RICHARD STILLMAN is a multitalented performer, who offers colorful, fast-paced programs featuring his unique combination of talents as a singer, dancer, storyteller and instrumentalist. All shows involve extensive audience participation and include a wide range of instruments. Performances can be adapted for all ages, from pre-school through adult.
Each program is available as a dynamic one-man show, or as a two person show with his partner, Paul Byrne.
Loopy Hawaiian Luau
This entertaining show combines traditional Hawaiian songs, ukulele playing, Hawaiian poi ball dancing, storytelling, Hawaiian puilli stick dancing, nose flutes, tap dancing and a wacky version of the Hawaiian War Chant played on the ukulele, musical washboard and kazoo. Perfect summer fun! (All ages)
A World Mosaic of Music & Dance
Experience musical cultures from Africa, Spain, South America, Russia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Ireland, and more, with a large selection of native instruments, plus jigs, tarantellas, Chinese ribbon dance, and flamenco dance.
This show can be customized to include the exact countries a school is studying.
Razzle Dazzle Man
Your jaws will drop, your eyes will pop, and your giggles won't stop as you see Richard Stillman tap dancing while juggling, playing the bones and the harmonica; dancing while flipping a derby hat; and clog dancing while singing, playing the kazoo and washboard and telling a story. Audience members play the washboard, blow a musical soda straw, and learn the Charleston.
Pecos Bill Rides the Oregon Trail
Richard Stillman’s stories and songs of the Wild West and the Oregon Trail , are woven together with guitar, banjo and mandolin picking, cowboy hat tricks, western rope spinning, and country clog dancing to create a vibrant tapestry of the settling of the American West.
Sea Songs, Yarns & Hornpipes
Experience life on the high seas in the nineteenth century through the music and dance that were an integral part of the sailor’s work and play, and highlighted with an exciting sea story.
The Irish Balladeer
Take a musical trip to the Emerald Isle with bagpipes, stories, jigs, reels, plus authentic Irish instruments and traditional Irish Dances.
Enjoy banjo playing, square dancing, clog dancing, cowboy rope tricks, and more in this exciting Western program filled with fun and participation.
Take a musical journey around the world to the winter celebrations of all cultures—Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, and other winter celebrations. This is a multi-cultural celebration with instruments, songs and dances from many different nations, full of audience participation.
College, Elementary School, High School, Kindergarten, Middle School, Nursery, Prekindergarten, Preschool