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Program
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Description
Fee
Siegal, Neal American Barbershop Harmony Music
The Big Apple Chorus is the performing arm of the Manhattan Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Chorus consists of up to 80-men and as few as a traditional 4-man barbershop quartet. Programs have been customized for each patron and requirement but all incorporate early 20th century American popular songs from Tin Pan Alley, Vaudville and early Broadway performed in the uniquely American, Barbershop A Cappella, harmony idiom. Performances are high energy, include light comedy and choreography. As a Manhattan Based group our mission is: Bringing the best of Barbershop to Broadway and te best of Broadway to Barbershop.
$351- $500
Boertzel, Brooke The Storyteller's Candle Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
In 1929, a warm and dynamic woman named Pura Belpré became the first Latina librarian in New York City. At a time when non-English speakers didn’t always feel welcome in the library, Pura helped many immigrants to feel at home there, and inspired a love of reading in generations of young people. In The Storyteller’s Candle, a skilled bilingual storyteller plays Pura, greeting audiences in their own school or public library, and showing them the wonders that can take place there. Through a blend of storytelling, music and puppetry, young audiences will learn about Puerto Rican folklore and the library’s important role in the community. Kids sing along and become puppeteers as Pura’s stories unfold. Based on the bilingual book, The Storyteller’s Candle By Lucia González with illustrations by Lulu Delacre.
$101- $200
murphree, gary POP! GOES THE MUSIC Music
POP! GOES THE MUSIC is a program that educates people about American Pop Music of the 20th century, by way of a live musical performance. Guitar, vocals and original backing tracks are used to show the connection between many types of music- the blues, gospel, swing, rock and roll. Well known popular songs fill the show, and will change all the time to keep it interesting. I have nearly 50 years of musical experience and knowledge which I bring to the program, which young and old can enjoy. From Robert Johnson to Glenn Miller to U2, it's fun for everyone.
$101- $200
Jones, Dean Exotic Instruments and Loopy Songs History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Dean will show and tell about scores of exotic instruments from around the world, including West African balafon, jaw harps from the Philippines and Vietnam, conch shells, bird calls, udu drums and much more. He will create spontaneously improvised loops (recordings that repeat which can be added on to), and perform some songs from around the world. Depending on the size of the audience, there will be participation, including singing and trying out the instruments. Dean has performed for many years as a one-man band with Arm of the Sea Theater, Hudson River Playback Theater and the Cave Dogs Shadow Troupe. He is also the leader of the band Dog on Fleas.
$201- $350
Brian Chevalier, Susan Hamlin & Character ROCKS - Character Education Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
Character ROCKS with Brian and Susan's engaging, upbeat character ed program. Bring the magic of good character to your school with this participatory assembly program. Also ask about songwriting workshops for your core group -- creat a new song to perform at finale show.
$501- $1000
Del Bianco, Lou Lou's Thanksgiving Show Multicultural- Native American,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through storytelling and song, children will learn what the Pilgrims and the Native Americans meant by being thankful. In this 50 minute program, authentic Indian legends as well as folk songs handed down from our earliest settlers will be shared by all! Children will get a chance to say what they're thankful for. Both educational and fun, with lots of participation.
$201- $350
merwin, chris One World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An inter-active trip around the world through multi-cultural music and imagination. Audience members will play a ten foot Tibetan trumpet, the steel drum, dance and do the limbo to calypso music played on the electric guitar, and sing a reggae song. They will also learn some hula moves and dance to the Hawaiian steel guitar. Stories from far away lands that teach good moral lessons are told and accompianied by authentic instruments. These include the Turkish saz, Japanese shakuhachi flute, and Hawaiian lap steel guitar. Assorted percussion instruments brought back from my travels can be handed out as well. This program is truly one of a kind and all instruments are authentic and brought back by myself from the country of origin. The music is real and not dumbed down in any way, and I have found that this program always thrills, entertains, and educates audiences. Its perfect for ages 3-11.
$351- $500
Geiger, Donna Island Senior Symphony Music
We usuually perform 3 works of classical music, with a short intermission. We are a full symphony orchestra of over 40 members. Our age range is from 42-90+.
$101- $200
merwin, chris Kikyo Genso-Japanese music and dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Kikyo Genso (beautiful illusion in Japanese) is a one of a kind duo consisting of Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin. Kishiko studied the ancient Noh theater dance and singing as a child in Japan and Chris Merwin has immersed himself in the esoteric music of the bamboo shakuhachi flute both in Japan and at home. Together they enchant audiences with a marriage of the two art forms that are not paired together in the traditional arts world of Japan. The program features elegant dance based on Noh dance accompanied by Zen Buddhist and classical music, as well as folk dances with the words sung in Japanese. The performers are authentically costumed in kimonos and cultural and historical background is given on all aspects of the performance. This show is the only one of it's kind anywhere and is as entertaining as it is educational.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - SEUSSICAL Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Oh, the thinks you can think when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The noble Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight in one of Theatreworks' largest-scale productions to date!
$3001+
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