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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Kruszka, Donald Sleeping Beauty Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A humorous re-telling of the classic story of the sleeping princess, her dog, the prince who saves her, the dragon he has to fight, and the evil fairy who put the princess to sleep. Playing at 32 Western New York venues as part of the 2012 Dream Big Summer Reading Series.
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane Night Lights Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In Night Lights, unusual star myths take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens. The collection Diane has gathered teach about easily observed celestial phenomena like the origin of prominent constellations, and significant 'night lights' like Morning Star and North Star. Complemented by a humorous legend of the origin of fireflies, this program is well-rounded entertainment. Enjoy it in any indoors venue or bring it to an outdoor or nighttime setting as a special treat. Listen in wonder as tales from Greece, Estonia, Native America, Kurdistan and Korea celebrate the magic of the night sky. 'Thank you for a wonderful program last Saturday. It couldn't have been better. You really know how to act out great stories and myths. We all enjoyed your program immensely.' Sandy Pierson, Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA
$351- $500
Lazzarini, James THE WIZARD’S MAGIC WORKSHOP Performing Arts- Magic
THE WIZARD’S MAGIC WORKSHOP: for children 7 to 16 years. Wizard books have cast a spell on kids of all ages and have left them clamoring for more information on magic and wizardry. What do you know about wizards? Join us for a workshop that introduces children and teens to the fascinating world of magic and wizardry. Who better to learn from than a real, live wizard?! Each wizard in training will receive: • A special chosen magic wand. • Numerous magic items for the student to keep. • A professional magic teaching DVD video for each student to keep. • An official wizard certificate. Wizards in training will experience hands-on fun and the opportunity to challenge themselves and amaze others.
$201- $350
Newcombe, Melody The Magical World of Bugs and Things That Go Bump in the Night Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
With the help of puppets and storytelling, Luna the Fairy Godmother of the Enchanted Forest brings science and nature to her audiences. Topics of camouflague, metamorphosis and animal behavior help to explain survival. Kids will see first hand some of the wonders of the natural world. Luna, Melody Norsgaard Newcombe, was featured on the National Geographic Society CBS-TV special "The Hidden World of Insects" among many other TV specials about nature. She will tell astounding tales of wonder and intrigue from "The Enchanted Forest"
$351- $500
Del Bianco, Lou Make a Good Choice! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through original songs, stories and audience interaction, this Parents Choice Award winner takes his audience on an exciting journey back through his childhood sharing the daily joys, dreams and blunders that today’s kids can relate to, laugh at, and understand. Children will get the chance to decide what kinds of choices they would make if they were in Lou’s shoes and how those choices reflect on their own lives. The entire assembly is strung together with a cool rap tune that tells students to “Make a Good Choice!”… and what's more, this unique program can touch upon any Character Ed themes that your school or community want to stress and will work them in to the program!
$201- $350
LaRue, Michele Women Breaking Loose: stories by Kate Chopin & Edna Ferber History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
This pairing of stories by Louisianan Kate Chopin and Ohioan Edna Ferber explores in fiction two dilemmas that women still face daily: Who comes first—my family or me? Where do I belong—at home or at work? In Chopin’s poignant A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS (1894), widowed Mrs. Sommers takes an impromptu holiday from home. In Ferber’s REPRESENTING T. A. BUCK (1913), divorced =lady salesman= Emma McChesney longs for life off the road. In both women—our ancestors—we see ourselves. Michele LaRue is a professional actress (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) who has specialized in performances from America's Gilded Age for two decades. WOMEN BREAKING LOOSE is recommended for HS - adult audiences. It is especially popular during March, Women's History Month. =I wish you could come into every literature classroom, perform at every library, be on the stage in a theater in every town, helping people connect with that wonderful literature, teaching people to listen to the sounds of wonderful sentences. Do the humanities and arts commissions of every state know about you?= --Susan Koppelman, editor, multiple volumes of 19th-century American women’s short stories
$201- $350
of New Zealand, Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre People of the Pacific Genealogy,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
People of the Pacific brings to life the culture, heritage and languages of the South Pacific islands of Tahiti, Hawai'i, Samoa and New Zealand in a fun, interactive, entertaining and highly educational way. Authentic costuming, live music, energy and audience participation come together to take the audiences on a journey to far away islands where the way of life is different and exciting but the pride in culture is strong.
$1001- $3000
Walsh, FARMER TOM WALSH and tiger tom LIFE ON THE FARM WITH FARMER TOM WALSH FUNNY SONGS AND STORIES FROM THE FARM Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Farmer Tom Walsh creates A CELEBRATION OF READING! STICKER GIVE-A-WAY DURING THE PROGRAM! FARMER TOM has brought reading excitement to student with assemblies for schools, PARP and libraries for over 25 years! Within his unique and engaging program, involving Action and Silly Songs, Storytelling, Movement, Laughter, Learning, Sing-a-long, Props, Audience Participation and Hand Clapping, Farmer Tom Walsh inspires the students to pick up a book or use the internet(with guidance) and see how enriching, educating and entertaining reading can be! Farmer Tom Walsh educates by bringing a understanding of farm culture, safety, farm animals, history of farming, the first green industry, recycling, science, nutritional value of fresh vegetables, cooperation, working together and the fun of physical activities through music and songs from down on the farm. We really get moving!
$351- $500
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Folk Tales Around the World Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Includes both humorous and thoughtful tales from around the globe, many of which are participatory. Storytelling workshops are also available. Children will learn to be more expressive with their voices in oral presentation.
$351- $500
Rivest, Robert Literacy Alive! Lets Celebrate Reading! Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Literacy Alive is a quick moving fun-filled enrichment program that gets students of all ages excited about reading. Robert Rivest reveals the 'hidden treasures' of reading and comically illustrates and the joys of reading everyday. Robert's mastery of mime, theater and improvisation quickly engages children, offering crystal clear examples of: Plot, Character, Setting, Problem, Solution, Beginning, Middle, End, Comedy, and Drama. A fun way to learn!
$351- $500
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