GRAMMY Nominated for his latest album, Recess, Justin Roberts is truly one of the “all-stars” of the indie family music scene. He logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call him the hardest working man in children’s show business. With numerous national awards and recognition and a devoted fan base, Justin & The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.
The 2015 Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children’s Album, Mister G is one of the leading figures in the family music world. Called a “kid-friendly bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post and “irresistible” by People magazine, Mister G has been named one of the “Best Live Acts for Kids and Families.” His seven award-winning multicultural albums, including the GRAMMY-winning CD,Los Animales, span genres from funk to folk, reggae to rock, bluegrass to bossa nova. Mister G’s dynamic, original music has won praise from The Boston Globe, Chicago SunTimes, New York Post, and Parents magazine.
FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway’s soaring hit musical that tells the enchanting story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy Award®-winning ﬁlm of the same name and hailed as “the best musical of the year” (David Richardson,NPR), FINDING NEVERLAND follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Delighted by the boys’ hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play unlike any that theatergoers have ever seen. It’s a tremendous risk, but as Barrie himself has discovered—when you believe, you can fly. Directed by Tony® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), this innovative new musical is packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs. FINDING NEVERLAND is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.
Purelements: an Evolution in Dance is a 501(c) (3) performing arts organization founded in 2006, by Kevin A. Joseph and Lakai Worrell. Starting out as Hip Hop dancers the duo would meet at a classic battle competition where they would forge a friendship that has lasted over 30 years. They would expand their movement vocabulary by studying and learning a myriad of new dance disciplines and techniques. Today The Village Voice has described the company’s work as “a riveting fusion of ballet, hip-hop, and African movement.”Headquartered in Brooklyn New York, Purelements uses the arts to train, educate, and inspire people towards artistic refinement and personal development while providing job opportunities for local artists and transforming communities into vibrant and safe spaces. Highlights of their collective careers include: Lincoln Center Outdoors, The American Black Film Festival, VH1 Divas, working with artists such as Savion Glover, Michael K. Williams, Avery Brooks, Phylicia Rashaad, Lauryn Hill, and Ossie Davis to name a few.
Simply put, the Gizmo Guys are a comedy & juggling act. But they are much more. Their performance includes original routines, quick-witted verbal repartee and world class juggling skills in a very light-hearted approach to the art. Touring worldwide since 1987, the Gizmo Guys have appeared before well over a million people in more than 4000 live performances. They have performed for millions more on television. In addition to touring extensively in the U.S. and Canada, the Gizmo Guys have strutted their stuff in places as diverse as Saudi Arabia and Japan and have taught juggling at the renowned French and Canadian National Circus Schools.