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Children's & Youth Services | Performer's Database | Theater

Performer's Database

theater masksThis 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.

Performers, use this form to submit your contact information. This form can also be used to update your previously listed information as well. Please fill it out as completely as possible and your submission will be reviewed by our content committee before inclusion on the website. Thank you!

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Theater

Butterfly Puppet Theatre Web Link to Butterfly Puppet Theatre

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
605-348-5345;
Email Link

Further Details: $150 for “The Buffalo Show”, $250 for the show and a workshop; Statewide Travel; For All Ages
Category: Music, Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Storytelling, Theater


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Dakota Players Web Link to Dakota Players

Dakota Players

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
1(800)727-9893
Email Link Web Link to Dakota Players Facebook Page

Further Details: $2,000 for a one-week residency with two actor/directors; Funding opportunities are available; For All Ages
Category: Theater, Workshops

Discovery Mime Theater Web Link to Discovery Mime Theater

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
605-624-6718
Email Link Web Link to Discovey Mime Theater Facebook Page

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 Web Link to Dragons Are Too Seldom

Dragons Are Too Seldom

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
605-642-4805
Email Link Web Link to Dragons are too seldom Facebook Page Web Link to Dragons are too seldom youtube Page

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


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Hanson Shows Web Link to Hanson Shows

Hanson Shows

Program Description: Juggling, Unicycling, Magic, Puppets, Storytelling and loads of fun stuff.

Contact: Christa Hanson
206 N Locust St; Kanawha, Iowa 50447
515-851-1614
Email Link Web Link to Hanson Shows Facebook Page Web Link to Hanson Shows You tube Page

Further Details: Statewide Travel, Nationwide; For All Ages; School, Library, Outdoor, Indoor
COST: Mileage, Program Fee;
Category: Balloons, Comedy, Juggling, Magic, Storytelling, Theater, Workshops


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Jason Huneke, Juggler Web Link to Jason the Juggler

Jason the 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
Zumbrota, Minnesota
(507) 398-2599
Email Link

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

Jay & Leslie's Laughing Matters Web Link to Jay and Leslie's Laughing Matters

Jay and Leslie's Laughing Matters

Program Description: Juggling, Mime, Magic, and Other Nonsense

Contact: Jay Cady
P.O. Box 1312, Mission, KS 66222
913-660-3162
Email Link Web Link to Jay and Leslie Facebook Page

Further Details: All Ages; Nationwide; School, Library; Mileage, Lodging, Program Fee (detail below), $300 + travel (block booking discounts)
Category: Comedy, Juggling, Magic, Storytelling, Theater, Workshops


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Max Tell Web Link to Max Tell

Max Tell

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;
Email Link link to Facebook page link to Pinterest page link to twitter page link to youtube page

Further Details: Rates vary based on performance and tour possibilities; Statewide/ National Travel; For All Ages
Category: Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Storytelling, Theater, Workshops


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Penny & Pals Web Link to Penny and Pals

Penny and 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
701-293-8004
Email Link Web Link to Penny and Pals Facebook Page

Further Details: Prices range from $350 to $1,000 and depend on variables; Travel reimbursement; Statewide Travel; For Ages 2-12
Category: Dance, Music, Theater, Workshops


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