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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mayes, Tom Clown Classes Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn to Juggle! Did you know that juggling is great mental and physical exercise, can help relieve stress, and improves concentration? It’s also a lot of fun! Macaroni demonstrates his juggling skills using balls, clubs, rings, and spinning plates. Then he teaches participants the basics of juggling using scarves and balls. This program is suitable for ages five and up. It may be taught by Tom Mayes or in costume as “Macaroni the Clown.” Balloon Twisting! Learn about the history and art of balloon sculpting, then learn to twist a few balloon animals during this hands-on program. Balloons are provided. This program is suitable for ages five and older. It may be taught by Tom Mayes or in costume as “Macaroni the Clown.”
$101- $200
Steele, Margaret Amazing Magical Margo Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Magical Margo is the character of Margaret Steele, one of the world's foremost female magicians. Her illusions, accompanied by beautiful classical music, open audiences to the idea of achieving the impossible. Her programs highlight respect, good manners, history and literacy. A Juilliard graduate, Margaret has designed magical arts-in-education programs for the Queens Symphony Orchestra, The New Jersey Symphony and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. A published author, Margaret adapts her show for featured program themes.
$351- $500
Theater, Open Hand Masks of Life Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Artistic director Geoffrey Navias follows the events that mark the important moments in ones’ life, no matter where or when you live. These events are celebrated in many cultures through traditions and rituals using masks, movement and stories. Throughout this lively performance, Mr Navias demonstrates how the mask evokes body movement, emotion and character
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol Story Safari Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Listen and join in as the award-winning musical storytelling duo, Tales ‘n Tunes, leads us on a journey all around the world and to our own back yard. We’ll meet a curious frog, a barnyard hen who thought she knew best, a clever porcupine who outwitted a lion and hippo, and a mischievous mouse. Designed to encourage children to read, this Tales ‘n Tunes’ presentation, invites all to come to this rollicking romp with our furry and feathered friends.There will be plenty of singing, beginning with Tales ‘n Tunes’ original song, Bunches of Beasts. And there’ll be lots of opportunities to make animal noises, too.
$201- $350
Rogers, Robert Turtle's Big Dream! Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Once upon a time there was a talkative little turtle who had an ambitious dream - to fly! He was so captivated by the idea of seeing the world from way up in the air, that he spoke about it constantly to all the other animals in the forest, wondering how he could accomplish his goal. Based on a Native American legend, this is a play about reaching beyond the every day and striving to do more, even when it seems to be impossible. Puppeteer Robert Rogers has applied all the imagination and skill that he has acquired over a 31 year career.
$351- $500
Marchese, Mario Children's Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Theater
35-40 minute performance of magic and comedy. High energy level and lots of audience participation. Educational, colorful, and very visually intriguing. From rings to ropes, balls, coins, and silks, you may also expect classic circus-style entertainment such as juggling, plate-spinning, balancing, and cigar box manipulation.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE OKRA DANCE COMPANY Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Dance performances of various cultures around the world, with an emphasis on the African American Heritage. Workshops and residencies can also be arranged. Programs available include:

• AMERICAN DANCE FROM AFRICA TO BROADWAY, which takes the audience on a fun-filled journey through the evolution of popular American dance from its African roots and European influences to soft shoe, tap, minstrel, and social dancing, culminating with the Broadway and club dances of today.

• JOURNEY INTO AFRICA takes a fascinating excursion from Senagal to Soweto through the traditional rhythms, songs, instruments, and dances that are an integral part of everyday African life. Two dancers plus a musician offer an authentic presentation of a culture that has profoundly influenced us all.

• DANCE, DANCE, DANCE tours Africa, Poland, Asia, the Caribbean and other nations around the world through the social dances that reflect each culture. Two versatile dancers perform the African Yambala, Chinese Sword Dance, Israeli Dodi-Li, Tango, Polka, Waltz, Jitterbug and more in a fast-paced, colorful production.

• RHYTHM DANCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD continues the journey to different countries around the world, including dances from Mexico, Greece, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and the Caribbean.

$501- $1000
Reynolds, Jackie Science & Educational Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
A clown/magician/ventriloquist and a Chemical Engineer? Yes! Bee Bee the Clown and/or Jackie the Magician brings science to summer reading. Just imagine the possibilities! She encourages kids to understand the magic of the world with a science explanation. This interactive magic show is a great example for young people of an unconventional career path.
$201- $350
LaRue, Michele The Apple Tree: a celebration of spring and poor housekeeping History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Old Sarah Blake—=small and intense=—is a relentless dynamo of obsessive good housekeeping. Her neighbor, Sam Maddox—a gangly giant of a man—has =lived somehow without much work.= When a fall through =one of Mother’s nice cane seat-chairs= puts old Edison Blake out of commission, the Maddox family learns =It’s terrible hard work cleanin’ house.= The collision of these two very different couples on one eventful afternoon reveals the true value of a glorious spring day. New England author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman conjures her story with insight, humor, and affection. Written in 1903, THE APPLE TREE harkens back to a time when literature was written for the ear, and Freeman’s evocative prose gives LaRue ample opportunity to enthrall. In her honest, vibrant performance, the actress embodies four distinct characters, using “Down Eastern” dialect to recreate a lost era. Michele is a member of both actors’ unions: Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. She has performed vintage American short stories for two decades, touring nationally with a wide-ranging repertoire of TALES WELL TOLD.
$201- $350
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Productions presents Melody's Musical Adventure Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Dream Jam Productions presents Melody's Musical Adventure All aboard! Get ready to be swept away on this magical musical train ride that students and teachers will never forget as Melody learns about American music genres while finding her "own voice." This participatory musical theatre production, with a stirring blend of original and traditional music, features members of the acclaimed and award-winning Dream Jam Band. The train takes young Melody to the key cities that have been fundamental in the development of American music. The incomparable Dream Jam Band plays and teaches about the musical genre that originated in each city, making this a valuable and unforgettable experience for Melody and for each audience member.
$1001- $3000
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