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Program
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Description
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Golden, Gail SCIENCE IS A BLAST! Multicultural- Other,
Multicultural- Native American,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
SCIENCE IS A BLAST! ties in closely with the summer reading program's Fizz, Boom, Read initiative. The Wondermakers tell 3 folk tales in story theatre style. The stories are from Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Native American culture and they have to do with science topics -- astronomy, health, and the weather. Children from the audience are selected to help The Wondermakers tell the stories by playing roles "on stage." It's fun (and educational) for children ages 3 - 10 and the whole family. Produced and directed by Gail Golden who recently moved back to New York State from Orlando where she was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother at Disney World.
$101- $200
Simpson, Julia Breanetta Harlem On My Mind History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
A one-woman musical journey through the dynamic time in history known as “The Harlem Renaissance”. Experience the poetry of Langston Hughes and the larger than life personalities of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Josephine Baker while celebrating the music of “Duke” Ellington, Thomas “Fats” Waller, Harold Arlen Irving Berlin and others. This show is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
$501- $1000
Towle, Michael Hampstead Stage Company -Performances Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Theater
We perform literature-based plays for young audiences across all 48 contiguous United States. We have tour 3 seasons out of the year: Spring (Mid-March to Mid-May), Summer (June to Early-August), Fall (November-December). We have two shows available each season and we rotate them season-to-season. Please see our website for season selections. Shows include: A Christmas Carol; Aladdin; Alice in Wonderland; Greek Mythology for Kids: Gods and Legends; Greek Mythology for Kids: Hercules and the Heroes; Greek Mythology for Kids: Myths of Ancient Greece; The Legend of King Arthur; The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Return to Narnia: Prince Caspian; Nicholas Nickleby; Oliver Twist; Pinocchio; Robin Hood; Shakespeare for Kids: Life and Times; Shakespeare for Kids: For the Common Core; Shakespeare for Kids: Macbeth; The Prince & The Pauper; The Secret Garden; Treasure Island; Wizard of Oz. Theater Workshops Available ($100 rate): Animal Physicality; Auditioning 101; Creating a Character; Improvisation; Science of Theater Magic; Setting the Stage; Shakespeare; Stage Combat; Storytelling
$351- $500
Clive, Young, Homemade Hollywood: The Rise of Fan Films Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Fan films are a new phenomenon in today's popular culture. Regular people are creating their own flicks based on their favorite movies, books, TV shows and more, using video cameras and computers to create complex, unique films. Many fan films are now high-quality efforts, sometimes costing as much as $30,000 to produce!

This program introduces audiences to some of the best fan films around, featuring Batman, Harry Potter, Superman, The Matrix, Snoopy, Darth Vader and more of the world's most famous characters.

I am the author of the first book about fan films, Homemade Hollywood (Continuum, 2008) and run the daily fan film blog, FanCinemaToday.com, so basically I'm the leading expert on this unusual form of underground filmmaking.

$201- $350
!, Spook Handy America's Story through Folk Songs History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Traces American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through today. Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement, 60's and 70's Peace Movement and more recent issues are presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music is alive and well. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Friedhoffer, Bob MAGIC TRICKS - SCIENCE FACTS Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
LIBRARY PROGRAMS There are a number of programs available for libraries based upon Friedhoffer's books and academic work. All of the programs listed have been successfully presented at libraries across the United States. He can appear at you library as an author, a scientist, a magician, and/or a teacher. Available programs: Magic Tricks - Science Facts a/k/a The Scientific Magic Show Boomerangs - How to Make and Throw Them A History of Scientific Recreations Science Fair Workshops for Parents and Students Magic Shows for Children Magic Shows for Young Adults The Deception of Perception - How One's Senses Can Be And Are Manipulated Einstein and the Quantum World - Analogs of Relativistic and Quantum Science to Understanding of The Very Large and the Very Small
$501- $1000
Cooper, Renea In Love With Mom Performing Arts- Theater
Our program features family based entertainment using poetry, with drama, and comedy. Material for general audiences. Positive themes that enrich and inspire. Mostly arranged for the joy and possibilities the material brings.
$1001- $3000
Levin, Ira and Julia Dig into Reading- Bookworms Unite! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Dig into Reading: Bookworms Unite! Come join us as we unearth adventures And legends, sing and dance to songs of magic plants, dinosaurs, rubber chickens and so much more! Help act out the stories and discover the hidden treasures worth digging for within BOOKS that connect us all.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Everyday Heroes~ For Summer Reading 2015! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Celebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment. Recommended for ages 4 and up. This program was created to complement the theme of Summer Reading 2015: Every Hero has a Story! Diane's Summer Reading Programs have been gaining in popularity all over the Northeast-she has been invited to perform at over 240 libraries in Massachusetts.
$351- $500
Hawkins, Jim Irish Stories and Songs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program of Irish Stories and Songs taken from a variety of themes in Irish history, folklore, culture and tradition. Most of the stories and songs are humorous, though serious pieces in relation to the above themes can be performed. The program is crafted towards adults, but I have found that children of all ages have enjoyed the stories and songs. Some of the stories ("God and the Devil Dividing the People") are personal and others such as "The White Doe," "The Boy who Had No Story" and "Robert Emmet's 'Speech from the Dock'" are taken from Irish folklore and history. I also include the stories of Eamon Kelly in my performances. In the course of the performance, I discuss aspects of Irish history, cultiure and tradition and encourage the audience to speak of their own Irish roots.
$201- $350
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