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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Connolly, Carol Storytelling Programs and Workshops Literature- Creative Writing,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Professional Bio: For 30 years, a teacher, storyteller, traveler, and writer, Carol has collected stories from around the world. The constantly expanding repertoire of this accomplished performer includes folk and fairy tales, myths, literary tales and original stories. Carol presents programs in schools, colleges, libraries, museums, churches, senior centers, nature preserves, on radio and television, and at festivals and civic and community events throughout the Northeast. She has been a scheduled performer at festivals in the US and Great Britain. She is a member of the highly acclaimed storytelling quartet, Four Stories High, and the duo, Tales and Tunes. Program Titles/Themes: Participation Stories, Strong Women Stories, Mountain Merriment, Multicultural Folktales, Tales of Fools and Wise Ones, Seasonal Stories, Tales of Times Past, Tales to Tickle Your Funnybone, Environmental Stories, Tales of Mystery & Enchantment, Storytelling Workshops for parents/teachers/ children.
$201- $350
Van Egmond, Timothy Seasonal/Holiday Samplers History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Whether it’s a Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, First Night, Old Home Day, St. Patrick’s Day or another special day, here’s the entertainment to help celebrate it in style! 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 throughout New England for close to 20 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
Heckstall, Amina Olushola Welcome To Our Village! Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Theater
"Welcome To Our Village", is an indepth look at a day in the life of a traditional village in West Africa/ Guinea. It begins from the sunrise to the sunset and incorporates mask dancers, stiltwalkers, animal costumes, exceptional children performers, professional dancers and drummers, a storyteller, and griot musicians. The purpose of this presentation is to open up the eyes of all ages to the wonderful, beauty that the culture, people, and heritage of Africa is and to erase the steretypical thoughts many have of life in African villages.
$1001- $3000
Reid, John Outrageous Balloons by John Reid Performing Arts- Other
John has been twisting balloons for 20+ years, has won countless awards and in April of 2014 set the world record for the largest balloon sculpture built by a single person. More than dogs and swords, John knows over 100 different designs including comical and unique characters and can twist 30-35 in an hour. John has also mentored 10 young twisters who are available at a more modest fee. Updated June 2014.
$351- $500
merwin, chris Kailani-Island to Island- hula Caribbean show Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Hula show with authentic hula dancer from Hawaii for adults. Also includes Caribbean music on the guitar and steel drum, hence the name island to island. Hawaiian hula dancer will perform traditional hulas and Chris Merwin sings and plays 1920s Hawaiian steel guitars, electric guitar, and steel drum. Cultural background for the music and dance is given.
$501- $1000
Knight, Leonora Books Alive Interactive Concert Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Children join Lee Knight on stage to sing, dance and perform songs written to their favorite stories. Props, puppets and costumes are used to enhance creative, imaginative play. All music is original, multi-cultural and fully orchestrated. All songs are written for children to easily sing along or echo, but are rhythmically stimulating and musically sophisticated. Children will love being part of the show! Shows for all age groups available.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John 'Wassail' Renaissance Christmas Pageant & Music Revels Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
'Sing, Say, and Play!' in this participatory Christmas music and pageant performance that toasts the old year and welcomes in the new. Set in the Magical Days of Yore, it is fanciful weaving of historic music, traditions, and surprises. 'Wassail' comes from the Old English greeting Wes hael, meaning 'Be thou hail!' and wassailers even today go about England carolling friends & neighbors in this traditional musical well-wishing. To highlight the event, the audience takes on roles in a traditional mummers’ play - a lighthearted spectacle of singing, costumes and laughter. Mummers' plays are still performed in rural England as improvisatory theater in streets, homes, and community gatherings, and feature a host of characters who symbolically assist the sun in its turning through the shortest days of the year. The culminating event of the play is the grand Wassail Bowl, around which all gather to wish a fine Yuletide Season! Come One and All, Young and Old, Shy and Bold, and let thy fancies run free (and be sure to bring your cameras!)
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Digging Dinosaurs Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
These popular dinosaur adventures complement their scientific facts with a happy dose of humor. Dinosaur lovers of all ages will enjoy the colorful posters, Dinosaur Sign-Language and participation that keeps audiences engaged and asking for MOOORE! Two original stories are included. Pattysaurus in which selfish Patty becomes so obsessed with her dinosaur collection that she turns into a gigantic sauropod herself and Egg Mountain in which the audience helps out on this surprise filled journey that leads to the discovery of Egg Mountain and Maiasaura, the first dinosaur known to care for its young. Based on current scientific discoveries, this piece educates as it entertains.
$351- $500
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Cinderfella & the Sisters Ugly - New Ways to Tell Old Tales Performing Arts- Storytelling
Join storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi for a fun, participatory workshop using familiar stories to tell new tales! Listen to Lorraine spin an updated version of a well-known fairy tale then learn how to make up your own adaptation. We’ll play with the personality of the hero, add unique details and decide if the right ending for the story is really “happily ever after.”
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith ABBOTT & COSTELLO - The Early Years History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Theater
Here is a fun program exploring the history of one of America's greatest comedy teams. This program explains the history of Bud and Lou, from their introduction right through their years in Burlesque, Radio and finally the Motion Picture screen. We focus quite a bit on the WWII era films, and we also discuss their career lags, rebirth and finally their split up and solo careers. Program uses DVD footage of various routines that have made them famous, including "Who's On First", "Susquehanna Hat Company" and "Slowly I Turn, Step by Step". Fun program that works in whatever time slot you have for it. NEW 2012
$101- $200
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