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Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Join a young boy who finds himself in a world where Aesop’s famous fables come to life. Animals of all kinds help Elliot on his quest of discovery and his desire to get back before the school day ends. He learns that obstacles can be overcome if you believe in yourself and look at all the possibilities that life holds.
$1001- $3000
Pelham, Ruth Special Event Keynote Address Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth Pelham’s keynote addresses and presentations are filled with the passion, insight, inspiration, and humor that have been the foundation of her thirty five years of working as an educator, performer, and community builder. In that time, she has acquired the experience, credibility, and breath of knowledge that positions her as a role model for children who are seeking meaning and direction in their lives. Whether focusing on topics such as personal growth and empowerment, making positive choices, standing up for oneself and others, choosing a career and living ones dream, or finding hope and meaning in these troubled times, Ruth gears all presentations according to in-depth discussions with each library regarding their particular needs and goals. Songs and vignettes drawn from Ruth’s local and global experiences are integral aspects of all programs. Keynote Addresses can also be geared to adults for special library conferences, library board functions, or any other special event.
$501- $1000
Schembri, Pamela Middle School Storytelling Performing Arts- Storytelling
UCK! STORIES? At OUR age? - Even the toughest crowds enjoy Pamela's personal stories (i.e., The Cross Bronx Expressway) and her modern-day Greek myths. Mixed with a ghost story or two, you'll see your teenagers spellbound.
$351- $500
Friedman, Jeffrey Destination:INSPIRATION! InterACTIVE StoryCrafting Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Destination:INSPIRATION cultivates the writer inside every child! Jason Edwards doesn't do those 'the author lectures the kids' kinds of shows. He believes that kids LEARN BY DOING, so he introduces children to his magic ingredients for great story crafting, but then draws out their own inspirations to collectively create and act out a story right there on the spot! Kids of all ages and levels of ability create characters, make up lines, and steer the course of the plot. Slapstick humor abounds as Jason acts out the narration, and he provides prompts, hints, and encouragement as he guides the story to its conclusion. Jason follows up the assembly with writing workshops in which he builds upon the concepts introduced in the assembly and guides every student through the process of creating his or her own amazing stories. Every childs writes a fantastic fable right then and there! Additionally, Jason provides ongoing feedback even after the programs are over - he remains available to teachers and students via Skype, e-mail, or Facebook.
$201- $350
Oliveira, Nelson "The Splish Splash Reading Show" Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Other
Domino's, "The Splish Splash Reading Show" is an action packed program that will grab the attention of children (and fun loving adults too) with amazing magic tricks, fun storytelling, hilarious age-appropriate humor, tons of audience participation, music and more. This reading program will make your summer a real "SPLASH" and pack your library with young readers who are ready for some real fun in the sun at YOUR Library!
$201- $350
Samarripa, Consuelo Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award winning Author with Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo offers multicultural poetry and storytelling.Consuelo Samarripa shares her Mexican heritage through stories, tales, poetry, and folklore. Unique bilingual blends and noise makers, as well as her use of shawls, add interest to her storytelling style. She also conducts workshops and seminars for children, educators, and adults. Her varied life experiences allow her to relate to audiences through a different perspective-- as a native and a foreigner. The Cuentos Celebration and World Medley programs offer a bilingual blend of folktales and historical stories that may be customized for presenters and their audiences. The Cuentos Celebration consist of various Hispanic tales, folklore, poetry and historical stories. The World Medley program consist of multicultural folktales and folklore, and some Aesop fables. Stories exposing character traits such as loyalty, honesty and integrity are woven into the programs. The repertoire can span through various two hour storytelling concerts. Other programs are available for adult or children's workshops, special holiday events, keynotes, and festivals
$1001- $3000
Kolodner, Arnie Imagination Magic Shows-Make Your dreams come true! Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Master Magician Arnie Kolodner presents interactive children's theater with amazing magic woven into favorite stories. Choose from: Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Wizard of OZ, Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and Alice and Wonderland, The Mentalist or Classic Magic. The children feel as if they are causing the magic to happen. Whatever they imagine seems to come true. One lucky child who dreams of flying is even levitated in mid-air!
$351- $500
Steele, George Nature Tunes and Tales Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This group participatory, theater-in-the-round style presentation of songs and stories covers topics in ecology, plant and animal life and environmental stewardship concepts. Be a Frog Chorus, shout out a Solar Power Chant, learn to identify oaks with Know, Know, Know Your Oaks, let everyone know that you are a Nature Lover. Enjoy a fun filled presentation of movement, song and story while learning about the natural world all around us.
$101- $200
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SUPER SCIENTIFIC CIRCUS with Mr. Fish & Lisa Lou Performing Arts- Clowning,
Programs available include:

PHENOMENAL PHYSICS by Mr. Fish proves that science can be fun by showing students amazing tricks involving bubbles, balloons, bull whips, eggs and a table stacked with glasses.

THE ANTI-GRAVITY SHOW shows that the law of gravity, “everything that goes up must come down,” changes when things start spinning. Audience learns how to do many circus skills including balancing, rope spinning, magic, and more.

THE MAGIC OF CHEMISTRY Magic tricks and circus skills help explain atoms, molecules, the elements, compounds, solutions, magnetism, and static electricity.

THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC uses mirrors, magnets, math, air, optical illusions, and more to explore how to use science to perform common magic tricks.

THE AMAZING ACTIVITY ZONE is an interactive workshop, where various stations are set up for children to browse through. Each station has a science-related circus activity.

SUPER CIRCUS STUFF is a PURELY FUN one or two-person circus show with juggling, balancing, plate-spinning, magic, funny stuff, and lots of audience participation. Fun for the whole family!

$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. MR. PUNCH'S CHRISTMAS CAROL by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Performing Arts- Puppetry
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents a lighthearted adaptation of Dickens' famous tale, starring Mr. Punch as Scrooge. Beautifully crafted puppets tell the tale of the man who hated Christmas and put profits before people in an outrageous holiday hilarity full of ghosts, giggles, geese, and Tiny Tim, too. Laughter abounds as Scrooge finds the true holiday spirit.
$501- $1000
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