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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Engel, David Do Not Go Gentle--An Evening With Two Great Wordsmiths: Dylan Thomas & William Shakespeare Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Theater
"Do Not Go Gentle.." is an hour with two great wordsmiths: Dylan Thomas and William Shakespeare. In reader's theatre style, selections of these two poets are presented allowing their work to be savored and juxtaposed.  Whether for the first or the thousandth time, your patrons will enjoy famous and lesser known works of Dylan Thomas ("Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night," "And Death Shall Have No Dominion") and select soliloquies and sonnets by Shakespeare in the way they were meant to be experienced: live and direct. This program promises a lively hour of moving, life-affirming contemplation against a background of thematic music, dimmed lights and (electric) candles flickering. Selections will rotate to reflect the changing seasons. Please consider booking a program this April for National Poetry Month or in November or December for a special, full reading of "A Child's Christmas In Wales." 
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele Eve's Diary History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Mark Twain often wrote of Eden and the first couple's explorations of Earth. What is commonplace today was mystery then--every beast, plant, and scientific certainty a wonder newly discovered. Eve is eternally questioning, her passion for learning rivaled only by her love for Adam--from her first sighting of him (It had no hips; it tapered like a carrot!) to her profound examination of their centuries-long partnership. In this witty, poignant monologue, adaptor Gayle Stahlhuth ingeniously intertwines several Twain stories and essays--setting them A long time ago, in Heaven. Past sponsors of this production include Chicago's Newberry Library, the Chicago Book Festival, and Mohonk Mountain House. SAMPLE REVIEWS: Twain's generous, teasing Eve shows all the familiarity with her husband's flaws that you'd expect in a marriage of several hundred years. Michèle LaRue, in an actor's tour de force, brings her radiantly to life. --Robin Hirsch, Artistic Director, New Works Project, NYC It was a pleasure to work with you. The program was wonderful! Your blend of humor and touching moments was perfect. --Emily Rowe, Special Events, Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis
$201- $350
Forsyth, Sondra Firebird: Middle/High School Version Performing Arts- Dance
"Firebird: Middle/High SchoolVersion" is a residency for middle or high school students. The ballet has original choreography and a story line by Sondra Forsyth based on a Russian fairy tale. Teaching Artists conduct workshops with up to 100 young people, any combination of grades K-5. The residency culminates in a costumed performance. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES and P/NW BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds.
$3001+
Rajeckas, Paul Imagination in Motion Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Imagination in Motion highlights the role of sharing and collaboration in the creative process by teaching students about the Three Cs: Concentration, Cooperation and Commitment. The show draws on various theatrical styles, including mime, modern dance and vaudeville, weaving audience participation into slow motion encounters, a boy's struggle to escape from a video game, and a giant vacuum cleaner that sweeps the performers offstage
$501- $1000
Steele, Margaret Memoirs of a Magic Queen History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Margaret Steele presents the life story and magic of the first great female magician, Adelaide Herrmann (1853-1932) whose long-lost memoir appeared in 2010, seventy-eight years after Madame Herrmann's death. Her amazing story is told through projected photos and posters, period music and costumes and recreations of Adelaide Herrmann's actual magic routines by renowned magician, Margaret Steele.
$351- $500
Max, Steve Simon Sez For Better Listening & Respect Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
The “Simon Sez For Better Listening & Respect” assembly program is seen at over 100 schools each year. Unique, very funny and high energy, this 45 minute show offers 100% audience participation while teaching your students the importance of being a better listener and showing respect to themselves and others. Additional topics in the show include making good choices, not succumbing to peer pressure and it’s OK to make mistakes. Finally, big colorful banners adorn the stage area with messages of ‘Listening,’ ‘Respect’ and the ‘Six Pillars of Character’. This program contains many musical interludes as well as improvisation, putting it in the categories of both Music and Theater and satisfies the NYS Coser Compliance Standard 1: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts.
$501- $1000
Torgan, Keith Music Master Classes and Clinics with a Master Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Master musician, Juilliard graduate and college professor, Barbara Siesel’s years of experience teaching all levels make her uniquely qualified to work with students from elementary school to college to conservatory. Each master class is designed to address the precise needs of your particular group of students. Whether it’s learning a band or orchestra part, the basics of breathing and tone production, repertoire and more, Siesel responds to the needs of your students and school. 8 and up
$351- $500
Scalise, Jody Up In Smoke Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Mime
This is a comprehensive tobacco prevention program for elementary school age. It addresses the dangers of tobacco, from ingredients to health issues, tobacco companies tactics to get young people to smoke and addiction. From movie stars to sports figures who chew tobacco, children are informed of the "Tobacco Myth."
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Tune In To Magical Idol Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Turn off the TV. Shut down the PC. And tune up your imagination. It's time for Magical Idol, the new magic show brought to you by Central New York magician Ron Cain. Inspired by the 2005 NYS Summer Reading Program theme Tune in @ Your Library, the show features a variety of magical, musical illusions. Each represents a different literary character. The show ends with audience members voting for their favorites and looking forward to spending more time at the library. Since 1998, Ron has created magic shows based on the annual summer reading program theme. Each program uses magic and humor to promote reading and help children feel good about themselves. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages include Uncle Sam's Old Time Magic Show, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Magical Museum Show, Case of the Missing Bunny, Captain HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, Discover Millennium Magic Show, and Holiday Hocus Pocus.
$201- $350
Van Egmond, Timothy A Peddler's Pack of Songs History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary songs sung in two-part harmony, combined with lively Irish and French Canadian tunes. Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing for close to 25 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
$501- $1000
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