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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hostak, Mary Ellen Beauty and the Beast Puppet Show Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Beauty and the Beast features Puppets, Actors and Audience Participation. The puppets are Beauty, the Beast, the Prince an Enchantress, and an Old Woman. Two professional actress/puppeteers guide the children through a variety of roles - from being trees in an enchanted forest to books in a magical library that the children themselves create. Later in the story, the children will participate in a dance at a party for Beauty. Based on the Original French Story
$201- $350
Gillman, Jackson A Family Cabaret Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
This show is ideal for an intergenerational audience. Everyone is invited to laugh and sigh in familiar recognition as you participate in songs and stories that view daily rituals through the eyes of children and adults.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Tales For The Earth Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
A Celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. Tales for the Earth is a beloved performance that is both educational and entertaining. It explores topics such as Water Conservation, Recycling and Wildlife Protection. Like all of Diane's programs, the performance is tailored to suit each specific audience. Depending on the age range stories may include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane's hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond or Boy Who Loved the Swamp, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who saves his favorite nature spot from development. In addition contemporary tales explore ways to foster a whole Earth ethic. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference. "Diane- Thank you for adding your magic to our Earth Day celebration this past weekend. We had over 1100 happy visitors that day, which is wonderful. You were so amazing with your messages and your dramatic "art." Thank you for coming!"Bonnie Drexler, New England Wildflower Society
$351- $500
Clive, Young, The History of Rock Concerts History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Clive Young has been a concert industry journalist for more than 15 years, so The History of Rock Concerts offers an insider’s view of how rock concerts grew from Elvis performing in hayfields to the multi-million-dollar spectacles that the Rolling Stones and Madonna present today. Weaving facts, humorous anecdotes, video and PowerPoint together, this program highlights how concerts, like rock music, have always changed to reflect the times.

Special attention is paid to

  • The Beatles’ 1965 concert at Shea Stadium
  • Woodstock and its tragic sequel, Woodstock 1999
  • The epic charity event, Live Aid
  • The first rock concert
  • The top 10 biggest music events ever
  • How MTV influenced the modern rock show
  • Why tickets cost so much today
  • How a show is produced
  • Hearing protection tips

    As an added bonus, concert earplugs and hearing conservation pamphlets are provided free for all attendees to take home.

    EXCLUSIVE: While this program features considerable performance footage, The History of Rock Concerts features two video documentaries that are exclusive to this program, showing life behind-the-scenes on recent tours by Fleetwood Mac and The Who. These films can not be seen anywhere else!

  • $201- $350
    Tindal, Caryn DAZZLE DOGS ENTERTAINMENT Nature- Animals,
    Performing Arts- Dance,
    Performing Arts- Other
    DAZZLE DOGS ENTERTAINMENT IS A REMARKABLY UNIQUE AND TALENTED GROUP OF DOGS WHO WILL DELIGHT THEIR AUDIENCES WITH THEIR EXCEPTIONAL TALENTS. THEY WILL PERFORM TRICKS, AGILITY OBSTACLES, AND DANCE TO CHOREOGRAPHED MUSICAL ROUTINES. THE DAZZLE DOGS INCLUDE 2 PEMBROKE WELSH CORGIS WHO APPEARED ON ANIMAL PLANET'S DOGS 101 SERIES, CHARM & CHECKERS, A LOVELY NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING RETRIEVER, WINDY, WHO IS FULL OF ENERGY AND HAPPINESS, OUR NEWEST STAR, 18 MONTH,CARINA, A BORDER COLLIE, WHO HAS AN UNUSUAL LINE OF TRICKS, DANCING, AND FINISHES OUR SHOW WITH A FUN FILLED FRISBEE ACT, AND FINALLY, OUR SEMI-RETIRED AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD, CALI-SUE, WHO DELIGHTS HER AUDIENCES IN HER OWN UNIQUE WAYS. WINSTON, WHO IS RETIRED FROM PERFORMING AS HE IS ALMOST 15 YEARS OLD, AND IS THE REASON FOR THE CREATION OF THE DAZZLE DOGS, HAS TO STAY HOME NOW FROM OUR DAZZLE DOGS SHOW. BUT HE IS ALWAYS WITH US IN OUR HEARTS WITH HIS INSPIRATIONAL STYLE AND SMILE AS WE ARE PERFORMING ON STAGE. THEY ARE A CHEERFUL GROUP OF CANINES THAT LOVE TO PERFORM FOR THEIR AUDIENCES, AND WILL CAUSE SIDES TO SPLIT WITH LAUGHTER. THEIR HANDLERS PRESENT THEM IN A POSITIVE, ENTHUSIASTIC, CHEERFUL MANNER.
    $351- $500
    Encore Performing Arts, Inc. AFRICAN ADVENTURE TALES - by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Theater,
    Performing Arts- Puppetry
    AFRICAN ADVENTURE TALES Two funny folktales from Africa come to life with stunning puppetry, spectacular scenery, and infectious music. In Koi and the Kola Nuts, the young son of a chief sets out on a wonderful journey in search of fortune, carrying only a sack of kola nuts. His kindness to the creatures he meets is rewarded when their help saves his life! And in Anansi the Spider, we meet one of the most hilarious trickster characters in world folklore!
    $501- $1000
    Jeffers, David The Magic Of Reading Performing Arts- Magic,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Performing Arts- Theater
    A conbination of magic,puppery and story telling designed to get children excited about reading. Watch, as the children make some of the magic happen right in their own hands. Presented by David Jeffers ( Mr.J ), a full time performer with over 20 years of experience.
    $201- $350
    Siy, Alexandra One Tractor: Counting Literature- Creative Writing,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling,
    Visual Arts- Painting
    Listen to my story book, ONE TRACTOR, and learn counting rhymes and games in this interactive story time for young children.
    $201- $350
    Connolly, Carol PaJama Party (2012 SRP) Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    Come on down to the library for a Pajama Party. Wear your favorite pjs and bring your blanket or bear. Get ready to hear songs and stories about wishes and dreams, stars and moonbeams and things that go “squeak” in the night. The award-winning musical storytelling duo, Tales ‘n Tunes, will delight with their sing-along, clap-along, highly interactive program. It is an exciting, lively and fun musical story event that encourages school-age kids, their younger siblings and families to participate both from their seats and on stage. Your young readers will want to search out books that will enable them to Dream Big!
    $201- $350
    Rogers, Robert Turtle's Big Dream! Nature- Animals,
    Performing Arts- Puppetry,
    Performing Arts- Theater
    Once upon a time there was a talkative little turtle who had an ambitious dream - to fly! He was so captivated by the idea of seeing the world from way up in the air, that he spoke about it constantly to all the other animals in the forest, wondering how he could accomplish his goal. Based on a Native American legend, this is a play about reaching beyond the every day and striving to do more, even when it seems to be impossible. Puppeteer Robert Rogers has applied all the imagination and skill that he has acquired over a 31 year career.
    $351- $500
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