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Program
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Description
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Newcombe, Melody Laughter is the Best Medicine Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Do you like to laugh? Would you like to put more laughter into your life to reduce stress, enjoy your day and feel better? Well, it's a clinically proven fact that laughter heals. Melody Newcombe will take you on a science journey into how your body responds to laughter, and tears. You'll learn fascinating facts to marvel at. Then you'll go on a very funny journey of interactive laughter exercises to help you create well being within yourself, no matter your age. You will all love this program designed for fun, laughter and better health. You will find that this laughter therapy session will stay with you for weeks to come, bringing a sense of well being, joy and happiness into every part of your life. Melody 'Whoopsy Daisy' Newcombe is a professional performer and science teacher. She will bring gales of laughter to the hearts, bodies and minds of audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Zimmerman, Michelle A BUTTERFLY BLAST! Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Come along and capture the fun as award-winning author Michelle Zimmerman reads her children's book "Can't Catch a Butterfly". The butterfly fun continues as she leads an indoor butterfly hunt, butterfly games, songs and a simple craft.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane The Salmon of Wisdom Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
True tales and original stories of encounters with the wild. This inspiring and entertaining performance is especially for nature lovers. The show starts off with an upbeat rhyming story of a New York cabbie who travels “up North” in search of a loon. Filled with humorous and evocative moments as we travel with the greenhorn cabbie as he reconnects with the wild. This piece is complemented with beautiful Native American legends and Diane’s original story The Salmon of Wisdom ~ a true tale of a mysterious and inspiring journey along California's Pacific Coast ~ a story of the beauty and mystery of nature. A one of a kind performance by one of New England’s favorite storytellers.
$501- $1000
Nager, Stuart Grinn Tales: Storytelling Performances Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Storyteller and Improvisation Actor/Workshop Leader Stuart (Grinn) Nager brings over a decade of experience! Shows include, but are not limited to: *Grinn Tales: all interactive and improvised! *You Know Jack?: Jack didn't just climb up the beanstalk. Further tales of Jack! *The Cinderellas: With over 260 Cinderella stories from around the world, who knows what tale will come next? Two classic Cinderella tales will be told with the audience creating one on the spot! *The Village of Chelm: Traditional folk tales of the Fools of Chelm with new tales told. (Suggested for Adults) *Tales of Thanks: An original South African story based on a greeting song and other tales *Tales of the Monkey King: an ongoing adventure series, from the epic of Journey to the West Ask about improvisation and storytelling workshops for all ages.
$501- $1000
Knight, Leonora Author's Interactive Concerts Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Picture children on stage, in costumes, singing and dancing as their favorite songs come alive through music. Eric Carle, Tomie DePaola, Dr. Seuss, Laura Numeroff, Doreen Cronin, Jan Brett and Marcus Pfister shows feature a wide variety of musical styles with full orchestra sound. These concerts were created for the Long Island Children's Museum and were a huge success. Tap dancing chefs, high kicking dancers, aprons and pasta utensils, hungry caterpillars and grouchy ladybugs and Indians will adorn the stage. Children will learn 5 senses, days of the week, follow directions and have a great time!
$201- $350
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley The Great American Songbook - Music of the great American song writers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Live performance of concert vocalist, keyboardist, and percussionist highlighting the music of great American composers such as Berlin, Gershwin, Rogers, Hart, Porter, Kahn, Mercer and others. Includes stories about the music and the composers.
$351- $500
Kruszka, Donald Sleeping Beauty Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A humorous re-telling of the classic story of the sleeping princess, her dog, the prince who saves her, the dragon he has to fight, and the evil fairy who put the princess to sleep. Playing at 32 Western New York venues as part of the 2012 Dream Big Summer Reading Series.
$101- $200
Reynolds, Jackie Are Your Feet Really That Big? Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Painting
Are your feet really that big? Go behind the scenes! A clown since 1992, Bee Bee shows you the backstage transformation from the grease paint to lacing up her clown shoes! Discover stuff you never knew and get to ask the questions. See the details that go into being an award winning clown. Then, get ready to laugh! Be part of Bee Bee's Best and Brightest Comedy Magic Show!
$201- $350
Marshall, Barry Classics with a Twist Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Storycrafters are internationally renowned for their creative retakes on classic stories. In this program, The Storycrafters present tales from their large repertoire of updated retellings of well-known tales in forms such as rap, spoonerism, word play, and other playful forms. In workshop format, The Storycrafters show participants how they go about creating 'new stories from old', using many of the methods The Storycrafters use to make new performance pieces.
$351- $500
Livinston, Laura TheatreSports Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this interactive introduction to the excitement of live theatre, two teams of professional improvisers challenge each other to spontaneously create scenes inspired by audience suggestions. Audience members help create characters, settings and stories – often participating on stage. Collaboration (actor/actor and actor/audience) is clearly essential. Challenges include using language creatively, scenes resembling books, and scenes inspired by curriculum subjects. Recipient of Young Audiences of New Jersey’s first Artists of the Year Award. Video at www.freestylerep.org.
$501- $1000
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