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Program
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Description
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Handy, Spook Songs of the Great Depression and Today History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
When the Great Depression hit, a whole new genre of American folk music was born. Songs about the Dust Bowl, the Great Migration, bread lines and soup kitchens, the New Deal and times of triumph and struggle circulated throughout labor camps, churches and family gatherings. These songs depicted down-to-earth everyday realities of the American laborer and farmer, the hungry and the industrious, centuries old traditions and the transition to a new modern society. It can be surprising how many of these old songs speak of challenges we face today and how new songs written about today's America can so resemble the songs of the Great Depression. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$501- $1000
Golden, Gail SPLISH SPLASH: Jump into the Story Pool! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
SPLISH SPLASH: Jump into the Story Pool! ties in closely with the summer reading program for NYS libraries 2010. This 45 minute long show is based on three folktales (from library books) and encourages summer reading. The folktales are from Africa, England, and Puerto Rico and are lots of fun for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program includes a high degree of audience participation including Spanish language content and children from the audience being selected to play characters in the stories! It's a memorable summer reading experience for the whole family!
$101- $200
McIntosh, Story Laurie We All Sing Together For A Better World! Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
We All Sing Together For A Better World! is an inspiring and uplifting program where audience members young and old delight in joining in the fun and singing along. In her inimitable and magical way, Story Laurie seamlessly weaves together songs and stories about caring for the Earth and for one another. Story Laurie has a knack for making us laugh while also helping us to think deeply about the kind of world we want to live in and how, by working (& singing!) together, we can all achieve that world. Folk tales, myths, songs both new and old, and real life stories of people doing wondrous things -- all come to life in the hands of this world-wise yet home-grown children’s performer. If ever there were a performer for our times, Story Laurie is IT!
$201- $350
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel Travel the World with Stories (Build a Better World) Performing Arts- Storytelling
Understanding and appreciating others can be a first step to building a better world. Stories from each continent highlight differences in cultures and circumstances while drawing attention to the commonality of the human experience. This collection features some of Rachel and Rebeca’s best loved stories for adult and teen audiences.
$101- $200
Knight, Leonora Mini Math Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Children come up to perform original songs with full orchestra sound as they learn to count by 10s, 5's, have a pizza party and divide by 8, brush the little paws of their doggie and add to 4. They will count by 3's dressed as chefs from all over the world. Concert will feature Danny Kaye's "INCHWORM" and "LADYBUG PICNIC" from Sesame Street. Costumes and props and a variety of musical styles make the concert a great way to reinforce the connection of math and music.
$201- $350
Bisker, Ellia Marie Curie: Radium Songs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Folk-noir musical duo Charming Disaster presents a cycle of original songs inspired by the life of the scientist Marie Curie, her research and discoveries, and their repercussions – from the struggles she faced as a female scientist, to the relationship of equals she shared with her fellow-scientist husband Pierre, to her discovery of radium and the principles of radiation, to the “radium girls” who were poisoned by their work painting watch dials with luminous paint. These songs touch on themes from Curie’s biography, the physics of radiation, and the consequences of nuclear physics in the world. Charming Disaster frames each song with contextual information in a storytelling format, with room for audience interaction and questions. Instrumentation is guitar and ukulele with male/female duet vocals.
$351- $500
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Band Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Known for their musicality, theatricality and multi-instrumental talents, the Dream Jam Band premiered their new stage show at Cleveland’s International Children’s Festival to sold out crowds. The music of the Dream Jam Band is inspired by a spirit of wonder and curiosity. With exciting kid and family-friendly songs, their unique style reflects the belief that young children are endowed with an inherent capacity to understand musical ideas. The band uses this as a gateway to enhance learning in all areas. Their eponymous first album, Dream Jam Band featured eleven original songs, two of which, “Nicky Nicky Knock Knock” and “Look Around” reached Number One at SiriusXM satellite radio. The album was named to the Top Ten List of National Public Radio’s best Children’s and Family Albums, and won four Children’s Web Awards. Their new album, Leave it in the Soup is receiving high acclaim. The band has toured extensively. They were a headline attraction at Kidzapalooza, Taste of Chicago, and the Cleveland International Children’s Festival. The Dream Jam Band has been featured on PBS Sprout and was the sole musical entertainment for their three-hour live television special, Chica’s Big Birthday Surprise. This concert will have families singing and dancing together!
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - SEUSSICAL Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Oh, the thinks you can think when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The noble Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight in one of Theatreworks' largest-scale productions to date!
$3001+
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Greta's Punch & Judy Puppet Show Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Wintergreen! Punch & Judy puppet show featuring Greta Garbage. Storytelling Audience Participation Puppetry The winter garden is trashed and world famous puppets Punch & Judy come to the stage. Punch playfully throws garbage out the window while Judy engages the audience to help him clean up his act. Punch, however, is more interested garbage games & playing with the audience. Join in the fun to find out how it all ends. Also starring Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. Puppet making workshops available. *** Punch & Judy puppets have an endearing, centuries-old reputation for entertaining children. This show alters things a bit. The comedic puppets Punch & Judy have finally gone through some conflict resolution & peer mediation training. The world famous Punch may no longer throw his fellow puppets out the window… but guess what he does with his garbage?
$201- $350
Conrad, Bob The Magic of Science Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
What makes this program different from other magic programs is that many of the effects that appear to be be magic are really scientific fact. This is real Magic, The Magic of Science. Covered in this program are the principals of: * Optical illusions. * Audio Illusions. * Electrical conductivity. * Static Electricity. * The accomplishments of such men as : Franklin, Marconi, Bell and Edison. The program is presented in an entertaining fashion and in terms that will be understood by the youngest students in your audience. Bob Conrad is assisted by his playful robot Benjamin. With the help of a 200,000 volt Van de Graff generator Bob Conrad will perform some hair raising magic. Every student in the audience will leave the auditorium totally fascinated, with a new-found knowledge of the Magic of science. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of Bob Conrad's Great Americans.
$351- $500
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