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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Defibrillators Band, The The Defibrillators/Original Music that will jump start your heart and revive the spirit Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Defibrillators are a group of aging baby boomers and professional musicians who write songs that depict the foils and foibles of growing old gracefully. All members are seasoned performers that bring humor, harmony and hot rhythm and blues music to any venue. Our songs can be sampled at MySpace.com/thedefibrillators. The Defibrillators have been entertaining audiences for almost ten years with their unique style and take on the getting older generation. Their shows can be done with amplified music or for smaller, intimate venues, acoustically. It is a show that audiences will not forget as we have cd's for sale too.
$501- $1000
Wind, Dee and Frank Tell It to the Judge Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dee and Frank share stories of situations where villains are outwitted and truth wins out. Some are funny. Some are poignant. All are entertaining.
$201- $350
Theater, Open Hand Masks of Life Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Artistic director Geoffrey Navias follows the events that mark the important moments in ones’ life, no matter where or when you live. These events are celebrated in many cultures through traditions and rituals using masks, movement and stories. Throughout this lively performance, Mr Navias demonstrates how the mask evokes body movement, emotion and character
$351- $500
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
Golden, Gail Be Creative at Your Library! Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Be Creative! is a program of multicultural folktales told story theatre style by 2 professional actors. The program is highly interactive -- featuring audience participation, language and cultural information, humor, and mime. The emphasis is on encouraging reading -- the stories were all found in library books! -- and on creativity. Audience volunteers even get to join the actors in acting out the stories! The Wondermakers have been performing in schools and libraries since 1985 with Young Audiences. The Director of The Wondermakers, Gail Golden, is also Mrs. Claus in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother at Walt Disney World!
$201- $350
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Cinderfella & the Sisters Ugly - New Ways to Tell Old Tales Performing Arts- Storytelling
Join storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi for a fun, participatory workshop using familiar stories to tell new tales! Listen to Lorraine spin an updated version of a well-known fairy tale then learn how to make up your own adaptation. We’ll play with the personality of the hero, add unique details and decide if the right ending for the story is really “happily ever after.”
$201- $350
Marshall, Nate Nate & Kate- Folk Duo Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Our main Nate & Kate Show is a mix of original Americana, traditional folk songs, and eclectic covers rich with vocal harmony, played mainly on guitar, cello, banjo, and harmonica. The show also features some story-telling and light banter, plus juggling choreographed to cello. Suitable for all ages, but best for listening audiences. Show can run 45min-3hrs. We can provide sound for smaller venues. See and hear more at www.nateandkatemusic.com.
$351- $500
Fischer, Joe Joe Fischer's The Balloon Workshop Performing Arts- Magic
This workshop based program offers the audience a chance to develop the skill and talent to become a real balloon sculpture. Once a few well guarded secrets are explained, it will take just a twist here and there to allow every child to create dogs, flowers, bunnies, elephants and more. Every child is given a large supply of balloons and their very own pump. Do not miss out on a program that offers laughs, smiles, fun and balloons!
$201- $350
Hostak, Mary Ellen Beauty and the Beast Puppet Show Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Beauty and the Beast features Puppets, Actors and Audience Participation. The puppets are Beauty, the Beast, the Prince an Enchantress, and an Old Woman. Two professional actress/puppeteers guide the children through a variety of roles - from being trees in an enchanted forest to books in a magical library that the children themselves create. Later in the story, the children will participate in a dance at a party for Beauty. Based on the Original French Story
$201- $350
Levin, Ira and Julia The Library: A Palace of Wonders! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive program of original stories and songs sthat celebrates why we love the library! We will introduce you to Pollo Elastico, the Rubber Chicken of Freedom and Ruby the Rescue Cow, while reinforcing the fun of reading and the beauty of being a part of community.
$351- $500
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