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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Reynolds, Jackie Brand New! Clown Skills Work Shop Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Learn balloon twisting, kid-friendly magic tricks, easy-to-do juggling and how to make a sock-puppet talk with ventriloquism in this two hour hands-on workshop. Bring home a bag full of your balloon animals, juggling stuff, the puppet you made and cool magic tricks. You'll be very proud of yourself! (One hour programs also available.) Great for elementary and middle school kids.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES by TSF Productions Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES is presented by TSF Productions, with costumes, scenery, and a wide variety of musical instruments, in a clever script by Joe Cosentino, and original songs by Richard Stillman. Craig Babcock and Richard Stillman combine their multiple talents to bring this famous Hans Christian Andersen tale to life. See how pomposity and deceit turn into humility and honesty, as each character learns to accept himself and others.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - RETUMBA! Journey to the Caribbean Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The all-women Afro-Carribean troupe, made up of singers, dancers and instrumentalists, presents a high-energy uplifting performance that is sure to leave your audience breathless! Interweaving traditional rhythms, beautiful ancient melodies, and a whole lot of fun, Retumba! emphasizes the particular strengths and sensitivities of diverse women working together in celebration, demonstrating the similarities and links of our shared cultures. An unforgettable performance for all ages.
$1001- $3000
Gato, Nego Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances of Salvador, Bahia, Brazi--areas known for customs deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. The ensemble was formed by the Artistic Director, Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, to share his experience of growing up on the streets of Salvador immersed in the magical sounds of street music, Carnaval and Candomble ceremonies. We present Living History and are accompanied by live percussion.
$1001- $3000
Walker, Nancy Nancy Walker trio Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The Nancy Walker trio Big Shoulders. The Zucchini Brothers. And that's just for starters. Nancy's voice has found a home with the trio, whether singing her own melodies, classics from the American songbook or selections from the deep catalog of the Old Town School of Folk Music. Have you lived until you've heard Nancy sing "Bury Me Beneath The Willow?" She's just an comfortable laying back and letting Larry and Sam stretch out on an original instrumental, with Larry's guitar snaking along Sam's expansive drum beat. Some bands get by on style, some get by on substance. Some, instead, catch the magic that flashes when the two poles meet. The Nancy Walker trio is the real thing.
$351- $500
Reid, John TrickyBiz presents Magic by Matt Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
This is a shorter version of the same entertaining and amazing show as John's performed by one of his proteges as a more affordable rate. We want to make great magic available to every library regardless of size or budget limitations. Updated June 2014
$101- $200
TheatreworksUSA, - The Balsters' THE WIZARD'S APPRENTICE Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Tim and Robin Balster present an all-new magic spectacular. Join Harriet Peabody as Willard the Wizard of Wisdom teaches her that the greatest secrets to magic and life is to possess good reading skills and to know how to find the books she needs. With its large illusions and innovative masks, this is an audience-participation treat for all!
$1001- $3000
Knight, Leonora PreSchool Interactive Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Preschoolers will engage in singing along to popular songs with movements, expression and sense memory exercises. Children will also participate when some of their favorite books come alive through songs in a variety of musical styles. List of books can be sent ahead of time so children are familiar with stories. Children will be asked to follow directions, recall time sequences, feel temperature changes, count in Spanish and much much more!
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by TSF Productions Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW is presented by TSF Productions, with costumes, scenery, and a wide variety of musical instruments, in a clever script by Joe Cosentino, and original songs by Richard Stillman. Craig Babcock and Richard Stillman combine their multiple talents to bring Washington Irving's most famous American ghost story to life. Watch the clever antics of Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones as they vie for the attention of Katrina Van Tassel. See Ichabod show off with a wildly funny dance. Enjoy the live accompaniment of guitar, banjo, harmonica, bones, bagpipe, penny whistle, drums and more. Witness the thrilling chase on horseback at the climax of the story. This is an imaginative presentation, which will delight, amuse and enlighten children of all ages.
$501- $1000
Reynolds, Jackie My Best & Brightest Funny Stuff Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Have people of all ages to entertain? Here is a bright idea... Invite Jackie the Magician (or Bee Bee the Clown) to share the laughter with her favorite Comedy Magic in the Best and the Brightest Funny Stuff! It is Comedy Magic with a real bunny, Juggling, Balloons, Puppets and Ventriloquism. Kids and grown-ups say: WOW!
$201- $350
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