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
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
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
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
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
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 300 E. 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 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 manually updated per Mike Horner 12/4/2020
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
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
Brett Crandall Studios All ages 45 minutes 6202903946 $500 Interactive theatre tours presenting original and classic stories to preserve the art of puppetry and live performance. Based in SW Kansas 1005 David St, Deerfield, KS, 67838 Great Bend, Belleville, Bennington, Stafford, St. John, Russell, McPherson, Spearville, Kinsley, Finney Co, Wamego, Scott Co, Coffey Co, Goodland, Satanta, Cimarron, 2/20/2020 14:20:19
Page Turner Adventures, Lisa Nadel 4-12 30-60 minutes daily 518.732.5386 250 to 500 – Group rates apply to any libraries wanting to team up together. 10 Week Virtual Summer Reading Program – Comedy Adventure Shows, Author Interviews, Crafts, Guest Performances by Emmy Award winners, Grammy Award winners, and best-selling authors None 6450 Pinyon Pine Court, Lake Worth, FL 33462 May 30-June 10, 2020 Lafayette Area Libraries, Lafayette, LA June 17-18, 2020 Natchitoches Public Libraries, Natchitoches, LA June 19, 2020 LaSalle Parish Libraries, Jena, LA June 22-24, 2020 Shreve Parish Libraries June 25-26, 2020 Jackson Parish Libraries June 29-July 1, 2020 Santa Rosa County Libraries, Santa Rosa County, FL July 8-11, 2020 Orange County Libraries, Orange County, Fl, July 20, 21, 22, 23, 2020 Eastern Shore Libraries, Eastern Shore, MD July 30, 2020 Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning, NY August 8, 2020 Bethpage Public Library, Bethpage, NY, une 20-21, 2019 Calcasieu Parish Libraries, Lake Charles, LA June 26, 2019 LaSalle Parish Libraries, Jena, LA June 27-28, 2019 Jackson Parish Libraries, Jonesboro, LA, July 9, 2019 North Palm Beach Library, North Palm Bch, FL July 13, 2019 Southwest Regional Library, Pembroke Pines, FL, July 19, 2019 Pompany Beach Library, Pompano Beach, FL July 22, 2019 North Bellmore Public Library, North Bellmore, NY July 23, 2019 Greenwood Lake Public Library, Greenwood Lake, NY July 25, 2019 Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning, NY, and many more. 5/26/2020 13:45:27
Virtual Stars: Awesome Online Programs for Libraries! ages 3+ 30-40 minutes, depending on performer office 813-961-4656 / cell 813-833-8856 Rates are determined by several factors. Please contact Darren for a quote. Each Virtual Star has his/her own website. Ask Darren for details. Virtual Stars is a directory that features kids’ entertainers who offer online programs. The roster includes a storyteller/puppeteer, a cartoonist, a musician/singer/storyteller/puppeteer, a kids’ comedian, a comedy dog act and an educational reptile show. Virtual Stars was created by Didgeridoo Down Under manager Darren Liebman. “I've known each of these performers for more than a decade, and I can vouch for their talent, professionalism and overall awesomeness.” The Virtual Stars are only available for online programs. The Virtual Stars are based in Florida and Washington. The Virtual Stars have not performed for any Kansas libraries, but here’s a testimonial from Screvens-Jenkins Regional Libraries (GA) programming coordinator Belinda Waters ( “I enjoyed all the programs. It couldn't pick that one was better than the other. All the performers did an excellent job. You have a great variety of shows!” 10/31/2020 15:14:58
Amazing Magic with Jeff Quinn 3 years old and up. Each show is designed to appeal to family audiences. Kids will have a great time, but adults will have a lot of fun, too. 40-45 minutes. (402) 339-6726 Varies depending on travel and number of libraries booked in an area on the same day. All fees include mileage, sound system (if needed), travel expenses, etc. Jeff works hard to keep his shows affordable. Want to see what Jeff has in store for the 2021 SRP season? Check out his website, where you'll find lots of information AND a promotional video for Jeff Quinn's Reading Safari! Jeff Quinn's Summer Reading Program magic show is always tailored to the current SRP theme. The shows usually run about 40-45 minutes and contain lots of audience participation, family-friendly humor and (of course) AMAZING MAGIC. You'll also find that Jeff's shows promote reading and using the library. In the event of another COVID year (ugh), prerecorded virtual shows will be available. None. Jeff performs close to 100 SRP shows on an average summer in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota and North Dakota. 18880 Leavenworth St., Elkhorn, NE 68022 Robin Clark @ Emporia Public Library, Lawrence Public Library Centralia Public Library, Coffey Co. Library (Gridley Br.), Coffey Co. Library (Burlington Br.), Bradford Mem. Library (El Dorado), Marion Public Library. 11/13/2020 11:49:35
Magical Stories and More, LLC 3 year olds to 99 year olds 30 mins 417-501-9052 350 plus travel expenses Magical Stories and More is a children's entertainment service. We offer Magic Shows, Princess Shows, Balloon Twisting, Storytelling and more. We can travel the whole state. 324 Junction Lane Reeds Spring, Mo 65737 Jim Lucas-Checotah Public Library, Eufaula Memorial Library, Q.B. Boydston Library, Grove Public Library, Rieger Memorial Library, Hulbert Community Library, Delaware County Library, Kansas Public Library, Muldrow Public Library, Muskogee Public Library, Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library, Stilwell Public Library, Tahlequah Public Library, Warner Public Library, John F. Henderson Public Library 11/13/2020 13:03:49
Priscilla Howe, Storyteller 3-10 30-45 minutes 785-331-6181 $275 for virtual shows, with a drop to $225 for multiple shows; $275 plus mileage at .50/rt from Lawrence and lodging if necessary. and The Best (and Worst) of Beasts! Why do dogs chase cats? Why do cats eat mice? Should a chicken marry a cockroach? Storyteller Priscilla Howe brings out her favorite animal tales, puppets, songs and stretches. Quack, snort, oink and more! This program is available virtually as well as live. None 415 Elm St., Lawrence KS 66044 Rolla (MO) Public Library, Linwood Community Library, Basehor Community Library, Johnson County Library, North Kansas City Public Library, Tonganoxie Public Library, and more. 11/18/2020 12:42:37
Harris Deutsch aka Dr. Laugh All ages. 43 1/2 – 54 minutes 913-488-5464 Virtual Programs are $145.00 Dr. Laugh Links above. Brief Description Dr. Laugh’s Tales & Tails Feedback from families who participated in Dr. Laugh’s Programs 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 over 25 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. Dr. Laugh’s Holiday Shows- The Dr. is cyberly available throughout the year for special Holidays including Independence Day, Halloween & Christmas. None Virtually through Zoom 425 Kreisel Drive Raymore Missouri 64083 Northern Cass County Library Johnson County Libraries Mid Continent Libraries 11/30/2020 19:06:07
Dennis Porter-Happy Faces Entertainment various programs for all ages 45 min-2 hours (816) 309-2460 $350 in person, $300 live virtual, $250 video link Multiple programs: (Pre K-5th) Under the Big Top Circus-Music, magic, juggling and audience participation. (K-5th) Animal Olympics- A mix of history and imagination through the fun of storytelling and games. [2021 theme] The Jester Tells All-Stories of adventure & laughter with the court jester. (2nd grade-adults) Workshops: MacGyver Magic or Creative Twistin’ & Turnin’ Balloons (teens-adults) Game Show Party-TV style game shows that you get to play. Murder Mysteries-You play the suspects and detectives. none PO Box 34686, Kansas City, MO 64116 Kansas: Colby, Hays, Quinter, Basehor, La Cynge, Newton, Waukee, Garden Plain, Mount Hope, Valley Center, Andale, Olathe Missouri: St. Louis County Libraries, Centralia, Little Dixie Regional, St. Charles County, Mid-Continent, Kansas City Public, Crocker, Kirkwood, North Kansas City Iowa: Fredericksburg, New Hampton, Fayette, Elkader, Spencer, Creston, Clarinda, Lenox City, Chariton, Carlisle, Denver, Independence, Parkersburg, Tipton, Urbandale 12/3/2020 10:33:19
Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood all ages (note: I offer programs in both English and Spanish) varies (30-90 minutes) 708-948-7017 (home), 708-979-3093 (cell) $150 for virtual pre-recorded; $250 for virtual live; $250 + travel for in-person live first-person historical portrayals of Abraham Lincoln (in-person or virtual) none, but to keep travel costs down it's best to arrange a tour with other libraries, schools, senior residences, etc. (I live in Chicago) 333 S. Oak Park Ave., Unit 2N; Oak Park, IL 60302-3549 Abilene Public Library (Wendy Moulton, Director); Atchison Public Library (Jacque Slingsby, Director); Basehor Community Library (Janice Garcia, Adult Programming); Clay Center Public Library (Shanda Cramer, Director); Dorothy Bramlage (Junction City) Public Library (Susan Moyer, Director); Leavenworth Public Library (Cindy McGuire, Programming/Marketing Director); Manhattan Public Library (Jennifer Bergen, Children’s Services Manager); Marysville Public Library (Mandy Cook, Assistant Director) ; Wamego Public Library (Darci Hildebrand, Director); and Lincoln Elementary School, Clay Center (Matt Weller, Principal) 12/21/2020 15:15:12
Natalee & Jim Ganyon, utube stories with friends and buds prek – 5th grade 30-40 min storytelling with opt 15- 20 min for paper puppet making 620-899-0642 or 775-742-4091 or we volunteer with gas compensation & motel if necessary and utube stories with friends and buds We do Zoom and in person Storytelling with side kick puppets volunteer with travel compensations PO Box 1726 Hutchinson Ks, 67504 for book orders and business Hoisington Library, several school libraries and events from Dodge city to Onaga Ks. 1/5/2021 11:46:48
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company Range: Pre-K thru 8th graders, depending on the show chosen between 30-60 mins depending on show chosen 800-936-4723 Virtual $150, Live $495 or call 800-936-4723 Virtual programs year-round, Live and Virtual Summer Show for SRP 2021 KS: June 19-27, 2021 N/A We have been performing live, all over the country for 35 years. New York Public Library, Yosemite National Park, The national Theatre in Washington DC 2/8/2021 15:51:29
Marty Hahne, "The Reading Magician" Pre K to 6th Grade 45 minutes 417-860-9380 Generally $250.00 Not offering virtual programs. My live performance for 2021 is called "Those Amazing Animals," which ties right into the summer theme of Tales and Tails." The 45 minute magic show is themed around animal characters (not live animals). Loads of magic, comedy and audience participation. None 2413 W Bridlewood Trl, Ozark, MO 65721 Average 70 library performances each summer. Mulvane KS 5 years straight, Arkansas City KS, Derby KS, Winfield KS, Andover, KS, every library in the Springfield/Greene Co. Library District (MO) for 17 years, every library in the Columbia/Boone Co. Library District (MO) for multiple years, as well as many others too numerous to mention. Full-time performer for 35 years. 3/11/2021 20:02:42
Denise Gard with Story Creations, LLC All Ages 45 min which includes time to pet the Border Collies. 719-229-5061 $325 plus travel expenses. Discounts available for multiple bookings. $200 for virtual/video program. I perform with two highly trained Border Collies. We bring stories to life through action-packed tricks and audience participation. We offer virtual and live performances. none 6835 Monty PL. Colorado Springs, CO 80908 Derby Public Library; Plains, KS; Kismet, KS, Jetmore, KS and others. 9/7/2021 15:00:38
Buzz (Bryan Snyder-Brown) 5-7+ 30-45 mins 8334642899 EXT 809 Varies (Typically: $250 + Travel) Comedy Magician None 700 Elm, Hays, KS, 67601 9/27/2021 13:11:42

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