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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Tom, Copper Mr. Vegas Man Presents Hey Santa! Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
This is a holiday show of music & comedy presented by Mr. Vegas Man ( Copper Tom's alter ego). It's a seasonal extravaganza featuring popular Christmas songs including: 'Let It Snow','Winter Wonderland', 'White Christmas', 'Blue Christmas','Here Comes Santa Claus' & much more- as well as the original Christmas blues song written by Mr. Vegas Man, 'Hey Santa!' Professional, fun & affordable - this show is especially good for seniors & families.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. JABBERWOCKY by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
One of the best-known poems in children's literature springs to life with wit and whimsy, stunning puppets, and fantastical scenery. Explore the magical world of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, where you'll meet wondrous creatures like the mimsy borogrove and the frumious bandersnatch. This celebration of the imagination is a marvelous introduction to the world of poetry and a fabulous and funny adventure!
$501- $1000
Gillman, Jackson The Dancing Man Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Lively, interactive songs and stories to move and groove with, featuring the title story, performed with sign language. The story's author, Ruth Lercher Bornstein, declared that Jackson IS the Dancing Man.
$351- $500
Martin, Rafe Rafe Martin, Author & Storyteller Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Rafe Martin's programs encompass the power of both writing and oral performance. They create lasting excitement about reading, writing and stories. Listeners become more aware of story patterns, and the contributions of divers cultures to modern society. Martin demonstrates the power of words to allow each of us to see what our own minds create. Each session includes a performance of one of Rafe's award-winning books and a Q&A.
$501- $1000
Sumner, Rachel Rockin' All Around the World Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning children's recording artist Rachel Sumner puts together a special concert each year to incorporate the summer reading theme. Her programs are available any year. She usually tours in NY State and Western PA the last week of July into early August. Please contact her for on-route bookings. Singing songs and telling stories that teach as well as entertain, she has gained fans young and old. Her music videos appear regularly on The Learning Channel's Ready, Set, Learn during Short Stuff. She can also be heard on children's radio, satellite and airline programming around the world. In addition to her concert performances, Rachel presents keynotes and workshops full of creative ideas, music and fun for educators, librarians, families and parents. She is a trained Arts Integrated Specialist with the Tennessee Arts Commission. She also works as an artist in residence with various arts organizations and is a Master Artist with the highly acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute.
$501- $1000
Newcombe, Melody BALLOON, PUPPET & JUGGLING FUN AND GAMES Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Melody Newcombe, professional circus arts clown, offers a hands-on tour of the art of balloon twisting, puppetry and ventriloquism and juggling for children ages 3 and up. This is an introductory program. Extend the program to 2 hours for more hands-on opportunities for children ages 8 and up to go beyond the basics to reinforce their newly learned skills, and to allow them to choose a specialty to work and play at such as twisting balloons into more creations, operating puppets while doing read aloud role playing with the puppets or practicing juggling skills with balls, scarves or spinning plates (non breakable).
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Up in Arms' MONSTER INTELLIGENCE Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Melvin the monster is another year older but still not old enough for his license to scream. His birthday wish changes that and the Division for Monster Screams grants his wish on the condition of passing his test. Learning this new information can be difficult for Melvin and he sets off on a quest to learn with his friend Red the Rat by his side. Populated by a cast of friendly, colorful monster characters and original songs from a Green Day-style rocker, to classical, jazz, pop, and Broadway standards, makes this a journey never to forget.
$1001- $3000
Kitty, Alan Mark Twain's Last Stand Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Twain had been filled with wanderlust from his earliest boyhood. Respiratory ailments kept him housebound until age four, enhancing his dream to travel – anywhere, and any mode of transportation would do, including time travel. Last Stand uses this mode of transportation to bring Twain into the present century to comment on the human condition, and offer a permanent solution to Recession. But he has an agenda: he wants to run for President in 2012. Running Time: Eighty minutes of stories, anecdotes and tall tales to entertain, inform and inspire.
$1001- $3000
Cain, Ron The Magic of Dreaming Big Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Introduce young readers to “The Magic of Dreaming Big,” a new magic show inspired by the 2012 summer library reading program theme, “Dream Big – READ!” Appearing as a magical dream-weaver, Ron conjures up illusions using his “Giant Book of Big Dreams (and Little Nightmares).” Children help perform tricks that encourage them to stretch their imaginations and reach for the stars. They even have a chance to picture themselves in a variety of fields, including being a secret agent, movie star, Olympic athlete, and president of the United States. 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
Lawrence, David FizzBoomRead Library Program Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
This interactive program will feature different aspects of science and experiments, with magical twists. We use music and plenty of laughter to emphasize books that can be borrowed from the library for the children to learn about gases, fireworks and astronauts. The program features books from library collections and a live bunny production, from a test tube!
$351- $500
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