Performers and Programs

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Stage name: Bill Gormont's World of Magic
Performer name: Bill Gormont
Phone: 585-227-9760
Mailing address: 99 Stratford Lane
Rochester, NY 14612-2981
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, NY, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, NY, Woodward Memorial Library, LeRoy, NY, Poughkeepsie Public Library, Poughkeepsie, NY
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 05/13/2014

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“The Treasure of Book Island” - Discover the MAGIC of READING Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Join magical pirate, Captain Bill Gormont, aboard his ghost ship the Black Oyster, as he sets sail for Book Island. A swashbuckling adventure of uncharted magic and reading on the high seas is blended into a family entertainment experience of laughter, excitement and surprise. Captain Bill and treasure hunters from the audience magically discover an old map that leads them to a treasure chest hidden on Book Island many years before. Legend says the chest contains a valuable treasure. Is it gold, silver, diamonds, pearls or money? The visitors to Book Island are the only ones who can discover the secret. “The Treasure of Book Island” is an exceptional entertainment experience with a reading message for children, teens and adults. Everyone enjoys the action, skits, comedy and fun as they are WOWed by the illusions and impossible things that happen right before their eyes. This professionally costumed performance delivers a powerful impact and encourages reading, all in the course of a program containing humor, amazing illusion, and a wonderful sense that this pirate magic just might be real!
$201- $350
Creativity Rocks at the Library Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
Creativity Rocks at the Library, will help your young readers discover the creativity and excitement waiting for them in books. Children love pretending to be someone else in their world of “Make-Believe”. Today, they’re a back yard explorer dreaming to discover something new. Tomorrow they crawl out of a cardboard space ship as an astronaut traveling to a far away planet. The time has never been so right for young minds to learn about all the wonderful opportunities at the library. During the performance, they’ll participate in an outer space adventure, learn how to save money and watch a drawing from an art class come to life. They’ll experience an unusual cooking lesson with a “borrowed” shoe, learn about becoming a magical artist, play a wild game with some very tricky rabbits and much more! Everyone will be talking about this entertaining program as they remember the clever ideas for creative discovery with books. The show can be used as the flagship event to kick-off your summer reading program or as an end-of-summer celebration to reward your young readers for their hard work.
$201- $350
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.


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