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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. ANANSI, SPIDERMAN OF AFRICA by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This clever performance is a side-splitting selection of famous folktales from Africa, starring Anansi the Spider, whose appetite always overrules his intellect. Anansi loves to eat and hates to work. He tries to trick other animals out of their food, but there’s no free lunch for Anansi. All of his schemes leave him hungrier than ever! These hilarious stories are brought to life by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre with a dynamic blend of traditional African design, infectious music and fabulous puppetry!
$501- $1000
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Performing Arts- Storytelling
A lighthearted look at the spectrum of odd, funny, and downright strange things which people in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency services, parks anbd recreation, government, education, and customer service fields experience on a daily basis. Most are amusing commentaries on the current stream of interest of the general public, but others are more serious and may have impact on our lives from a public policy standpoint.
$201- $350
Gillman, Jackson Moon Crazy Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Put on your imagination caps and blast off with Jackson on his lunar adventures. Captivating songs and stories, including Frank Asch's Happy Birthday Moon, to take you far away and pilot you happily home. Beth Wiseman of Loudoun County VA Library Program Specialist reports: You held the attention of 150+ children and adults for an hour - without any hi-tech stuff! Loved the way you wove the stories & songs together with movements & laughter.
$351- $500
Nobisso, Josephine Behind the Scenes with a Celebrated Author Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Through age-appropriate, visual slide presentations, beloved author of 58+ books takes audiences behind the scenes into her 37 years in writing. Using humor and inspirational anecdotes, she shows influences that shaped her career from her bi-lingual school days. Shares her professional and home life, illuminates successful work habits, and shows the stages a book requires. Reads her books. Q&A. Author donates books, discounts books through easy ordering kit, and offers writing program, Show; Don't Tell! Secrets of Writing.
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane Once Upon A Halloween Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
What would Halloween be without some chillin' tales for the spookiest time of the year? Once Upon A Halloween is a fun-filled, Halloween event - complete with a huge cauldron bubbling over with fog for the last dramatic story! This family program contains some old chestnuts as well as great new Halloween stories full of surprises. All tales are appropriate for family audiences and contain a well-rounded blend of suspense and humor. "Thank you again for a wonderful Halloween performance. The children were engaged whether laughing or quivering! As everyone was leaving I heard nothing but praise and positive comments. You are a master of your craft!" Anne Vantram Children's Librarian, East Bridgewater Public Library, East Bridgewater, MA
$351- $500
DuBois, Betsy Leland Faulkner Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Leland sparks your audience's creativity and imagination with his unique performance using various art form to tell stories from around the world. He creates material that allows the spectator to enter into the imaginary with the actor. His original theatre productions have gained critical acclaim: paper becomes filled with movement and mystery, as butterflies appear to dance and multiply, or shadows seem imbued with a life of their own in an astonishing exploration of light.His creative use of visual effects, as servants to the imagination, creates a unique entertaining theatre event that gives audiences a new look at an ancient art. In the broadest sense, more happens in the spectator's imagination than exists on stage, worlds brought to life through simple gesture and the most basic of props.. By presenting material that allows the spectator to enter into dreams with the actor, Leland Faulkner's World of Wonder enables his audiences to walk away with visions of their own.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' ISLAND OF HOPE History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
A new immigration story created especially for younger audiences.
$501- $1000
Conrad, Bob Puppets, Puppets, Puppets History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Musical variety program of puppets of every type and size, hand puppets, rod puppets and marionettes. See frogs sing, Skeletons dance, and see Bob Conrad create puppets right before your eyes and bring them to life. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of The Puppetry Workshop Manual, Mouth Puppets, and several educational children's books; including Bob Conrad's Rain Forest Animals, Bob Conrad's Deep Sea Adventure, and Bob Conrad's Great Americans.
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Captain HurriCain's Seaside Magic Show History,
Nature- Marine Life,
Performing Arts- Magic
As the seagoing Captain HurriCain, Ron Cain promotes reading while celebrating the state's beaches and bodies of water. While telling tales and showing tricks from his travels, Captain HurriCain demonstrates a wacky way with water. Illusions include a container that causes water to disappear and reappear, faucets that defy the laws of nature, and an umbrella that does card tricks. Young audiences also meet Barnacle the Shark and learn about the legend of Champ the sea serpent. 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 Tune In To Magical Idol, Uncle Sam's Old Time Magic Show, Magic of America, Wandering Wizard Show, Magical Museum Show, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, and the Case of the Missing Bunny.
$201- $350
BRIER, MARK LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARY Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
A HUMOROUS AFTERNOON OR EVENING FILLED WITH JOKES, STORIES, ANECDOTES AND IMPRESSIONS. MARK BRIER,, A STAND UP COMEDIAN FOR OVER 35 YEARS HOSTS LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARY. THE AUDIENCE IS INVITED TO SHARE THEIR FAVORITE JOKE OR TOPIC OR JUST COME TO ENJOY MARK'S WHOLESOME HUMOR. YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME ENJOYING THIS PROGRAM DESIGNED TO MAKE EVERYONE FEEL GOOD. For Years Mark has been the opening act for Major League Baseball's funniest Man, Former Detroit Tiger Pitcher and member of the World Champion 1968 Detroit Tigers JON WARDEN
$201- $350
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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