WINNER - "BEST OF 2013" and "RISING STAR AWARD" for Top Puppeteer in 2013 and 2011!
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:
FAIRY TALE FOREST:
Amazing theatrical show combines traditional puppetry, thrilling magic, storytelling, and tons of audience participation. A family-friendly magical adventure great for schools, birthday parties, libraries, family events. Beautiful FULL PUPPET STAGE creates an exciting, theatrical feel for your event!
SUPER HERO MAGIC SHOW:
Hilarious and interactive magic and puppet show ideal for children 5-10 years old.
Ages 4-8, this exciting pirate adventure combines live music, hilarious interactive puppetry, and magic tricks into an exciting Pirate themed show.
SAFARI ADVENTURE SHOW:
Ideal for ages 3-5, 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.
OLD MACDONALD'S FARM:
Ages 1-4, a gentle, musical puppet show with lots of familiar songs and adorable animal puppets the children can interact with.
TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN MAGIC SHOW
Ideal for schools and family parties - this AGE-APPROPRIATE Halloween themed magic show combines puppetry, magic, and tons of audience participation.
WINTER and CHRISTMAS THEMED MAGIC AND PUPPET SHOWS!
Ideal for a range of ages - hilarious and age-appropriate comedy and magic combine into exciting and highly interactive entertainment for schools, parties, and family events.
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 can honestly say I've never had so many adults come up to me after a childrens' show with compliments about a performer. Everyone wanted to know where I'd found you. The kids had so much fun and the adults laughed throughout the show.”
-Elysabeth Ashe, Chicago, IL
“We were looking for something special when we were planning the 6th birthday celebration party for our daughter. After spending countless hours researching different options, we stumbled upon Mr. Kipley's website. Once we saw the videos of his past performances we immediately decided that this was exactly what we needed, and this was a great decision!
Mr. Kipley delivered a spectacular show for our guests. His show was a unique combination of puppetry, music, and stand-up comedy for kids that even adults could appreciate. The show was very age-appropriate, and Mr. Kipley completely engaged and had full attention of about a dozen kids age 5 to 7 for the complete duration of the show. It was a marvel to witness the children so engaged and well-behaved.
He also provided the party with some pre-show activities which were fun for children, and really helped some of our little guests who were shy at the beginning to feel welcome and become part of the celebration. He really helped us pull off of a great party, and our daughter was absolutely delighted.
We highly recommend Mr. Kipley for your children parties, and will remain his loyal customers from now on.”?
-Oleg and Yana Kozyrenko, Chicago
Dear Kipley, The kids LOVED your show. And what a joy it was for me and all the parents to witness their peals of laughter and exuberant dancing. Thanks so much for engaging the children at their level.
-Clare Pinkert, Chicago, IL
“With three kids under the age of 10, we have been to a lot of birthday parties over the years. Mister Kipley was by far the best performer we have seen in a children's party setting. 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 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! He definitely made our son's party unforgettable and I can't wait to book him again one day.”
-Jamie Tiplitsky, Deerfield, IL