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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Rogers, Robert Little Leonardo History,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Take a trip back in time to the 1400’s and spend a day in the simple Italian town of Vinci, where a remarkable young boy named Leonardo once lived. Watch as he takes his first few steps toward greatness, by letting his imagination fly and his curiosity take hold of everything around him. An apprentice in the studio of Master Verrocchio, Leonardo is exposed to the wonders of art and science. He paints, he studies, he builds – in short, he lets his dreams come true. The man who would come to be known as the painter of the Mona Lisa had to start somewhere, and this is an imaginary tale of how it happened. The Robert Rogers Puppet Company was founded in 1980, and has since performed thousands of times across the country and around the world. While it is available all year, providing meaningful, artistic productions for summer reading programs is an especially enjoyable pursuit for the troupe.
$351- $500
Talavera, Alex Hieronymus Bogs Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hieronymus Bogs is a one-man troupe whose artistic mission is to create and inspire. Bogs's imaginative approach to musical performance combines elements of poetry, theater, and the visual arts. Garbed in the attire of a traveling pilgrim (a metaphor for the creative journey), Bogs sings his original folk songs accompanied by his banjo, harmonica, bells and foot percussion. He interweaves his performances with short storytelling vignettes and recitations of William Blake, while incorporating simple props like a spool of red ribbon, or a bucket of river rocks to enhance the overall visual experience. His welcoming voice and emotive music are akin to artists like Woody Guthrie and George Harrison who often addressed themes overlooked by many entertainers. With songs like “The Infinite Possibilities of Universal Love” and “The Muse's Welcome,” Bogs's performances are thoughtful and engaging, encouraging viewers to realize the heights of their own creative potential.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Insect Comedy Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Insect Comedy takes a delightful look at our Six-legged friends. In Princess Firefly entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug I will love?” Kate's Acorn, one of Diane's original stories, teaches about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. And in another backyard tale we learn about when to keep or let insects go. Diane's hilarious interpretations of Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat, Old King Lampyradie Beetle keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the world of insects. "From the Academy's point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!" Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
$351- $500
Kruszka, Donald Gumshoe McMonocle and the Strange Case of Rumpelsomething Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The tale of Rumpelstiltskin presented as a 1940s detective story. A desperate queen hires an intrepid but bumbling private eye to find the name of the man who can turn straw into gold and prevent him from taking her first-born child. Offered for consideration for the 2013 Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Series theme. Nominated for Best Family Faire Award by Bitter Lemons Publications as part of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
$101- $200
Van Egmond, Timothy Shivers N' Shudders for Halloween Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Spell-binding tales and songs of the supernatural ranging from the spine-tingling to the rib-tickling, from various cultures and countries around the world. These are accompanied with spirit flute, guitar, conga drum, and a skeleton limberjack (a wooden puppet that taps out a rhythm dancing on a paddleboard). Perfect for Halloween! Different versions can be tailored for different age groups. Tim is a triple treat! He can sing, play a variety of instruments,and tell whopping good tales! – Jane Yolen, renowned Author & Storyteller
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Marvels of Motion (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Isaac Newton would be proud! Come explore his laws of motion with us in this abundantly engaging physics performance. Observe the power of all sorts of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia and much more. Then we will harness the power of these forces together to create astonishing jetpacks and even a rocket-propelled car! This Mad Science show is sure to please everyone and inspire more imaginative learning in all of our audience members!
$351- $500
Eisenberg, Jeff Sing and Sign Disability Awareness,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Teaches basic sign language to normal hearing toddlers and preschoolers through music and songs. It's a thematic 3-4 session program. A great introduction to sign language. Educational, interactive and fun.
$201- $350
DuBois, Betsy Sticks & Stones Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Sticks and Stones -an anti-bulling musical Children bullying other children. It happens at school, in the neighborhood and on the internet. Whether face to face or in cyberspace, the effect can be harmful, even deadly. This original one woman performance By Lyle Cogen and commissioned by Tilles Center For The Performing Arts, is partially based on real experiences of Long Island middle school students to depict vital social issues. This piece will encourage children to proactively deal with bullying and to become more tolerant and inclusive of others.
$1001- $3000
Theater, Open Hand The Secret of the Puppet's Book Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater’s literacy production about the wonderful world of reading. Meet Lewis, a most extraordinary puppet who finds fun, adventure, and some interesting friends in the magical pages of the books he finds. With the delightful music of storyteller Bill Harley and some magical puppetry Lewis takes us on a journey through the imagination.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna MULTI-CULTURAL Winter Holiday Song & Puppetry Concerts Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Celebrate the Holiday(s) of your choice with this joyous song and puppet program! Include non-religious Holiday and seasonal favorites (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza, Eid-- any or all, your choice) and/or well loved, fun songs of the winter season. Lots of participation, synthesizer keyboard, LuLu the Singing Lama, Huggy the Holiday Bear, adorable hand puppets and many opportunities for children to be in the show! Ages 2-8 (+ -) and family audiences. Great Holiday & winter time fun for all!
$501- $1000
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