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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Holder, Chris Fin Fur and Feathers Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
YIKES! A tummy full of animals, plus tales of bears, crabs, frogs and more! Wild songs and participatory stories for the young set and their parents. Includes All God's Critters Got A Place In The Choir.
$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
Slaw, Jennifer Jen Slaw Interactive Juggling Performance Performing Arts- Juggling
Juggling Sensation Jen Slaw entertains children & families with a 45 minute show full of professional, fun; interactive juggling that includes music, dance, comedy, audience participation, and a wide variety of different juggling props. The show features highly skilled juggling routines including up to 5 ball juggling, flashy club swinging & juggling, and a funky hip-hop act with cigar boxes. A shiny red ball takes on a life of its own, moving magically around silver boxes in a beautifully unique dance, plates spin, scarves fly, ribbons twirl, 3 diminutive members of the audience create their own 3 ring circus, and more! The show is fun and appropriate for all ages, can be tailored to mesh with summer reading themes. Great for summer reading program finale celebrations. Jen Slaw's juggling combines grace, humor, skill and beauty with a captivating style which delights all audiences. Jen is an International Jugglers Association 3 Ball Champion, and has performed with stars from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Bros and taught with the Big Apple Circus. Jen holds degrees from Swarthmore College in art & engineering.
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane Once Upon A Wintertime Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Once Upon A Wintertime: Warm your hearts and your imaginations with this performance of tales from long ago. These stories of wintertime magic and fun are drawn from many cultures ranging from the lyrical Grimms tale of Snow White and Rose Red to tales of folksy New England escapades. Transform a winter's day or evening into a time of delight. Choose Once Upon A Wintertime as a non-denominational way to celebrate the December holiday season Thank you so much for that lively performance of Once Upon A Wintertime, you had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand! You are so good at judging the audience and tweaking your program to fit the group, even so far as the sound system! You are a true professional and we just love you here in Duxbury. Marty O'Meara, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA
$351- $500
Byers, Kathy YOUR SCHOOL IN SONG CREATE ONE TODAY! Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Co-written with input from all classes participating in the songwriting process. Additional songs are written as students are inspired by the "muse" in the classroom. Forty-five minutes per class works well for brainstorming, creating lyrics and melodies and voicemail recording with an iPod in the classroom. The school is presented with a CD-recording of their own School Song and a printout of lead sheet and lyrics. A celebratory assembly culminates the songwriting experience.
$351- $500
Forest, Heather Heather Forest, Storyteller/Author Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
From drama to comedy, vivid tales of enchantment and adventure come to life in the imagination of the listener as renowned storyteller/children's book author Heather Forest masterfully spins tales from world folklore. Her lyrical, minstrel style of storytelling blends original music, poetry, prose, and the sung and spoken word. Homespun wisdom abounds in her retellings of global folk and fairy tales that span time and place yet celebrate the common threads of human experience
$501- $1000
LaRue, Michele The Bedquilt Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Crafts
=She never knew how her great idea came to her . . . so beautifully difficult a pattern could be only for the angels in heaven to quilt.= In 1906 Dorothy Canfield Fisher published THE BEDQUILT, her paean to the quilter’s craft—and to the indomitability of woman’s spirit. In her vibrant performance, professional actress Michèle LaRue brings this forgotten story to life. THE BEDQUILT’s unlikely heroine, a downtrodden, elderly spinster, is taken for granted by her New England family. Although unskilled, Aunt Mehetabel is =clever in the way of patching bedquilts.= The suspenseful story reveals her journey to admiration and self respect through her art, as over five years she painstakingly devotes herself to the realization of her ideal. THE BEDQUILT harkens back to a time when literature was written for the ear, and Fisher’s evocative prose gives Michèle ample opportunity to enthrall. In her honest and energetic performance, she embodies eight distinct characters, using Down Eastern dialect to recreate a lost era. =I was enchanted by the story and your delivery, and warmed by the audience's joyful response to a well-told tale, told well.= Artistic Director, Metropolitan Playhouse, NYC
$201- $350
Conrad, Bob The Magic Rabbit Revue Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Magic show filled with color, excitement, music, laughter and lots of rabbits. See Buster Bunny change color, meet Bob's puppet friend Henry the Hare, and see Fluffy appear and disappear right before your eyes. Fun for every one Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children.
$201- $350
DuBois, Betsy Alex The Jester History,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Alexander, King of Jesters, has performed his one-man show across the US, internationally and on TV on Showtime and America's Got talent. He speaks a magical sounding gibberish called Grammelot that transcends language and generational barriers. His dialect, costuming, music, charisma and wildly imaginative spirit transport you back into the era of the Medieval Fool. He brings this historically accurate jester character into school auditoriums. An easy to use study guide ties into Language Arts and Social studies. The humor is not compromised, so you can be sure of the rejuvenating effects of both teachers and students laughing together. Both audiences and fellow artists recognize Alexander's performance as one-of-a-kind. When you book this gem of an artist members of your audience will praise you for discovering such unusual and refreshing talent!
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane New Age Gawain and the Green Knight History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A Mischievous Medieval Romp! Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Margot Chamberlain – Celtic Harp. The stakes are high for Arthur’s men’s group. First, into their midst, comes a bungee-jumping Green Man who delivers an ancient macho challenge. Then a mysterious rider gallops off with his head under his arm, taunting Gawain to follow. But the greatest fun comes when three very different female archetypes use their wiles in an attempt to corrupt Gawain’s new age virtue. Welcome to New Age Gawain and the Green Knight, Edgecomb’s hilarious send up of the men’s movement. Loosely based on the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Edgecomb’s comedic adaptation has New Age Arthurian knights running for their therapists faster than you can say Litigation! Tom Megan’s score provides a lush atmosphere of sound as we journey along the ‘road less traveled by’ in this fun loving tale.. This 50-minute performance can be combined with other seasonal tales for a longer wintertime program or stand alone as entertainment for any time of year. Appropriate for audiences ages 12 and up. This unusual New Year's tale is available in December and January. Humorous and entertaining parody - Booklist Magazine
$501- $1000
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