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                         (Entertainers/Presenters for Alabama)

The following are entertainers and presenters of special programs for children. They are listed by
region but are willing to travel across Alabama, unless otherwise noted. It is hoped that by
dividing them in this fashion libraries will be able to see at a glance what kind of talent they have
in their area.



NORTH ALABAMA (Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Jackson, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence,
Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb)

Billie Seales (Storyteller – “Appalachian Folk Tales”)
(prefers to travel in North and North Central Alabama only)
1204 6th Ave.
Jasper, AL 35501
(205) 387-9369 (Jasper area)

Mack Vann (Storyteller)
1808 Covewood Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801-1352
(256) 533-4213
www.creekbottomhome.com

Magic Guy Productions
“Skip” Cain
3206 18th Ave.
Sheffield, AL 35660
(256) 389-8794

Russell Davis Magic
1245 O’Shaughnessy Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 536-7628
rdmagic@hiwaay.net

Sara McDaris (Storyteller)
904 Cleermont Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 533-7703
NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA (Marion, Winston, Cullman, Blount, Etowah, Cherokee,
Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Jefferson, St. Clair, Calhoun, Cleburne)

Mort the Mystifying and Donna (Magicians)
Mort and Donna Barton
P.O. Box 3353
Hueytown, AL 35023
(205) 425-8502
www.mortanddonna.com

Arch Duncan (Magician)
2225 Chapel Road
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 823-6045

Archie Wade (Magical Fun for All Ages)
5950 Peninsula Point
Southside, AL 35907
1-800-551-5023
anmwade@earthlink.net

Be-At Your Best (Drum and Music Extravaganza)
Mark Seymour
45 Myers Circle
Odenville, AL 35120
 (205) 640-7175
Markds23@msn.com

Billie Seales (Storyteller – “Appalachian Folk Tales”)
(prefers to travel in North and North Central Alabama only)
1204 6th Ave.
Jasper, AL 35501
(205) 387-9369 (Jasper area)

Charles Tortitici (Creative Writing, Poetry, Performance Program)
6343 Cahaba Valley Road
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 995-0858
carlotoric@earthlink.net

Carol Reese (Storyteller)
6 Woodhill Road
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 879-6744

Children’s Dance Foundation (Creative Movement)
Mary Foshee
2828 19th St. S
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 870-0073
Mary@childrensdancefoundation.org
www.childrensdancefoundation.org

Chris Frings (Magic)
633 Winwood Drive
Birmingham, AL 35226-2837
(205) 823-5044
www.fringsmagic.com

Critters Around the World (Exotic Animals)
Rick Rakestraw
151 Cox Gap Rd.
Attala, AL 35954
(256) 538-2884

The Fable Factory
Paul Harbison
605 Riverview Dr.
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 494-9092

Flat 3 Jazz Trio (Jazz Music Fun)
Steve Lewis
2830 10th Court South Apt. A2
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 939-3864
steeev13@hotmail.com

Jim Aycock (Musician/Guitar)
P.O. Box 55851
Birmingham, AL 35255-5851
(205) 515-4346
www.jimaycock.net

Joe McCary (Musician/Storyteller/Actor)
1118 Alexandria Rd. S.W.
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-3373
mailto:dbmccary@bellsouth.net

Karen Zweifel (Storyteller)
1512 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 251-0806
ksweifel@pipeline.com
Kristie McCain (Storyteller and Creative Movement)
Birmingham area - (205) 647-4794



Larry Moore (Magician)
223 Autumn Brook Lane
Hueytown, AL 35023
(205) 497-5099
alamagicman@yahoo.com

Lisa Hicks (Storyteller specializing in fun, themed, participation stories and Storytelling
Workshops for grades 1-12 and Adults.)
 52 Edgehill Road
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 870-7198
Paraswarm@aol.com
http://www.birthdaysinbirmingham.com/e_36.html
http://www.schoolshows.com/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=default&uid=default&ww=on&ID=1190&view_records=1

The McWane Center (“Science on a Roll”)
Fran Walker
200 Nineteenth Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
 (205) 714-8369

Mad Science of Greater Birmingham (Science Show)
Mary Creekmore
2598 Foothills Drive
Hoover, AL 25226-2381
(205) 823-1145
www.madscience.org
madscigb@bellsouth.net

The Magic Man (Magic)
Jack Baldwin
(will only perform in North Central Alabama)
(205) 221-2872 (Jasper area)

Magic & Ventriloquism
Ed Congdon, aka Captain Eddie
 And wife Dot Congdon
665 Hidden Valley Trail
Oneonta, AL 35121
205-274-0256
edotc@otelco.net
Maynard Magic Music
Steve Burgess
P.O. Box 392
Ohatchee, AL 36271
(256) 892-2550

Michael Baker (Magician)
2711 6th Street NE
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 854-9193
alabamamagic@aol.com or themagiccompany@aol.com

Mystery Madness (Solve-the-Crime Program)
Anna Giattina
Birmingham area
(205) 879-6117
anna@thinkablethoughts.com

Ride Skateboards (Skateboard Demos)
Lee and Brian Kelly
2159 Rocky Ridge Road, Suite 113
Hoover, AL 35216
(205) 823-7889
Kelly@rideskateboards.com

Skin and Bones (Comedy Circus)
8616 County Road 26
Ragland, AL 35131
(205) 472-2708

Southern Museum of Flight (Traveling Airplane Program)
Deborah Stone
Birmingham area
(205) 833-8226 or FAX (205) 836-2439

Tera J. .Lee (Storyteller)
76 Boulder Trail
Warrior, AL 35180
(205) 647-3416
tklee3@bellsouth.net

Tater’s Traveling Balloon Circus (Balloon Art)
3813 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 36535
(205) 592-4504
protwist@bellsouth.net
CENTRAL ALABAMA (Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Shelby, Talledega, Clay, Randolph,
Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers)

Alabama Blues Project
Debbie Bond or Michael McCracken
2620 2nd Street E.
Tuscaloosa, AL
(205) 554-1795 or FAX (205) 554-1915
commonbond@aol.com
www.alabamablues.org

Klowns A’Bound
Cynthia Mowl
1132 Henry Drive
Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 620-9011

LOWER CENTRAL ALABAMA (Choctaw, Marengo, Dallas, Autauga, Elmore, Macon, Lee,
Wilcox, Lowndes, Montgomery, Bullock, Russell)

Dave Potts (musician/vocalist)
128 North Ryan
Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 502-3942
dave@davepotts.com
www.davepotts.com

Dynamite Magic and Balloons
Gary Ledbetter
3405 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109
(334) 270-1234

Gordon Bennett Marionettes
1185 County rd 6651
Banks, AL 36005
334-243-5300

Marty Hoerr (Multicultural Storytelling, Music, and Dance)
2033 Hummingbird Lane
Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 887-5618

John Milligan (Storyteller)
3105 Pelzer Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36109
(334) 277-9295
Roger Hardt: Magician
2115 Plum Street
Montgomery, AL 36107
(334) 834-6910
tophat@knology.net

Walk-About Puppets (Puppetry and Clowning)
Bob and Ashley Parsons
1202 Rockybrook Rd.
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 737-1599
Robert@walkaboutpuppets.com
www.walkaboutpuppets.com


SOUTH ALABAMA (Washington, Clarke, Monroe, Conecuh, Butler, Crenshaw, Pike,
Barbour, Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Covington, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston)

Entertainment Management Services (Jugglers, Magicians, Clowns)
Joy Turner
Mobile-Baldwin County area
(251) 626-1274
bookthebst@aol.com
www.entertainmentstars.com

Jerry Daniel (Musician/Alabama Stories Through Music)
Alabama Country Blues
P.O. Box 1453
Monroeville, AL 36461
(251) 575-7433
mccoy@jerrydaniel.org
www.jerrydaniel.org

All Hands Productions
David Stephens
12889 Co. Road 26
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 965-5346
theboomerangs@hotmail.com

Nomad Productions, Inc.
Wanda Johnson, Storyteller
105 Gaston Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532-1328
(251) 626-9997 € (888)283-2777
info@wandajohnson.net
http://www.wandajohnson.net
OUT OF STATE PRESENTERS

Anne C. Dalton (Storyteller/Historical Re-enactor)
P.O. Box 3656
Panama City, FL 32401-0656
Toll Free 1-888-785-5548
Phone and FAX (850) 785-5543
Adalton111@aol.com
www.annecdalton.com

Curious Moon Puppet Theatre (Puppets)
Evy Berman and Reay Kaplan
2115 Wildrose Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30032
(404) 377-8141
puppets@curiousmoon.com
www.curiousmoon.com

The Fairytaler (Interactive storyteller)
Pauline Faneuf
3600 Pacers Place
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 638-3500
Fairytlr@aol.com
www.thefairytaler.com or www.fairytaler.8m.com

FunikiJam-Roadshow (Storytelling, songs and dance)
Kim Gordon
2009 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212
(334) 677-8572
www.funikijam.com

Johnette Dowling (Music for Children)
P.O. Box 13367
New Orleans, LA 70185-3367
(504) 861-2682
www.zymondo.com/music/johnette

Karen A. Farmer Wanamaker
3641 Trousdale Lane
Columbia, TN 38401
800-615-5860 code 388
Fax: 931-388-5860
Karen@keepthestorygoing.com
Karen Konnerth (Calliope Puppets)
742 Lang Street
New Orleans, LA 70131
(504) 821-9186
mailto:CallipopePM@aol.com

Mark Stewart (Storyteller)
P.O. Box 128
Arrington, TN 37014-0128
(615) 395-4445 or FAX (615)591-1781

Mike Teifer (Clown)
MT Noogin
21350 Casril Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471
(985) 966-2139
mmtnoggin@msn.co

Noiseguy
Charlie Williams
22651 SE 56th St.,
issaquah, wa 98029
http://www.noiseguy.com/

Pat Gay (Storyteller)
115 Alford Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
706-884-3569 (H) or 706-882-7784 (W)
pgay@thclibrary.net

Quite a Catch (Juggler)
Contact: Ron Anglin
2982 Old Lifsey Springs Road
Molena, GA 30258
Home 770-884-9513
Car Phone 770-584-0571
quiteacatch@bellsouth.net
www.schoolshows.com/quiteacatch




Willa Brigham (Smart Start Kids TV Show)
301 Creek Park Drive
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 460-6573
willastory@aol.com
OTHER CONTACTS

Alabama Rivers Alliance
From Paint Rock to Perdido look at the following web site to find a contact person for a river
close to your location.
http://www.alabamarivers.org/dirlmnop.htm

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The following web site lists the offices and their contact information for Alabama.
http://offices.fws.gov/directory/ListOffices.cfm
For general information: http://www.fws.gov/