Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bertles, John Sustainable Storytelling Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Increase your students' environmental awareness using literacy! Master storyteller Robin Bady will weave an eco-web of words accompanied by the bewitching music of Skip LaPlante on instruments built from trash. Stories are age-appropriate and science-based, and address the concepts of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as well as Conservation. Whether in auditorium or workshop format, students are encouraged to create and perform their own stories - in which the Big Bad Wolf may be a vital part of our ecosystem!
$501- $1000
Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s classic “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck” Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s classic “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck” performed by Marian Grudko and
 accompanied by Marian’s original musical score “A magical combination of story and music” Potter’s tale is presented word for word,
 but included in the score are two songs with original lyrics: “Jemima” 
about the pretty duck who wished to hatch her own eggs, and 
“I’m The Fox” a hilarious soliloquy by the “bushy, long-tailed gentleman,” 
who thinks himself irresistible and invites Jemima 
to a dinner party, “all to ourselves!” And you will be captivated by the bewitching
 “Waltz of Jemima and the Fox.”
$201- $350
McIntosh, Story Laurie The Library is the Place for Me! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie's love for libraries is infectious! Bask in Laurie’s frolicking style as she weaves tales of wonder and sings sunny songs about everything from home-grown tomatoes to turtles that fly, all the while delightfully reminding young and old that her favorite place to learn stories & songs (and just plain ol' hang out) is at the library! This program also features two Story Laurie tunes: the call-and-response “Come Along with Me” (to the library, that is!) and the “No Library Books in the Bathtub” waltz.
$201- $350
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
A Tribute to “Ella”- Music of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook. This Live performance concert featuring vocalist Perley Rousseau, pianist Sonny Daye, drummer Ted MacKensie, and bassist Pete Toigo is filled with warmth and humor and highlights the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald from age 16 to her retirement.
$501- $1000
Roethel, Glen Every hero has a story! What's Your Secret Special Skill? Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
*** CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS – MUSIC CONCERT/SONGWRITING WORKSHOP PROGRAM *** We all have secret special skills – what's yours? In this 60-90 minute concert/songwriting workshop, national recording/touring artist Glen Roethel will play you a song and guide you toward identifying your own unique gifts. Then, with some songwriting guidance, Glen will assist the whole group in writing a song about them! You will leave feeling empowered and uplifted, and with a little luck the group will complete a demo recording on-the-spot to be emailed to participants afterward. This is suitable for juveniles, youth and adults. --------------------------------- http://www.glenroethel.com ---------------------------------
$201- $350
!, briz DUST BOWL DIARIES-National Tour History,
Media- Photography,
Music
New Jersey Songwriter Briz has created another touching and informative multimedia show based on actual historical events culled from our American landscape. This time the topic is the migration of The Great Plains Farmers to California, the hardships they endured en route and the life that awaited them once they arrived. Briz uses songs of the times like, I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore, Do Re Mi, and current works like Springsteen's Ghost of Tom Joad. Combined with a Power Point presentation of photos from The Library of Congress, the shows are informative and entertaining. Perfect for the whole family,they can be tailored for students studying the Grapes of Wrath,the Great Plains, soil erosion or The Great Depression.
$201- $350
Levin, Ira and Julia Lighten Up Edgar Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
A presentation of the lighter side of Poe which includes a musical ode to the poet, short stories and humorous adaptations of his poetry set to standards for group sing-a-longs. It is a light-hearted way to celebrate Poe without tearing up the floorboards.
$201- $350
Smith-Carrigan, Michelle Puppet Potpourri Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This fun festival of frolics is our original variety show accompanied by musical favorites, such as: the Entertainer, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the Barber of Seville, Little Brown Jug, and the Charleston. It showcases hand puppets, mouth puppets, rod puppets and trick marionettes. An excellent way to introduce audiences to the art of puppetry! And some terrific music! Choose from a 30 minute version or a 45 minute show.
$501- $1000
Shih, Patricia Summer Reading Club concert Music
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih offers a custom-made show every year to match the theme of the summer reading club. All songs not only relevant but also have entire audience participation and are full of fun, movement, sing-along and more. Ms. Shih is one of the country's top-booked, most highly-respected and loved entertainers in the family music genre.
$351- $500
Levin, Yosi What's Eatin' Yosi? Life Skills- Food,
Music
Who's hungry?! Yosi serves up some delicious tunes about food & cooking from his award-winning CD, What's eatin' Yosi? Enjoy a big bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. Make some smart & healthy choices from Let's Get Cookin' to Just Desserts! It's a fun-filled, interactive & educational concert for ages 1 - 8. You'll eat it ALL up!
$501- $1000
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