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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Theater, Open Hand Monkey Business Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
With its interactive play stage, Open Hand Theater engages children ages pre-K - 2nd grade in their own performance of the well-loved story, Hats for Sale. In our version each monkey is a vowel sound. With puppets and a stage, sounds and lots of fun with repetition, children participate in acting out the story.
$101- $200
Sullivan, Rory Michelle Dino Sings! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Get ready to sing, dance, stomp, and roar with Rory Michelle! 'Dino Sings!' gets kids and families active the whole time through dino-themed sing-and-play-a-longs based on favorite kids' songs. Rory Michelle performs regularly for kids and families throughout the tri-state area. Kids and adults alike respond to her enthusiasm and joy - and you will, too! Testimonials: [Rory is] vivacious, energizing and dynamic with her music. She connects with parents and children alike as she is generally likable, warm and silly! ... Rory... is joyful and full of enthusiasm on a stage, park lawn, synagogue basement, bookstore nook or any other space. She is a natural and it’s clear that she just loves singing ... songs to children and families. It’s a passion and anyone can see it right away. - Leemor Ellman, Director, Empowerment for Families with Young Children, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Rory does amazing work with the youngest members of our community and is also a master at engaging parents! - Rabbi Ravid Tilles, Merrick Jewish Center
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Fizztastic Science Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Watch children erupt into laughter and applause when Doctor VolCaino appears! Magician Ron Cain turns into a silly scientist for his new Fizztastic Science Magic Show, inspired by the summer reading theme, 'Fizz, Boom, Read! He performs illusions that celebrate science and highlight great scientists like Einstein and Edison. Plus, he encourages families to visit the library and read about his lab-coated heroes. Ron also teaches scientific principles behind the tricks of his trade in a Scientific Secrets of Magic workshop. Children learn simple magic tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The former teacher and Syracuse University alum has specialized in educational magic since 1988. Children are active participants in shows related to reading, history, science, geography and ecology. Students also do hands-on activities that foster learning and self-esteem in his one-hour magical workshops. Ron also performs at schools, libraries, festivals, recreation programs and businesses year-round. His family-friendly, 45-minute magic shows are the highlight of special events & holiday celebrations. He even offers entertainment packages that include strolling magic and balloon sculptures.
$201- $350
Conrad, Bob Books Are Magic Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Bob Conrad takes your audience on a Magical look at reading and all the exciting things that can be found in a book. Meet Bernie the Book Worm, Sam the Talking Book, Bob's puppet friend Junior. Magic from far away lands. Stories about animals , famous people, and How to do it! Loaded with audience participation and side splitting laughter. Your audience will see just how much fun Reading can be. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational children's books including, Bob Conrad's Rain Forest Animals, Bob Conrad's Deep Sea Adventure, Bob Conrad's Great Americans and You can do Magic.
$201- $350
Joyce, Liz Minkie the Monkey & Friends Performing Arts- Puppetry
Minkie the Monkey & Friends 30 minutes, ages 1-5, hand puppets Minkie the Monkey is a delightful puppet show just for preschoolers. Themes of sharing, growing and playing change with each audience.
$351- $500
Warren, Kenneth Comedy Ventriloquist and Vocal Illusionist/lecturer Kenny Warren Performing Arts- Puppetry
Comedy Ventriloquist and Vocal Illusionist Kenny Warren & "Joey O'Leary" presents a fascinating and highly entertaining comedy stage performance along with his lecture based on his book "The Revival of Ventriloquism in America" dealing with the actual history of this unusual art form. Children of all ages will appreciate and be captivated by this highly specialized art form!
$501- $1000
Warren, Kenneth COMEDY VENTRILOQUIST & LECTURER KENNY WARREN Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Kenny Warren is one of America's foremost academic authorities on the art of ventriloquism, having written an entire Masters thesis (published and available online) entitled "The Revival of Ventriloquism in America" describing the ancient history of this unusual art form up until the present day. He's performed in nightclubs, the comedy circuit, National television and commercials, corporate venues, etc. First presenting his comedy ventriloquist act, he henceforth lectures on the topic of the history of the art form offering an interesting question and answer session. Mr. Warren also teaches the art of ventriloquism privately.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John 'The Boy Who Went to Visit the North Wind' Participatory Storytelling + 'Who Has Heard the Wind' Children's Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Sondra and John Bromka bring audiences on a wind-swept journey to 'long ago and far away' with the telling of this fine traditional tale. Look forward to an energetic tandem storytelling performance that is underscored with live music on Celtic harp, enriched with historic authenticity, and alive with abundant participation that is well suited to audiences of all ages. A tale of wonder, magic, and heroism, the story unfolds when a poor boy's meal is unwittingly blown away, taken to the four corners of the earth by the all-powerful North Wind, and cannot be returned. In exchange, a magic tablecloth, magic donkey, and magic stick are three marvelous gifts offered by the Wind. But in the end, the most important gift of all is surely the North Wind's sage advice: 'All you have to do is keep your eyes & ears open.' As in the best of traditional folktales, there is the timeless appeal of a thought provoking theme. Here, justice & fairness are of universal concern to young children. And they will enjoy their favorite storytelling elements: patterns and repetition, personification, and especially, the wondrous and curious ways of 'long ago & far away.'
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Insect Comedy Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Insect Comedy takes a delightful look at our Six-legged friends. In Princess Firefly entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug I will love?” Kate's Acorn, one of Diane's original stories, teaches about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. And in another backyard tale we learn about when to keep or let insects go. Diane's hilarious interpretations of Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat, Old King Lampyradie Beetle keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the world of insects. "From the Academy's point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!" Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
$351- $500
Gertsacov, Adam Acme Miniature Flea Circus Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
The Acme Miniature Flea Circus is an authentic Victorian style flea circus that features Midge and Madge, trained fleas, who perform Spectacular Circus Stunts As Seen Before (and on top of) The Crowned Heads of Europe. The show was deemed one of the top shows at the Minnesota Fringe, Montreal Fringe, Piccolo Spoleto, San Francisco Fringe, and many others. The Los Angeles Times said: -'Professor Gertsacov has the audience (and the performers) in the palm of his hand.' Many other quotes and a video, are available at http://www.trainedfleas.com.
$501- $1000
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