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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Warren, Kenneth COMEDY VENTRILOQUIST & LECTURER KENNY WARREN Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Kenny Warren is one of America's foremost academic authorities on the art of ventriloquism, having written an entire Masters thesis (published and available online) entitled "The Revival of Ventriloquism in America" describing the ancient history of this unusual art form up until the present day. He's performed in nightclubs, the comedy circuit, National television and commercials, corporate venues, etc. First presenting his comedy ventriloquist act, he henceforth lectures on the topic of the history of the art form offering an interesting question and answer session. Mr. Warren also teaches the art of ventriloquism privately.
$501- $1000
DiLorenzo, Kris Acting Shakespeare in One Easy Lesson Performing Arts- Theater
Open to teens, too, this is a fun way for even non-actors to act: using the original method of the actors in Shakespeare’s troupe: they had no rehearsals and had only their own lines, not the whole script. The secret: Shakespeare's acting instructions are "coded" into the text, through devices like capital letters, strange spellings, odd punctuation, and even passages that make no sense. All you have to do to act the lines is be able to read them, and follow Kris's very simple instructions. No experience or British accents necessary!
$351- $500
Reid, John Extraordinary Balloon Creations by TrickyBiz Performing Arts- Other
More than dogs and swords, our twisters can create 50 different designs including superheroes, princesses and everything from aliens to penguins. Twisters can create 20-25 sculptures in an hour and will take care of repairs so everyone leaves happy. Can be combined with Face painting. Updated June 2014.
$201- $350
Mischief, Merry Tales & Tunes along the Towpath History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Climb aboard a packet boat and back in time with Merry Mischief's Tales & Tunes along the Towpath! Merry Mischief is an costumed acoustic duo(Merlyn & Harry) who come dressed as Canal Travelers and entertain your audience with music and historical facts from the Erie Canal. Music from the time of the Erie Canal and American folk music with it's wild and wooly history, along with poetry (and of course, a few fun jokes :) makes this a great community and/or reading program! A fun way to make History come ALIVE! Program suitable for the young to the seasoned adult.
$201- $350
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
Knight, Leonora Read Like a Superhero Summer 2015 Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Your patrons become part of the show this Summer with Lee Knight's Literature Based Interactive Concerts! Children don costumes, use props and puppets and perform to Lee's professionally produced original songs. Each show features 7 fun and exciting songs where children and their families can easily sing along and participate. Superhero capes are worn during The Diary of a Fly and together we can choose the other 6 songs like Harry Potter, or How to Train Your Dragon and many more to make a great family show - or for a specific age group.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's AMERICAN TALL TALES History,
Performing Arts- Theater
Learn the fascinating whoppers that helped develop the American spirit as Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and Annie Christmas come to life! Created especially for younger audiences.
$501- $1000
Chesser, Richard Children's Literature Brought to Life Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Steamer No.10 Theatre produces professional theatre for young audiences based on children's literature and NYS history. Our current repertoire includes: Rumpelstiltskin, Pied Piper, Cinderella Tales (compilation of: Yeh Shen, Glass Slipper, and Billy Beg and the Bull), Reluctant Dragon, Clinton's Ditch - Saga of the Erie Canal, among others. All of our shows are created to appeal to an audience aged 3 to 93, with a preference for performing to an audience of children with adults. Our goal is to inspire children and parents to go find the book, or books that the show is based on and read it for themselves. We love books and our life is about bringing them to life on the stage while remaining to true to the author, or the tradition out of which the story came. Each show is created to tour with 3-4 actors and a stage manager, a touring set and costumes; depending on venue we can also bring lighting and sound system. Steamer No.10 is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts The Key is Reading – it Unlocks the Treasures of the World - Children’s Literature Brought to Life.
$501- $1000
Jeffers, David Become a Magician workshop Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
The best way to present this program is to have me perform a show and then have the school age children (2nd grade and up) join me for a workshop. We'll make 2-3 magic tricks that the children can learn and perform for their friends and family members.
$201- $350
Levin, Ira and Julia The Library: A Palace of Wonders! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive program of original stories and songs sthat celebrates why we love the library! We will introduce you to Pollo Elastico, the Rubber Chicken of Freedom and Ruby the Rescue Cow, while reinforcing the fun of reading and the beauty of being a part of community.
$351- $500
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