Acting Up Theatre Company
Acting Up Theatre has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years with their high energy interactive theatrical shows, leaving smiles wherever they go! This year’s program, A Dog’s Viral Life, features Sam’s dog Jake. Jake was with Sam A LOT last year! Sam was sent home from school in the spring of 2020….and never went back! Suddenly, all of those hours that Jake used to wait by the window for Sam to get off the bus were now filled with Sam being home, Sam talking to his friends on the computer and Sam playing on his phone and video games! But then Jake notice Sam was no longer happy. This is a tale of how Jake learned to let go after the Pandemic. This show has all of the wonderful staples that Acting Up has provided in previous Library Summer Reading Programs! A great story tailored specifically for the theme, fast moving characters and costume changes, up to the minute pop culture references, great comedy and everyone's favorite: AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION! All Acting Up needs is an electrical outlet and an 8' x 8' area with an 8 1/2' ceiling.
Michigan Arts and Humanities Council's Touring Directory participant. (Website: www.actingup.biz)
COST: $350.00 per 45-minute live in-person program.
New for 2021: A virtual program is also available. COST: $250.00 for a library with one location; $50.00 for each additional branch.
The ARK Animal Encounters
Live Animal Presentation
- A.R.K. Animal Encounters is a company providing educational, hands-on animal encounters and presentations for classrooms, birthday parties, libraries, private and corporate events, and more. Each program will last approximately 45 minutes and will consist of 5-6 animals. Programs are presented in a show & tell & touch style, blending education and entertainment.
COST: $100.00 per program, plus travel fees; Libraries north of the Bay County area: Requires a minimum of two shows per day plus mileage.
- New for 2021: A pre-recorded YouTube video presentation featuring 5-6 animals will be available this year. This presentation will be the same educational program you have come to expect in our live demonstrations.
COST: $10.000 per pre-recorded session
- New for 2021: A pre-recorded YouTube Story Time! Listen in as Ms. Rebecca share a story and then shows the animal featured in the story.
COST: $50.00 per pre-recorded session.
Baffling Bill, The Magician
- Tails & Tales Magic Show: Animal magic at its best!! This 40-minute show features audience participation and astounding magic with doves, duck, and Gus the Bunny to promote summer reading.
COST: $340.00 per 40-minute performance for Genesee, Ingham, Lapeer, northern Oakland, Saginaw, and Shiawassee counties;
$365 for Bay, Clare, Eaton, Isabella, Jackson and Midland; $560 for Northland members.
- Tails & Tales Levitation Show with Assistant Kym: Same “hare raising” magic as in Show 1 with addition of Human Levitation on a magic carpet!
COST: $555.00 per 40-minute performance for Genesee, Ingham, Lapeer, northern Oakland, Saginaw, and Shiawassee counties; $580 for Bay, Clare, Eaton, Isabella, Jackson and Midland; $775 for Northland members.
- Baffling Bill’s Magic Workshop: Baffling Bill and Gus the Bunny will teach your group feats of magic and provide them with an amazing bag of tricks that they can take home and perform for their friends and family. The 45-minute hands- on magic workshop is perfect for ages 6-12.
COST: $415.00 per 40-minute performance for Genesee, Ingham, Lapeer, northern Oakland, Saginaw, and Shiawassee counties;
$440 for Bay, Clare, Eaton, Isabella, Jackson and Midland; $635 for Northland members.
- Tails & Tales Spectacular Illusion Show: Witness the impossible as Baffling Bill, Assistant Kym, and Gus the Bunny transform your Library meeting room into a magic theater with backdrops and theatrical lighting. This 45-minute show features incredible animal magic with live doves, ducks, Gus the Bunny as well as spectacular illusions including The Floating Lady, Enchanted Doll House, Vanishing Assistant, Houdini’s Metamorphosis and more! Perfect for children/family audiences as well as teens and adults.
COST: $950.00 per 40-minute performance; $1,250.00 for libraries north of West Branch and west of Lansing.
5. New for 2021: Baffling Bill’s Tails & Tales Virtual Show: This 2021 Reading Show is filmed by a professional videographer at Baffling Bill’s on-site Illusionarium Magic Theater. This YouTube presentation is the Tails & Tales
Spectacular Illusion Show that is customized to your library… including recognition to your sponsors.
COST: $425.00 per one-time presentation.
Michigan Arts and Humanities Council's Touring Directory participant.