Family & Kids’ Party Entertainment in Denver & Colorado

“The Great Houdunit Magical Adventure”

“The Greatest Show on Earth” combines puppets, magic, ventriloquism, trained seal, juggler and clown. It’s magic and puppets presented in storytelling format with a multitude of fun characters performing magic and ventriloquism along the journey. It’s fun and funny with lots of audience participation and music.

Kid Friendly Ventriloquist in Denver, CO

“Adventure in Ventriloquism”

Kids between the ages of 6 and 12 and their families will love taking part in an “Adventure in Ventriloquism”! When you hire Puppets & Things on Strings for family and kids’ party entertainment in Denver, CO, you’ll take a time machine into the past and travel to Dr. Frankenstein’s castle as Ventriloquist Mark Hellerstein and friends recreate the famous experiment. Not only are the kids able to participate in the program, but special sound effects and surprises are provided to add to the excitement. Even more laughs are added thanks to beloved characters like Winston, the Bookworm, and Pansy, the baby chimpanzee. If you’re lucky enough, you may even be chosen as the one audience member invited on stage to become a “live” puppet!

“Adventure in Reading”

During family and kids’ entertainment in Denver, CO provided by Puppets & Things on Strings, Winston, the Bookworm, will take kids on an “Adventure in Reading” that allows them to explore the world of learning possibilities reading provides and shows them why reading is so important. They’ll also learn about “classics” and learn how to use their imagination. A highlight is when Winston tells them a hilarious “fractured” version of a story he has just read. Kids will also be amazed when a drawing of a classic book comes to life before their very eyes!

“Money Makes the World Go Round”

Mark and his cast of characters teach beginning economics in a fun, engaging and easy to understand way. The program is perfect for 3rd to 5th grades.


“Safe from the Start”

Puppets & Things on Strings has joined forces with the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) to provide an educational program covering car safety, crossing the street, dangerous things, strangers and improper touching.  The topics are serious, but Mark’s puppets make it fun and entertaining.

Puppet and Ventriloquism Workshops in Denver, CO

Workshops provide a wonderful opportunity for kids to explore the art of puppetry and ventriloquism. In many ways, puppetry incorporates most of the performing arts, including theater, acting, music, staging, and scripting. Workshops held by Puppets & Things on Strings are tailored to each individual client’s needs, with everything from a one-hour tutorial to six 1.5-hour sessions that include lessons on voice, puppet manipulation/synchronization, puppet making, storytelling and scripting, staging, and, of course, ventriloquism. The workshops also feature lots of learning tools, such as video clips, live demonstrations, hands-on playing with puppets, student performances, puppet making, PowerPoint presentations, and more.

“A Favorite at Colorado Elementary Schools and Scouts”

Puppets & Things on Strings has provided family and kids’ entertainment at events hosted by many elementary schools and scout meetings throughout Denver, CO. Some of the schools that have called on Mark for puppet shows include: Parr, Lincoln Academy, St. Mary’s Academy, Teller, Wyco, Steck, Eldorado, Larkspur, Lumberg, North Mor, Palmer, Hay, Federal Heights, Fletcher Miller, Clayton, Twain, Coronado Hills, Cottonwood, Greenwood, Dartmouth, Monaco, F.M. Day, Cory, Alice Terry, South, Fulton, High Plains, Graland, Beach Court, Valverde, Newlon, Smith, Wyatt Academy, Legacy, Aspen Academy, Munroe, American Academy, Goldrick, Aurora Academy Charter School, Westerly Creek, Rocky Mountain Prep, Schmitt, Columbian, Columbine, Boston, Colfax, Crawford, Montclair, Montview, Isabella Bird, McElwain, Polton, Stedman, Bradley, Green Valley Ranch, Fairview, Sam Gary, Ashley, Bromwell, Goddard, Pitt-Waller, and more!

For more information about hiring Puppets & Things on Strings for family and kids’ entertainment in Denver, CO, contact Mark at 303-378-5392 today.