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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Crocker, Keith HAL ROACH - Hollywood's Hidden King of Comedy Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Clowning
Hal Roach was certainly a well know producer, but so few realize that this man gave us some of the best comedic acts that Hollywood had to offer. From his humble roots being born to Irish immigrant parents in Elmira NY, to his journey to California to become a successful prospector, Hal Roach himself never envisioned becoming the King of Comedy. But he did, giving us Harold Loyd, Laurel and Hardy, The Little Rascals and so many more. This program focuses on Roach's early career and creative output, and will use 16mm comedy shorts to exemplify Roach's output.
$101- $200
Conrad, Bob Music of the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Author/illustrator, musician Bob Conrad will take your students on an imaginary voyage around using Music, Dances, and Hats of over 20 different cultures. Every member of the audience will become involved as they sing, clap, and participate in the fun. For the finale of the program, the stage is filled with a Latin Rhythm Band composed of members of the audience, each playing a different instrument. Bob Conrad will perform on a wide variety of common instruments such as the guitar and banjo, as well as Rosita the Brazilian Talking Drum, the Steel Drum, The African Kalimba, and a host of rhythm instruments, he will also explain the origin and historical development of them in a light-hearted way, This program will introduce your students to the world of music, Dixieland, jazz, Country, Folk, Flemenco, Rock and Music from Around the World. This program will leave your audience with a new found love and appreciation for music of all types. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children.
$351- $500
Alden, Bernard Bernard and Anne Alden -- E.S.P./Mind Reading Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
We are a husband and wife team who have been doing an audience-participation E.S.P./Mind Reading act since 1971. We conduct a fun-filled series of 'tests' in which we read minds, predict in advance what people will say, and demonstrate the hidden psychic abilities of different members of the audience. The show is clean, wholesome, family-type entertainment that's suitable for all ages from eight to eighty-eight.
$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+
Evans, Carolyn My Spirit Sings Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Histo-Drama-My Spirit Sings draws from a series of'Women Who Could've Sung the Blues but Didn't.' I portray in costume, Harriet Tubman-Prose and songs on the Underground Rail Road and Codes of the Quilt, Sojourner Truth-From Slavery to Rebirth and Freedom, Emmett Till's Mother-A mother's Cry for Justice, Margru-Child of the Amistad (she tells of her fight for survival), Bessie Coleman-Aviatrix pioneer (juvenile-theatre and reading for grade1-4), Zora Neale Hurston-Readings-Their Eyes Were Watching God as well as her folk tale collection, Callie House-Ex. Slave Reparations and Poetry readings by Maya Angelou, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, Philiss Wheatly, Sonia Sanchez and others.
$501- $1000
Latta, Tim Lattawork/Motion 360 Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Dance
Is it theater? Is it dance? Is it circus? It’s all of these and more. It’s a performance for now- a new way of looking at creative thinking and how we can use it in our daily lives- in schoolwork, interactions with peers, building self esteem, confidence and tolerance. Everything and everyone around us has a story to tell and the potential to teach us something. In Motion 360, Tim Latta (former Pilobolus, Momix, Faustwork) demonstrates how we can, literally, stumble over everyday objects to unlock our creativity and help us discover what those stories can be. He creates dance/theatre pieces using objects that range from the ordinary (rollerblades and chairs) to the extraordinary (stilts, masks and milk cans!). While entertaining the audience, Mr. Latta is also teaching a whole new process of exploration. We learn that everything in the world around us can be used as a tool for creative problem solving. This process can be used in a classroom, a workplace and throughout our lives. Motion360 will leave audiences saying, “I can”. “Tim’s commitment to teaching and nurturing creativity in young people is obvious and infectious.” (All ages)
$501- $1000
Carlson, John KidMotivator.com Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
John Carlson is an Educational Entertainment Specialist. John first learned magic at the age of 10 by reading a book from his local library where he grew up in Brooklyn, NY. The magic bug bit him hard and he decided to start his own magic club and would hold monthly meetings at that same library. To show his appreciation John and his magic club members would put on a show every month for the library. He continues today performing his educationally significant programs through out the country. Our programs promise to be engaging and entertaining using magic, ventriloquism, and audience interaction while also maintaining the highest standards of educational significance. Most importantly our programs are structured, written, and delivered to stimulate and motivate the audience members to continue the learning process through self-directed learning. Every program motivates kids to read and learn!
$351- $500
Wind, Dee and Frank Barnyard Yarns and Animal Tales Performing Arts- Storytelling
We tell stories about animals that live in the jungle, on a farm, in the woods or the barnyard. The tales are good for a family audience. Many of them have messages that will help the audience better understand themselves and their environment.
$201- $350
Rowe, Elizabeth Love Stories for Better or for Worse Performing Arts- Storytelling
Stories for adults featuring love in all its aspects - romance, jealousy, generosity, innocence and humor - as related throughout the ages in folklore, literature, myths, poems and song.
$201- $350
Lawrence, David FizzBoomRead Library Program Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
This interactive program will feature different aspects of science and experiments, with magical twists. We use music and plenty of laughter to emphasize books that can be borrowed from the library for the children to learn about gases, fireworks and astronauts. The program features books from library collections and a live bunny production, from a test tube!
$351- $500
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