music, art and lots of imagination for a wonderful Summer Reading Program. Highlights will include: • We’ll bring tubs of our famous LEND ME A HAND BAND decorated wooden spoons for the audience to play along with us to create an accompaniment to our music and also use as props in songs and stories. We’ll create our own band and play and learn about different rhythms and styles. • WE'LL LEAD A MUSICAL ADVENTURE and include the song, “AIKEN DRUM”, with an audience member (older grade) drawing the “man made of food” from audience suggestions, and we’ll all sing along at the end. • We’ll also CREATE our own VERSES to certain songs selected age appropriately to target audience and sing them along. **Can also be adjusted to pre-school age.
$351- $500
Newcombe, Melody BALLOON, PUPPET & JUGGLING FUN AND GAMES Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Melody Newcombe, professional circus arts clown, offers a hands-on tour of the art of balloon twisting, puppetry and ventriloquism and juggling for children ages 3 and up. This is an introductory program. Extend the program to 2 hours for more hands-on opportunities for children ages 8 and up to go beyond the basics to reinforce their newly learned skills, and to allow them to choose a specialty to work and play at such as twisting balloons into more creations, operating puppets while doing read aloud role playing with the puppets or practicing juggling skills with balls, scarves or spinning plates (non breakable).
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE FIRE SAFETY SHOW Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
The show is presented as a fun magic act, full of comedy and audience participation, in which every effect teaches an important lesson in fire safety. The slick and flashy production is designed to capture the audience’s attention, and help them remember the important life-saving messages. The show's creator, Steve Luker, has been involved in entertainment and fire safety for many years. This program has been endorsed by the National Education Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the U.S. Fire Administration Office, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and the NYC Fire Department.
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Where in the World Are We? Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
An interactive program of songs and dances from around the world, often sung in those languages. Each country is marked on a world map with that country's flag as each song is introduced. Countries include Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, European countries,Russia, and more. Instruments may include fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, banjo, guitar and vocals.
$351- $500
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel Midsummer Knights Tales: Stories of Heroes from the Middle Ages (2015 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
Teens will be enthralled by the accounts of heroes from King Arthur’s realm and other legendary kingdoms in the British Isles. In addition to traditional storytelling, Rebecca and Rachel also employ literary storytelling, which requires close adherence to the written word, to bring modern translations of the Middle English works to their audiences. These stories continue to entertain and inspire, and modern audiences will enjoy them as much as did listeners during times long past. This program can be adapted for an audience of teens and adults. Created for the 2015 NYS Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story and year-round.
$101- $200
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