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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Edgecomb, Diane Midsummer's Magic Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Experience the beauty of the Summer Solstice in Legends and Songs from Many Lands. Drawn from cultures all over the world, Midsummer’s Magic is a story and music celebration of nature at the time of the Summer Solstice. This delightful and entertaining performance brings alive Celtic, Czech, English, Japanese and Australian legends of tree-spirits, fireflies and magical transformations. Midsummer’s Eve is traditionally a time of magic when the luminous world of fairies can join with our own. In this unforgettable story and music event master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic Harper Margot Chamberlain take us to the heart of the season on the wings of story and song.
$501- $1000
Handy, Spook American Folk Songs for the Whole Family History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. We’ll sing old favorites like “This Land is Your Land”, “If I had a Hammer”, “I’ve been Working on the Railroad”, “She’ll be coming Around the Mountain” and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Ehlert, Dave Abe Lincoln, and the Civil War History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Abe Lincoln and the Civil War. How our 16th President guided the nation through its darkest days. Dave Ehlert portrays Lincoln in this Live Theatrical Production. 90 minutes of Historical Drama, Humor and Education. Historical Entertainment Based in Branson, MO with performances in 44 states.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE FOOL AND THE FLYING SHIP by Flying Ship Productions Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
THE FOOL & THE FLYING SHIP is a warm and imaginative Russian fable performed by 2 actors, who portray dozens of zany characters. Embark on a fascinating journey of personal discovery as three brothers seek to find a flying ship and win the hand of the princess. FLYING SHIP PRODUCTIONS presents elaborate musical theatre performances, with inventive staging, dynamic choreography, creative costumes and magnificent scenery. All shows feature Broadway-caliber actor/singer/dancers, humorous scripts and original songs by Jonathan Luks.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John 'BAWSHOU & the WATER DRAGON' A Traditional Chinese Hero Pageant for 'Every Hero Has A Story' SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2015 Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dig deep into a cave of the earth--the Sun has been captured by a Fearsome Dragon and hidden away. The HERO of our tale is Bawshou, a young man who courageously rises to the challenge of freeing the Sun. With the help of a golden phoenix, a small parcel of earth, a magic robe, and a heroic dream, Bawshou travels afar to seek out and rescue the Sun, for the good of his people and all the land. Children actively participate as they portray the flowing river, the sounds of the sea, the playing of the gong, the dancing stars, and much much more! The artists evoke a magical atmosphere in this important Chinese tale, employing authentic oriental techniques and traditions including stylized dramatic forms and movement, mythology, exotic costumes, and unusual musical sounds. Chinese folk instruments (erhu, p’i p’a, guzheng harp, sona, Chinese Theatre drum, flutes & whistles, and gong) are featured, combining to make this unforgettable performance piece a joyous celebration of oriental culture. 'Bawshou' was commissioned by the Springfield MA Museum of Fine Arts in 1994. (see accompanying Chinese Dragon Mask Workshop/Parade).
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna Week of the Young Child Song & Puppetry Show Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Anna's popular Week of the Young Child Show celebrates the fun, diversity, joyful imagination and love of learning of children around the world. Interactive songs, puppetry, stories, with move-along fun throughout offer a very special way to celebrate young children. There are many opportunitites for children to be in the show.
$351- $500
Shaw, Will The Fun and Funny Juggling Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Will Shaw presents "The Fun and Funny Juggling Show", an award winning blend of physical comedy, verbal wit and amazing skills. Audiences of all ages will be treated to astounding displays of juggling, hat tricks, music, balance tricks, sight gags, cowboy rope spinning, boomerangs, spinning tops, audience participation and offbeat but sophisticated clowning steeped in the traditions of the great comedians from the silent film era to the present.
$351- $500
Parisi, Rita Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight, weird tales by Sarah Orne Jewett Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Sarah Orne Jewett, a native of South Berwick Maine is one of the finest New England regional writers of the 19th century. Her stories mirror the everyday lives and landscapes furing that earlier time. Some of her best know works are The White Heron and The Country of the Pointed Firs. Less known are her weird tales of the mysterious and supernatural. Rita Parisi, in 19th century costume, will present three of these gothic tales in theatrical storytelling fashion using the actual words of Jewett herself while acting out the main characters of each story. *Wonderful for the Halloween Season *10-15 minute talk back is included. *Ages: mature teen and up.
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Theme Day Activities Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth will design special concerts, workshops, and residencies for your library's needs. A combination of kinds of programs can be geared to one or more ages focusing on Earth Day, Summer Reading Program, Women’s History Month, Black History Month, Holidays, Health & Wellness, and many more. A gala culminating event can bring together the entire community to celebrate the creative efforts of the children. At the heart of all programs are Ruth's original songs of hope and possibility, and her unique perspective as a peace advocate, educator, musician, and community builder.
$351- $500
Rivest, Robert Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Healthy Choices is a high-energy comedy program in which health and humor go hand in hand. Robert Rivest's humorous insights connect deeply with children, teens, and adults, moving them to make mindful choices about food, exercise, entertainment, and safety. Robert Rivest immediately captivates the audience with engaging mime and theater stories of choices we face everyday. •  Eat more whole foods, fruits and vegetables. •  Drink plenty of water. •  Get enough quality sleep •  Enjoy a variety of exercise. •  Feel feelings and express emotions •  Make mindful choices about T.V. / Computer / Games •  Steer clear of unhealthy choices and impulsive behaviors As well as fun effective ways to: Build concentration, calm the body and relieve stress. Inspired by Robert’s artistry, enthusiasm and quick wit , even the older kids eagerly participate in Robert Rivest’s hilarious interactive segments.
$351- $500
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