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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Lawrence, David FizzBoomRead Library Program Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
This interactive program will feature different aspects of science and experiments, with magical twists. We use music and plenty of laughter to emphasize books that can be borrowed from the library for the children to learn about gases, fireworks and astronauts. The program features books from library collections and a live bunny production, from a test tube!
$351- $500
Reid, John John Reid's Comedy Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
A comedy magic show that is perfect for kids ages 5+, and their families. It's interactive using 6-7 volunteers throughout the show. The show can be tailored to special theme or specific age group. Finale includes levitating a member of the audience! Maybe combined with balloon twisting and/or face painting for additional fee. updated June 2014
$501- $1000
Lawrence, David Dig Into Reading Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
An exciting, interactive program featuring magic, music, puppetry, all based on the 2013 library theme Dig Into Reading. We use books from library collections to weave a fun filled collection of magical routines into a program that both delights children, and encourages them to check out books from the library.
$201- $350
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
Edgecomb, Diane Join In! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song. “My family was at your amazing performance of “Join In” yesterday. It’s amazing how you bring together many aspects of art and present them for kids so they use their imagination to “see” all the characters you’re talking, dancing and singing about. Personally, I was very happy with your folktales about the rainforests. I’m from Brazil where we have a rich heritage from Africa and we live in the US where my son was born. We loved to hear “O Pião entrou na roda, ó pião! Roda pião, bambeia pião!”. I used to sing this song myself when I was kid. It was delightful. :~)” ~Marcia, Linden School, Malden, MA
$351- $500
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Stories from Near and Far Performing Arts- Storytelling
Climb aboard Storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi’s magic carpet and travel around the world as you listen to stories from as far away as India and Indonesia and as close as your own imagination!
$101- $200
Epstein Kravis, Anna Springtime Song and Puppetry Celebration & Springtime Holiday Concerts Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Songs of baby animals, how things grow, changing weather and the joys of spring come alive! Adorable hand puppets, LuLu the Singing Lama, lots of participation, basic sign language and more offer children many opportunities to be in the show! Versions for Easter and Passover available. For ages 2-8 (+ -), and family audiences. Anna has performed over 500 library concerts for chidlren and family audiences, and over 3500 children and family programs to date internationally, in varied venues.
$501- $1000
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Up, Up & Away (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth’s pressure pushes down on you with the force of two elephants! Explore how Bernoulli’s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch a mini-rocket. Watch in amazement as our vortex generator creates giant smoke rings. Want even more pressure? Take a ride on our amazing Mad Science Hovercraft! Mad Science shows are fun and educational and this program will leave you flying high!
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson The Dancing Man Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Lively, interactive songs and stories to move and groove with, featuring the title story, performed with sign language. The story's author, Ruth Lercher Bornstein, declared that Jackson IS the Dancing Man.
$351- $500
Golden, Gail World of Wonders! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Wondermakers perform 3 interactive folktales from around the world! Libraries can select their 3 folktales by requesting The Wondermakers Top 10. The stories to select from are from Puerto Rico, Kenya, Mexico, the USA, England, Japan, Central Africa, Ireland, Russia, and Italy. Whole audience participation as well as audience volunteers who become characters in the stories are both part of the show! The stories are all from library books. The show encourages reading, creativity, and an interest in many cultures. Mime, humor, and colorful props and costumes are all included!
$201- $350
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