This performer listing was created by the South Dakota State Library as a service to public libraries and other organizations that want to hire quality performers for their children's programs. Inclusion in this listing does not constitute an endorsement or promotion of any individual or group listed. Not all performers work well under all circumstances and with every age group. The South Dakota State Library strongly advises all libraries and organizations to carefully check references before hiring anyone.
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Butterfly Puppet Theatre
Program Description: Butterfly is “people and puppet” musical entertainment. Leonard Running writes songs and stories to fit with Sue Hey's puppet and stage designs.
Contact: Leonard Running
312 North 40th Street, Rapid City, SD 57702
Program Description: Dakota Players has been working in South Dakota for 14 years creating theatre programing for youth. This year we are presenting NASA's Space School Musical. You may choose what works best for you: Performance Residency, Workshop Residency, Musical Review
Contact: Dakota Players
2800 Garfield Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Discovery Mime Theater
Program Description: Discovery Mime Theatre's performances and workshops create fantastical worlds that tickle the funny bone and delight the imagination. Brian Begley and Mary Inman's original pantomime vignettes are filled with magical illusions, juggling, puppetry and dance.
Contact: Brian Begley and Mary Inman
P.O. Box 566, Vermillion, SD 57069
Further Details: Performances vary in price from $550-$750 (Arts Council matching funds may be available); Statewide Travel; For All Ages
Category: Dance, Juggling, Magic, Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Theater
Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet Productions
Program Description: Shows include: “Alpha Saves the Beticals”, “A Dragon Mystery”, “The Last Dragon”, “Great Water Rescue”, “The Tall Tale of Matty Bow”, “The Quest for the Junkyard Dragon”
Contact: Markie Scholz
1920 Christensen Drive, Spearfish, SD 57783-8037
Further Details: $550 per program, $1000 for two programs in same day, $1,900 for two programs in two days, $3,600 for residency or block booking; Arts Council matching funds may be available; Statewide Travel; For All Ages
Category: Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Storytelling, Theater, Workshops
Jason Huneke, Juggler
Program Description: Juggling stage show, perfect for summer reading events. Interactive program is about 35-40 minutes in length. The show is choreographed with music, features audience volunteers, and many different forms of juggling, unicycling, and manipulation that showcase Jason's skill level and entertaining ability.
Contact: Jason Huneke
Further Details: Pricing for the 35-40 minute show is $300 including all travel to most Libraries in South Dakota; Multi-Library bookings are almost always $300 per library; No travel expense, and will supply own sound equipment; For All Ages
Category: Comedy, Juggling, Theater
Program Description: A professional writer, storyteller, and educator, Max Tell offers a variety of performances catering to young and older children.
Contact: Robert Stelmach
(604) 538-9466; Robert@maxtell.ca
Penny & Pals
Program Description: Penny & Pals writes, records and performs original, award-winning music. Their concerts literally sweep kids off their feet and feature playful costumed characters and tons of kids-participation.
Contact: Penny Andrist
2810 Edgewood Drive, Fargo, ND 58102-1645
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