Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Raabe, Kim Privler Mama, Sing Me A Story Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This live, interactive musical story show features a combination of classic folklore, fairy tales and fables. These are enhanced with lots of Mama Pajama original stories and music, with instruments, plush props and finger plays. This is one of our more popular literacy programs, teaching an appreciation for libraries and all their resources. Mama's inspiring show aims to foster a life-long love of books and reading in young readers (primarily children ages 3-5).
$351- $500
McEntee, Robert 'Discover the Magic of Reading!' Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
The ideal Reading Club Program! Parents truly appreciate how this unforgettable show motivates their children to love reading & visiting the library! Children love the engaging magic, age appropriate humor, storytelling, audience participation, mind reading and musical grand finale with amazing special effects. Appeals to all ages. The show can be more spectacular with added illusions such as floating a child in the air, sawing someone 'in half', making someone magically appear to introduce the show, adorable bunnies, or an incredible animated talking picture! Complete satisfaction guaranteed or program is FREE! All children receive colorful flyers which teach them how to do 6 tricks. Program is customized for various age groups or family audiences.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other
Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic Harpist Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the legends behind our holiday traditions. Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen lore, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales surrounded by traditional and original music and song. Featured stories include the beautiful 'Legend of the Mistletoe' from Scandinavia, humorous English Wassail traditions, and the poignant Greek legend 'The Halcyon Days of Peace.' Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions. Songs evocative of the season and lovely instrumental melodies round out the event. 'Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word.' Publisher’s Weekly
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON & OTHER STORYBOKS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
An exciting musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books. Book titles subject to change. Teacher From the Black Lagoon- by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee Dogzilla- by Dav Pilkey Grumpy Bird- by Jeremy Tankard I Want My Hat Back- by Jon Klassen Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse- by Kevin Henkes Love Splat, Splat the Cat- by Rob Scotton The Grasshopper and the Ant
$1001- $3000
Lawrence, David Finding the Hero in You! Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
David FunN's Finding the Hero in You! program is based on the 2015 cooperative theme and takes his audience on a magical journey, trying to find a true 'hero'. He uses music, magic, storytelling and puppetry to keep both children and adults enthralled and laughing for up to 45 minutes. His show includes a live rabbit production, child participants and uses books from the library's collection.
$351- $500
Friedhoffer, Bob MAGIC TRICKS - SCIENCE FACTS Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
LIBRARY PROGRAMS There are a number of programs available for libraries based upon Friedhoffer's books and academic work. All of the programs listed have been successfully presented at libraries across the United States. He can appear at you library as an author, a scientist, a magician, and/or a teacher. Available programs: Magic Tricks - Science Facts a/k/a The Scientific Magic Show Boomerangs - How to Make and Throw Them A History of Scientific Recreations Science Fair Workshops for Parents and Students Magic Shows for Children Magic Shows for Young Adults The Deception of Perception - How One's Senses Can Be And Are Manipulated Einstein and the Quantum World - Analogs of Relativistic and Quantum Science to Understanding of The Very Large and the Very Small
$501- $1000
Carpenter, Margot Poetry Shows: We Can Honestly Like the World! Literature- Poetry
Children Learn what poetry truly is and how it shows what the world is and how they want to be! Through poems by such poets as Ruben Dario, Po Chu-I, Lewis Carroll, and more, children learn that poetic music comes from a person's seeing the world honestly, as the oneness of opposites. These are the same opposites that are in them, in their family, in classmates--like soft and hard, slow and fast, high and low. Poetry will be closer to chidlren, as they see that it has beauty & power! The music of a true poem makes for a big feeling of honestly liking the world!
Up to $100
TheatreworksUSA, - SEUSSICAL Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Oh, the thinks you can think when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The noble Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight in one of Theatreworks' largest-scale productions to date!
$3001+
Stewart, Donna Shakespeare's Lute Book History,
Literature- Other,
Music
Music was integral to Shakespeare's plays. This program features many of the musical references from selected plays, presenting 16th century English songs, ayres, ballads and dance tunes - including both historical settings and our own new settings of orphan texts matched to music from historical sources.
$351- $500
Ehlert, Dave Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain and the Civil War History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain and the Civil War How a Union President and a Confederate Deserter fought against Slavery & Racism in Pre & Post War Days Dave Ehlert portrays Lincoln and Twain in this Live Theatrical Production 90 minutes of Historical Drama, Humor and Education Historical Entertainment Based in Branson, MO with performances in 42 states.
$351- $500
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