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Program
Category
Description
Fee
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Comedy/Variety Shows Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning
A Barrel of Fun comedy/variety shows may include music, magic, ventriloquism,juggling and lots of audience participation. We have performed over 10,000 shows at a wide variety of venues. We have performed programs in over 250 libraries, including almost 150 libraries in NY State. We have well over 500 repeat library programs to our credit. Our programs are appropriate for preschool through elementary children and families.For the 2014 Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading theme, we are suggesting: Professor Klutzo's Did You Know Show (Comedy/Variety) and Catfish Charlie's The Science of Fishing (Comedy/Music). Comedy shows available are: Professor Klutzo (Comedy/Variety) Music, magic, ventriloquism and juggling. Pete The Pirate (Comedy/Variety) Music, magic and ventriloquism. Bongo Joe (World-wide percussion,stringed instruments and ventriloquism with soft puppet characters.) Catfish Charlie (Comedy/Variety) Camp songs with audience participation, comedy and ventriloquism. Rattlesnake Red (Cowboy character/musical variety) Comedy and ventriloquism. Side Saddle Sue (Cowgirl character/musical variety) Puppet Shows-See our listing under Puppet Shows. Fuzzy The Clown (clown variety) Hanna Banana (clown variety) See website for specific descriptions and photos. Many shows are theme-adaptable.
$201- $350
Donohue, Pat Mr. Beau the Clown Performing Arts- Clowning
Clowning that is NOT scary since I transform from a dad to a clown right in front of the audience! My 33rd year of offering a show that is the funniest clown show you'll ever see. Last year alone I clowned at 72 different Libraries (some 2 or 3 times!) I do a pre-show visit as Pat Donohue, then an hour show of juggling, magic, puppetry, pantomime, balloon animals (made ahead of time so there's plenty for everyone!!) plus good, clean humor. After the show I visit with the audience. I am on the advisory board of my neighborhood library and 4 of our 5 sons work or have worked at Libraries so during the show, I encourage people to use and support their Libraries. Plenty of references from Librarians to share with you.
$201- $350
Torgan, Keith My Story, My Song: a workshop in creativity through songwriting Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Everybody loves songs but most people have never made one up themselves. Songwriting can be as natural as breathing … or humming – and since we all have plenty to say or should I say sing about this is a no-brainer! In this workshop we learn about the basics of song form and improvising melodies but more importantly we discover all kinds of exciting ways to access our creative impulses and turn them into song! Free-writing exercises, group collaborations, guided meditations and sensory exercises are all part of this inspiring and delightful workshop. Why is it called “My Story My Song?” – well – because it’s the stories – the ones that are central to our everyday existence that fuel the creative process and serve as the centerpiece to this inspiring experience in personal creativity.
$351- $500
jacobs, beth Getb up and move Performing Arts- Dance
dance inter-discipline get moving !
$101- $200
!, Spook Handy Spook Handy In Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook Handy in Concert is the most popular show I do. Instead of being theme oriented, this is just simply me, my trio or full band showcasing mostly original songs from my 4 CDs. Sprinkled with occasional 60s and 70s folk songs or an obscure original, this concert engages audiences of all backgrounds and ages. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Tranchina, Gabriele Jazz for Kids Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This program is for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. It will introduce our little ones to jazz while yet interactive, fun and age appropriate. The presenters will offer jazz standards like "Take the A Train" as well as jazzy original children music and traditional children songs "jazzed up".
$201- $350
Connolly, Carol Harvest Hijinks Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Harvest Hijinks Full of contagious energy, multi-award winning storytellers, Tales ‘n Tunes and their entourage of dancing scarecrows, stomping pumpkins and singing crows make for some hilarious hijinks in the cornfield and the garden patch. The duo sizzles on stage with traditional folklore gone fun and revved-up music and storytelling! Audiences don’t just listen -- they sing, clap, chant and roar! Fall fun at its’ finest.
$201- $350
Hanford, Thomas Musical Menagerie Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Musical Menagerie is a program of animal songs and stories that while appropriate for all ages is especially good for the 5 and under crowd. The songs are in a number of genres -rock and roll, calypso, African American folk songs, old time mountain music, and others. Audience participation via sing-along and audience role playing with painted masks is encouraged. My singing is accompanied by guitar, fiddle and harmonicas.
$201- $350
LaRue, Michele The Apple Tree: a celebration of spring and poor housekeeping History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Old Sarah Blake—=small and intense=—is a relentless dynamo of obsessive good housekeeping. Her neighbor, Sam Maddox—a gangly giant of a man—has =lived somehow without much work.= When a fall through =one of Mother’s nice cane seat-chairs= puts old Edison Blake out of commission, the Maddox family learns =It’s terrible hard work cleanin’ house.= The collision of these two very different couples on one eventful afternoon reveals the true value of a glorious spring day. New England author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman conjures her story with insight, humor, and affection. Written in 1903, THE APPLE TREE harkens back to a time when literature was written for the ear, and Freeman’s evocative prose gives LaRue ample opportunity to enthrall. In her honest, vibrant performance, the actress embodies four distinct characters, using “Down Eastern” dialect to recreate a lost era. Michele is a member of both actors’ unions: Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. She has performed vintage American short stories for two decades, touring nationally with a wide-ranging repertoire of TALES WELL TOLD.
$201- $350
Rowe, Elizabeth Love Stories for Better or for Worse Performing Arts- Storytelling
Stories for adults featuring love in all its aspects - romance, jealousy, generosity, innocence and humor - as related throughout the ages in folklore, literature, myths, poems and song.
$201- $350
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