Do you have a maximum audience limit? How should we divide the age groups?
In a school or camp setting, we prefer audiences of 250 or less, although we sometimes agree to perform for larger audiences. We suggest that schools divide their students into at least two groups (i.e., K-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade) because the programs are designed to be age-appropriate. If you’re a theater, we may elect to tie-in to your sound system, in which case we can accommodate your audience no matter how large it is.
Workshops are done in a classroom setting for approximately 25 children. Typically, a workshop is limited to one age group.
What do you require when you come to perform for us?
If available, we request two six-foot tables, a clean stage or gym and access to your lighting system, if any. Our company arrives at your location complete with everything else needed for a great show: P.A. equipment, sets and costumes.
What do you require for a workshop?
Chalkboard, chart paper or dry erase boards and writing implements.
How many shows or workshops can you perform in one day?
Usually, we perform 1-3 shows per location per day. Our company members can travel to two locations in one day. When we’re conducting workshops, we usually do 3-4 per day.
Is there a travel fee?
If you are within two hours driving time of Yorktown Heights, New York, there is no travel fee. Outside of that range, we may add a fee for mileage or accommodations.
How long are the shows and workshops?
Our concert programs are 45 minutes in length (workshops are usually 60 minutes). If you’re scheduling two different shows on the same day, we require 30 minutes in-between shows to change sets and costumes. Workshops can run consecutively.
What do you require for set-up time and breakdown?
At least 45-60 minutes before the shows to set up and sound test the P.A. system, put up the set, change into costumes and prepare our voices. We can break down the set in about 45 minutes. There is no set-up time for workshops.
Do your shows have audience participation?
All of our shows are filled with on-stage participation, audience sing-along or movement.
Can you describe your performances?
Our concert programs feature Beth & Scott singing and playing in front of a colorful banner. Beth is a talented vocalist who also leads the children in hand motions from their seats or teaches them dance steps on-stage. Scott is a guitarist-singer whose music is the vibrant engine behind the team’s beautiful vocal harmonies. All of the shows use humor, stories and songs to entertain, educate and inspire children.
Workshops are done in a classroom setting.
Do your shows have an educational component? Do they support the Core Curriculum?
Yes, they certainly do! Beth & Scott and Friends write and perform programs that introduce and reinforce learning for children of all ages. Younger children are led in interactive songs that exercise both their bodies and their minds. Older children participate, create and listen depending on the program and its theme.
All of our programs conform to the goals set forward in the new Core Curriculum as well as New York, Connecticut and New Jersey Arts Standards Programs. Please contact us for more information.
How can I find out about your rates and availability?
We’re available by phone or email to answer all of your questions. Please contact us with your questions and we’ll be happy to respond.
How far in advance do I need to book you?
We’re fortunate to have a busy performance schedule throughout the year, but we try to accommodate all of the requests we receive for our shows. If you have a specific date and time in mind, please try to contact our office at least three months prior to your event.
If you have a question not answered in this FAQ section, please don’t hesitate to let us know.