2019 Performers Directory

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Florida Library Association Performers & Entertainers Online Directory- Get in front of public librarians from across Florida by advertising in the FLA Performers and Entertainers Online Directory.  Include a logo or picture along with contact information and your website for this interactive site.  At only $50, it's a steal!

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 Amazing Comedy Magic Shows by Cesar Domico

Phone: 813-298-0496 
Email: [email protected] 
Website: www.magicdomico.com

Amazing Comedy Magic Shows by Cesar Domico. Kids & Adults. Cesar’s Comedy Magic Show is a dynamic and interactive event involving audience participation. International magician Cesar Domico has two decades of experience entertaining in libraries, schools, corporate events, conventions and private parties in English and Spanish.


Comedy Magic Show: 45-60 minutes, $350-$600. Performs throughout Florida.

Asian Drumming with
Tampa Taiko

Phone: 727-531-7999 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.TampaTaiko.com

During a rousing performance on big taiko drums, Sensei Ron Collins shares the history and culture of this ancient art form. For centuries, across Asia, drums were used to drive away pests in the fields, to send messages, and to celebrate the change of seasons. After learning how to properly play, everyone gets a change to perform a song on our big drums!


Summer Reading Program is 45-60 minutes, $350, with discounts for multiple bookings. For larger audiences (250 - 1000+), our ensemble is available for a fee of $600 - $1200, depending on location and how many performers (up to 6) we send. Our theater act stage performances can last 30 - 90 minutes, per request. Our big drums have been to libraries in every corner of Florida, from Key West to Pensacola, and our program is fun and educational for all ages! 

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Backintyme - Frank & Mary Lee Sweet

Phone: 386-439-9413
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.backintyme.com

Frank and Mary Lee Sweet perform as Backintyme. They do storytelling and music from the 19th century. Frank plays the banjo in the classical style of the time and Mary Lee “rattles the bones,” keeps time with tambourine, or beats on the old jawbone (of a donkey.) History will come alive as you hear the popular songs of the nineteenth century, performed as they were written, by songwriters Stephen Foster, George Root, Henry Clay Work and others. Sing along to favorites like Oh Susanna, Camptown Races and Grandfather’s Clock. Tap your feet to the lively music of nonsense songs, patriotic songs and gospel tunes, or enjoy the gentle love ballads of nineteenth century America. Florida History, Civil War History, Children's Folktales, Holiday Programs for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, President's Day, Veteran's Day available.


$350. 45 - 60 minutes. Block scheduling available. All regions of Florida.

Black Tie Talent

Phone: 609-903-7775
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.BlackTieTalent.com

Over 25 different musical tributes to singers (Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole), songwriters (Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Harry Warren) and genres (Great American Songbook, classic country, oldies, blues, swing, Italian, rockabilly, love songs, novelty songs.) Visit www.BlackTieTalent.com for more information.


Programs are one hour in length. Cost varies from $250 to $400 based on location. Performs in Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, and Sumter Counties.

 

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DAN CHRISTOPHER...and Friends!

Phone: 954-252-1804 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.DanChristopher.com

Always a favorite, Dan Christopher..and friends! Ventriloquist, Magician, FunnyGuy is PERFECT for your Summer Reading Program! Colorful Puppet Pals, Ventriloquism, Mysterious Magic Tricks, Audience Participation and Loads of Comedy that can be enjoyed by EVERYONE! A fantastic draw, libraries that have used Dan’s show in the past have had record crowds for their summer reading kickoff events. A professional variety arts performer for 20+ years, Dan is a familiar face to many from his educational programs presented in schools and his many appearances on children’s television shows. Available dates are limited and do fill fast, so please book early!


45 minute program. Cost $395-$495 (plus travel out of area).

Didgeridoo Down Under
Australian Music - Education - Entertainment!

 

Phone: 813-961-4656 or 813-833-8856
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.didgedownunder.com

We offer three different programs: 1) Didgeridoo Space Adventure (variety show for all ages); 2) Aussie Space Jam (workshop for tweens & teens); and 3) Music & More from Down Under & Beyond (concert for adults). The 2019 show will include visually stunning SPACE posters, INTERGALACTIC storytelling, and other CELESTIAL surprises.  DDU is more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun for all ages! Since 2004, DDU performers have presented 7,000-plus programs at libraries, schools and other venues nationwide. More information is available at www.didgedownunder.com/libraries.


A program (show, workshop, or concert) is an hour. Prices are determined by several factors. We offer block-booking discounts. Contact Darren for more details. We perform in every region of Florida.

DoDad's Lab

 

Phone: 888-993-6323
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.dodadslab.com

Laughter and Learning combined with Science makes DoDad's Lab one of the leading Educational Shows. DoDad’s Lab offers events for Libraries, Schools, Musems, and Churches! His hassle-free and unforgettable science experiments and humor will keep the kids and parents on the edge of their seats. Professor DoDad will make your next event an experience to remember.


$350.00, with discount for multiple shows. All regions of Florida.

 

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Gateway Performance Productions

Phone: 404-222-9262
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.gatewayperformanceproductions.org

Award-winning performers Sandra Hughes and Michael Hickey have delighted audiences of all ages at libraries, schools, museums, theatres and festivals throughout North America, Europe and Mexico with their three original, interactive comic and dramatic mime and mask shows written, directed and choreographed by Sandra. Illusions features handcrafted masks created by Michael. Mostly Mime is a mesmerizing performance experience. A Mummers Tale, an engaging journey into the magical world of Irish folk theatre, has been performed throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Denmark and for Atlanta's Celtic Christmas. Sandra’s Irish mummers plays are included in the Irish Collection at The Ohio State University as works of “significant cultural merit”. Mask making and mime workshops are also available with these performances.


Programs are 45-60 minutes in length and $600-$1200, depending on location. We offer block booking discounts and perform throughout Florida.

 

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Katie Adams' Make Believe Theater

Phone: 813-282-4993
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.katieadamstheater.com

Theatrical puppet shows and storytelling shows bring children’s literature, folk tales and fairytales to life. Touring summer ’19 with “Universe of Stories” themed shows: Star Stories: Greek Myths Shadow Puppets and Moon Stories storytelling Show.Seasonal offerings: Haunted House Tales Shadow Puppets, and Velveteen Rabbit Puppet Show. Engaging, heartwarming and fun!


Shows are 45 minutes long. Prices starting at $250.00 plus expenses depending on distance traveled. Group discount rates available. I am from Tampa and travel to all regions of Florida.

Kids' Music Circle

Phone: 561-584-2290
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.KidsMusicCircle.com

The Kids' Music Circle is an interactive music program geared toward ages 2-9 but open to all ages providing a fully participatory, engaging, and fun musical experience for children in a group setting, inspiring creativity, love of music, and connection to one another and the world around them. This is accomplished by incorporating joyful singing, rhythm making, and creative movement led by experienced song leader Noam Brown using live guitar. Mr. Noam incorporates songs that are new and old, familiar and unfamiliar, songs in various languages from various cultures, and makes it easy and fun for everyone to sing along and fully participate!The Kids' Music Circle will keep an audience engaged, singing, dancing, and making music together. Equipped with a sound system, visual aids, and plenty of instruments for participants to choose from, this 45 minute participatory activity will be sure to be a memorable highlight for the children.


$350/45 min program for any library greater than 60 miles from Lake Worth, FL. I am based in Palm Beach County and have performed for all branches of the PBC Library System as well as the Lake Worth, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton municipal libraries. I have also performed at many of the Broward County Public Libraries including at this year's Storybook Festival. I am excited to perform anywhere in FL provided that I am able to cluster bookings that are a great distance from Palm Beach County, or schedule multiple libraries along the driving route.

 

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Out of My Hands Juggling & Illusions

Phone: 239-560-1671
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.Outofmyhands2.com

Is the sky really the limit? Welcome to Out of My Hands - where entertainment meets inspiration! Blending choreographed juggling with illusions, Out of My Hands delivers a high-energy family show that is innovative and interactive. Cutting-edge light effects will transform your room into space. It's kinetic artistry. It's musical. Out of My Hands also offers juggling workshops.


$275-$425 depending on the number of shows booked and distance. Shows are 55 minutes. Out of My Hands performs throughout Florida.

 

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Rick Huddle Productions

Phone: 503-720-0397
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.rickhuddle.com

Highly interactive shows that combine live music, storytelling, and comedy. Rick Huddle’s performances go beyond mere entertainment. Parents and children will laugh, sing, and perform their way to a deeper understanding of each other. His latest show, Scaredy Squirrel's Retro Reboot Dance Party, imagines Weird Al as a children's librarian. Check out www.rickhuddle.com to find out more. Rick lives in Oregon but has family in Orlando, Boca Raton and Naples. “The Hoover vacuum of storytellers - he just sucks you right in.” - Marc Acito, author How I Paid for College


$350-500. 45 minutes. All regions of FL. Since Rick comes from Oregon, unless he's visiting family, we need to block book a few/several libraries to make it affordable.

 

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