Les performs shows for children and adults of all ages in
Schools, Colleges, Libraries, Museums, Senior Centers, Park and Recreation Shows, Theaters, Hospitals, Hospices and Arts Festivals. 

"A happy day is when Les connects with a roomful of children. His songs are of everyday, of families, of personal strengths and weaknesses that is the self-esteem builder so necessary for so many. A concert with Les is MORE than anyone can imagine."
Pokey Crocker, Executive Director of The Discovery Center in Binghamton, NY

"Many of you are probably already aware of Les Julian's terrific talent as a songwriter and singer - and his ability to wow a crowd. Yesterday we had almost 250 people at the New haven Free Public Library's End-of-Summer Reading Party. Les had everyone singing, clapping and swinging--regardless of age! He is a true professional and the nicest, easiest person to work with to boot."

Judy Naden, Children's Librarian, New Haven Free Public Library

 

  DREAMING ALOUD! A SHOW ABOUT HEROES

FAMILY/CHILDRENS' SHOW FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES and PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENTS, SMALL THEATERS

Realizing our dreams big and small makes life JUICY and DELICIOUS! Here’s a set of juicy original songs co-written and performed deliciously by Les Julian. Tasty songs about ordinary people who have done extraordinary things! Like Amelia Earhart the Aviatrix, Jacque Cousteau the undersea explorer (scuba-do-bah-do), Albert Einstein and many others including John and Leslie Julian the grandfather and father of LJ who immigrated through Ellis Island to the US.

Stories set to music that are inspiring, uplifting, upbeat and fun and presented with the books that inspired their being written!

About 50 minutes long. Perfect for ages 7 and up. 

GOOD THINGS HAPPEN!

FAMILY/CHILDRENS' SHOW FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES and PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENTS, SMALL THEATERS

An upbeat, fun, rockin', show about unlikely heroes who showed up and worked hard for their successes. Heroes like Jackie Mitchell, the 17 year old girl who struck out Babe Ruth, Celia Cruz, who introduced the world to Salsa music, Steve Irwin, the famous conservationist, William Powell, the first African-American to design, build, own and operate a golf course in America and Rosa Parks, the woman at the civil-rights forefront. A fun way to help kids make the connection that working passionately often leads to surprising, successful results. 

Tolerance for others, empathy, respect for our planet, and making good choices are also emphasized. 

THE UGLY BUG BALL

KIDS UP TO AGE 7

A show I've performed at The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA.

Come one come all to the ugly bug ball! An upbeat, participatory family-children's show featuring original bug and reading songs: The Centipede Parade, Crumbs, Library Soup, The Dragon Dance, Chocolate is My Favorite Vegetable (bugs agree with this!) as well as famous covers like The Ugly Bug Ball, La Cucaracha, The Tarantella, The Ants Go Marching etc. Kids and adults are encouraged to come in costume and participate in the performace by singing, dancing, parading, laughing, scurrying and crawling. Come one come all to the ugly bug ball!

WE ALL LAUGH IN THE SAME LANGUAGE

"Multi-cultural""mutual understanding""empathy" and "tolerance" are themes in my fun, show "We All Laugh in the Same Language" so if you are involved with a library or elementary school I'm bookin' so give me a call {203 393-5862} and we'll get cookin'! The song, "We All Laugh in the Same Language", written by my fave collaborator Marla Lewis {www. marlalewis.com} is on my newest recording, GOOD THINGS HAPPEN! and you can listen to it right now on the AUDIO page. ENJOY!

  DO THE DRAGON DANCE

FAMILY/CHILDRENS SHOW FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES and PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENTS, SMALL THEATERS

Did you know that dragons on the whole love to dance and respect those of us willing to dance with their scary selves? An upbeat, participatory family-children's show featuring original animal songs filled with dragons (Do The Dragon Dance), frogs, snakes, turtles and alligators (There's a Frog in My Throat), ants (Crumbs), elephants (Walkin' in an Elephant's Shoes), centipedes (The Centipede Parade), whales (Who's Watchin' Who?), goats (I'm a Kid at Heart), cows (Jump Right Over The Moon), dino-snores (Dino-snores), dinosaurs (Zoomin'), donkeys (Donkey in a Ditch), slugs falling in love (Imelda and Harry) and almost every animal you've ever heard of (Animal Questions). Rock and roll, Swing, Celtic, Tango, Marching, Novelty -This is a set of songs that will have the kids and their parents laughing, singing and dancing.

A LITTLE BIT OF BROADWAY

FAMILY/CHILDRENS SHOW FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENTS, SMALL THEATERS

Exposes kids to exciting guitar/vocal arrangements of timeless songs from Peter Pan, The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz, Cats, Oklahoma, The Lion King, Annie, Bue, Bye Birdie, Cabaret, The Sound of Music and more-delivered with a derby hat, style and fun!