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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hudert, Christopher The Velveteen Rabbit Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With gentle humor and warmth, Margery Williams’ classic tale of a toy rabbit who’s big dream is to become real is told with hand puppets, storytelling, and song by a solo puppeteer. It is a story about friendship, changes, magic, and what it means to love and be loved. A popular show for the young and young at heart, it is of particular interest to children and their parents, youngsters learning to read, and anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. This show was recently designated as a “Helen Hayes Awards Recommended” production.
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson Songs & Stories for a Small Planet Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A celebration of nature with an eye to where we fit in and how we can help sustain our world. Sue Haley of the Cape Cod National Seashore booked Jackson 5 times and reported: It was great. I was truly impressed how you got the whole audience involved, tentative adults as well! Everyone was fully engaged and enjoying themselves.
$351- $500
Del Bianco, Lou Lou's Thanksgiving Show Multicultural- Native American,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through storytelling and song, children will learn what the Pilgrims and the Native Americans meant by being thankful. In this 50 minute program, authentic Indian legends as well as folk songs handed down from our earliest settlers will be shared by all! Children will get a chance to say what they're thankful for. Both educational and fun, with lots of participation.
$201- $350
Fischer, Joe Joe Fischer's The Juggling Club Performing Arts- Juggling
A wonderful HANDS ON program. Children are introduced to the world of juggling in this interactive workshop. The basic techniques of juggling are explained and demonstrated in a clear step by step format. WOW, in just under one hour the children are on their way to a brand new hobby.
$201- $350
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna A Visit with Laura Ingalls Wilder History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Master storyteller, Lonna Pierce, comes in costume and brings period artifacts of the late 1800s. She re-tells stories from the Little House on the Prairie series, tying in history, geography, cooking, dance, and music. Students will discover what it was to be a child 100 years ago!
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane Fairy Legends of Ireland Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washing his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This performance is accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp.
$501- $1000
Cain, Ron Scientific Secrets of Magic Workshop Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Scientific Secrets of Magic reveals the scientific principles behind the tricks of magician Ron Cain’s trade. Children learn simple magic involving chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The Syracuse University graduate and former teacher also offers other workshops that combine class instruction with hands-on activities: IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane The Salmon of Wisdom Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
True tales and original stories of encounters with the wild. This inspiring and entertaining performance is especially for nature lovers. The show starts off with an upbeat rhyming story of a New York cabbie who travels “up North” in search of a loon. Filled with humorous and evocative moments as we travel with the greenhorn cabbie as he reconnects with the wild. This piece is complemented with beautiful Native American legends and Diane’s original story The Salmon of Wisdom ~ a true tale of a mysterious and inspiring journey along California's Pacific Coast ~ a story of the beauty and mystery of nature. A one of a kind performance by one of New England’s favorite storytellers.
$501- $1000
Tolliver, Lisa You've Got a Face For Radio Media- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
YOU'VE GOT A FACE FOR RADIO! teaches participants to produce and host radio shows to be aired on the radio and/or online. Episodes will be recorded as podcasts and available on demand via the Internet. Modules - which may be selected and customized according to school budgets, schedules and available equipment - include: 1. Defining show topics and identifying interview subjects, 2. Working with sponsors and stakeholders, 3. Conducting interviews, 4. Marketing and promoting radio shows, 5. Hosting online shows, 6. Researching subjects online and in the library, 7. Photographing subjects (digital or analog cameras are required; cameras may be disposable), 8. Videotaping subjects - Part I (analog or digital camcorders are required), 9. Videotaping subjects - Part II (analog or digital camcorders are required), 10. (10) Podsafe music, 11. Editing and archiving podcasts. CATEGORIES: Literature, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Professional Development. NYS STANDARDS: I, II, III, IV.
$3001+
Lawrence, David Dig Into Reading Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
An exciting, interactive program featuring magic, music, puppetry, all based on the 2013 library theme Dig Into Reading. We use books from library collections to weave a fun filled collection of magical routines into a program that both delights children, and encourages them to check out books from the library.
$201- $350
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