WINNER - Gigmasters 2011 "RISING STAR AWARD" for Top Puppeteer
FIVE STAR RATING based on client feedback
Mister Kipley Magic & Puppet Shows combine live music, interactive puppetry, and magic to create an amazing experience that children and grown ups can enjoy together! With different shows ideal for a range of ages, each show will captivate your guests and keep them laughing along from start to finish.
THEMES FOR AGES 1-10, BOYS & GIRLS, MIXED AGES, ALL EVENTS:
SUPER HERO MAGIC SHOW:
Ideal for kids who love super heroes, this hilarious and fast-paced 45 minute magic show will keep them laughing and gasping in amazement!
MOO-MOO'S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS:
Combining live music, interactive puppetry, and lots of great holiday-themed magic tricks, “Moo-Moo's Magical Christmas” is the perfect entertainment for your family Christmas party.
MOO-MOO & THE MAGIC BUTTERFLY:
This show is great for events with a wide range of ages, 2-8 years. Lots of music and familiar elements for the younger children with tons of interactive humor and magic tricks for the older children.
GRIZZABELLA STOLE THE CROWN - PRINCESS ADVENTURE!
Hilarious and energetic show combines puppetry, magic, and music into an exciting adventure with a (not-too-girly) Princess theme.
STINKY PETE PIRATE ADVENTURE:
This exciting pirate adventure combines live music, hilarious interactive puppetry, and magic tricks into an exciting Pirate themed show.
For ages 4-8, this hilarious jungle themed show has lots of magical surprises and audience participation!
MAGIC EXPRESS TRAIN SHOW:
For ages 3-7, perfect for Thomas or Train Themed parties and children who love trains. Music, magic, and hilarious interactive puppetry with a train theme.
OLD MACDONALD'S FARM SHOW:
Ages 1-4, a gentle, musical puppet show with lots of familiar songs and adorable animal puppets the children can interact with.
SAFARI JUNIOR SHOW:
Ideal for ages 1-4, this safari-themed show combines live music, interactive puppetry, and magic tricks. Friendly jungle animal puppets gently interact with young children as we go on a musical safari adventure deep into the jungle.
My "pop up" stage design allows for maximum impact with MINIMAL space. I bring everything I need with me - nothing for you to worry about!
***FEEDBACK FROM RECENT PERFORMANCES***
“I am so thrilled that we booked Mr. Kipley for my son's 3rd Safari Birthday Bash! I couldn't believe how well he kept 20 children (and their parents!) entertained for 45 minutes. I loved the mix of singing, dancing, puppetry and audience participation. Several parents mentioned that it was one of the best shows they have seen and one of my friends has already booked Mr. Kipley for her next event! He definitely made our son's party unforgettable and I can't wait to book him again one day.”
-Jamie Tiplitsky, Deerfield, IL
“We will think of you again for sure. We had a board meeting last night and the members that were there expressed how impressed they were with your ability to keep the kids captivated!”
-Stephanie Kohn, Glencoe Social Club
“With an audience of active kids ranging from 3-11, we were not sure how well and how long the kids would sit still. Fortunately, our fears were quickly dispatched with a truly unique and dynamic performance. Whether it was Mister Kipley's interplay with his puppet friend, Charlie or his 'magical' interactions with the kids at the party, he never lost the kids' attention and provided great entertainment for the kids and parents alike.”
-Erin & Judd Hines, Glencoe, IL
"I wanted to thank you for performing and engaging all of the kids so entirely in the show. They LOVED it. Pippa and Toby are in love with lions and couldn't stop talking about how fun it was to hunt for lions in their house. You have a gift."
Kirsten Axelsen Carmel
"Kipley did the birthday party puppet show and I thought it was worthwhile to mention how great he is. His show was so, so funny and our mixed-age group of kids all loved him. He kept a group of kids under the age of 8 completely mesmerized for 45 minutes."
"Mr kipley was a hit - his show kept the kids entertained the entire time! We will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a quality puppet show and all around nice guy!"
-Sherry J. Pemberton
"Mr. Kipley was awesome! The children were completely captivated by My. Kipley and his puppets. The show was so good that parents were even laughing and taking part. I would definitely hire Mr. Kipley again; he helped make my daughter's 5th birthday a day to remember. R.Audain"
"Yesterday we had our son's 4th birthday party with thirteen kids. We hired Kipley to do a puppet/music show, and he was FANTASTIC! He kept all the kids mesmerized and laughing for a full 45 minutes. He's a real professional--talented, fantastic with little kids, and easy to work with. " Susan Baer
Kipley Wentz: Owner
My work is largely influenced by Jim Henson/Muppets, They Might Be Giants, Doug Henning.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 120 minutes
Mister Kipley Music & Puppet Shows combine live music, interactive puppetry, and amazing magic tricks to create a thrilling experience that will captivate children and keep them laughing from start to finish.
For additional entertainment, pre-show party games and balloon twisting can be added for extra fun!
SUPER HERO MAGIC:
Ages 5-10 - Combines amazing magic and hilarious puppetry as children become the Super Hero Team!
MOO-MOO & THE MAGIC BUTTERFLY:
Range of ages, 2-8 years. Music & cute puppets for the younger children with tons of interactive humor and magic tricks for the older children.
OLD MACDONALD'S FARM:
Ages 1-4, a gentle, musical puppet show with familiar sing-alongs and adorable animal puppets. Humorous and engaging trip to the farm.
Ages 2-5, this safari-themed show combines live music, interactive puppetry, and magic tricks. Friendly jungle animal puppets appear on this musical safari adventure.
Ages 3-6, ideal for Princess Parties w/boys also attending. Hilarious show combines puppetry, magic, music into an exciting princess adventure.
Ages 3-7, thrilling pirate adventure combines music, hilarious puppetry, and interactive magic tricks into an exciting hunt for stolen treasure.
MAGIC EXPRESS TRAIN SHOW:
For ages 4-8, this show combines amazing magic tricks and hilarious puppetry as we take a ride on an old fashion steam train.
I bring everything I need with me - no special lighting, sound equipment, or stage is required.
I bring everything I need with me - no special lighting, sound equipment, or stage is required. The best place for me to perform is in the corner of a room, away from doorways if possible.
Shows run approximately 45 minutes, pre-show party games and balloon twisting can be added for extra fun.
Available for Your
Birthday Party, Holiday Party
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