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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bady, Robin GHOST Tales - For All Ages Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Award winning storyteller Robin Bady draws from her own experiences as well as the wealth of literary, folk, historic and local tales and songs to create age appropriate programs. With the youngest children, she mixes songs with stories, which moderates any fear factor! For the oldest youth and adults, Robin often sets up an open mic, and encourages people who have their own story to share. Giggling Ghosts and Scary Songs - for the younger children True and Not So True Tales - elementary age Ghost Tales of....(whatever town, county, state...fill in the blank) Ghost Story: An Open Mic Every culture has its ghost stories, whether funny, silly, true, historic and/dor downright scary. Which do you want to hear?
$351- $500
Sardelli, Darren Pre-K Poetry Party Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This interactive poetry presentation teaches Pre-K students about rhythm as they clap their hands and dance to the beats of Darren’s poems. Each poem takes them on an imaginary journey – they’ll go surfing in a rainbow ocean, they’ll play fetch with an invisible puppy, and they’ll even sing Darren’s poems with Darren. It’s a fun filled day of learning for everyone!
$201- $350
Mischief, Merry PiraticalTreasures & Trinkets Show! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Yaaaaarrrr Mateys! Welcome aboard a couple of PIRATES to teach you about the sea, pirates, sailing and historical figures! Stories told in music and poems about Sailing, Pirates, and Literature Treasures in your library! Song and poetry performed for you by PIRATES! Learn about shanties, sea life and lore. This is a fun show for the whole family from Merlyn & Harry who come dressed as PIRATES! And you should dress up like Pirates to, and come aboard!!
$201- $350
McIntosh, Story Laurie The Library is the Place for Me! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie's love for libraries is infectious! Bask in Laurie’s frolicking style as she weaves tales of wonder and sings sunny songs about everything from home-grown tomatoes to turtles that fly, all the while delightfully reminding young and old that her favorite place to learn stories & songs (and just plain ol' hang out) is at the library! This program also features two Story Laurie tunes: the call-and-response “Come Along with Me” (to the library, that is!) and the “No Library Books in the Bathtub” waltz.
$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff Rhythm and All That Jazz History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
April is Jazz Appreciation Month You think you don’t like Jazz? Percussionist, Jeff Haynes presents a multi-genre musical showcase that gets his audience to listen closely and think again. “Rhythm and All That Jazz“ is more than just a performance of a Jazz band. It is a creative exploration of the genre and how it is part of the fabric of music that students hear on commercials, movies and around their families. Jeff and his network of talented professional musicians weave a performance and discussion of musical genres ranging from today’s chart toppers, to blues, classic R&B, to American folk. Students will enjoy a moving performance, while learning to hear and appreciate how many of the rhythmic patterns and musical elements trace back to jazz. Thus allowing students to listen to Jazz with a greater understanding and appreciation for the genre.
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane Tales of Enchantment History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Enter the world of fairy tales where magic is only a moment away, and lessons about how to live are expressed through vivid symbols. For younger children, Diane brings to life classic fairy tales like Snow White and Rose Red and Bee, Mouse, Harp and Bum-Clock, an unusual ‘Jack’ tale. When Jack returns home with dancing bugs instead of beans, the fun and magic really begin! For older students, Diane explores the oral tradition through Arthurian legends and ancient Irish tales such as the humorous Sir Gawain and Loathly Lady. Enchant your audiences with the beauty and magic of traditional tales.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. Red's Recycle-O-Rama Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Other
Rick Adam, assisted by Rusty the recycling dog, Red uses audience participation, storytelling, magic, juggling, hand shadows, original songs, and Red’s Original One-Man Junk Band to offer fun-loving tips on how and why to recycle, reuse, and reduce. Through this ingenious, high energy performance, discover creative and concrete ways that your home and community can become more planet-friendly.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - SKIPPYJON JONES Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Skippyjon Jones wants to be the best Chihuahua ever. The only problem: he's actually a Siamese cat! Skippyjon's wild imagination takes over and he becomes El Skippito Bandito, the greatest canine sword fighter in Mexico! Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.
$1001- $3000
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
Alexander, Neil 100 Years Of Spring History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
100 years of Spring celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring with an intimate solo piano performance and a discussion of the work. Also included is music by Gershwin and original compositions.
$351- $500
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