Tom Bonham

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Basic Information

Address: 1815 Elm Tree St Saint Peters MO
Phone Number: 3144095249
Director: Tom Bonham

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Additional Information

Focus: Puppet Performance of Children's Poets and 50 page teaching guide
Grade Levels: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
Length: 30-50 minutes

Travel outside Saint Louis and Saint Charles Counties in Missouri may be extra

Pricing: 300--500 plus travel if applicable. Qualified for funding through Misssouri Arts Council School Touring Program or mini-grant
Setup: 60 minutes
Takedown: 60 minutes
Equiptment: Self contained
Special Requirements: 1 - 8' banquet table or 2 - 6' banquet tables. Nearby electrical outlet

Eugene Field: the Children's Poet, Journalist
James Whitcomb Riley: the Children's Poet, the Hoosier Poet
James Weldon Johnson: Poet, Songwriter, Civil Rights Activist
Lewis Carroll: Nonsense Poet, Mathemetician, Deacon

Currently under development is the addition of:
Langston Hughes: Poet, Songwriter, Civil Rights Activist

Additional Information:

This production of "table top puppetry" is a solo presentationby 70+ year old master puppeteer Tom Bonham who has beenperforming publicly for nearly 60 years. This performanceincludes the acts that impressed the producers of "America'sGot Talent' in 2012, but was not allowed on the air because of music clearance issues.
The full 55 minute version qualifies for the Missouri Arts Council School Touring Program financial assistance and has a 50 page teaching guide []. The fee for the 55 minute version is $500.00. This is also available in a shortened 25 minute versionfor a $300.00 fee. Travel outside Saint Charles and Saint Louis Counties in Missouri (zip codes 631xx, 633xx, and some 630xx) may require an additional travel charge.