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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hudert, Christopher Tales of Beatrix Potter Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A solo puppeteer/storyteller explores the fantasy world of one of Victorian England’s best-known authors and illustrators. Set in an old-fashioned nursery, this performance includes three favorite Beatrix Potter stories as seen through the eyes of a young English girl growing up at the beginning of the twentieth century. As she pursues the everyday activities of playing and learning, the tales of “Two Bad Mice,” “Jeremy Fisher,” and “Jemima Puddleduck” seem to grow from her imagination. This 45 minute show incorporates hand, rod, and shadow puppets with storytelling and song in a style that is sure to please young and old alike. Licensed by Frederick Warne & Co.
$351- $500
North Shore Theatre Group, Greg Oliver Bodine A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A solo performance of Dickens' classic holiday tale Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
North Shore Theatre Group presents Greg Oliver Bodine in A CHRISTMAS CAROL -- a solo, stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale. This published, critically acclaimed one-man play is enacted by Dickens himself and is based on the condensed version of the novel he used on his historic reading tours of the United States. Adapted here to offer a unique theatrical experience. One actor. One hour! Suitable for Ages 8 - Adult. Perfect for the Holiday season! 'Charming...Children will be captivated!' --The New York Times. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is being offered as part of NSTG's SOLO CLASSICS Performance Series. The program combines elements of classic literature, drama and storytelling in a solo, narrative performance format, which is designed to give audiences an exciting, live, theatrical experience that is at once immersive, enlightening and educational. Available for bookings at tri-state libraries November 29 - December 22, 2015.
$501- $1000
Vinyard, Roland Songs and Dances of Ireland History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
With The Valley Bog Players, The Bard Rocks will present an all-Irish program of the musical history of Ireland: jigs and reels, love songs, ballads, airs, drinking songs. Short commentary coupled with humor will enhance the understanding of the music. Featuring the Irish drum, the bodhran, piano accordion, guitar and Celtic banjo.
$351- $500
Reynolds, Jackie Balloon Twisting Workshop Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Simon Says: Let's Give it a Twist! Make balloon creations and play Simon Says. Great hands-on activity with music for for teens or tweens, and families. Kids as young as 5,6,7 can make easy animals. Hands-On fun to develop manual dexterity with opportunities for special needs individuals to participate.
$201- $350
merwin, chris Kikyo Genso-Japanese music and dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Kikyo Genso (beautiful illusion in Japanese) is a one of a kind duo consisting of Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin. Kishiko studied the ancient Noh theater dance and singing as a child in Japan and Chris Merwin has immersed himself in the esoteric music of the bamboo shakuhachi flute both in Japan and at home. Together they enchant audiences with a marriage of the two art forms that are not paired together in the traditional arts world of Japan. The program features elegant dance based on Noh dance accompanied by Zen Buddhist and classical music, as well as folk dances with the words sung in Japanese. The performers are authentically costumed in kimonos and cultural and historical background is given on all aspects of the performance. This show is the only one of it's kind anywhere and is as entertaining as it is educational.
$501- $1000
Boertzel, Brooke Literature, Arts, Family! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Make illustrations leap off the page! Write original songs based on a favorite book! Imagine and explore the world of your favorite literary characters! These fun-filled, 90-minute workshops bring families together to make drama, music and art all based on books. After a group Read Aloud of a selected book, participants will work with highly trained teaching artists to explore the themes in that book through theater, music and creative movement activities.
$201- $350
Theater, Open Hand Grandfather Frost's Stories of Russia Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater creates original performances based on the performance traditions of cultures around the world. Grandfather Frost weaves his magic through the Russian forest in a tale spun by Baba Yaga and her mischievous cat. Featuring Vladimir Vasyagin, our international artist in residence from Tomsk, Siberia, this traditional story introduces Russian heritage through its folk characters, music and unique style of puppetry.
$501- $1000
Gillman, Jackson Spring into Action and Song Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrates spring in all of its flowery, song-filled wonder. Everyone becomes worms, flowers, birds, sun, rain and more in this playful romp. The Polly Hill Arboretum reported: Everyone I spoke to loved your presentation! It was unique and entertaining as well as educational! Great fun and great job getting everyone to participate!
$351- $500
Newborn, Ph.D., Jud THE WHITE ROSE ANTI-NAZI RESISTANCE--AND HEROES IN THE FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS TODAY. A DRAMATIC, MULTI-MEDIA LECTURE PROGRAM. History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Based on Dr. Newborn's book (*LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED REVIEW): SOPHIE SCHOLL AND THE WHITE ROSE. Using music, 80 historical images and suspenseful storytelling, Dr. Newborn recounts how Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans - former fanatical Hitler Youth leaders, the latter arrested for a teen same-sex relationship - transformed uniquely to become the greatest heroes of the German anti-Nazi resistance.  It was the only public protest against Nazis ever to be staged. But Dr. Newborn’s program does not remain in the past. Relating the White Rose story to today’s most compelling human rights issues, he presents an array of “White Rosers” today, abroad and at home - who risk themselves for freedom and our shared humanity. SEE SELECT TESTIMONIALS under SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS.
$1001- $3000
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
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