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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hale, Bruce Bruce Hale, author and storyteller Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Although a bestselling children's author, I also draw on my theater background and my artistic skills during presentations. Depending upon the needs of the venue, I can choose from these different palettes. A typical presentation involves a talk on how I went from being a reluctant reader to an author, a storytelling or dramatic reading from one of my books, and a cartooning lesson. I am passionate about encouraging kids to read, and have spoken at schools and libraries around the country.
$1001- $3000
Barton, Laine Why Read... Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling
“Why Read?” is a circus/magic show that humorously explores our need to read. Lainey tries to perform her skills without the use of books, and her raucous experiment truly shows her that books are not only necessary, but a delight. Families not only experience the joy of watching and participating in her show with bubble tricks, juggling, magic and more, but are introduced to a variety of how-to books to explore together.
$201- $350
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel An Evening at 221 B Baker Street (2014 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
Treat your adult readers with this program about detection fiction’s most beloved literary character, Sherlock Holmes. Rebecca and Rachel Oshlag present a lively mix of stories and facts on this famous forensic scientist. They perform a selection of Sherlock Holmes short stories against a backdrop of an absorbing discussion about the character of Holmes, the impact of the fictional detective on the development of criminal investigative techniques, and the remarkable life and works of Sherlock’s creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
$101- $200
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Fascinatin Rhythms History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Fascinatin Rhythms- The Music Gershwin and Ellington This Live performance of concert vocalist Perley Rousseau, pianist Sonny Daye along with a guest bassist is filled with warmth and humor and highlights the music of great American composers George and Ira Gershwin, and Duke Ellington...Includes stories about the music and the composers and includes favorites such as: Fascinatin Rhythm, I’ve Got a Crush on You, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, Our Love is Here to Stay, Summertime, Take the A Train, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, I’m Beginning to See the Light, and many others.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. ROSA'S RIDE: the life of Rosa Parks History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
ROSA’S RIDE: THE ROSA PARKS STORY is presented by four professional actor/singer/dancers, with inventive staging, and an inspiring score by Jonathan Luks—using jazz, blues and gospel styles. We follow the struggles of a young girl through the indignities of prejudice to discover her strength of conviction, as a simple act of civil disobedience gives birth to the civil rights movement. An intriguing backdrop which evolves from black and white to an intricate mosaic enables us to take “Rosa’s Ride” to a new dawn, and creates a powerful theatrical experience for young audiences.
$1001- $3000
Mayes, Tom Clown Classes Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn to Juggle! Did you know that juggling is great mental and physical exercise, can help relieve stress, and improves concentration? It’s also a lot of fun! Macaroni demonstrates his juggling skills using balls, clubs, rings, and spinning plates. Then he teaches participants the basics of juggling using scarves and balls. This program is suitable for ages five and up. It may be taught by Tom Mayes or in costume as “Macaroni the Clown.” Balloon Twisting! Learn about the history and art of balloon sculpting, then learn to twist a few balloon animals during this hands-on program. Balloons are provided. This program is suitable for ages five and older. It may be taught by Tom Mayes or in costume as “Macaroni the Clown.”
$101- $200
TheatreworksUSA, - THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
This enchanting musical is based on C.S. Lewis' adventure story about four children of war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. This strange and wondrous place is ruled by the cold-hearted White Witch, who makes the winter last year round. Although they seem unlikely saviors, the children fulfill an ancient prophecy by defeating the witch, thus restoring sunshine and peace to the spell-bound Narnia and returning the great Lion King Aslan to his throne.
$1001- $3000
Mischief, Merry PiraticalTreasures & Trinkets Show! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Yaaaaarrrr Mateys! Welcome aboard a couple of PIRATES to teach you about the sea, pirates, sailing and historical figures! Stories told in music and poems about Sailing, Pirates, and Literature Treasures in your library! Song and poetry performed for you by PIRATES! Learn about shanties, sea life and lore. This is a fun show for the whole family from Merlyn & Harry who come dressed as PIRATES! And you should dress up like Pirates to, and come aboard!!
$201- $350
Lazzarini, James Magic of Amore (magic & comedy for all ages) Performing Arts- Magic
Experience edge of your seat fun! Whether your program has 10 people or 100 Amore’s show will amaze and astound. Colorful handkerchiefs turn to magic canes and objects materialize out of thin air. Spectacular visual magic combined with music captures the audience’s attention and brings them to a realm of wonderment. Audience participation is the main portion of Amore’s performance. Audience members become the magician’s assistant during the show. Amore utilizes costumes and other props for some hilarious comical routines. Balancing amazing magic and side-splitting comedy, Amore presents an unforgettable show for your event. From the moment the show begins until the grand finale children and adults will be mesmerized and mystified. This performance takes up a small amount of space and you will find it is just right for most locations. Not too big, not too small and perfect for any location. Catering to all ages, this show tops all others. Fast paced and original, this one of a kind performance will make audience members shine in the spotlight. Have your camera ready for memorable moments
$351- $500
Leeds, Dorothy Good Lessons from Bad Women History,
Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
In Good Lessons from Bad Women, a devilishly funny one-woman show, our lead character, Dorothy, wrestles with the concept of goodness and dives deep into a world where good is bad and bad is good. Instructed from childhood by her mother to be a “good girl” like the ever-virtuous Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy wonders what might be on the other side of goodness. As she begins a journey from rebellion to reconciliation, she visits a series of infamous, disreputable women from different time periods and backgrounds. In seven vignettes and frequent conflicts with Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy learns from these fascinating women by becoming each one and imparting the subtle lessons they teach. By the play’s triumphant ending, she has gleaned wisdom from the original sinner, Eve, the guilt-free Mae West, the opportunistic Emperor Wu, the image-building Kathryn Kelley, the litigious Elizabeth Freeman and the pillaging Anne Bonney. Good Lessons from Bad Women has been performed at libraries, theatres, universities, and museums all over North America.
$501- $1000
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