Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Estes, Susan The Comedy Magic Circus Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
The Comedy Magic Circus starring Sammie & Tudie. A comedy show that is a thrill ride of fun that includes clowning, magic and circus tricks. Sammie and Tudie have been called the 'power couple of the clowning world" by Time Out New York Kids and have been featured on TV, in movies and even in books. They are childhood favorites and have performed all over the tri-State area for over 13 years. They have also written an award winning children's book called "Be A Thinker Not A Stinker" encouraging children to think about how their actions affect others. Sure to please at every show!
$501- $1000
Napolitano, Jim Shadows Around the World History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
For thousands of years, man has manipulated puppets for a variety of reasons: religion, education, and entertainment. One of the oldest and most wonderful forms of puppetry is shadow puppetry. Shadows Around the World explores the history of shadow puppetry and its development throughout the world. The program will focus on world cultures and history, the oral tradition of storytelling, and the development of shadow puppetry as an art form.
$351- $500
Aleandri, Emelise Italian-American Theatre Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Frizzi & Lazzi (which means “sparkling theatre”) is a music and theatre company of professional actors, singers and musicians dedicated to reviving the musical and theatrical entertainments performed by Italian-American immigrants at the turn of the last century. The body of work from which productions are adapted includes original plays, songs and skits by Italian-American writers and composers, as well as traditional theatre and music from the Italian repertory, all of which were performed on the stages of Little Italies around the United States. Our actors and performers dress in period costumes, and speak and sing in both English and Italian during performances to make the material accessible to everyone, and still retain the flavor of the original Italian. Our musical and theatrical material is ideal for your social and educational organizations and makes Italian cultural events and celebrations a success! Frizzi & Lazzi can also include variety type entertainments: such as, jugglers, acrobats, magicians, folk dancers, puppeteers, etc. The company also conducts workshops and provides educational lectures with video or audio presentations on various aspects of Italian and Italian-American culture: Carnevale - Masks - Italian-American Theatre - Italian Festivals - Pulcinella.
$3001+
Endres, Eric Eric Herman's Cool Tunes for Kids Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Eric Herman is a multiple award-winning children's music performer. Eric's concerts and assemblies for kids' and families are bursting with comedy, creativity, audience participation and outrageously fun songs. Eric's music videos, including the viral hit, The Elephant Song, have become extremely popular online, with over 40 million views on YouTube, and his songs and videos have been heard and seen nationally on PBS Kids, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, XM Radio and in the Warner Bros. film, Life as We Know It. Eric is a native of Western New York (Buffalo) currently living in the Pacific Northwest. He regularly travels around the country, performing concerts and elementary assembly programs for kids and families, receiving rave responses from kids, parents, teachers and event coordinators wherever he performs. Eric usually visits NY State 2 or 3 times a year.
$201- $350
Jeffers, David A Tale To Tell Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Many stories are available. All of our stories are designed to include the audience. In my case, the children will come on stage and dress up as some of the characters. Stories include - But No Elephants ( accept those who are different), Albert the Turkey (hard work pays off),Abalard the Lost Lamb(do what your parents ask you to). You'll love these stories and really appreciate the messages.
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna Springtime Song and Puppetry Celebration & Springtime Holiday Concerts Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Songs of baby animals, how things grow, changing weather and the joys of spring come alive! Adorable hand puppets, LuLu the Singing Lama, lots of participation, basic sign language and more offer children many opportunities to be in the show! Versions for Easter and Passover available. For ages 2-8 (+ -), and family audiences. Anna has performed over 500 library concerts for chidlren and family audiences, and over 3500 children and family programs to date internationally, in varied venues.
$501- $1000
Cavanaugh, Deb Toe Tappin' Tunes Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
An interactive program of exciting folk music to get you up and moving. Upbeat toe tapping tunes and songs on fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, banjo, guitar and vocals. Originally designed for the 2005 Summer Reading Program, this program will fit into any theme.
$351- $500
Sterns, Michael MAKE A SPLASH INTO READING AUTHOR STORYTELLING SHOW Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I (the author), perform a high energy, dynamic, interactive, multi-media storytelling show encompassing my book: Kokopelli & the Island of Change. This book's nautical theme (complete with sea creatures, island living, and pirates!) fits perfectly with the MAKE A SPLASH AT YOUR LIBRARY theme! My show utilizes the ancient art of storytelling mixed with vocal sound effects and character voices, projected images of my book's illustrations, a native flute musical interlude that I play personally, as well as tons of audience participation. My show is hilarious most of the time, serious at others... this dynamic really draws the children in! I have performed this identical show at over 700 elementary schools nationally, with over 500,000 children of ALL AGES having loved it to date. I have over 60,000 copies of my books in circulation, so you're getting a best-selling author storytelling as well!
$201- $350
Rivest, Robert The Alphabet of Imagination Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Magic
The Alphabet of Imagination! is an amazing synthesis of movement, imagery, characters and illusion. With a different mime piece for each letter of the alphabet, Robert Rivest highlights the endless joys of our creative imaginations and the awesome art of mime.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SHADOWTALES by Rick Adam Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Discover the timeless magic of hand shadows. Using hands and simple cutouts this program illustrates familiar stories, tales and fables with shadow. Audiences will learn, firsthand how to cast shadows on a wall and create worlds where anything is possible.
$501- $1000
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