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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Golden, Gail Be Creative at Your Library! Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Be Creative! is a program of multicultural folktales told story theatre style by 2 professional actors. The program is highly interactive -- featuring audience participation, language and cultural information, humor, and mime. The emphasis is on encouraging reading -- the stories were all found in library books! -- and on creativity. Audience volunteers even get to join the actors in acting out the stories! The Wondermakers have been performing in schools and libraries since 1985 with Young Audiences. The Director of The Wondermakers, Gail Golden, is also Mrs. Claus in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother at Walt Disney World!
$201- $350
merwin, chris Songs of the Caribbean Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Classic reggae and calypso sung with guitar and steel drum. Harry Belefonte, Bob Marley, Lord Kitchner, Jimmy Cliff, etc. This show is more on the entertaining side but cultural and historical information is give.
$351- $500
Schotter, Roni You Too Can Be A Writer Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Award-winning author of 28 books, including NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON 90TH STREET, used by many teachers to model writing, THE BOY WHO LOVED WORDS, winner of the 2006 Parents' Choice Award, and MAMA, I'LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD, winner of Oppenheim Platinum Award. I speak to children as fellow writers and share my passion for the power and pleasure of words and story. I urge children to turn their ideas, events and feelings into stories by observing carefully, using their imagination, and asking, what if? I show my messy notebooks and drafts to emphasize the value and pleasure of rewriting. With fun exercises and writing tips based on my many books, I aim to convince children that writing--whether fiction or nonfiction--is both rewarding and easy.
$1001- $3000
Mischief, Merry Renaissance Revelry History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of Kings and Queens, Knights, Dragons, and even Nursery Rhymes to satisfy even the Queen herself! Program encourages books, stories and poetry from the library. A musical program that features songs, stories and poetry reminiscent of the Renaissance and Medieval times. Costumed musicians (Merlyn & Harry)will give history lessons that make history come alive with humor and harmonies! All set in a language that can be understood by the general wee one to the Lord and Lady of the house!
$201- $350
Goldstein, Dana The Road to Freedom: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on The Road to Freedom. Incorporating the spiritual music that became the underscore of the civil rights movement, this production helps young people to recognize that they can change their world peacefully. Geared for students in grades 3-8, this presentational theater piece is ideal for Black History Month and is a perfect addition to any American History curriculum. From his first encounter with racism to his immortal speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King walks students through the experience of the civil rights movement. Students make discoveries with Dr. King as he encounters some of the great minds who fought for freedom before him: Henry David Thoreau, who introduced him to the concept of civil disobedience, and Mahatma Gandhi, who showed him that nonviolent resistance was the most powerful weapon in the fight for equality. This educational and inspiring production is available in January and February. The Road to Freedom is authorized by The King Center in Atlanta, GA.
$1001- $3000
merwin, chris Kailani-Island to Island- hula Caribbean show Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Hula show with authentic hula dancer from Hawaii for adults. Also includes Caribbean music on the guitar and steel drum, hence the name island to island. Hawaiian hula dancer will perform traditional hulas and Chris Merwin sings and plays 1920s Hawaiian steel guitars, electric guitar, and steel drum. Cultural background for the music and dance is given.
$501- $1000
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
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
McGovern, Brian The Art of Magic Performing Arts- Magic
Amazing sleight of hand and comedy magic. Great for kids ages 5 and up.
$201- $350
Conrad, Bob The Magical Rain Forest Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Bob Conrad takes your students on a magical Safari to the Rain Forests of the world. Using magic, ventriloquism and large visual props Bob Conrad teaches your students : * Where the Rain Forest are. * What they are. * Why they are important. * Why we must save them. * The four levels of the Rain Forest * The animals that live there. This interactive educational program will leave your audience with a far greater understanding of the Rain Forest. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of Bob Conrad's Rainforest Animals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNY9qdX_FVk
$201- $350
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