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The classic children's tales of the adventures of Babar the Elephant
Introduced in 1931, generations have been charmed by the heartwarming stories of Babar and his family in Celesteville. The first book, The Story of Babar, has over 30 sequels. The award-winning TV series is seen in 150 countries: twice daily on HBO Family in the U.S.A.; in Canada, nine times weekly on Treehouse Television and weekly on Knowledge Network and TV Ontario. Millions of Babar books with more than 1000 titles have been sold worldwide, and more than 30,000 different publications have been based on Babar. Among his most high profile activities, Babar is the king of the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the White House in the U.S., and Stanford University of California honored Babar by naming a particle accelerator after him.
Starting at the end of September 2003, Barnes & Noble featured Babar in the front of each of their stores throughout the entire U.S.A. In addition, on September 2, 2003, NPR's "All Things Considered" broadcast a fabulous interview, by host Robert Siegel, with author Laurent De Brunhoff.
The interview can be heard at: http://www.npr.org/rundowns/segment.php?wfId=1418287.
The two talk about Brunhoff's history and his new book, Babar's Museum of Art, which is a beautiful and playful look at the world's greatest masterpieces of art.
The live Babar appearances consist of a story time with a captivating host, reading and involving children in Babar stories. The host is joined by a life-sized Babar, who interacts with the story. At the end of the story, children are invited to meet Babar and receive an autograph.
Three new books released in fall, 2003:
Babar's Museum of Art, Babar and the Christmas House, and Babar Goes to School
in Pajamas - Produced by Sphere Entertainment and S.C. Entertainment
"The Rosie Show"
Juggling, Magic, Fire Eating, Stilts, Mime, Comedy & Circus Stunts
Featured Artist: The Big Apple Circus, MTV, HBO, Mick Jagger music video, "The Home Show", Mountain Creek, San Francisco's Strawberry Festival, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, Italy's Teatro Festivale, First Night Boston, Annapolis Harbor Festival, Volvo Tennis Masters, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball - Yankee Stadium, Columbia University, Museum of Natural History
Also Available: Workshops and Residencies
Grammy Nominated Recording Artist
Family Concerts, Songwriting and Music & Arts Education For Kids
"Her songs carry engaging messages" -USA Today
"delivers on all accounts." -Family Fun Magazine
More Awards and Credits: Platinum Album, Wolf Trap Institute's Silver Medallion Awards, American Library Association Awards, Child Magazine's Top Tapes for Tots Recording, Discovery Channel Web site - 5 Star Award of Excellence, Dr. Toy's Top Ten Best Audio Recordings for Children, First-Hand Family Choice Award, Good Housekeeping Endorsement, Parent's Choice Awards, Parent's Media Guide Awards
Tours worldwide including for the Wolf Trap Institute and the US Department of Defense
"Dines sings and tells stories with equal ease and skill." -Publisher's Weekly
The technical precision of International Juggling Champion Greg Kennedy, complemented by the exquisite grace of aerial dancers Shana Kennedy and Valentine Aprile
Two-time Gold Medalist, Cover of Jugglers World Magazine, Performed on Five Continents
Featured Artist: The Kennedy Center, The Annenburg Center, Smithsonian Theatre, Sovereign PAC, Princess Cruises, Holland America Lines, Caesar's Resorts, Huis Ten Bosch - Japan
"Taking juggling to a new level." - Juggle Magazine
"A juggling superstar." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"A visionary who can see endless possibilities in props and movement...Greg Kennedy is one of the few I count as a hero to the art form." - Jugglers World Magazine
"That was the best work I have ever seen." - Pittsburgh Review
" but most of all, Greg Kennedy ROCKS!!!" - Yale Review
Creator and Director
"She is blazing new pathways - a new frontier for the Hispanic business community."
The Wall Street Journal
Founder of LBS Services, cartoonist and creator of the award winning comic strip, Los
Kitos, Martha Montoya is the Chair of the largest Latino Business Owner Expo in the
country. Born in Bogota, Columbia, Montoya achieved success holding key international
management positions with agricultural firms importing from Latin America and
becoming a recognized speaker on international source issues. She is currently the Chair
of the Latin Business Association.
With persistence of divine proportions, Montoya pursued her dream of becoming a
successful cartoonist. She created the cartoon strip, Los Kitos, ("little dolls") to serve as a
vehicle for helping immigrants assimilate into a new society. Today Los Kitos is featured in
over 305 newspapers in 17 countries worldwide and has won scores of awards. A radio
show and live stage show presents bilingual entertainment throughout the U.S. Montoya
has finalized negotiations for a 26-episode animated television series based on her
characters. In addition, U.S. corporations and institutions, including Bank America Corp.
and the U.S. Postal Service, use the Los Kitos figures to serve as a gateway between
themselves and the Hispanic market. Companies use the characters to inform their Spanish-
speaking customers about services ranging from using an automated teller machine, to addressing
an envelope. Stores nationwide sell merchandise featuring the comic strip characters - items
ranging from shoes, T-shirts and watches, to cups of ready-to-eat gelatin.
Martha Montoya's lecture programs are insightful, educational and inspirational, like the woman
"Cartoonist Martha Montoya: Persistence helped her draw attention to an untapped Latino Market."
-Investors Business Daily
Steele's Amazing Magic Show
A Nouveau Magic Show For Family Audiences
Colorful, musical, freshly original production that has dazzled spectators on five continents!
Featured Artist: The Discovery Channel Canada (Grand Illusion, The Story of Magic),
CBC (Man Alive), WNBC (Today in New York), The Magic Castle - Hollywood,
Toronto Magical Arts Festival, Holland America Cruises, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,
Vineyard Theatre, Huis Ten Bosch (Japan)
"Polished Performance!" -New York Times
"A symphony of magic, music and dance." -Linking Ring Magazine
Sphere Clown Band
Gold Record Certified * International Stars * Celebrating 29 Years
Catchy original sing-along songs, Live musical instruments, Hilarious antics, Magic, Juggling and Edu-tainment for children and families.
International sales of more than 90,000 albums and 80,000 hardcover, softcover and coloring books!
2002 - Canadian Cultural Ambassadors at World Education Conference in Portugal
1999 - 2001 - National Spokespeople for Canada's National Kid's Day
2000 - bandleader Patty released colorful book, "FACE PAINTING", published by KidsCan Press. Book made Best Seller List within 2 months!
GOLD RECORD called "SHARING", "KIDSTUFF" & JUNO AWARD nominated album "I CAN DO ANYTHING".
Band's album "CLOWNTOWN" accorded 1995 U.S. "PARENTS CHOICE AWARD" and selected by 1997 "OUR CHOICE" Guide to Canada's best audio and books.
Featured Artists : CBC TV, GLOBAL TV, CTV TV NETWORK, TREEHOUSE TELEVISION, CITY-TV, CBC RADIO, TV ONTARIO, SCOTTISH TELEVISION, SHANGHAI TV and SINGAPORE TV 12
Also available: workshops and residencies
©2006 Toy Castle™ Productions, Inc
The Toy Castle™
Live Ballet Production of the Award-Winning Show on American Public Television
Winner of 2003 GEMINI AWARD FOR BEST PRE-SCHOOL SERIES, and nominated in three other categories: Best Performance, Best Costume Design and it made it into the TOP 10 for Most Popular Web Site. The target audience skews from pre-school through 2nd grade, and there are educational materials that complement the show.
The Toy Castle unfolds in a visually charming live action stage presentation told in the compelling language of dance, mime and music. In the live production, the costumes and props are from the television show. Timothy Spain is the choreographer for both the television series and the stage production. The show presents dance to a young audience in a fun and whimsical way, while at the same time teaching valuable life lessons.
Now airing on:
PBS stations in the US, in Canada - Treehouse Television; TFO French; SCN Saskatchewan Communications Network; ACCESS - the Education Station; Knowledge Network and TVO - TV Ontario, in Israel - HOP! The Nursery Channel, in Mexico - CANAL 11, and in Singapore - TV12.
"Brightly colored costumes, constant movement and sweet storylines will keep young ones entertained...Why hasn't this been done before?" - TV Guide
"4 stars...this one is a standout" - Globe and Mail Broadcast Week
"My 2 1/2 year old daughter LOVES your show. She is totally enamored every morning at 7:30am on our NY public TV station. I thoroughly enjoy your show - the dancers are beautiful, this is magnificent and the story lines are adorable. You are a BIG hit with our family! THANK YOU." - viewer, Wantage, New Jersey
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends™
Live multimedia production of the hit NICK Jr TV Show
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch FriendsTM , the hottest new show around, has children buzzing with glee! This lush 3D TV series about Miss Spider and her buggy bunch of kids is one of the top-rated shows on Nick Jr. and Noggin (US) and Teletoon (Canada). Parents know Miss Spider from the popular book series by David Kirk, DVDs, and hundreds of items in major retailers. Book Miss Spider "live" - as a costumed character for Meet & Greets or in an adorable "edu-taining" interactive show.
The lively multimedia production, Sunny Day in the Sunny Patch , features Miss Spider with our "entomologist" ('bug guy') host, a cast of insects from around the globe, the engaging musical host who invites kids to join in singing and dancing to favorite songs from the TV series, like "The Buggy Conga", and kids from your audience onstage in Sunny Patch kids costumes and interactive "skits". Short film clips "Facts About Bugs", played on TV screens at either side of the stage, are interspersed throughout the show.
Educational science materials complementing the show are available.
©/™ Callaway & Kirk, ™Nelvana
| Flute Sweets & Tickletoons
from Barbara Siesel & Keith Torgan
"Energetic, charming, melodic, and funny, both Barbara and Keith are extraordinary musicians and storytellers. We highly recommend this creative duo for ... any season of the year! - Tim Troy, Children's Librarian, San Francisco Public Library -
Fisher Children's Center
"Witty, whimsical. Great original music ..." - Joyce Lorner, Barnes & Noble Jr.
"Children and parents alike were enthralled ... [Barbara and Keith] created magic that will linger in our lives ... This is story theater at its best." - Anne Lemay, Franklin Township Library
"Tales and tunes [that] weave a spell." - Joan Devlin, The Star Ledger
"I Hopped Out of Bed and Jumped For Joy"
"Green Golly & Her Golden Flute"
"Green Golly Concerto"
"Lamoon's Funny Tales & Fairy Tunes"
Keith Torgan Cabaret
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New York, N.Y. 10011-2631
Phone: (212) 929.0630
Fax: (212) 929.0122
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