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Pelham, Ruth Dream Big, Sing! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
"Dream Big, Sing!" Concert Through out all time, singing together has been one of the most powerful and effective ways that human beings have made our shared dreams for a better world come true. During this inspiring concert, audiences of all ages will sing along with Ruth Pelham as she leads songs from numerous social movements about freedom, hope, justice, equality and environmental responsibility. A special part of the program will be audience members making up new words to Ruth’s original songs like, “Look To the People” and “Turning of the World” as a way of expressing our yearnings for a safe and peaceful planet.
$351- $500
Heilbrun, Harvey Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Harvey Heilbrun's energetic and imaginative performances engage young and old in the art of the oral tradition. Join him as he spins folktales, sings, plays guitar, and breathes life into the imagination of the listeners. Using his 33 years of teaching experience in the middle and elementary school, including 25 years of singing and storytelling, Harvey presents everything from traditional Appalachian tales to classic legends, from historical songs to old-fashioned ghost stories. Younger grades will appreciate picture book based tales and story-songs. He will work with you to design the ideal program for your group. Multi-day follow-up workshops on storytelling with smaller groups are available. He is an ideal supplement to Balanced Literacy, Character Education, Environmental programs and Library reading programs for school age children. His program supports the Common Core standards. Harvey gathers his stories from a number of different sources, mainly folktale collections, picture books and tales that he’s heard from other tellers. He gets pleasure in telling tales that usually have a twist. He performs a number of curriculum/thematic related songs that he has written and songs of other famous songwriters.
$201- $350
Graham, Michael The Three Wishes / The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Performing Arts- Puppetry
THE THREE WISHES This folktale favorite is flavored with a dash of dialogue, a generous helping of humor and the twists of plot for which the Spring Valley Puppet Theater is known. THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING A hungry Wolf tries to outwit the savvy Shepherd and make a meal of the helpless, little Lamb. Helpless? Maybe not! Adapted from the Aesop Fable, this popular story is enlivened with a colorful Mexican setting, a humorous communication gap and a surprise ending! Both productions feature handmade puppets, scenery and lively scripts.
$351- $500
Gardner, Tom 'Tommy' From The Uncle Brothers Family Concert Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
Tommy (Tom Gardner) from The Uncle Brothers presents an upbeat, interactive and parent friendly show, and loaded with important messages like reading, value of libraries, respect, using imagination, and many others. Having fun is our primary goal so that messages are absorbed. -Over 220 parents and kids thoroughly enjoyed your lively and entertaining music!- Jim Karge, Saratogo Springs Public Library Note: This show is different than Tommy's show for younger children because the songs are aimed at the older children (5-10), but the younger ones love it as well. The program is very similar to the Uncle Brothers family concert, except the kids are more a part of the show.
$201- $350
Lazzarini, James Extra! Extra! Read All About It! (Reading encouragement show.) Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! (Reading encouragement show.) Amore will amaze children 3 to 12 years with a performance that tops all others. Fast paced and original, this one of a kind performance utilizes amazing magic, hilarious side-splitting comedy, live animals, music, and loads of audience participation all intertwined with a message about libraries, the value of books and the importance of reading. Feel the excitement as you witness colorful handkerchiefs turn to magic canes and objects materialize out of thin air. Visual magic combines with the encouragement of reading in this electrifying show. Never seen before illusions and audience participation make this a show you and your students will long remember. Fly like Peter Pan, Pass through Alice’s Looking Glass, perform magic like Harry Potter and even become the Cat in the Hat! From the moment the show begins until the grand finale the children will be mesmerized and mystified by Amore. Perfect choice for the summer reading club kick off, end of the summer party or during the school year vacations!
$351- $500
Pasqual, Julie Performing Arts- Storytelling
This collection of world tales that dance, stomp, and shake will do it all - except put the audience to sleep. It is performed by Julie Pasqual, who is a storyteller trained in dance, clowning, acting, stiltwalking, yoga, and American Sign Language. These tales come from different cultures and countries, and utilize a ton of humor, movement, and can be adapted for audiences of various ages.
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora Multiply To Music Life Skills- Finance,
Performing Arts- Other
Are your students struggling with their times tables? I wrote these songs for my own son and they really work! If your students respond well to music watch their skills improve after participating in this program. And they DO participate! Each child is given a lyric sheet to sing along. Props and costumes are used as children come up on stage. Music styles include pop, reggae, rock, swing and jazz waltz. There’s even a cheer! CD’s are available to reinforce learning. This educational material will reach out to your students reinforcing the powerful connection of math and music
$201- $350
Carter, Tom The lost German girl Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
How a change in the environment, in this case a volcanic eruption, can effect changes, some good , some bad , in individuals lives and change the course of human history. The lost German girl? Well, was the New Orleans slave really the lost girl? And would Joseph Smith have found the Golden Plates in Palmyra, New York or Mary Shelly have written " Frankenstein",if not?
$101- $200
Reynolds, Jackie Make-Up/Costume Demo Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Painting
Go behind the scenes! Bee Bee shows you the transformation from grease paint to lacing up clown shoes! Ask questions. See 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
Connolly, Carol Soups On! Songs and Stories about Food Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
What’s your favorite food? Chances are Tales ‘n Tunes has a song or a story about it. And in Soup’s On! they’ll serve them up to you. So come on into the kitchen and enjoy a story stew. These storytellers and musicians will have you singing along with their tasty tunes that will make you hungry for more. So sink your teeth into these delightful morsels dished out by Tales ‘n Tunes.
$201- $350
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