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Description
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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
Haynes, Jeff Rhythm and All That Jazz History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
April is Jazz Appreciation Month You think you don’t like Jazz? Percussionist, Jeff Haynes presents a multi-genre musical showcase that gets his audience to listen closely and think again. “Rhythm and All That Jazz“ is more than just a performance of a Jazz band. It is a creative exploration of the genre and how it is part of the fabric of music that students hear on commercials, movies and around their families. Jeff and his network of talented professional musicians weave a performance and discussion of musical genres ranging from today’s chart toppers, to blues, classic R&B, to American folk. Students will enjoy a moving performance, while learning to hear and appreciate how many of the rhythmic patterns and musical elements trace back to jazz. Thus allowing students to listen to Jazz with a greater understanding and appreciation for the genre.
$501- $1000
Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s classic “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck” Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s classic “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck” performed by Marian Grudko and
 accompanied by Marian’s original musical score “A magical combination of story and music” Potter’s tale is presented word for word,
 but included in the score are two songs with original lyrics: “Jemima” 
about the pretty duck who wished to hatch her own eggs, and 
“I’m The Fox” a hilarious soliloquy by the “bushy, long-tailed gentleman,” 
who thinks himself irresistible and invites Jemima 
to a dinner party, “all to ourselves!” And you will be captivated by the bewitching
 “Waltz of Jemima and the Fox.”
$201- $350
Robinson, Tyrone Let's Make a Musical! Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Ever want to learn how a Broadway show gets written? This two-hour workshop covers how to structure book (script), lyrics, and music of a musical. From A Chorus Line to Fiddler On the Roof to My Fair Lady. Join ASCAP award-winning New York composer/lyricist Tyrone L. Robinson for an exciting fun exploration of the Broadway musical.
$201- $350
Carpenter, Regi Read to the rhythm! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Read to the rhythm is a high energy program for families that combines stories, music, and dancing.
$351- $500
Graham, Michael Puss in Boots Performing Arts- Puppetry
PUSS IN BOOTS This classic fairy tale features beautifully crafted hand puppets, a life-sized Ogre and clever scenic design. In an original adaptation, Puss (in boots) rushes headlong into a series of misadventures, only to discover he is happiest being himself! The Spring Valley Puppet Theater production of “Puss in Boots” mixes merriment and message in a new approach to this feline favorite. This show if followed by a demonstration of some of the puppets, both in schools and public performances.
$351- $500
Nager, Stuart Songs of Disaster: Devised & Collaborative Theater Master Class Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
(Advanced Students/Teachers) Using the lyrics of early 20th Century songs of angst and disaster as jumping off points, the workshop group will take a journey into devised & collaborative theater. Ensemble building will be explored through Boal and Viewpoints exercises. Working in small groups, the attendees will be actors, playwrights and directors to create scenes from the lyric sheets the group chooses. Students must have a strong improvisation background and willingness to create as part of a group. Each group will present their work at the end of the session. NOTE: This workshop is designed to be done in a two to three hour period of time or short residency. *This can also be altered to fit elementary schools through Folk and Traditional Tales, as well as other subjects in a process drama format.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John French Music, Instruments, & Dance Traditions of the Provinces Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Bromkas offer a memorable musical journey through the French Provinces! As traveling musicians who visit France each year to participate in regional music and dance festival, John and Sondra have a large repertoire of songs, instruments, and even lively circle and line dances that will be chosen to appeal to the age level and needs of your group. Rare and distinctive regional instruments in their collection include: Breton and Auvergnat bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, flutet et tambourin, more! There are also French songs especially for dancing. (Artists may present a concert of musical traditions, or a combination program of traditional dances, instruments, and songs. Other possibilities include participatory crepe-making activity, more!)
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - ALEXANDER WHO'S NOT, NOT, NOT...GOING TO MOVE Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Alexander has just received some really bad news. His dad has taken a job in a city a thousand miles away, which means that he and his family are going to have to move to a whole new city. And even though his mom says, 'Wait, you'll like it,' Alexander already knows that he'll hate it. He can't bear to leave the people and places he loves, so he decides that he won't move. First he tries to live with three different neighbors. Then he tries to build a tent so he can live by himself. Then he decides he'll hide so that his parents'll never find him, but that doesn't work out either. With a little help from his mom and dad and even his bossy older brothers they help him to understand that home is where your family is, where you're with the people who love you best of all.
$1001- $3000
Newcombe, Melody The Magical World of Bugs and Things That Go Bump in the Night Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
With the help of puppets and storytelling, Luna the Fairy Godmother of the Enchanted Forest brings science and nature to her audiences. Topics of camouflague, metamorphosis and animal behavior help to explain survival. Kids will see first hand some of the wonders of the natural world. Luna, Melody Norsgaard Newcombe, was featured on the National Geographic Society CBS-TV special "The Hidden World of Insects" among many other TV specials about nature. She will tell astounding tales of wonder and intrigue from "The Enchanted Forest"
$351- $500
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