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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's SWEET POTATO PIE & SUCH! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Incomparable storyteller Karen Nur El-Amin presents a tasty treat of stories, songs and dance celebrating African-American Heritage accompanied by African instruments. This highly energetic and interactive performance will delight as well as enlighten all ages.
$501- $1000
Nager, Stuart What A Character: Character Development through Improvisation Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
(Intermediate to Advance) You've been told to embody the character in performance or in an improvised scene. What a Character will help that as you explore the emotional and physical range of levels to create a true character on stage. This is a fully hands on and interactive workshop that is safe, non-judgmental and, overall, FUN. Approach character development with a more clinical eye and justify your choices.
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Meet the Artist! workshops and programs Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** When children want to know if being an artist is a 'real' way to earn a living, or what it feels like to perform in front of hundreds of people, or what singing songs has to do with making a difference in the world, Ruth Pelham’s responses always serve as an inspiration for children. During this song-filled workshop, Ruth draws from her work as a songwriter, performer, recording artist, public speaker, educator, community organizer, and arts manager and conveys the message that the job of being an artist requires being good at one’s art form as well as in all of the skills that we learn in school--writing, reading, math, communicating, negotiating, problem-solving, and many more. This workshop can be geared to topics such as career development, the arts, writing skills, music and performance, making life choices, and others.
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie Dig In with Story Laurie Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The time is ripe to book a performer whose work is so genuinely ALL about "Digging In"! For years, Story Laurie's repertoire has reflected her twin passions for both community gardening AND reading. For 2013, you can rest assured that Story Laurie's Summer Reading Program offerings will serve up a cornucopia of fresh & delicious songs and stories -- as well as a few classics -- all magically woven together into a wonderful concert that is just right for kids of all ages. Gardens, book worms, and kid community heroes will all meet up in this program featuring some of the songs from Story Laurie's highly-acclaimed "Groovin' in the Garden" CD -- from which you can download free tracks to whet your appetite at www.storylaurie.com.
$201- $350
Handy, Spook Ground Breaking Troubadours History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook Handy has been called “a modern day troubadour in the style of Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs.” In fact, Spook’s style of acoustic guitar, harmonica and singing fits right in with the Ground Breaking Troubadours of the 20th Century – Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary, Phil Ochs and others – who paved the path for thousands of acoustic songwriters and folk musicians to follow. This program tells the history of America through songs that were often the first of their kind. Many of the songs in this program and the stories behind them were taught to Spook by his mentor Pete Seeger.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna The Piggy Bank Show-- Saving Spending & Sharing (ENGLISH-SPANISH VERSION AVAILABLE) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The Money Show is a Song & Puppetry program that teaches young children about the value of money in a fun, age-appropriate way. Saving, spending smart and sharing are concepts presented using interactive songs, puppetry, stories and colorful , interactive props. Meet Anna's puppet friends, LuLu the Singing Llama, learn from Macdonald about how he got his farm, meet Bernardo the Banker as he explains what it means to save. This show was created for the Newark Library, presented in several branches, and is under written by the PNC Bank. Anna created a popular BILINGUAL English-Spanish version for this library.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES by TSF Productions Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES is presented by TSF Productions, with costumes, scenery, and a wide variety of musical instruments, in a clever script by Joe Cosentino, and original songs by Richard Stillman. Craig Babcock and Richard Stillman combine their multiple talents to bring this famous Hans Christian Andersen tale to life. See how pomposity and deceit turn into humility and honesty, as each character learns to accept himself and others.
$501- $1000
Reynolds, Jackie Science & Educational Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
A clown/magician/ventriloquist and a Chemical Engineer? Yes! Bee Bee the Clown and/or Jackie the Magician brings science to summer reading. Just imagine the possibilities! She encourages kids to understand the magic of the world with a science explanation. This interactive magic show is a great example for young people of an unconventional career path.
$201- $350
Theater, Arm-of-the-Sea Tales from the Odyssey Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Visual Arts- Other
With a cast of colorful characters and deft sleight-of-hand, master puppeteer Patrick Wadden brings to life Homer's ancient epic of Odysseus and his trouble-fraught journey home from the Trojan War. A voyage of two-weeks turns into ten years as capricious gods and wayward mortals thwart the Hero’s passage across the 'wine-dark sea'. The infamous one-eyed Cyclops, the alluring Sirens, six-headed Skylla, and the terrible whirlpool of Charybdis are but a few of the legendary monsters in this timeless adventure story. Through courage, cleverness and determination Odysseus triumphs over these trials and eventually is reunited with his family. Tales From the Odyssey is designed to introduce young audiences (ages 7 & up) and their families to one of the foundational stories of western literature. The visual elements in this poetic presentation are inspired by ancient Greek painted ceramics. Available June -December 2015, the show is well-suited for public libraries and small community venues. In fact, it's a perfect fit for the 2015 Summer Reading Theme: Every Hero Has A Story.
$351- $500
DiDonna, Joseph Bully Prevention Assembly Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
BAND Together: No Bullies Allowed This program is designed to deal with the every increasing problem of bullying in schools. The word 'bully' is defined and then the students are taught important life lessons on how to deal with people that hurt them. I was bullied as a child and I want to help put an end to the constant stream of belittling behavior using my magic to convey the message that nobody deserves to be bullied. Students will also learn about diversity and specific (non violent)ways to deal with bullies. Bring this program into your elementary school and I guarantee you will see a difference in the bully-victim ratio at your school. The acronym BAND explained: B- Be a buddy not a bully A- Ask for help N- Nobody deserves to be bullied D- Don't join in, help instead Call me today toll free 1-877-518-MAGIC to find out how to bring this life altering program to your school.
$501- $1000
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