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Washington Family Entertainment Showcase
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Old Redmond Schoolhouse
doors open at noon
Performance Showcase at 1:00 pm

event ends at 4:00 pm

 

 

 

Stay tuned: 2014 Performers
TBA soon!

 


The best of the best attend.
 

2013 Showcase
Performers

Ian Dobson
World Music Guide

Henrik Bothe
Physical Comedian

Rick Anderson
Motivational Magician

Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo
Kinetic Story Theater

Greg Bennick
Inspiring Connection

Chris Fascione
Professional Storyteller & Actor

Curtis Carlyle & Brittany Walsh
The Paper Circus

Ropeworks Jumprope
Rene Bibaud

The Zaniac
Alex Zerbe

 

Additional artists with booths
at the Showcase but not performing include:

 

Charlie Williams
The Noiseguy

Jeff Evans
Science Magic & Reading Magic

Olympia Family Theater

Smart with Art
Amy Friedman

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The best of the best attend.
 

2012 Showcase Exhibitors

Steel Drums & World Music Guide
Ian Dobson

One Man Band, Comedian, and Juggler
Eric Haines

Henrik Bothe
Physical Comedian

Creative Writing Projects
Buck and Elizabeth

Comedy and Music for Kids
Rick Huddle

EduMazement Productions
Rick Anderson & Jeff Evans

Science On Wheels
Pacific Science Center

Rick Hartman
School of Toy

The Zaniac
Alex Zerbe

Ropeworks Jumprope
Rene Bibaud

Bringing Literature to Life
Chris Fascione

 
The Brian Waite Band 

The Reptile Man
Scott Peterson

Cutest Show on Earth
Elisa Hays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Check out these organizations, artists, and presenters who offer school assembly programs.  Please let them know that you heard about them from the Assembly Showcase Performer Directory. 
  

Online Directory of Pacific Northwest
Family Entertainers and Performers

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The next Washington School Assembly Showcase will be held the end of September or beginning of October 2014 in the greater Tacoma-Seattle area.  To reserve your spot and save on admission, call toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to info@assemblyshowcase.com with your name and school/organization name. 

 

 


 

 

Alex Zerbe
Professional Zaniac

Reading, Science, and Bullying

Seattle's Funniest Prop Comic, Alex Zerbe, also known as "The Zaniac" has performed over 1,500 school assembly programs in 42 states. He's appeared on both America's Got Talent and Last Comic Standing as well as national television in China and France. A natural born motivator and two-time Guinness World Record Holder, Alex knows how to inspire and connect with students of all ages.

Alex Zerbe's school year calendar books up fast, so, if you want a special, one of a kind, entertaining, motivational and educational show for your school, then don't delay, "The Zaniac" is just a phone call away. www.AmazingSchoolAssembly.com

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Amazing Assemblies
Greg Bennick

Greg Bennick is inspiring a young generation of students across the country to achieve excellence in their conduct and studies.

His Inspiring Connection show is all about bullying.  He explores the ideas of proper conduct in a way which is funny, engaging, and insightful.  He offers an unprecedented follow up process with schools which insures retention of information and putting the ideas of the show into actual use and action.

The central theme of his Soar to New Heights show, that reading is an excellent way to elevate and educate oneself, is presented through juggling metaphors, all tied into school/library dynamics and personal reading habits. 

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 Eric Haines

Eric Haines, Comedy and Variety Show


Eric Haines
Comedian, One Man Band, Juggler, Marionettes

Eric Haines is a multi-talented performer with talents as a comedian, one man band, juggler, unicyclist and marionette puppeteer. His show emphasizes the concepts of trying new things without fear, creative problem solving and the rewards of constant practice.

Funny, entertaining and inspirational, Eric keeps the kids giggling and the adults laughing!


 

Chris Fascione

Literature School Programs
 


Bringing Literature to Life
Chris Fascione

Chris Fascione's interactive, comedic performances of children's books have been enjoyed in school assemblies and libraries nationwide for over 15 years, delighting students, teachers, principals, librarians and parents alike. 

"From the moment your program started, we knew that we had hit a home run!"
     -- PTA, Eader Elementary, Huntington Beach, CA

A professional storyteller/actor, Chris incorporates his acting, mime, juggling and comedic skills to both entertain and lead children into the world of books, promoting literacy and a love of reading.

"Chris Fascione is the most talented literature-based storyteller in America today. "
     -- Esme Raji Codell, author
        
How to Get Your Child to Love Reading



Rick Huddle school assemblies

Arr!  Rick Huddle
 


Comedy and Music for Kids
Social-Emotional Learning with Rick Huddle

“I’ve been here 31 years and this is the best assembly I think we’ve ever had!”
     -New Boston Elementary, IL

Don’t get mad, get RAD!  This high-energy assembly uses games, humorous stories, and songs to teach students how to identify emotions and be better communicators. Participants will become better classmates by learning how to respond to their emotions, instead of reacting to them.

Arrr!  The audience joins first mate Rick as he gets stranded on a deserted island. Rick feels sorry for himself, then with the students’ help, realizes that a positive attitude can help conquer life’s problems. Arrrr! shows kids how to work their way out of tough situations.


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Cutest Show on Earth

Cutest Show on Earth
 


Cutest Show on Earth

Kids dress up and become Star Performers in “The Cutest Show on Earth!” Our educational shows encourage children of all ages to exercise their imaginations while building their confidence in a 100% interactive show!

Students perform in a high energy theatrical event with professional actors.  Choose from The Circus Spectacular, Wild West Show, Farm Time Tour or Pirate Adventure.  We address themes such as bullying, fitness, safety and the importance of teamwork. 

 Each show is customizable for curriculum needs and additional workshops are available.  Continuous audience participation, “wow factor” surprises and back-to-basics fun combine to create a one of a kind experience for your assembly!


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See motivational-magicians Rick Anderson and Jeff Evans at the Washington School Assembly Showcase in Tacoma.

Rick Anderson and two volunteers having a blast at a Family Night in Puyallup.

Edumazement Productions
Jeff Evans and Rick Anderson

"So much fun, your students don't even know they're learning."

EduMazement Productions presents educational-themed assemblies for elementary schools in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Magicians Jeff Evans and Rick Anderson have over fifty years of combined experience presenting for school audiences.

Choose from reading, science, and bully prevention programs or hold a just-for-fun Family Night Magic Show. 

All of our programs are backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  You'll be thrilled or the show is free!

Learn more about our programs, read reviews, listen to audio testimonials, and view video highlights at www.edumazement.com

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Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo

Eth-No-Tec Kinetic Story Theater

Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo
Eth-No-Tec
Kinetic Story Theater

Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec, nationally known storytelling theater introduces folk tales and myths from Korea, China, India, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines and so much more… are brought to life with an engaging and delightful program.

His storytelling is embellished with dramatic gestures inspired by Asian dance theater, laced with Asian musical instruments and call-response phrases that engage the students. The use of story themes, structure, character development and dramatic interpretation offer the student experiential learning and strengthens an awareness of language arts.
 

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The Paper Circus

The Paper Circus

Brittany Walsh and Curtis Carlyle
The Paper Circus:  Handcrafted inspiration

Here is a riddle for you: what has an acrobat, a juggler, a contortionist, a unicyclist, clowns, lions, and is only comprised of two people? The Paper Circus!

The darlings of the Portland circus scene, Brittany Walsh and Curtis Carlyle, have joined together to bring you this awe-inspiring assembly show.  Teamwork, problem solving, imagination, recycling, physical fitness, following your dreams and thinking outside the box are just a few themes in this duo circus extravaganza.

Curtis and Brittany will share with your students how they have made their big dreams come true on a small budget through hard work and creativity.

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Henrik Bothe

Henrik Bothe

Henrik Bothe
Physical Comedian

Henrik got his professional start in Europe when he teamed up with David Gomez in the 80s to form the comedy duo “Twist and Shout.” They relocated later in the decade to San Francisco to join the thriving “New Vaudeville” scene.

Performance highlights include appearing on Garrison Keillor‘s “A Prairie Home Companion” where Garrison exclaimed “Henrik is one of the few jugglers that have ever succeeded in performing on the radio.”

Henrik has also made appearances with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, in Las Vegas at Ceasar’s Palace and on Europe’s most widely viewed variety show “Le Plus Grande Cabaret du Monde” in Paris.

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Jerry Breeden
Ventriloquist Variety Show

* Hilarious characters that love to entertain and sing famous songs
* The amazing Human Puppet where an audience member becomes * the star of the show
* Magical iillusions that amaze the audience
* Hits of the 50s, 60s, & 70s
Name that Song Contest

Jerry finished out the show with his electric guitar in this FUN competition. 

Lots of audience participation…. Lots of FUN!

 

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Ropeworks Jumprope
Rene Bibaud
 

René Bibaud failed to make her elementary school’s Hot Dogs jump rope team as a 10-year old….

Today, decades later, René has: won five world championships; toured the world as a coach and featured performer for the renowned Cirque du Soleil; appeared on television, in feature films, and on thousands of stages; is a commentator for ESPN; and, created her own business with a mission of youth  motivation and fitness.

Now René shares the wonderful lessons she learned as a 10-year old that transformed defeat into determination and a passion to always give her best in her highly-acclaimed character education school assembly program.

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Xakary's Magical Assemblies

Xakary's "The Magic is Real" Show
 

 

Magical Assemblies
Xakary the Magician

 

 Xakary brings the ultimate assembly show to your school or library! It's amazing and fun educational entertainment.

In his "Books! The Magic is Real!" show, Xakary brings traditional story favorites to life in an upbeat, energizing and interactive format. Designed to spark a passion for reading that lasts the whole year long! Highly successful on the East coast, now available for the first time in Washington and Oregon!

Xakary also has a Family Fun Magic show, great for any occasion. He has special versions of this show for Halloween and Christmas.  Learn more at www.magicalassemblies.com!

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Matt Baker

Comedy, juggling, and inspirational assembly shows

 

Matt Baker
Comedy, Odd Skills, Positive Message
 

Award winning Matt Baker, entertainer, professional hackysacker and juggler, alternative sport specialist, world traveler, has been an inspirational youth speaker since the age of seventeen.  His high energy , hilarious school program will motivate your students and adults to think outside the box, dream big, and work hard.

Matt implements his message of following your dreams through his hilarious and unusual assortment of skills. Things like juggling, hackysack, rat traps, bowling balls and heads of cabbage each show kids that anything is possible and giving up is not an option.

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Musician & World Music Guide
Ian Dobson

"Ian Dobson's Pan Leggo is a fun and energetic band that can't help but make you happy!"
     -Robert Smith, National Public Radio

In the Caribbean, "pan leggo" means "steel drum party." And a captivating steel drum party is precisely what Ian Dobson delivers at assemblies as he sings, dances, juggles, and performs on steel drums and other percussion instruments.

Students delve into percussion playing and singing and dancing, Spanish and Caribbean language, and see at first hand amazing examples of recycling, repurposing, and resourcefullness.

Ian’s goal is to share his passion for music, travel, culture, and language, and to instill in students, through music, an abiding desire to explore cultures different from their own.

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The Noiseguy
Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams is the Noiseguy, a vocal sound impressionist and kids comedian. His mouth sounds have been heard in video games, cartoons and commercials. He has performed at schools and libraries around the world!

Assemblies by level:

  • K-1 - Clouding Around - a show about the types of clouds and the noises they make.
  • 2  - The Wizard of Australia - see the animals, people and weird customs I discovered during my tour down under.
  • 3-4 - Lewis and Clark, Up a Creek -  a comic readers theater.
  • 5-6 - Dr Onomatopoeia - a comic writing program based on that noisy literary device!
  • Family Fun Night - a hilarious evening show where everyone can enjoy family friendly noisy tales.

 

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Washington School Assemblies

Olympia Family Theater
 

“OFT On the Move” performances are a great way for children to experience the joy, wonder, and creativity of live theater. 

We bring simple props, costumes, and our professional company of company of actors right to you!  Our interactive shows are suitable for all ages. Each show features two or three experienced and engaging actors playing multiple roles. Performances typically run about 45 minutes and can take place in your auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria, or just about anywhere. 

Olympia Family Theater is committed to bringing the experience of live theater into communities throughout the South Puget Sound region and beyond.

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Rick Hartman The Toymaker

Toy making workshops, assemblies, Family Nights, and more
 

 

Rick Hartman
School of Toy

Rick Hartman is a teacher-turned-toymaker whose Hands-on Workshops, Giant Toy Shows, and Family Fun Nights have captured the imaginations of audiences around the Pacific Northwest for nearly two decades.

 

His programs weave math, science, history, language arts and FUN into a magical mixture adored by students and embraced by educators.

 

He's appeared with his toys on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," The Discovery Channel, and at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. 

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Rick Meyers

 Rick Meyers music
 

Rick Meyers
Musician

Rick Meyers has been performing and teaching pioneer music, dance, and folklore for children and adults since 1976. His presentations at libraries, schools, festivals, farmers markets, and parks and campgrounds are known for their educational value, humor, and high level of audience participation. His Pioneer Music Experience presented at museums and historical centers is also a popular event.

The instruments he plays include banjo, guitar, autoharp, musical saw, spoons, jewsharp, limberjack, washboard, ukulele, and washtub bass.

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The School of TAIKO

Ringtaro & Asako Tateishi

“A high energy performance that included Japanese myths, a description of the instruments and audience participation gave our students an exceptional experience. Informative and entertaining, this was indeed an amazing experience for our students.”
     Barbara McGee, Curriculum Director
     Open Window School


Experience entertainment by world-class Taiko performer Ringtaro Tateishi.  As the artistic director of the world famous Taiko Group “ONDEKOZA”, he has performed over 1,000 times in 26 countries, including at Carnegie Hall. Ringtaro used to perform daily at EPCOT/ Walt Disney World in Florida and appears in a “Discovery Channel” commercial .

This program features twelve Japanese musical instruments by two performers.

Culture and Music
UNFORGETTABLE!

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Smart with art

Smart with Art


Smart with Art
Enhancing Art Education for Children

Our programs include instructor-led art education on-site, in-school art education field trips, before/after school art classes, art parties and art camps!

Mobile art programs are offered at schools and other convenient community locations.  Smart with Art offers students an opportunity to learn about art history, develop new skills, demonstrate new techniques, explore a variety of materials, and design original one-of-a-kind masterpieces!

Each program exceeds the National Standards for Visual Arts Education. Our art classes are small in size, allowing the teacher to work with each child, answer questions, demonstrate techniques, and encourage exploration and discussion.

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Tune City Mobile DJs
Jason Brown

Looking for a professional, reliable, friendly DJ service that knows exactly what parents, teachers, and school administrators want? We are not only DJs, but are both elementary school teachers in the Federal Way School District!

As DJs and teachers, we realize the importance of a fun, yet controlled atmosphere for the students at your school. Our experience as teachers gives us the skills to manage student behavior so your dance doesn't turn into a chaotic event that ruins the dance.

We are very interactive with the kids! We conduct various games, teach the students line dances such as the Cha Cha Slide and Electric Slide.

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Ventriloquist Extraordinaire
Vikki Gasgo Green

Vikki Gasko Green, based out of the Pacific Northwest, has been entertaining live audiences with singing, dancing, and acting since the age of five. An award winning Ventriloquist, Vikki who is also an children's book author, delights audiences nationally as well as internationally with her unique blend of drama, magic, education, and audience participation exciting young and old alike.

Her shows include:
* Fun With Friendship Skills/No more Bullies
* The Reading Pirates vs Super Griffin
* Critterography: It's a Global Safari!
* Hola! Have a Fiesta bilingual show
* Be An Author!
* Halloween Harvest
* Winter Holiday Show

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