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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hostak, Mary Ellen A Dragon in the Castle Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Welcome to our Medieval Knight Show in which a mischievous Dragon has stolen a precious mirror and sword from an enchanted castle! Two jesters undertake an exciting quest to retrieve these treasures. But they cannot do it alone. Lots of help will be needed from other members of the audience! What will happen when they match wits with the mysterious Guardian of the Forest? How will they trick the Black Knight into letting them continue their journey? And what will happen when they finally meet up with the fiery Dragon? This lively and funny show consists of 2 costumed performers, a Dragon puppet and lots of audience participation. Ideal for boys and girls ages 5 – 7
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Fire & Ice (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Get ready for some sizzling excitement! Join us for SAFE and scientific fun with fire and ice! Witness and learn about the amazing properties of fire. Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice! Check out the “Big Burp”, the “Screwdriver Sizzle” and the famous “Mad Science Bath”, as we will explore the science behind this amazing frozen gas. The Mad Science shows provide live, interactive and compelling educational experiences that make learning a blast!
$351- $500
Reid, John John Reid's Comedy Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
A comedy magic show that is perfect for kids ages 5+, and their families. It's interactive using 6-7 volunteers throughout the show. The show can be tailored to special theme or specific age group. Finale includes levitating a member of the audience! Maybe combined with balloon twisting and/or face painting for additional fee. updated June 2014
$501- $1000
Foreman, Jon The Defibrillators Band Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Aging Baby Boomers now have a band whose music reflects their refusal to grow old gracefully. As pioneers of Senior Citizen Rock and Blue-Haired Blues, The Defibrillators poke good-natured fun at the foils and foibles of aging in their contagious blues-based rock originals. Billing themselves as “the World’s Oldest Boy Band”. Their high caliber of musicianship is offset only by their subtle theatrics during live performances. Their eponymous CD has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Newsday, LI Press, Good Times, LI Entertainment, Aural Fix and other local press. All the good fun aside, The Defibrillators have rightfully been called a Super group by the press. The members of the band are all highly accomplished musicians who have made their mark on the music scene.
$501- $1000
Boyer, Jeff The Science of Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC. Arthur C. Clark once wrote that “sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” and today we live in the age of technology. We are surrounded by magic. In the first half of this show “Boyer the Magnificent” entertains and amazes us with several classic magic illusions. Objects change colors, light bulbs blaze to life with no apparent power source, and spheres levitate before us. Is this magic? “Professor Boyer” says “No!” In the second half of the show he performs these same feats using the tools of modern technology. Explaining laws of physics as he goes, the professor teaches the audience the principles that make these astounding demonstrations possible. Throughout the show volunteers are brought up on stage to participate in an event that amuses, amazes, educates and entertains.
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie Around the World in An Afternoon Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Starting with a folk tale from the small island nation of Haiti, I will take students on an imaginary journey across the Atlantic, where they will meet characters commonly found in European and African folklore. We will continue our journey around the globe, with a stop in Asia, then the South Seas and finally back home to the United States. As we travel, we will talk about why people tell stories, and explore why similar stories appear in a different cultures around the world. During the 30-60 minute concert (program length and repertoire adjustable to suit your scheduling and curricular needs), listeners will be active participants in the program, both as an audience who delights in the magic of stories and songs from such a wide variety of cultures, and as “explorers” who help me answer questions about the tradition of storytelling and the stories themselves. At turns hilarious and serious, Story Laurie magically glides from one character to the next, employing her marvelous vocal skills, gestures and facial expressions. Perfect for libraries, schools and community events -- Laurie has a knack for enchanting both young and old equally!
$201- $350
Wright, Gary The Great American POP Show! A Lively History of Popular Song in America History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Celebrate American Music with The Great American POP Show! - a stunning visual & aural fusion of music, dance, theatre, narrative, & song. This multicultural spectacular of 4 performer/musicians offers a bombardment of styles & vitality combing the dazzle of Broadway with the power of 25 all-time classic songs of the 20th century strung into a linear exciting historical context. Here is an incredible participatory journey through time unlike anything you've ever seen or heard before! Engaging projections & colorful costume headwear make the music & narrative become a visual feast, as well. This will have everyone dancing in the aisles. Delightful & rollicking, this tight-knit professional group gives unforgettable insight into the vital role of music in our lives. What a way to learn history! - Lincoln Center Meet the Artist.
$1001- $3000
Rogers, Robert Aesop's Fables Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Take pride in who you are, even if you are slow as a tortoise; don't be greedy, and practice what you preach. These are some of the lessons taught in five of the most delightful and timeless stories by the ancient Greek writer, Aesop. These two thousand year old stories have been told around the world for generations. This version by Robert Rogers includes, How the Tortoise beat the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Mother and Son Crabs, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Monkey and the Jar of Peanuts.
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol Holly Jolly Holidays Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrate the season with songs and stories of the holidays. A festive combination of music and storytelling excitement, this performance will spark kids' imaginations and get everybody in a holiday mood. Do you hear sleigh bells jingling? Come and sing along!
$201- $350
Carpenter, Regi A Shadow Across the Moon Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this workshop and performance ( available as a package or independently) stories of the supernatural and paranormal as well as true events will bring tweens and teens to the library to write and perform or experience these tingly tales by master teller, Regi Carpenter
$201- $350
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