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Program
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Description
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Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s classic “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck” Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s classic “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck” performed by Marian Grudko and
 accompanied by Marian’s original musical score “A magical combination of story and music” Potter’s tale is presented word for word,
 but included in the score are two songs with original lyrics: “Jemima” 
about the pretty duck who wished to hatch her own eggs, and 
“I’m The Fox” a hilarious soliloquy by the “bushy, long-tailed gentleman,” 
who thinks himself irresistible and invites Jemima 
to a dinner party, “all to ourselves!” And you will be captivated by the bewitching
 “Waltz of Jemima and the Fox.”
$201- $350
merwin, chris Chris Merwin eclectic music program Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Chris Merwin-solo eclectic show. This show is truly one of a kind. Featuring Buddhist meditation music and folk songs on the Japanese shakuhachi flute, old time blues, gospel, and Hawaiian music on 1920s acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitars, and some Appalachian influenced folk music on the ten stringed Colombian tiple. Cultural and historical background is given for the music and instruments making this show highly educational as well as entertaining. The instruments in this program are works of art and of the highest quality, and very few people will see or hear them anywhere.
$351- $500
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
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
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
DuBois, Betsy POST Comedy Theater Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Mime
Post Comedy Theater performs a series of stories ala Carol Burnett or Sid Ceaser - creating a whole cast of characters to comunicate his stories. Post has performed from Moscow to Mexico - all across the US and from the Lincoln Center to coal mines in West Virginia. All ages are amused and enthralled by his creative performance.
$1001- $3000
Gardner, Tom Reading Rocks! Tommy & The Uncle Brothers Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A fun, interactive concert where the kids, dance, sing and clap along, and use their imagination. Includes, It's All There At The Library, Reading Rocks, Witch Doctor (Library Version), The Unicorn, Ice Cream Sundae, Lion Sleeps Tonight, and many others. Perfect for library summer reading programs!
$201- $350
Mc Dade, Ed Singin' on the Rails Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Boomers, Gandy Dancers, Steel Drivers, Greaseballs, Hogheads, Section Bosses and Road Masters come alive in the songs and stories of the resolute men who built, inhabited, maintained and ran the railroads during the Age of Steam. Ed McDade sings and plays guitar, banjo, harmonica and rhythm instruments. He breathes life into the old songs and tall tales of the Irish immigrants and African American work gangs whose hard labor, ingenuity and bravery made the railroads possible. This presentation will be part talk, part drama/comedy and part musical performance. The program includes songs like Pat Works on the Erie, Wreck of Old 97, Cannonball Blues, John Henry, Railroad Bill and stories like Casey Jones, Finnigan to Flannigan and O'Callahan's Solution.
$351- $500
Rymer, Brady Brady Rymer's Storybook Rock Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
2009 Children's Grammy nominee Brady Rymer’s rollicking, roots-y tunes resonate through American culture, bringing an honest, joyful spirit to music for all generations; “his music has a rock ‘n’ roll heart,” wrote The New York Times.  
$501- $1000
Connolly, Carol Tales 'n Tunes Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning children's recording artists, Carol Connolly and Don Darmer bring tales and tunes from around the world to audiences of all ages. Their songs and stories engage children and have them singing and clapping along. Adult listeners are enchanted by their musical stories. Together, they bring folk and fairy tales to life for their audiences. Their CD, Travelin' Down the Road, is a NAPPA Honors Award winner and an honored recipient of an iParenting Media Award. They released their second CD, Bunches of Beasts, in late 2006. It has received rave reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. Selected Programs: World Passport: A Musical Journey Around the World, Harvest Hijinks, Wild! About Reading, Story Safari, Spooktacular Songs and Stories, New York State Stories and Songs, Anchors Aweigh, Holiday Celebrations from Around the World. Tales ‘n Tunes will also design a program to suit your needs.
$201- $350
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