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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Cain, Candice Laugh Out Loud Performing Arts- Theater
An interactive, comedic improv show much like that of television's Whose Line is It Anyway?. Three to four actors perform different improvisational games with each other, using suggestions given to them from members of the audience. Sometimes, audience members will be asked to participate in these games by coming into the performance area. (Of course, there is never any pressure to be involved.) It is good, clean fun for any audience, ages 10 and above.
$101- $200
Mc Dade, Ed Rythms & Rhymes of American Folk Music Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Can you square dance while sitting down? Does the "catfish" really have the blues? Will Grandmother spider bring back the sun? You'll find out when you experience the Rhythms & Rhymes of American folk music with Ed Mc Dade. Be ready for an inter-active, educational and entertaining, good time show. You'll be treated to stories from the Appalachian and American Indian tradition. You'll hear lots of great music, with classic American songs(some with a completely new twist) like Froggie went a courtin', Freight Train, Oh Susannah and This Land is your land. You’ll be delighted to step to the Bug Dance! This is a great concert for inter-generational audiences! Discover a full range of ideas and emotions that are part of our musical tradition. Take part in an exciting, fun filled music experience; invite Ed Mc Dade(guitar, banjo and rhythm instruments) performer, musician and educator to your event.
$351- $500
Jeffers, David Become a Magician workshop Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
The best way to present this program is to have me perform a show and then have the school age children (2nd grade and up) join me for a workshop. We'll make 2-3 magic tricks that the children can learn and perform for their friends and family members.
$201- $350
Gaulin, Sasha Mermaid Sasha Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Mermaid Sasha will share her stories of the bottom of the sea, her favorite storybooks, and let the kids ask her questions about life as a Mermaid. Sasha will sport her realistic, swimmable mermaid tail to share with the kids.
$201- $350
Levin, Ira and Julia The Library: A Palace of Wonders! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An interactive program of original stories and songs sthat celebrates why we love the library! We will introduce you to Pollo Elastico, the Rubber Chicken of Freedom and Ruby the Rescue Cow, while reinforcing the fun of reading and the beauty of being a part of community.
$351- $500
Hostak, Mary Ellen Beauty and the Beast Puppet Show Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Beauty and the Beast features Puppets, Actors and Audience Participation. The puppets are Beauty, the Beast, the Prince an Enchantress, and an Old Woman. Two professional actress/puppeteers guide the children through a variety of roles - from being trees in an enchanted forest to books in a magical library that the children themselves create. Later in the story, the children will participate in a dance at a party for Beauty. Based on the Original French Story
$201- $350
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
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Dig It! A Greta Garbage Puppet Show Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Greta peeks beneath the surface of dirt and asks- what is dirt and how is it made? Is there “good” dirt and “bad” dirt? Digging into nature’s recycling with worms, the puppets Jasmine & Tessy appear in a simple show about composting. Tessy is shocked & grossed out by the idea of manure & worm poop. Jasmine & the audience do their best to soothe her fears & assure her that worms are busy beneath the surface making new dirt. Worm poop, after all, makes the best soil. Butterfly, ladybug, & worm puppets have guest appearances as they eat, poop, & wander through the flowers. The audience gets to dig in at the finale when Greta opens her compost bin filled with real worms & shares the contents. Hand washing instruction included! Also starring Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. Puppet making workshops available.
$201- $350
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel Amazing Animals! (2014 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
A great kick-off or closing event for your 2014 Summer Reading Program! This high energy mix of storytelling and biological science is packed with information about animals, their amazing adaptations, and their habits and habitats. Rebecca and Rachel combine science and the art of storytelling. They use animal stories as a springboard to expand children’s knowledge of how the features and behaviors of animals help them survive in their environments. They enliven their performance with songs and audience participation. The program is designed to help children gain an understanding of the interaction of animals and their environment, increase vocabulary, develop observation skills, and appreciate the study of animals as well as increase interest in reading about animals.
$101- $200
Shepard, Mark The Drum of The Elephant King Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Drum of the Elephant King is an interactive, magical, musical, multicultural teaching tale from Haiti. It combines AFrican and European story forms. Celebrate the complex and compelling culture of the Caribbean! Feature over 100 cool sound effects instruments played by the audience!
$501- $1000
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