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Program
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Edgecomb, Diane Night Lights Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In Night Lights, unusual star myths take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens. The collection Diane has gathered teach about easily observed celestial phenomena like the origin of prominent constellations, and significant 'night lights' like Morning Star and North Star. Complemented by a humorous legend of the origin of fireflies, this program is well-rounded entertainment. Enjoy it in any indoors venue or bring it to an outdoor or nighttime setting as a special treat. Listen in wonder as tales from Greece, Estonia, Native America, Kurdistan and Korea celebrate the magic of the night sky. 'Thank you for a wonderful program last Saturday. It couldn't have been better. You really know how to act out great stories and myths. We all enjoyed your program immensely.' Sandy Pierson, Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA
$351- $500
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel An Evening at 221 B Baker Street (2015 Summer Reading Program) 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. Created for the 2015 NYS Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story and year-round.
$101- $200
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' HEAR MY VOICE: WIN THE VOTE History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Jessie follows in the footsteps of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to help secure the right of American women to vote.
$501- $1000
Parisi, Rita Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight, weird tales by Sarah Orne Jewett Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Sarah Orne Jewett, a native of South Berwick Maine is one of the finest New England regional writers of the 19th century. Her stories mirror the everyday lives and landscapes furing that earlier time. Some of her best know works are The White Heron and The Country of the Pointed Firs. Less known are her weird tales of the mysterious and supernatural. Rita Parisi, in 19th century costume, will present three of these gothic tales in theatrical storytelling fashion using the actual words of Jewett herself while acting out the main characters of each story. *Wonderful for the Halloween Season *10-15 minute talk back is included. *Ages: mature teen and up.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John 'BAWSHOU & the WATER DRAGON' A Traditional Chinese Hero Pageant for 'Every Hero Has A Story' SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2015 Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dig deep into a cave of the earth--the Sun has been captured by a Fearsome Dragon and hidden away. The HERO of our tale is Bawshou, a young man who courageously rises to the challenge of freeing the Sun. With the help of a golden phoenix, a small parcel of earth, a magic robe, and a heroic dream, Bawshou travels afar to seek out and rescue the Sun, for the good of his people and all the land. Children actively participate as they portray the flowing river, the sounds of the sea, the playing of the gong, the dancing stars, and much much more! The artists evoke a magical atmosphere in this important Chinese tale, employing authentic oriental techniques and traditions including stylized dramatic forms and movement, mythology, exotic costumes, and unusual musical sounds. Chinese folk instruments (erhu, p’i p’a, guzheng harp, sona, Chinese Theatre drum, flutes & whistles, and gong) are featured, combining to make this unforgettable performance piece a joyous celebration of oriental culture. 'Bawshou' was commissioned by the Springfield MA Museum of Fine Arts in 1994. (see accompanying Chinese Dragon Mask Workshop/Parade).
$351- $500
Graham, Michael The Three Wishes / The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Performing Arts- Puppetry
THE THREE WISHES This folktale favorite is flavored with a dash of dialogue, a generous helping of humor and the twists of plot for which the Spring Valley Puppet Theater is known. THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING A hungry Wolf tries to outwit the savvy Shepherd and make a meal of the helpless, little Lamb. Helpless? Maybe not! Adapted from the Aesop Fable, this popular story is enlivened with a colorful Mexican setting, a humorous communication gap and a surprise ending! Both productions feature handmade puppets, scenery and lively scripts.
$351- $500
Maher, Nora Storytime Stage Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
STORYTIME STAGE is a fun-filled, fast-paced combination of audience participation, performance and lots of pretend. Classic tales and original stories are brought to life by two storytellers and the children in the audience. Featuring award-winning original songs and a big healthy dose of imagination, Storytime Stage will delight both children and adults alike. Typical shows are 45 minutes long and feature three or four stories and several songs and rhymes. Our stories and songs include positive social and educational messages while maintaining a high level of energy, creativity and fun! Storytime Stage is geared to families, with something for big kids, little kids, and their grownups. We also offer special programs such as Madcap Mother Goose and Not-So Spooky Halloween for children under 4.
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Captain HurriCain's Seaside Magic Show History,
Nature- Marine Life,
Performing Arts- Magic
As the seagoing Captain HurriCain, Ron Cain promotes reading while celebrating the state's beaches and bodies of water. While telling tales and showing tricks from his travels, Captain HurriCain demonstrates a wacky way with water. Illusions include a container that causes water to disappear and reappear, faucets that defy the laws of nature, and an umbrella that does card tricks. Young audiences also meet Barnacle the Shark and learn about the legend of Champ the sea serpent. Since 1998, Ron has created magic shows based on the annual summer reading program theme. Each program uses magic and humor to promote reading and help children feel good about themselves. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages include Tune In To Magical Idol, Uncle Sam's Old Time Magic Show, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Magical Museum Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, and the Case of the Missing Bunny.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's ARCHIMEDES & THE POWER OF MATH History,
Performing Arts- Theater
Chronicle the exploits of the ancient world’s greatest mathematician, Archimedes! Using mathematic principles like arithmetic, geometry and trigonometry, he perfects the lever, calculates the volume of complicated shapes, and even wards off Greece’s enemies by developing weapons of “math destruction!” This curriculum-based wonder will prove to your math-phobic students that math is cool, fun, and incredibly useful in everyday life!
$501- $1000
Wind, Dee and Frank Wiggles, Giggles and Tons of Fun Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dee Ellen Lee and Frank Wind are tandem storytellers who perform for all ages - two tellers - 3 different styles. When performing for young children they use puppets and tell stories with lots of participation. Their repertoire consists of folktales and original stories tailored to please their audience. Come join the fun as Dee and Frank take you on a journey filled with the wonder and magic of storytelling.
$201- $350
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