Pamela Brooks, The Post-Star, Glens Falls  

“…students were captivated…truly inspiring! The Puppet People’s show was magical!”
Cynde Schwartz and Mary Moran, Arts in Ed Coordinators
Niskayuna Central Schools  

“ …most mesmerizing puppet show we’ve ever had!”
Director, Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum  

“…exceptional…very professional…entire audience (preschoolers through adults) was enthralled…your program was definitely a highlight of our summer programs!”
Kathy Gates, Head of Children’s Services,
Shenendehowa Public Library  

“ Inspired many… to try their hand at puppetry.”
Stephen Roz, College of St. Rose  

“ This was the best program we’ve ever had here!”
Teacher, Boght Hills Elementary  

“…we immediately booked them for another show…!”
Kathy Parker, Director, Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council  

“…an especially fun way to learn!”
Ms. Hartz 5th Grade Class, Rosendale Elementary  

“They loved it!”
Aline Paskalides, Division Street School  

“…enjoyed it greatly…puppeteers were excellent…”
Claudia McLaughlin, Executive Director,
Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum  

“…big hit with the audience and added greatly to the success of our Winter Block Party!”
Patricia Haffner, Recreation Director, Town of Clifton Park  

“That was the best puppet show I ever saw!…and I’ve been teaching for 26 years!”
Teacher, Greenfield Elementary School  

“You did a great job!!!”
Kevin, 2nd Grader, St.Thomas School  

Excerpt of a Review of “The Elephant Child”,
The Control Stick, Boston MA
“…educational excellence in puppetry! The “star” in this show is Kipling’s language, which has been wonderfully preserved by this talented husband and wife touring company. The use of such literate language is one of the most valuable benefits that the best of children’s read aloud books bring to the pre-school and elementary-aged child. Before children are able to decode and understand such advanced language for themselves in books, it has to be introduced by adults in some fashion. And how better than in such an entertaining and delightful show?
But educationally rich language is not all this show has to offer! The puppetry seen in “The Elephant Child” was also excellent! The Puppet People excelled in both the characters they created and in the humor which they built into their performance. “  

Excerpt of a Review of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, 
The Post Star, Glens Falls, NY
“Two afternoon performances  were sold out!   . . . Doofy old Icabod Crane didn’t stand a chance when the jet-black stallion reared, its glowing red eyes a beacon in the foggy deserted woods near the haunted brook. As Ichabod shook and shivered in fear, so did the audience watching the marionette show, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” presented by The Puppet People.  . . . The Schenectady couple also surprised audiences with two life-sized puppets. . .who came out during the harvest ball scene. These colorful puppets danced in the aisles and took a spin with several audience members.  . . . When the famous “headless horseman” made his appearance, kids cheered and covered their heads. Special effects from the stage included booms of thunder and lightning, plenty of foggy smoke and the clop-clop of the stallion’s hooves as he pursued Ichabod Crane. A final masterful touch included the head of the narrator detaching from her body as she warned audience members to be careful not too lose their heads! After the show kids swarmed around to see the headless horseman “close up”.  Audience members interviewed after the show exclaimed excitedly how “neat” the horseman was and commented on his flowing cape and fearsome appearance.  They all especially loved the part when the headless horseman chased Ichobod through the audience!  None, however, said the were “really” scared.”  

Excerpt of a letter from a principal on Bully Busters, Fort Plain , NY
“I highly recommend this program for elementary school children. It was an enjoyable experience for all the students. The K – 3 students were glued to their seats for the entire show and would gladly have sat for more. The production, presentation, and message were fantastic. The staff was as impressed as the students with the entire performance. I had nothing but positive comments. We are already looking for a date to have them return next year. Administrators looking to fulfill SAVE SCHOOL mandates and use TITLE IV Funds, THE PUPPET PEOPLE and their “BULLY BUSTERS” are just what you are looking for!”  

Several Time “Pick of the Week” in Albany, NY’s Times Union’s Best Bets !  “Be sure not to miss The Puppet People!”

The Record, Troy NY
“Master manipulators highlight Kids Fest!  . . . annual favorites!”

excerpt from a letter, Third grade class, Hatfield MA
“Your show was the best one we ever saw! We liked watching you move the puppets. They seemed real. Your show was stupendous, terrific, creative and wonderful! Please come back again soon!”

Excerpt from a letter, Education/Program Coordinator Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, Poughkeepsie NY
“I thoroughly enjoyed the performance of “Puppet Potpourri.” The quality of the show was fantastic and the children really enjoyed the program. I myself was laughing out loud with the funny puppets and expressive gestures. I especially liked the fact that we selected your musical performance which allowed the children to use their imagination to put the story together through music.”

Excerpt from a letter, Agawam Public Library, Agawam MA
“ What a wonderful school vacation treat your production of “The Elephant Child” gave us today! From preschoolers to senior citizens, we were captivated by your charming puppets, sets, action and music. This show was just as exciting as all the others you have performed here. ‘When will The Puppet People be back?’ is a frequently asked question in this library!”