Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Understanding the Depression Era through Songs and their Stories
Program category: History
Music
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length: 30-60 minutes
Audience level: Teens
Audience size: >20
Program description: The essence of the Great Depression as expressed in the songs of the times with stories that provide the social, economic, and historical context. Forget Your Troubles and Just Get Happy – The 1929 Hit Song by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler. Presidential Campaign Songs of 1932 – The Sidewalks of New York vs. Happy Days are Here Again. The Anthem of the Great Depression – Brother Can You Spare a Dime by Jay Gorney and E. Y. Harburg, 1932. The Gold Diggers’ Song of 1933/ We’re in the Money by Harry Warren and Al Dubin. If God Blessed America For Me – The success of Irving Berlin’s God Bless America in 1938 led Woody Guthrie to write a parody. When All the World is a Hopeless Jumble – Even Lady Gaga sings this 1939 song by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, the most influential song in the history of cinema.
Space/special requirements:
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $101- $200
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $5.58
Notes about the fee:
Other notes: Teen and adult audiences.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 06/05/2019
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Sandy Schuman
Phone: 518-229-8345
Mailing address: 29 Magnolia Terrace
Albany, NY 12209
E-mail address: sschuman@exedes.com
Website: http://www.tothestory.com
   
Previous appearances at: Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, Bethlehem Public Library, Albany Public Library, Colonie Public Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/05/2019

 

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