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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Dig It! A Greta Garbage Puppet Show Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Greta peeks beneath the surface of dirt and asks- what is dirt and how is it made? Is there “good” dirt and “bad” dirt? Digging into nature’s recycling with worms, the puppets Jasmine & Tessy appear in a simple show about composting. Tessy is shocked & grossed out by the idea of manure & worm poop. Jasmine & the audience do their best to soothe her fears & assure her that worms are busy beneath the surface making new dirt. Worm poop, after all, makes the best soil. Butterfly, ladybug, & worm puppets have guest appearances as they eat, poop, & wander through the flowers. The audience gets to dig in at the finale when Greta opens her compost bin filled with real worms & shares the contents. Hand washing instruction included! Also starring Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. Puppet making workshops available.
$201- $350
Chambers, Trish Women Soldiers and Spies Of the Civil War History,
Performing Arts- Other
This presentation addresses those women who chose to become soldiers and spies during the Civil War. See how their ingenuity allowed them to perform successfully in both these endeavors. Learn why they selected the path they did and how they were able to function effectively as soldiers and influence history as spies.
$201- $350
Goldstein, Dana Lady of Copper, the musical story of the Statue of Liberty and Immigration History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Lady of Copper is the musical story of the Statue of Liberty and Emma Lazarus, the poet who composed the inspiring words on the statue's base "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." This show celebrates immigration and the diversity that makes America strong. Now in its 9th year, this original musical has been called "the best arts-in-education assembly we have ever had" (Arts Coordinator), "a great way to celebrate the values of America" (New York Times), and "a poignant reminder of everything for which we should be thankful" (Big Apple Parent). Geared for students in grades K-6, this fun and educational production is a perfect addition to any American History curriculum. In recent years, many schools have chosen the show as an educational and uplifting way to commemorate September 11th. Lady of Copper is also appropriate for Black History Month, Women's History Month, Memorial Day, July 4th and other holiday celebrations.
$1001- $3000
McEntee, Robert Magic Beyond Imagination! Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Incredibale magic & illusion, clean humor, audience participation, incredible mind reading, a breathtaking story and musical grand finale with amazing special effects! True family show, appeals to all ages. The show can be more spectacular with added illusions such as floating a child in the air, sawing someone 'in half', making someone magically appear to introduce the show, adorable bunnies, or an incredible animated talking picture! Complete satisfaction guaranteed or program is FREE!
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith Last Night I Ate A Giant Marshmallow and When I Woke up my Pillow Was Gone! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The stories and songs of The Green Golly Project have always been a favorite of children everywhere – but nothing tickles a kid’s fancy more than silly jokes. This magical program combines stories about kid-life, songs about kid-experience, dreams about kid-stuff and jokes; silly and dumb but always funny jokes! After and during the program kids will get a chance to tell their favorite jokes and share their most interesting dreams – both the ones they have when they’re asleep and the ones that they hold in their hearts and minds for the future!
$501- $1000
DuBois, Betsy Leland Faulkner Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Leland sparks your audience's creativity and imagination with his unique performance using various art form to tell stories from around the world. He creates material that allows the spectator to enter into the imaginary with the actor. His original theatre productions have gained critical acclaim: paper becomes filled with movement and mystery, as butterflies appear to dance and multiply, or shadows seem imbued with a life of their own in an astonishing exploration of light.His creative use of visual effects, as servants to the imagination, creates a unique entertaining theatre event that gives audiences a new look at an ancient art. In the broadest sense, more happens in the spectator's imagination than exists on stage, worlds brought to life through simple gesture and the most basic of props.. By presenting material that allows the spectator to enter into dreams with the actor, Leland Faulkner's World of Wonder enables his audiences to walk away with visions of their own.
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SHADOWTALES by Rick Adam Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Discover the timeless magic of hand shadows. Using hands and simple cutouts this program illustrates familiar stories, tales and fables with shadow. Audiences will learn, firsthand how to cast shadows on a wall and create worlds where anything is possible.
$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
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's HOUDINI: THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG History,
Performing Arts- Theater
The son of poor immigrants is inspired by a borrowed book and becomes the world’s greatest illusionist! Broadway theatre veteran Patrick Garner presents an interactive program with a little bit of magic, a heap of motivation, and a whole lot of fun.
$501- $1000
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man - "Dig Into Reading" Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
With the theme "Dig Into Reading", I'm thinking of a cereal bowl with books inside and 2 spoons digging in. I am a family musical interactive comedian and I'm also a published author. My book is called "Spoon Boy". I also offer a workshop for teens and adults called BYOS (Bring Your Own Silverware). My web site is www.SpoonMan.biz . I have my library brochure, video clips and info about my book on my web site. My program is around 45 minutes. With multiple bookings (on the same day), I can be as inexpensive as $300 per show. I don't mind driving an hour or more between libraries.
$351- $500
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