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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sumner, Rachel Rockin' All Around the World Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning children's recording artist Rachel Sumner puts together a special concert each year to incorporate the summer reading theme. Her programs are available any year. She usually tours in NY State and Western PA the last week of July into early August. Please contact her for on-route bookings. Singing songs and telling stories that teach as well as entertain, she has gained fans young and old. Her music videos appear regularly on The Learning Channel's Ready, Set, Learn during Short Stuff. She can also be heard on children's radio, satellite and airline programming around the world. In addition to her concert performances, Rachel presents keynotes and workshops full of creative ideas, music and fun for educators, librarians, families and parents. She is a trained Arts Integrated Specialist with the Tennessee Arts Commission. She also works as an artist in residence with various arts organizations and is a Master Artist with the highly acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute.
$501- $1000
Davis, Lydia Adams Hits of 1909 History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hits of 1909. Lydia Adams Davis sings with guitar, dulcimer, ukulele and piano accompaniment. (In costume) Colonial/Civil War/Victorian/Turn of the Century/Tin Pan Alley and songs of various movements like temperance, abolitionist and suffrage.
$201- $350
Theater, Open Hand Grandfather Frost's Stories of Russia Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater creates original performances based on the performance traditions of cultures around the world. Grandfather Frost weaves his magic through the Russian forest in a tale spun by Baba Yaga and her mischievous cat. Featuring Vladimir Vasyagin, our international artist in residence from Tomsk, Siberia, this traditional story introduces Russian heritage through its folk characters, music and unique style of puppetry.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna Spooky Tunes For Halloween Song & Puppetry Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Halloween songs and stories designed to delight and not frighten little ones, while thoroughly entertaining older children. A Halloween favorite at libraries for years, this program includes synthesizer keyboard, puppets, lots of participation-- including all the ingredients to make a wonderful Spooky Stew! Children may be invited to come in costume! Great Halloween fun for ages 3-8!
$501- $1000
Lienhard, Marco Japanese Folk dance and bamboo flute program Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
A program of colorful Japanese folk dances and soothing melodies played on the Shakuahchi( 5 hole end blown bamboo flute) and the Fue (side blown bamboo flute)
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices' NORTHWEST PASSAGE History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
When Julia’s family immigrates to the northwestern United States from Sweden, she experiences the diversity of America through interactions with her African, Asian, and Native American neighbors as she becomes a nurse at the height of WWI.
$501- $1000
Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit performed by Marian Grudko and
accompanied by Marian’s original music “...but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden. Your father had 
an accident there; he was put in a pie, by Mrs. McGregor.” Potter’s beloved story and Marian’s fresh new music create 
a magic that is as lovely as it is wry.
$201- $350
Goldberg, Norbert Drum and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The close relationship between the drummer and dancer is explored using examples ranging from traditional African dance to hip-hop. The concept of art forms (drumming and dancing) as a means of communication is introduced. Latin American dances such as the Cuban Cha-Cha, the Brazilian Samba and the Merengue from Santo Domingo accompanied by typical percussion instruments reinforce the African connection. This program offers many opportunities for group participation culminating in a Conga line involving the whole audience.
$501- $1000
Graham, Michael The Three Wishes / The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Performing Arts- Puppetry
THE THREE WISHES This folktale favorite is flavored with a dash of dialogue, a generous helping of humor and the twists of plot for which the Spring Valley Puppet Theater is known. THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING A hungry Wolf tries to outwit the savvy Shepherd and make a meal of the helpless, little Lamb. Helpless? Maybe not! Adapted from the Aesop Fable, this popular story is enlivened with a colorful Mexican setting, a humorous communication gap and a surprise ending! Both productions feature handmade puppets, scenery and lively scripts.
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie Around the World in An Afternoon Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Starting with a folk tale from the small island nation of Haiti, I will take students on an imaginary journey across the Atlantic, where they will meet characters commonly found in European and African folklore. We will continue our journey around the globe, with a stop in Asia, then the South Seas and finally back home to the United States. As we travel, we will talk about why people tell stories, and explore why similar stories appear in a different cultures around the world. During the 30-60 minute concert (program length and repertoire adjustable to suit your scheduling and curricular needs), listeners will be active participants in the program, both as an audience who delights in the magic of stories and songs from such a wide variety of cultures, and as “explorers” who help me answer questions about the tradition of storytelling and the stories themselves. At turns hilarious and serious, Story Laurie magically glides from one character to the next, employing her marvelous vocal skills, gestures and facial expressions. Perfect for libraries, schools and community events -- Laurie has a knack for enchanting both young and old equally!
$201- $350
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