Performing Arts


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Angela and Friends – Ventriloquist 3 years and up 35 – 45 minutes 4173811100 $ 200 + $ 0.50 a mile round trip I perform live shows based on the summer reading theme for children using ventriloquism and puppets round trip in a day 525 West Arch, Nevada, MO 64772 Coffeyville, Lebo, Baxter Springs, Waverly, Atcheson, Louisbury in Kansas: Camdenton, Sunrise Beach, Osage Beach, Shell Knob, Eldorado Springs, Stockton, Mount Vernon, Climax Springs, North Kansas City, Macks Creek in Missouri 1/19/2016 17:26:51
Glenda & Mike's Magic and Ventriloquism Show All ages. 60 minutes. 620-663-7345 Variable. Reading programs with comedy magic and Ventriloquism. None Hutchinson, KS 67501 Stockton KS public library. Spearville KS Township library. 1/19/2016 17:27:55
Richard Renner 3-16 45 minutes 913-634-1711 $300 + travel expense Actor, Juggler, Orangutan, Poet and Fool all describe Richard Renner as performs his special brand of humor. Whether juggling, unicycling, ropewalking, or creating a zany improvisation, Richard performs with unbounded energy and skill. After graduating from the University of Kansas in 1981 with a theater degree, he spent years and a small fortune studying with such teachers as Marcel Marceau – the French mime master, Yuri Belov – a famous Russian clown, and Avner the Eccentric – the famous New Vaudevillian. After a few years with the Kansas City based Mimewock Company, Richard struck out on his own as a company of one. That quickly grew as he discovered he had a lot of characters in his own head waiting to get out. None 408 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 Mid Continent Library system, Horton KS, Haysville KS, Emporia KS, Hugoton KS, Lawrence KS, Mulvane KS, Stillwell OK, Fayetteville AR, Colby KS, Hays KS, 1/19/2016 17:36:58
Historical Echoes 12 and older 45 minutes plus 15 q and a 316-207-3919 $300 plus travel Bonnie Johnson and Irene Nielsen do first performances of women who have had an impact on history. Daytime three hours; night two hours from Moundridge Wichita Main Libray 2014 1/19/2016 19:54:08
Jo Ho 2 and up, wonderful for the whole family 45 minutes 913-461-4504 $150.00/45-minute program plus mileage outside of KC Dynamic theatrical storyteller using props, costumes, puppets, and offers lots of role-playing for audience participation. none 5500 W. 137th St. #406, Overland Park, KS 66223 All Mid-Continent Public Libraries in the greater KC Area, Leawood Pioneer Library, McConnell AFB Library, Paola Free Library, Bonner Springs Public Library, Linwood Community Library, Spring Hills Library, Oak Park Library 1/19/2016 20:05:59
Jay & Leslie's Laughing Matters Ages 4 and up 45 minutes 913-660-3162 $300 + travel costs. Special tour discounts may be available on select dates. Jay Cady and Leslie Seifert-Cady tickle funny bones with juggling, mime, magic, and wacky versions of fairy tales. Every summer they write a program to go with the summer reading theme. They also have educational programs and juggling workshops available year round. none PO Box 1312, Mission, KS 66222 Alford Library, Wichita, KS; Allerton Public Library District, Monticello, IL; Alpha Park Public Library, Alpha Park, IL; Andover Public Library, Andover, KS; Antioch Library, Kansas City, MO; Ashland Library, Ashland, MO; Audubon Public Library, Audubon, IA; Basehor Community Library, Basehor, KS; Benton Public Library, Benton, IL; Blue Ridge Library, Kansas CIty, MO; Blue Springs North Library, Blue Springs, MO; Bonner Springs City Library, Bonner Springs, KS; Brentwood Library, Springfield, MO; Bridgeton Trails Library, St. Louis, MO; Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque, IA; Carroll Public Library, Carroll, IA; Cedar Falls Public Library, Cedar Falls, IA; Charles City Library, Charles City, IA; Clinton Public Library, Clinton, IA; Clive Public Library, Clive, IA; Concordia Library, Concordia, MO; Corder Library, Corder, MO; Corporate Parkway Library, Wentzville, MO; Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO; Derby Public Library, Derby, KS; East Alton Public Library District, East Alton, IL; Edgerton Library, Edgerton, MO; Edna Zybell Memorial Library, Clarence, IA; Edwardsville Public Library, Edwardsville, IL; Evergreen Library, Wichita, KS; Fair Grove Library, Fair Grove, MO; Fairview Heights Public Library, Fairview Heights, IL; Forsyth Public Library, Forsyth, IL; Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library, DeWitt, IA; Freeburg Area Library; Freeburg, IL; Fulton Library, Fulton, MO; Gibson Memorial Library, Creston, IA; Goddard Public Library, Goddard, KS; Grain Valley Library, Grain Valley, MO; Grandview Library, Grandview, MO; Hannibal Free Public Library, Hannibal, MO; Hays Public Library, Hays, KS; Haysville Community Library, Haysville, KS; Henry County Library, Clinton, MO; Holden Library, Holden, MO; Hope Welty Library, Cerro Gordo, IL; Jamestown Bluff Library, St. Louis, MO; Jerseyville Public Library, Jerseyville, IL; Johnston Public Library, Johnston, IA; Joplin Public Library, Joplin, MO; Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO; Kirkwood Public Library, Kirkwood, MO; Knob Noster Library, Knob Noster, MO; Knoxville Public Library, Knoxville, IA; Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS; Lee’s Summit Library, Lee’s Summit, MO; Leeton Library, Leeton, MO; Lexington Library, Lexington, MO; Liberty Library, Liberty, MO; Linwood Community Library, Linwood, KS; Lost Nation Public Library, Lost Nation, IA; Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library, Highland, IL; Meramec Valley Library, St. Louis, MO; McClay Library, St. Charles, MO; McConnell Air Force Base Library, KS; Mid-Continent Public Library, MO; Mid-County Library, St. Louis, MO; Middendorf-Kredell Library, O’Fallon, MO; Morrison-Talbott Library, Waterloo, IA; Morton Public Library, Morton, IL; Mound City Public Library, Mound City, MO; Mt. Zion District Library, Mt. Zion, IL; Moweaqua Public Library, Moweaqua, IL; Natural Bridge Library, St. Louis, MO; Newton Public Library, Newton, KS; New Virginia Library, New Virginia, IA; North Independence Library, Independence, MO; North Kansas City Library, North Kansas City, MO; Oak Grove Library, Oak Grove, MO; Odessa Library, Odessa, MO; O’Fallon Public Library, O’Fallon, IL; Paola Free Library, Paola, KS; Parkville Library, Parkville, MO; Pekin Public Library, Pekin, MO; Pioneer Memorial Library, Colby, KS; Platte City Library, Platte City, MO; Plaza Library, Kansas City, MO; Prairie Commons Library, St. Louis, MO; Raytown Library, Raytown, MO; Robertson Memorial Library, Higginsville, MO; Rochester Public Library, Rochester, IL; Rockwell Library, Wichita, KS; Ruiz Library, Kansas City, MO; Samuel Sachs Library; Chesterfield, MO; Scott Air Force Base Library, IL; Sioux City Public Library, Sioux City, IA; Six Mile Regional Library District, Granite City, IL; Smithton Public Library District, Smithton, IL; Smithville Library, Smithville, MO; Solomon Public Library, Solomon, KS; Southeast Library, Kansas City, MO; Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO; St. Charles City-County Library, St. Charles, MO; St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO; Taylorville Public Library, Taylorville, IL; Tesson Ferry Library, St. Louis, MO; Thornhill Library, St. Louis, MO; Trails Regional Library, MO; Tri-Township Public Library, Troy, IL; University City Library, University City, MO; Upham Memorial Library, Fredricksburg, IA; Wagoner City Public Library, Wagoner, OK; Waldo Library, Kansas City, MO; Warrensburg Library, Warrensburg, MO; Waverly Library, Waverly, MO; Westport Library, Kansas City, MO; Willard Library, Willard, MO; Winfield Public Library, Winfield, KS 1/19/2016 20:18:35
The Amazing Arthur 5 and up 50 minutesish 402.5972579 $350 and up Interactive Comedy, Magic, Juggling, YoYo Show 122 Castle Pine Drive Papillion NE 68133 Waterloo NE, Omaha Libraries, Topeka 1/19/2016 20:40:06
Kitty Frank 10 + 1 hour 620-528-3465 350 first person narrative, historical performance 3229 Road K, Allen, KS 66833 Nell Donnelly Reed at Emporia Public Library, March 2015 1/19/2016 20:49:41
Brian Wendling: Juggling! Comedy! Energy! All ages 45-50 minutes 816 561 4695 $250 in the KC metro area and $200 + mileage (50 cents per mile) outstate. Group booking can reduce the mileage fees and help Brian route his performances easier as well. Brian is an International Jugglers Association Team Champion who combines his award winning juggling and audience antics into a high energy mix of library fun for all ages! "Give the skinny fellow three or more objects and he'll juggle them. Add three or more spectators and he'll make you wonder whether he's juggling the objects or the people. Actually he's doing both.." None – Brian is a full time performer 1200 West 48 Street, Kansas City MO 64112 MISSOURI: Cass County/Archie Library, Belton Library , Garden City Library, Harrisonville Library, Daniel Boone Regional Library System/Ashland Library, Fulton Library, Main Columbia Library, Grundy County Library (Trenton, MO), Hannibal Library, Higginsville Library, Kansas City Missouri/Northeast Library, MidContinent Library System/Blue Ridge Library, Blue Springs South Library, Boardwalk Library, Buckner Library, Colbern Library, North Oak Library, Oak Grove Library, Parkville Library. Sedalia Library. Springfield-Greene County Library System/The Library Center, Fair Grove Library, Brentwood Library, Willard Library. KANSAS: Emporia Public Library, Fort Scott Library, Galena Library, Garnett Library, Graham County/Hill City, Goodland Library, Hays Library, Holton Library, Jay Johnson Public Library/Quinter, Johnson County Library System/Corinth Library, DeSoto Library, Lackman Library. Long Island Public Library, Junction City Library, Long Island Library, NEKLS/Eudora Public Library, Lawrence Public Library, Sabetha Library, Tonganoxie Library. Marion City Library, McConnell Air Force Base Library (Wichita), Newton Library, Norton Library, Oakley Library, Russell Public Library, Wamego Library 1/19/2016 22:11:11
Jeff Quinn 3 year old through adult 40 minutes (402) 339-6726 varies depending on distance and number of shows booked in the area. Jeff works hard to keep his fees affordable. Jeff Quinn's magic show is always tailored to the current Summer Reading Program theme. The shows run approximately 40 minutes and include lots of audience participation, family-friendly humor and terrific magic. none 18880 Leavenworth St., Elkhorn, NE 68022 Robin Clark @ Emporia Library, Kim Priest @ Mary Cotton Public Library in Sabetha 1/20/2016 17:23:02
Joyce Slater Programs for all ages 45-60 minutes 8165235038 $225 Storyteller/workshop leader None 7338 Belleview Ave Winchester, Kansas Public Library, Atchison Public Library, North Kansas City, MO Public Library, KCMOPL, Mid-Continent Public Libraries, 1/21/2016 10:20:33
Jason Divad All ages 30-50min 816-550-0288 $400 Juggling, Comedy, and Magic Subject to travel fee if more than 60 miles 1650 Summit St. Apt. B Kansas City, MO 64108 Jacob Bond, Turner Community Library, Lansing Community Library (Kans.), 1/22/2016 12:02:56
Shelly Simoneau Stories all ages 60 minutes 785-221-4984 $200/1 hr. session + mileage Shelly Simoneau is an author of six books and teller of many stories! Her children's books are inspired by childhood memories and experiences growing up in the farming community of Wilsey, Kansas. Shelly delivers a variety of character-building,inspirational, and engaging stories for children of all ages. And adults too! none 4110 NW Walnut Rd, Topeka, KS 66618 Coffey County Libraries: Gridley, Burlington, Waverly; Overbrook; Ponca City, Oklahoma Library 1/26/2016 12:28:07
Eric Vaughn All Ages 45 Minutes 913-262-7561 200 + Mileage @ 50 Cents/Mile Eri'c show is a fast paced, highly engaging trip into the wacky world of comedy magic. None 553 North Mur-Len Road Apt. 204 Olathe, KS 66062 Derby, KS. McConnell AFB. Garden Plain, KS. Johnson City, KS. McCune, KS, El Dorado, KS. Galena, KS. Baxter Springs, KS. Independence, MO. Kansas City, KS South Branch. Lee's Summit, MO. Parkville, MO. Seneca, KS. Winchester, KS. Leonardville, KS. Emporia, KS. Salina, KS. Holton, KS. Sabetha, KS. Valley Center, KS. Newton, KS. Hesston, KS. Andover, KS. Haysville, KS. Troy, KS. Baldwin City, KS. Wathena, KS. Highland, KS. Pittsburg, KS. Joplin, MO. Buckner, MO. Clyde, KS. Mankato, KS. Hiawatha, KS. Lebo, KS. Leavenworth, KS. Grandview, MO. Mount Hope, KS, Cunningham, KS. Pratt, KS. Edgerton, MO. Hugoton, KS. Elkhart, KS. 1/26/2016 18:37:56
Spinmaster Brent Dellinger Any age 45 – 60 min. depending on light show and Q&A at end . 785-342-6514 $250.00 plus mileage National yo-yo champion performs freestyles to high energy music using single hand, double hand, free-hand, and off-string manipulation. none Business: 2343 Hillside Dr. Salina, KS 67401 Home: Wichita, KS Topeka and Shawnee Co. Public Lib. Kearny County Lib. Holcomb Elementary School Lib. 1/26/2016 20:44:41
Dennis Porter-Happy Faces Entertainment preschool-adult (depending on program) 45 minutes-2 hours (816) 309-2460 $350 Choose from a variety of programs: Smile Olympics-Interactive fun to become a healthy Olympian. Super ME to the Rescue-Find your super power with stories, magic & balloons. The Jester Tells All-Kids help tell the stories of adventure & laughter. Under the Big Top Circus-Music, magic, juggling and audience participation. Miles of Smiles Magic-Magic and comedy keep the kids and adults laughing. Cats and Dogs Reality Game Show-Fun, silly stunts and trivia. Fun for all ages, including teens. Smile Workshops: MacGyver Magic, Catch the Juggling Bug, Creative Twistin’ & Turnin’ Balloons (kids-adults) Waves of Danger-Murder mystery where you play the suspects and detectives. (teens-adults) none PO Box 34686, Kansas City, MO 64116 Salina, Hays, Newton, Quinter, Marysville, Emporia, Baxter Springs, Mulvane 1/27/2016 14:33:15
Kid Power Programs 4-11 &/or family 1 hour 316-831-9560 starting at $450 Kid Power Programs educates through entertainment, empowering kids to live healither lives. none 2317 Cardinal Drive, Wichita, KS 67204 Andale Public Library 1/27/2016 15:58:56
Jim Two Crows Wallen all ages 45 minutes 1-888-422-7697 $250.00 Multiple library and touring discounts available. National award winner Jim Two Crows Wallen is a freelance oral historian who combines his love of history with a good story keeping you spell bound. He has been sharing stories for more than 30 years, capturing audiences spanning four continents. Two Crows’ presentations are interactive and age-appropriate. His stories are carefully researched and his clothing is personally hand-designed and historically accurate. Two Crows has been recognized throughout the nation for his outstanding work. Jim was awarded the National Storytelling Network Service Award in 1999 and the National Pegasus Award in 2003. He has performed several times at the International Storytelling Center and was the official storyteller of the St. Charles, Missouri, Lewis and Clark Signature Event in 2004, which had over 250,000 attendees. Listeners are often quoted saying, “He made me feel like I was actually there!” Two Crows invites you to be submerged in history through his exciting presentations. none 4710 Mayview Terrace Court, Blue Springs, MO. 64015 Clearwater & Goddard 2/9/2016 12:28:19
Rosie Cutrer All ages 30-60 minutes depending on age of group 785-640-8845 $150 for two bookings. $200 for one booking. Mileage will be added on for programs outside of the Topeka city limits. Programs consist of original stories, folktales and original music accompanied on the banjo. For the 2016 Summer Reading I have developed a new program titled: Melora Monkeytoes and Other Stories. Please visit my website for a full listing of programs. None 6033 SW 38th Street, Topeka, KS 66610 Linwood Community Library, Kansas City Library (Plaza Branch), Southwest Kansas Library System and Southeast Kansas Library System 3/1/2016 13:22:03
Dr. Laugh, "Reader and Righter" 4 – 14 40-45 minutes. 913-488-5464 $225 A. Dr. Laugh – Let's build a show. B. – Dr. Laugh Looks at Communication – Communication, from non verbal to social media blast are examined in a fast paste, hands on experience. Along the way, patrons will learn about internal and external barriers as well as the differences between game playing & cyber bullying. Feedback from students who participated in this exciting event include "Mr. D., can you come back tomorrow? When is he coming back. I've never seen my 1st hour class so engaged". Mr. Deutsch will bring 20 years of experience in education, mental health, improvisational theater and presenting on a local, regional and national platform to your young readers. He uses his skills in improvisation, puppetry, harmonica and ukulele and a bit of magic to each program. 45 miles from Olathe unless special arrangements are made. 425 Kreisel Drive, Raymore, MO JOCO Central (Dust Draught & Broken Dreams, Olathe Main, DeSoto,Lackman, Wellsville, Bernard C. Campbell Middle School… 1/7/2017 11:54:55
Act!vated Story Theatre 0-10 45 minutes 800 429-6576 $485 multicultural folktales dynamically performed limited to availability in the region, typically June and February Arkansas, North Carolina, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, California, Delaware Libraries and more 1/14/2017 16:16:20
Parasol Puppets with Peter Allen Family groups with children ages 3 and up Average length of performance: 45 minutes. (660) 684-6825 Average fee: $235 per show plus travel expenses. Group bookings share the travel fee and save money! Parasol Puppets is available all year to share their puppet shows with your audience. Our new Summer Library 2017 puppet show, BUILD A BETTER WORLD – ONE STORY AT A TIME features Classic Folk Tales from different countries and cultures that highlight the character traits needed to build a better world for all of us.   For more hands-on fun, we again offer to the libraries our 90-minute shadow puppet workshop. Participants make simple shadow puppets and experiment with them behind several shadow stages. Flashlights and shadow-casting materials such as translucent plastic plates and even some kitchen utensils make this workshop an exciting, interactive experience. Supplies provided. Professor Peter Allen of Parasol Puppets is well known for his performances of the classic show, PUNCH AND JUDY. Teenagers and adult audiences would enjoy this interactive show for the summer library performances of 2017. One of our favorite puppet shows is CHICKENS AND PIGS AND BEARS… OH MY. I was struck with the ease with which this show could be used as an introduction to a lesson on character traits, loyalty and/or bullying. It would also work beautifully for family literacy events. You can see the video on our website or our Facebook page Parasol Puppets. It is on Youtube as well. I hope you enjoy the 6-minute video. I had fun putting it together. Husband-and-wife puppeteers Peter Allen and Debbie Lutzky Allen created Parasol Puppets in 1986. They soon discovered that separate puppet stages make for a great working marriage, and have been making a living at puppetry happily ever after. Parasol Puppets, with 50 years of performing experience, is available all year round for family audiences, with Halloween, Christmas and special occasion shows, puppetry workshops and informative lectures. We travel anywhere. Group bookings share the travel fee and save money! 32529 State Highway F, Jamesport MO 64648 Daniel Boone Regional Library System, Cameron, Riverside Regional Library System, Springfield-Greene County Library System, Livingston Library in Chillicothe, Marysville Public Library, Missouri;Topeka, Lawrence, Linwood, Atchison, Paola, La Cygne, Overbrook, Kansas; Guthrie Center, Osceola, Iowa, Nashville Public Library System, Tennessee 3/10/2017 9:17:14
Dan Dan the Magic Man all ages 40 minutes but flexible 6207865576 $225 plus mileage Our 17th year of bringing magic and comedy to Summer Reading Programs throughout Kansas. Magic, Comedy, Live Animals, a Powerful Reading Message, all tied to your Summer Reading Program Theme! none 2100 32nd Street Place, Great Bend, KS 67530 Ulysses, Johnson, Great Bend, Windfield, Tribune, Copeland, Montezuma, Scott City, Hoisington, Medicine Lodge, Cunningham, Kismet, Dighton, Ness City, Andover, Clay Center, Abilene, Andale 4/14/2017 10:04:43
"Twain for Twainiacs" with Ken Church Teenagers on up. 45-60 minutes 913 651 4583 (Home) or 913 775 2837(Mobile) Negotiable. Request photos and reviews by calling Mr. Church 45-60 minutes of great American literature with our greatest author. None 917 South 17th Street Leavenworth, Ks. 66048 Iola Public Library, Roger Carswell, Librarian; Garnett Public Library, Friends of the Library Banquet, Andrea Sobba, Librarian. 7/8/2017 16:45:28
Gary Ray Howell Children Shows 5 to 12; Teen Shows 12 to 15; Adult Shows – Shows are adjusted to age group. 45 minutes 405-844-6112 Within library system of SCKLS, SEKLS & SWKLS $250 (Includes show an travel expenses); Within library system of NWK, CK, NCK & NE $300 (Includes show and travel expenses). Multiple bookings available. and watch me on by searching under Gary Ray Howell Ventriloquist and Magician P.O. Box 5262, Edmond, Oklahoma 73083 All within Oklahoma: Arkoma Library 918-875-3971, Yale Library 918-387-2135, Langley Library 918-782-4461, Ardmore Public City Library 580-221-3239, Idabel Library 580-286-6406, Broken Bow Library 580-584-2815, Bristow Public Library 918-367-6562, Walters Library 580-875-2006, Watonga Library 580-623-7748, Perkins Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library 405-5475185, Wynnewood Library 405-665-2512, Hydro Library 405-663-2009, Yukon Library 405-354-8232 and Tonkawa Library 580-628-3366. 1/18/2018 11:27:09
Wings of Love, Inc. Bird Shows 3-103 yrs. 40 – 55 min. 816-540-4730 $225 – $375 Various Edutainment w/Toucans, Owls, Parrots: Created by rainforest photojournalist – birds talk, sing, roller skate, ride bicycle, play basketball, largest owl in world, largest toucan We charge a fee 26511 East 155th Street MCPL, Atchison, Basehor, Burlington, Cass Cnty, K.C.Ks., LaCygne, Lawrence, Overbrook, Wellsville, 1/30/2018 11:02:46
Bookin' Banjo Show Preschool-Upper Elementary 35-50 minutes depending on libraries needs 785-640-8845 $200 or $150 if two libraries book on same day Musical folktales and original children's music performed by Rosie Cutrer none 6033 SW 38th Street Topeka, KS 66610 Topeka & Shawnee County Library, Plasa Branch of Kansas City Library, Linwood Community Library Paola Library Independence Kansas Library, 2/16/2018 8:54:22
Parasol Puppets with Peter Allen Family groups with children ages 3 and up Average length of performance: 45 minutes. (660)684-6825 Average fee: $235 per show plus travel expenses. Group bookings share the travel fee and save money!, Facebook page for PARASOL PUPPETS Parasol Puppets is available all year to share their puppet shows with your audience. Our new Summer Library 2018 puppet show is BARNYARD BOOGIE. This lively 35-minute musical puppet show features variety marionettes (string puppets) and lots of Family Audience participation!  Teenagers and adult audiences would enjoy PUNCH AND JUDY for the summer library performances of 2018. Professor Peter Allen of Parasol Puppets is well known for his performances of the classic show. You can see videos of both these puppet shows on our website or our Facebook page Parasol Puppets. Husband-and-wife puppeteers Peter Allen and Debbie Lutzky Allen created Parasol Puppets in 1986. They soon discovered that separate puppet stages make for a great working marriage, and have been making a living at puppetry happily ever after. Parasol Puppets, with 50 years of performing experience, is available all year round for family audiences, with Halloween, Christmas and special occasion shows, puppetry workshops and informative lectures. Average fee: $235 per show plus travel expenses. Group bookings share the travel fee and save money! As of February 2018, we have just had a schedule change which freed up the first two weeks in June 2018. Grab your fellow librarians and book a tour! 32529 State Highway F, Jamesport Missouri 64648 Daniel Boone Regional Library System, Cameron, Riverside Regional Library System, Springfield-Greene County Library System, Livingston Library in Chillicothe, Marysville Public Library, Missouri;Topeka, Lawrence, Linwood, Atchison, Paola, La Cygne, Overbrook, Kansas; Guthrie Center, Osceola, Iowa, Nashville Public Library System, Tennessee 3/1/2018 10:51:20
Booth Family as Painting Pearls Clowns All ages 45 minutes average, but flexible (785)200-5283 $200 + mileage Whether you are young or just young at heart, you will be rolling with laughter as you watch and interact with our family of clowns! Our clown troupe utilizes the three different types of clowns: whiteface, aguste, and character. With this kind of clown variety, we can make sure to use the right type of clown to take advantage of every comedic moment. While we make certain to include family in all of our shows, our skits are adaptable to whatever theme you would like us to focus on. We also use face painting and balloon creations to help bring out the smiles and bring home the message of the skit. No restrictions 2303 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502 Bennington, KS; Manhattan, KS 3/20/2018 21:28:41
Jim Perry Magic 4-5 through adult 45-90 minutes 8457015041 350-500 We take one part humor, one part audience participation, and one part magic to create laughs, wonders and illusions customized for your patrons! none 210 N UNIVERSITY ST Ogallala Public Library 3/27/2018 10:54:59
The Coloring Magician For All Ages 30 min 4172300963 $275 plus Travel The Coloring Magician takes you on a magical fun adventure with storytelling and magical princesses. Then after ever show. Kids of all ages, can come up and take pictures with the Princesses. So they can always remember the fun that they had at your event. 324 Junction Lane Reeds Spring, Mo 65737 8/15/2018 15:51:11
Mesner Puppet Theater All ages 45-60 minutes 816-756-3500 $500-$1,500 varies based on distance, number of shows booked, etc. Assistance grants available through Mid-America Arts Alliance. Mesner Puppet Theater presents hilarious puppet shows based on fairy tales, folk tales and contemporary children's literature. Appropriate for family audiences of all ages. none 1006 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64109 Boulder (CO) Public Library, Estes Park (CO) Public Library, Tulsa (OK) City-County Library, Deer Park (NY) Public Library, St. Louis (MO) County Library 9/27/2018 10:03:58
Books & Buckets all ages as long as you like, typically 45 minutes 816-797-8114 150.00 plus mileage Books & Buckets connects kids with stories through drumming, puppets, singing, and dancing. The program fosters creativity, curiosity and self-confidence. The hands on interaction the kids get with percussion instruments, puppets and props is something they’ll never forget and it can only broaden their awareness of books. Your young patrons will never forget the joyful experience of creating sound with others. none PO Box 22/ 16000 Stillwell Road, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 Pioneer Memorial Library, Lyndon Carnegie, Osage City, Linwood, Valley Center, Corning City, Carbondale, Garnett Public Library, Paola Library, Beck Bookman Library, Oskaloosa Public Library, Tonganoxie Public Library, Osawatomie Library, Wellsville City Library, Bonner Springs Library, Linwood Public Library 11/26/2018 13:39:27
In Cahoots Murder Mysteries for Kids 8-18; adult programs also available 60-120 minutes 9134412309 $250 plus travel, discounts available for multiple bookings or for other shows in the area. All the kids in the room try their hands at solving mysteries when In Cahoots comes to town! Using a small group of kids as suspects, the rest of the group becomes detectives. Detectives interrogate the suspects, piece together clues and have a chance to win prizes as they figure out who committed the crime! Multiple scenarios available featuring a wide variety of literary and film characters. We'll work with you to create the perfect mystery for your event, or the perfect series of mysteries! none 2120 E 25th Ct, Lawrence, KS 66046 Many corporate clients, new to libraries! 12/13/2018 16:03:05
Priscilla Howe 1-10 (I also offer teen programs) 35-45 minutes 7853316181 $275 plus mileage, with a drop to $225 for each show if I do more than one in a day and 2019 SRP show: A Galaxy of Giggles! Hop on board this story shuttle for an out-of-this-world mix of stories, songs, stretches, puppets and general silliness with storyteller Priscilla Howe. Warning: there may be aliens! None 415 Elm St MidContinent Public Library, LaCygne Public Library, Finney County Public Library, Salina Public Library, Linwood Community Library, Johnson County Library (multiple branches), Johnston Memorial Library, Galena Public Library, McCracken Public Library and more. 1/8/2019 11:41:16
Brett Crandall Presents: Staged Literary Classics 3+ 45 Minutes 6202903946 $500/Performance. Ask about group bookings discounts. Keeping true to the spirit of traveling performers, two actors quickly set the stage demonstrating how you can create something from nothing, making kids believe they’re “not in Kansas anymore”! Children are encouraged to actively participate and select volunteers act onstage as Tiny Tim, The Scarecrow, and other classic characters! This programming is geared towards both entertaining young audiences and preserving the art of creating a live performance. These shows tour for months at a time. P.O. Box 161, Deerfield, KS, 67838 Ellinwood, Cimarron, Belleville, McPherson, Holyrood, Russell, Wamego, Deerfield, Finney County 1/8/2019 13:46:46
David David the Magician All ages Aprox 1 hour 8163981696 600 The Mystery of Magic Show None 10645 JEFFERSON ST APT 205 Mid-Continent Public Library 1/11/2019 6:23:39
The Amazing Arthur 4 and up 45 40259259 400 Interactive, READING themed magic, juggling, yoyo experience! no 122 Castle Pine Drive Papillion NE 68133 Arthur has performed at hundreds of libraries over the past twenty years. Here's a partial list- Norfolk NE, Topeka KS, Holton KS 3/8/2019 12:29:20
Jim and Natalee Ganyon prek- 4th generally 30 min. ( post puppet making activity opt) 6208990642 negotiable Educational storytelling with sidekick puppets none 7 west 22nd ave Hutchinson ks 67502 Albuquerque NM, NMAEYC ( more than 2 years) schools in area last 2 years 6/13/2019 9:38:26
Jim and Natalee Ganyon prek- 4th ( some stories for all ages as well) 30 min average(post story activities opt)) Natalee 620-899-0642 – home 620-314-0973 negotiable Educational Storytelling with Side kick Puppets Kansas 7 west 22nd ave. Hutchinson Ks See us in Hutchinson Summer Magazine. Since living in home state, we've done 74 programs 2018. Art Center, Reno county Museum, Dodge City, Onega, regular classrooms and head starts continuing into this year 6/27/2019 15:08:46