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Edgecomb, Diane For Summer Reading 2019- A UNIVERSE OF STORIES! Night Lights! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Night Lights! Celebrate a UNIVERSE OF STORIES with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb Don’t miss one of the best summer reading performances around! From fireflies to favorite constellations Diane spins tales about the Night Lights that make our world bright. Diane’s programming is always full of family fun: Pick a starry costume and join in the Estonian tale of Lindu, the goddess of the birds, sing along with the wind to discover the starry treasure the Oldest Apple Tree hides and help Princess Firefly discover the beloved bug that she will love. Lots more in this animated performance by award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb as her enchanting tales take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens.
$351- $500
Pelc, Cindy and Jim I Know I Can - Yes We Can! Performing Arts- Magic
The choices we make define who we are. This upbeat, high energy performance identifies and explores the meaning of character traits - respect, caring, perseverence, citizenship, honesty, self-discipline, fairness, responsibility, and self-esteem. Magic, modeling behavior and audience participation are the winning combination used in developing these core ethical values as the basis of good character.
$201- $350
Stoll, Brian At the Barricades ~ Theatre Fans and the Stage Door Experience History,
Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
I will talk about the role theatre fans like myself have played in the theatre community over the centuries. I will share why die-hard theatre fans become repeat attenders and may see a production more than 900 times! In addition, I will inform patrons about the stage door experience which I briefly touched upon at the end of my last program, but was not able to go into detail. I consider stage-dooring to be the icing on the cake after attending a Broadway production. Stage-dooring is when theatre fans rush to the theater's stage door after a performance in hopes of meeting cast members and complimenting them on their performances. Many fans also try to obtain selfies with the stars and have their playbills autographed as keepsakes. In addition to sharing my own knowledge and experiences at many stage doors on Broadway I will include views and experiences from both sides of the barricade.
$201- $350
Cain, Ron A Magical Trip to the Titanic History,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Join magician Ron Cain on “A Magical Trip to the Titanic,” a magic show that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. The luxury liner hit an iceberg the night of April 14, 1912, on its maiden voyage from England to New York. Only one-third of the 2,200 people aboard survived. Cain appears as a magical time traveler who takes young audiences back to the time of the Titanic. Children help perform tricks that depict what life was like on the “jewel of the White Star Line.” Illusions also feature key figures from history and highlight elements of the tragedy that led to improvements in maritime safety. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron performs educational magic shows for libraries and schools throughout the Northeast. Each year, he presents a show highlighting the summer reading program theme. Shows include the Magic of Being Green, Wide World of Magic, Tune In To Magical Idol, Uncle Sam's Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Capt. HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, and The Case of the Missing Bunny.
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John Musical Traditions of Ireland & Other Celtic Lands History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Bromkas have been performing concerts of traditional Celtic music as a duo for the past 25 years, gathering a rich and varied repertoire, and acquainting eager audiences with the traditions and mysteries found within that heritage. For the Celts, music and mythology are closely intertwined, with potent images evoked on the traditional instruments including fiddle, harp, hammered dulcimer, squeezeboxes, pennywhistle, bodhran (Irish frame drum.) Of special interest are John’s collection of different bagpipes, representing several Celtic traditions. To complement the Irish, the artists share favorite music within the Welsh, Manx, Breton, Scottish, and Galician Celtic traditions.
$351- $500
Walsh, FARMER TOM WALSH and tiger tom TRADITIONAL AMERICAN MUSIC WITH FARMER TOM WALSH Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tiger Tom Walsh and his one man Jam Band show! No electronic trickery. It’s just one man, a guitar, Old time American, Roots, Mountain, Jam, Originals and BLUES music with The Cosmic Forces of the Universe… WOW! As one of the country’s most original Singer and Storytellers, FARMER Tom Walsh takes the listener on a fascinating journey through the roots of American music and his own original songs with a little help from the grooves of THE BLUES with a mix of old time mountain music, Uncle Dave Macon, The Grateful Dead and his own lovin' soul. FARMER Tom performs his songs and stories gathered from Masters he has studied and performed with including folklorist John Lomax and Mike Seeger of the Smithsonian institute of America, Legendary Traditional American musicians Doc Watson, Norm Blake, Joe Pass, Fiddling Mark Hamilton and others. FARMER Tom is a Master Flat picker and of the open tunings in early roots music; passed to him by Mike Seeger. Workshops, at festivals, are available.
$351- $500
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Harvest Time or Halloween Performing Arts- Magic
Pumpkins, applies and pie - it's that time again, Harvest time. Comedy magic show to celebrate everyone's fun at autumn. Option 2: Halloween show - Silly, not scary, but ooooooooooh, is that a flying ghost, or just a flying ghost silk? We shall see!
$101- $200
McEntee, Robert Young Adult Miracles of the Mind! Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Miracles of The Mind! is a wonderful mind reading type show which specifically appeals to topics of great interest to teens and tweens. Along with the mentalism effects, it combines visual demonstrations of mesmerizing magic/illusions, audience participation including an hypnotic group induction, clean comedy, an incredible memory feat and a spellbinding story! Practical advice and techniques are shared with the audience on improving memory, reading speed, visualizing positive test results, intuition and even how to do a mind reading effect themselves! Based on my former career as a Professional Engineer, your fun program can include educational and inspirational themes. Young adults (and their parents) love this, and you'll get all the credit… I offer different versions of this program to accommodate most budgets. The longer version includes a breathtaking musical routine finale, including amazing special effects and optional, safe fire eating! We can also add spectacular illusion(s), such as sawing somebody in half with a power buzz saw or floating them in the air! You really need to see the looks of joy and wonder on the faces of your audience to fully realize the positive impact this show has on your program!
$351- $500
Davis, Katie Novel and picture book Author-Illustrator Visit! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Kids interactively establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Children edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Kids learn to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. K-3: Highly interactive: children help write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. 4-6: Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: teaches kids HOW TO SEE so they’re able to illustrate any story they write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, K teacher
$1001- $3000
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel An Evening at 221 B Baker Street Performing Arts- Storytelling
An Evening at 221B Baker Street features the telling of “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” by Rachel and Rebecca Oshlag of StoriesGalorious. Like elocutionists of earlier times, these storytellers adhere closely to the written word in their recitation and interpretation of literary works. Their performance enlivens the tale of a damsel in distress, cunning villain, stalwart companion, and hero of reason and action. Audience members unfamiliar with the plot will be engrossed by the story while admirers of Sherlock stories will be enthralled by the telling of one Holmes’ most rousing adventures. Rachel and Rebecca provide an introduction to the story, and they entertain questions and comments afterwards.
$101- $200
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