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Bromka, Sondra & John 'STONE SOUP & the HURDY GURDY MAN' - FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer Program 2014 2-for-1 Special for Children History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This favorite classic tale has been crafted to include lots of singing, movement, and active participation for every audience member, from the youngest, to the most old and wise. The story: When a very clever traveler meets a very stingy lady, an extraordinary soup is created from nothing more than the imaginative man’s ordinary stone, water, and his wits and imagination. Our version highlights this most valuable clue: There is great joy in sharing, and it is important to always “use your noodle,” and your imagination! Young children will love the inclusion of their favorite storytelling elements: singalongs, patterns, repetition, the wondrous ways of 'long ago & far away' and especially, their 'Fizz Boom Pop' Chorus! & 'THE HURDY GURDY CHILDREN'S CONCERT: OLDEN INSTRUMENTS THAT GO FIZZ, BOOM, and POP! Reading Program Special: 2 programs for 1 price: see separate entry For a truly unusual musical experience, songs are accompanied by a real live HURDY GURDY built by the artist. This unforgettable historic stringed instrument doubles as a magic pepper grinder in our telling! Look forward to an energetic, meaningful, & interactive tandem storytelling experience underscored with live music, resonant with historic authenticity, and alive with abundant participation.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Up in Arms' HELPING DREW Life Skills- Food,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Principal Tector needs your help as a member of the Bully Patrol! She fears that one of her students, Drew, is being bullied by another student in school. Lee thinks bullying Drew is fun. Lee’s best friend Victoria doesn’t think so, but what can she do to help Drew? Helping Drew is an interactive musical puppet show with an anti-bullying message perfect for elementary school students. This 30-minute program followed by a 15 minute Q&A helps students recognize bullying and look for solutions within themselves and with the help of others.
$501- $1000
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
Winter, Cathy Earth Tunes Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program for Earth Day - or any other day you want to focus on environmental themes
$201- $350
Jones, Dean Dog on Fleas Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Dog on Fleas presents inspired, inspiring music of many flavors. Main Fleas Dean Jones and John Hughes have been playing music together in various bands and as a duet since 1995. Their greatest strength is their ability to read the audience and create a show to suit the day. As a trio, Dog on Fleas will explore subjects such as empathy, diversity, the environment, and much more, in styles ranging from Cajun to South African mbaqanga, Indonesian dangdut to Rock and Roll. Instruments include guitar, bass, drums, melodica, cuica, jawharps from Vietnam and the Philippines, trombone, conch shells, talking drums, kazoos, etc. Dog on Fleas has 4 critically acclaimed CDs and a huge repertoire of songs.
$351- $500
Science, Wondergy SoundScience Disability Awareness,
Music,
Science
Experience music and sound as you’ve never seen or felt it before! Turn your voice into a giant laser show. Play with unique instruments, including a Laser Harp and a PVC Xylophone, and get tickled with sound with a huggable speaker. Learn about hearing loss and other ways Deaf people can still experience sounds. TOPICS: Waves, pitch, volume, sound in air, harmony, adding waves, filtering waves, human speech. A hands-on activity making working speakers can finish-up this show!
$351- $500
Stewart, Donna The Tudors History,
Literature- Authors,
Music
Join us as we travel through time and trace an ever-evolving musical style during the 118-year reign of England's Tudor monarchs. All the Tudors were trained in music from childhood and were accomplished lutenists, singers, and even composers. Using the framework of the Tudor dynasty - 1485 through 1603 - we present a broad range of musical styles reflecting the varied musical influences left by this musically gifted clan, all of whom employed legions of important musicians, French, Flemish, Spanish and Italian. Our samplings from the bounteous Tudor musical legacy begin with mesmerizing rondeaux from the time of Henry VII, romp through the familiar lusty fare of Henry VIII's tempestuous court, sample serene sacred music to please the devout so-called Bloody Mary, and indulge in the lush and familiar songs from Elizabeth's Golden Age.
$501- $1000
Linthwaite, Dara We've Got the Blues Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Music, color and movement all blend together! Get Creative with Dara Linthwaite and her guitar by exploring and expressing the many emotions of music with colorful, floating scarves. This is based on the Book, My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss.
$201- $350
Lynda Folk, Little Folk's Music! Little Folk's Music Life Skills- Parenting,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Little Folk’s Music is a natural approach to Language Acquisition, through multicultural vocal improvisation with the use of hand instruments comforted by physical rocking that sets a tempo. • Little Folk’s pedagogical based approach, discusses the four steps involved in this technique: (1) develop familiar, routine, singing patterns; (2) use a question and answer format; (3) use of daily motherease sounds (4) begin physical improvisation. • The class activities included yoga breath exercises that are developed around six categories: aural skills, rhythm activities, natural sound, vocal training, body percussion, dance technique. The structure: Beat; melodic phrasing; sound, time organization. • Music is a natural product of physical and intellectual learning. The patterning of a breathe with movement, Sounds become Little Folk’s accelerator. • Analytical of human communicative, sounds and behaviors, Little Folk’s Music guides families together with laughter and joy of family participation. A four-week class, that promotes Language Acquisition, Speech development, through Musical patterning which opens the cognitive window for literacy. Birth thru 5 years old.
$201- $350
Levin, Yosi Yosi's Summer Splash! Music,
Nature- Marine Life,
Nature- Other
Make a splash this summer with Yosi’s Summer Splash! Award-winning children's songwriter & recording artist, Yosi, brings his energizing & inspiring environmental clean water songs to your library! A humorous & educational program where kids learn through song about clean water for swimming & drinking, having safe fun at the “B-E-A-C-H”, and keeping a “Lady River”, bays & streams clear. Using creativity, humor & imagination Yosi fosters a love of reading and appreciation of our water. Ages: 3 to 9.
$501- $1000
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