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How much does it cost?
Shows range in price from $250-$450 depending on the show, the travel distance, and the time/day. Discounts offered for multiple same-day performances. Contact Kipley for full details.
Can I see video of your shows?
Yes – click here to see a playlist featuring highlights from some of my shows.
Do you create custom shows for special themed parties?
I have created a range of shows to fit the most popular party themes I’ve seen over the years, but due to the large number of shows I perform, it is not possible for me to create a custom show for individual parties.
Can we do the show outdoors?
With apologies, no. Because of numerous challenging experiences at outdoor shows due to rain, excessive heat, a tornado warning (true story), insects swarming, birds pooping, and a million other outdoor distractions, I strongly recommend against outdoor shows.
How much space do you need?
My set up is very flexible and I can work in any space, small or large. Whether your event is in your home, a school, restaurant, event hall… wherever… I have the equipment to make it work.
Most of my shows use a small “mini stage”, but shows that use my full puppet stage (pictured below) require a space at least 10 feet wide and 8 feet deep.
Do I need to provide anything for the show?
No – I bring everything I need.
Besides the show, do you offer face painting or balloons?
How far will you travel to perform your shows?
Most of my shows are within a 45 minute drive of area code 60022, but I am willing to travel further if needed. Additional travel fees may apply.
Do you have insurance?
Yes. If required, a digital copy of my insurance certificate provided upon booking.
How do I reserve a date/time?
When you are ready to book a date and time, I will e-mail you a letter of agreement which must be signed and returned to me with a deposit to hold the date. Deposits are paid via PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account. The balance is due on the day of the performance by cash or check.
I’m concerned a puppet show will be too “baby-ish” for my child and his/her friends. Do you adapt the shows depending on the ages of the kids?
Yes – in general, younger children prefer more music and puppetry, and older children prefer exciting magic tricks. I have different shows that are specifically designed for different ages. For many events, there may be a wide range of ages, and I have shows for that situation, too. I’m happy to discuss which show would be perfect for your event.
Do you wear character costumes, or have shows featuring characters my children will recognize from tv?