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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sardelli, Darren Pre-K Poetry Party Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This interactive poetry presentation teaches Pre-K students about rhythm as they clap their hands and dance to the beats of Darren’s poems. Each poem takes them on an imaginary journey – they’ll go surfing in a rainbow ocean, they’ll play fetch with an invisible puppy, and they’ll even sing Darren’s poems with Darren. It’s a fun filled day of learning for everyone!
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Scientific Secrets of Magic Workshop Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Scientific Secrets of Magic reveals the scientific principles behind the tricks of magician Ron Cain’s trade. Children learn simple magic involving chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The Syracuse University graduate and former teacher also offers other workshops that combine class instruction with hands-on activities: IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
$201- $350
Del Bianco, Lou Monsters I Have Known Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
A graceful balance of humor and heart- LA TIMES Through story and song, Lou introduces children to the silliest, most lovable monsters ever! No parent will ever have to worry about their kids getting too scared during this 45 minute show filled with life, laughs, and loads of audience participation.
$201- $350
Blank, Maya The Hatseller and the monkeys Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
The children engage in telling the story of Bamusa the Hatseller and the monkeys he met on his way. Children participate through song, movement, sounds and acting out characters in the story. After the story the children may engage in an art project of making hats using paper bags and fabric scraps.
$351- $500
Nager, Stuart Grinn Tales: Storytelling Performances Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Storyteller and Improvisation Actor/Workshop Leader Stuart (Grinn) Nager brings over a decade of experience! Shows include, but are not limited to: *Grinn Tales: all interactive and improvised! *You Know Jack?: Jack didn't just climb up the beanstalk. Further tales of Jack! *The Cinderellas: With over 260 Cinderella stories from around the world, who knows what tale will come next? Two classic Cinderella tales will be told with the audience creating one on the spot! *The Village of Chelm: Traditional folk tales of the Fools of Chelm with new tales told. (Suggested for Adults) *Tales of Thanks: An original South African story based on a greeting song and other tales *Tales of the Monkey King: an ongoing adventure series, from the epic of Journey to the West Ask about improvisation and storytelling workshops for all ages.
$501- $1000
Kruk, Jonathan Story Theater - Fairy Tales Children Step Into Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Children step into classic fairy tales from around the world. Master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk performs and guides, enchanting all with varied voices, skits, and kids playing a part in each tale. Favorites include; The Frog Prince, Puss in Boots, Mouse & Lion, The Firebird, Three Children and a Dragon, Liam & the Leprechaun, and the Rainbow Pony. Children don masks and Dr. Seuss hats for a finale fairy tale. Each show is theatrical, silly and spontaneous. Ideal for libraries, schools, and festivals. Ask to have selections tailored to your theme. A reading list will be provided.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane New Age Gawain and the Green Knight History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A Mischievous Medieval Romp! Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Margot Chamberlain – Celtic Harp. The stakes are high for Arthur’s men’s group. First, into their midst, comes a bungee-jumping Green Man who delivers an ancient macho challenge. Then a mysterious rider gallops off with his head under his arm, taunting Gawain to follow. But the greatest fun comes when three very different female archetypes use their wiles in an attempt to corrupt Gawain’s new age virtue. Welcome to New Age Gawain and the Green Knight, Edgecomb’s hilarious send up of the men’s movement. Loosely based on the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Edgecomb’s comedic adaptation has New Age Arthurian knights running for their therapists faster than you can say Litigation! Tom Megan’s score provides a lush atmosphere of sound as we journey along the ‘road less traveled by’ in this fun loving tale.. This 50-minute performance can be combined with other seasonal tales for a longer wintertime program or stand alone as entertainment for any time of year. Appropriate for audiences ages 12 and up. This unusual New Year's tale is available in December and January. Humorous and entertaining parody - Booklist Magazine
$501- $1000
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Greta Garbage Many Stories Many Worlds Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Super star vocabulary words Reduce, Reuse & Recycle open up a world of stories with an entertaining look at the environment & the multifaceted topic of garbage! Stories even include garbage archeology & history. Using storytelling, puppets, and a bit of music Greta begins this journey traveling to Egypt, London, then west across the globe to return home where puppets Jasmine & Tessy present their audience driven show.
$101- $200
Steele, Margaret Amazing Magical Margo Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Magical Margo is the character of Margaret Steele, one of the world's foremost female magicians. Her illusions, accompanied by beautiful classical music, open audiences to the idea of achieving the impossible. Her programs highlight respect, good manners, history and literacy. A Juilliard graduate, Margaret has designed magical arts-in-education programs for the Queens Symphony Orchestra, The New Jersey Symphony and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. A published author, Margaret adapts her show for featured program themes.
$351- $500
Latta, Tim ME PLURIBUS UNUM History,
Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
In ME PLURIBUS UNUM, we get a hilarious lecture-demonstration cum stump speech by the wanna-be Queen of the United States of America. In her negative attack campaign, she unwittingly makes the case for democracy as we know it, and shows us how lucky we are! As she argues that an absolute monarchy is so much easier than democracy (no questioning necessary, no thinking involved!) she points up the value of civic participation and involvement in our government. Her ironic criticisms of the American system cover the separation of powers, how laws are passed, taxes, and freedom of speech. At the end of her harangue, she demands a vote to end democracy in America so she can achieve her American Dream: to become queen of the greatest nation on earth. In the end she sees the paradox behind her dream. You can’t be queen of the greatest nation on earth if you take away everything that makes it great. It’s not Me pluribus unum, but E pluribus unum: out of many, one. Felicity Jones
$351- $500
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