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Performer
Program
Category
Description
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Gillman, Jackson On a Wing and a Song Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A bird's eye view of the cycle of seasons. Includes nest building, hatching, feeding, learning to fly, migration. Ideal for pre-school to primary grades with interactive poems, stories, finger plays, simple sign language, and lots of participatory movement. Nicole Vigeant of Tomales CA Elementary School reported: The performance was fantastic and the kids loved it. It was perfect for the age group present which was preschool - 3rd. I loved the fact that almost the entire performance was done without props.
$351- $500
Fischer, Joe Joe Fischer's The Juggling Club Performing Arts- Juggling
A wonderful HANDS ON program. Children are introduced to the world of juggling in this interactive workshop. The basic techniques of juggling are explained and demonstrated in a clear step by step format. WOW, in just under one hour the children are on their way to a brand new hobby.
$201- $350
Kruk, Jonathan Story Theater - Fairy Tales Children Step Into Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Children step into classic fairy tales from around the world. Master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk performs and guides, enchanting all with varied voices, skits, and kids playing a part in each tale. Favorites include; The Frog Prince, Puss in Boots, Mouse & Lion, The Firebird, Three Children and a Dragon, Liam & the Leprechaun, and the Rainbow Pony. Children don masks and Dr. Seuss hats for a finale fairy tale. Each show is theatrical, silly and spontaneous. Ideal for libraries, schools, and festivals. Ask to have selections tailored to your theme. A reading list will be provided.
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: The Magic of Reading (Ages 3-5) Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Early literacy program. This program incorporates an interactive musical approach to foster an appreciation of easy books and nursery rhymes. The main activity is acting out a book and/or rhyme by performing music and movement using props and puppets.
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Tune In To Magical Idol Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Turn off the TV. Shut down the PC. And tune up your imagination. It's time for Magical Idol, the new magic show brought to you by Central New York magician Ron Cain. Inspired by the 2005 NYS Summer Reading Program theme Tune in @ Your Library, the show features a variety of magical, musical illusions. Each represents a different literary character. The show ends with audience members voting for their favorites and looking forward to spending more time at the library. Since 1998, Ron has created magic shows based on the annual summer reading program theme. Each program uses magic and humor to promote reading and help children feel good about themselves. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages include Uncle Sam's Old Time Magic Show, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Magical Museum Show, Case of the Missing Bunny, Captain HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, Discover Millennium Magic Show, and Holiday Hocus Pocus.
$201- $350
Van Egmond, Timothy Seasonal/Holiday Samplers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Whether it’s a Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, First Night, Old Home Day, St. Patrick’s Day or another special day, here’s the entertainment to help celebrate it in style! Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing throughout New England for close to 20 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
$501- $1000
Randall, Mike Mark Twain Live! Starring Mike Randall Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
A One-Man Show Starring Mike Randall. Mark Twain, America's Greatest Author And Humorist is brought to life through the considerable talents of Mike Randall. Since 1972 this Nationally Acclaimed one-man show has charmed audiences throughout the United States and Canada. Appearing Off-Broadway at New York City's ONLY Dinner-Theatre and on college campuses, at Corporate gatherings, Dinner Theatres, Opera Houses, Churches, Schools and in Regional Theatres, the show bursts forth with all the wit and wisdom that was the trade-mark of the Great Man Himself. Mark Twain Live! is endorsed by the Mark Twain Museum of Buffalo. Mike Randall is the official Mark Twain of The Annual Huck Finn Jubilee in Victorville California and the Annual Mark Twain Birthday Bash & Symposium in Buffalo, NY. From the moment Mike Randall walks on stage there is no doubt that the Celebrated Humorist Mark Twain was and continues to be, one of America's greatest natural resources! PERFECT FUND RAISER FOR SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS & FINE ARTS EVENTS!
$1001- $3000
Rowe, Elizabeth Living with History History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
My father was born in 1893. This program covers events I heard of first-hand about his life in Europe and America, including his account of the 1914 Christmas Truce in the trenches, how he barely escaped that war alive and how his war horse didn't.
$201- $350
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Dream On Puppet Show with Greta Garbage Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Puppets Jasmine & Tessy present an amusing tale about their neighborhood. Jasmine dreams about a community garden, but the vacant lot is filled with garbage. Soon the two puppets put their dreams to work. Despite their efforts litter keeps piling up. Will the rest of the neighborhood join them in their dream? Come be a part of the fun & see what happens next! Also starring Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. puppet making workshop available.
$101- $200
Shepard, Mark Beyond the Borders Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beyond the Borders is a celebration of cultural collaboration with Drums, Songs and Stories. Starting with the haunting sounds of Overtone Singing from Asia and making stops around the world, this program celebrates how cultures come together and influence each other.
$501- $1000
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