Amazing Entertainment brings an amazing line up of artists and shows with a wide range of themes that will keep the children excited and interested. We can help you organize amusing children’s shows in Winnipeg and throughout Canada. Contact us to learn more details.
Take a look at some of our artists you may like from a long list of genres.
PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW
Traditional Puppet Shows by Professor Oliphant
Craig Oliphant has been an educator and performer for over 40 years. He sings and plays ukulele with children in the River East Transcona School Division. He recently created a “Punch and Judy” puppet show for the United Kingdom Pavilion for Folklorama 2019.
Punch and Judy is a traditional puppet show featuring Mr. Punch and his wife Judy. The performance consists of a sequence of short scenes, each depicting an interaction between two characters, most typically Mr. Punch and one other character who usually falls victim to Punch's slapstick. It is often associated with traditional British culture. The various episodes of Punch comedy—often provoking shocked laughter—are dominated by the clowning of Mr. Punch.
The show is performed by a single puppeteer inside the booth, known since Victorian times as a "professor" or "punchman", engagements at private parties or public events. In modern shows, the audience is encouraged to participate, calling out to the characters on the stage to warn them of danger or clue them into what is going on behind their backs.
Mr. Richards Fun Show
Magician, Ventriloquist, Puppeteer, Balloon Artist
No show is too small or too large for the family fun entertainment of Mr. Richards. Children and adults love his unique sense of humor and his cartoon style. Mr. Richards is wonderful, eccentric, and extremely funny. Mr. Richards show is different from all others as it consists of magic and ventriloquism with puppets. Not only does he entertain with his 6-foot ostrich puppet but constantly adds new characters into his act. On a whim, Mr. Richards auditioned for the national TV show Canada's Got Talent. Out of thousands and thousands of contestants there were only a handful that passed the audition to appear and compete on the nationally televised TV show and Mr. Richards was one of them. Mr. Richards specializes in both indoor and outdoor stage shows. Mr. Richards has the experience and know-how to design and custom tailor shows for events both large and small. Mr. Richards also specializes in Christmas, Halloween, and Easter Shows.
"I wanted to let you know that Mr. Richard's Fun Show was amazing. The kids loved him and so did the adults. I asked quite a few people and everyone agreed, he did a great job. Showed up early, very friendly to deal with and excellent with the children. Would definitely book him again! Thank you"
- Tamara P. - Re/Max
"Mr. Richard's Show is Fantastic"
- The Lockport Children Festival
"Everyone enjoyed Mr. Richard's Show immensely"
- Sir William Osler School
"Mr. Richard's Fun show was excellent and the highlight of our day"
- Neighborhood Immigrant Settlement Workers
“Mr. Richards is like a magnet...He drew the children in and they were mesmerized during the whole performance"
- Rev. Alex McGilvery -Flin Flon Trout Festival
"A soap bubble is the most beautiful thing, and the most exquisite in nature..."
- Mark Twain
Bubbles appeal to all ages from 1-101! The colors and fabulous shapes of these larger-than-life liquids grab everyone's attention! No one can resist their wonder and beauty. Sometimes the bubble will last a few seconds as if reflects all the colors of the rainbow. Other bubbles can perform "miracles" for minutes as they magically transform from geometric shapes to insects, carnival rides or even a floating capsule.
The Bubbleman is able to mesmerize and take you to the world of bubbles by astounding crowds with his special tricks. "How is it done?" you ask. You'll have to come see for yourself. Come and be part of the show: it will be an unforgettable and mesmerizing moment!"
The Bubbleman takes great pride in sharing the magical world of bubbles. The show tantalizes the senses and seems almost unreal. This is not your typical magic show...This unique experience is one that audiences want to be a part of again and again. If you scream just right you might be chosen to experience the thrill of being engulfed in a giant bubble up close and personal. There is simply nothing like it!
You'll also see in the Bubbleman show: Giant encasing bubbles, exploding bubbles, bouncing, and somersaulting bubbles. The show is musically choreographed as bubbles are filled with smoke, then catch fire as they snake and pop as crowds ooh and aah with delight.
So come join the Bubbleman and experience his soapy wizardry. Find out why he has so many satisfied and repeat customers.
His real name is Mark Cameron but he's been known to countless kids and their families, in Canada and The United States as "Mr. Mark", creator of wild and wonderful music for kids to sing and dance to. Armed with a truckload of enthusiasm and a truckload of instruments, his shows are always lively and engaging! Lately, he has starred in a live version of the television show, The Toy Castle, and has had the honour to host the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's Family Sundays. He has performed at many festivals such as Winnipeg International Children's Festival, Winnie the Pooh Friendship Day, Folklorama, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Festival Du Voyageur, and numerous festivals throughout Manitoba, Ontario, and North Dakota. In the past Mr. Mark has played with some of Canada's better-known family performers, most notably Fred Penner. His show, filled with songs about the real “joys" of family life, like stepping on Lego, and playing the punch-a-buggy game, will leave you wigglin' and gigglin' and wantin' more!
Each show of the PJ Masks runs for 30 minutes. You get a mix of singing, dancing, and stories that promote literacy and teamwork. The show aims to foster children’s love for popular characters. The audience gets to witness an interactive, high-energy act that includes lots of participation! The show features three characters - Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko.
You can also choose add-on packages that include an extra person to do balloon twisting, face painting, or roaming bubble fun.
Juno Award Winning Family Entertainer
Jake’s wide variety of musical and cultural experiences, from his French-Canadian heritage to his travels in Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America are evident in his lively performances making him recognizable as one of Manitoba’s finest family performers. Whether he is performing in English or in French, Jake’s multi-cultural experiences bring an added depth to his exceptional musicianship and winning performance style.
He’s met a monkey, climbed an active volcano — twice! – and swam in the sea with a rainbow of fish. Now Jake’s adventures in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Thailand have blossomed into Walking in the Sun, a sunny collection of catchy new sing-a-long tunes for the whole family.
This Juno Award nominated album was inspired by the beauty of Mother Nature and the creatures — big and small — who dance in her skies, walk on her sand, and swim in her seas. This magical recording offers many musical styles including calypso, reggae, and Cajun.
The John Lennon International Song Writing Contest honored Jake with a Grand Prize for the song “Buzz Buzzity Buzz”. He was also presented with an honorable mention for another composition entitled “Ghost in the House” which gave him two songs in the top 50 out of over 1,500 entries.
Dedicated to the educational entertainment of children, Jake Chénier has been warmly received in hundreds of schools, fairs, and festivals across Canada, North and South Dakota and Florida. Jake’s multimedia planetarium show Dancing With The Dinosaurs has garnished rave reviews and has distribution in Canada and the United States.
Jake’s spirited concerts encourage children of all ages to join in the fun, combining sing-along and action songs with on stage participation, juggling, and storytelling. Musical instrumentation includes guitar, charango (Latin stringed instrument), ukulele, and assorted percussion instruments.
Jake Chénier has independently released four recordings - Dancing With The Dinosaurs, Pizza Paradise, Content d’être moi (greatest hits in French) and Walking in the Sun. These recordings capture Jake’s infectious musical style in an eclectic mix of original bluegrass, folk, reggae, rap, calypso, Cajun, and good old rock ‘n roll.
Comedy, Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Adam Kirk is a storyteller of many talents, an artist, entertainer, singer, and songwriter. With a blue bird guitar that he painted himself which looks as “sparkly” as it sounds, Adam sings the songs he writes, as well as classic crowd pleasers he learned from the internet, plus some parodies of hit tunes with original lyrics that he thinks are hilarious. From the Led Zeppelin inspired epic power ballad “Stairway to Sasquatch” and Buffy Sainte-Marie meets a galaxy far, far away in “Universal Stormtrooper” to Bon Jovi’s prehistoric slow jam “You Want to Make a Dinosaur” and more which I won’t spoil by mentioning here.
With an emphasis on comedy, in case you had not figured that out by now, and a flair for the dramatic, Kirk uses giant interactive puppets in his performances such a life size T-Rex (Just the head. Don’t get too excited!) and a larger than life octopus puppet that takes nine people to bring to life. That’s right, folks. Audience participation is a big part of an Adam Kirk show, which is designed to be enjoyable for all ages. Tiptoeing the tightrope of being equally suitable for kids as well as adults, but no actual tight rope walking… yet.
Often seen performing in medieval armor because it makes him feel powerful (and safe from tomatoes. Just in case.), and wearing prosthetic pointy ears because he is a huge fantasy nerd with an affinity for elven culture, but the best part is: Adam Kirk is not only a rising parody pop-rock star; he is also one of Canada’s most in demand caricature artists, and can be booked after the show to sit down with audience members face to face one on one to draw everybody. What? Are you serious? Yes. I am being very serious right now. This performer is also a caricaturist and has made it his mission to blow the minds and open the hearts, third eyes, and crown chakras of people everywhere. Book Adam Kirk to perform and draw at your next event with Amazing Entertainment.
Captain Bubbles is a world-class pirate 'Bubbleologist'! Entertaining, interactive, and enthralling bubble spectacle for kids and adults of all ages! Captain Bubbles has an amazing repertoire of bubble blowers and apparatuses to produce hundreds of tiniest bubbles to some of the most gigantic bubbles you have ever seen. Fun-loving and theatrical, Captain Bubbles is available for your event and will enthrall you with his bubbly personality. Captain Bubbles will walk the grounds with his bubble blowers and pull a treasure chest full of bubble juice. Captain Bubbles draws huge crowds and is always a big hit at any outdoor event! Captain Bubbles is guaranteed to make your occasion an event to remember!
Teakle Family Circus
The "Teakle Family Circus" consists of 3 super-talented teenage siblings with some crazy good juggling and hula-hooping skills. The boys (Jonny and Jacob) are among the best jugglers in Canada - in fact, Jonny won Gold in the junior division of the World Juggling Federation's 2017 competition in Las Vegas! Their sister Sarah is a certified HoopLove Coach and is well known in the hooping community around the world as one of the best young "Circus Style" hoop performers. She was one of only 6 finalists for global Youth Hooper of the Year in 2016.
They have been performing around Manitoba for the last few years (birthday parties, large festivals, fringe, ambient/roving, etc.) and now have a great 30-minute stage/street show that was extremely well received on the 2017 Fringe Festival main stage and at numerous festivals and events ever since!
They always bring their unique brand of sibling antics combined with truly world-class skills to every performance - leaving every audience both entertained and inspired! Contact us now for more information.
All the World's a Drum
One person's junk is another’s music. That's right; this workshop explores the world of "found sounds". We will make the transition from noise to music by taking a pile of "junk”, garbage cans, buckets, hoses and transforming it into an orchestra! It’s a fun-filled Stomp for kids! Featured on numerous occasions at the Winnipeg International Children’s festival, and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, this highly interactive workshop can be tailored to your event’s or organization’s needs: the number of participants, age groups and duration. The participants will enjoy exploring the world of composing and playing music in a very energetic and team-oriented environment. The groups involved will create their own composition, and also aid in a storytelling game where they become Foley artists just like in the movies. Everything is provided. There is no need for the organization to provide any of the instrumentation and or sound requirements.
Captain North America
Balloon-Twisting Fire-Breathing Magician
Don't want a typical performer at your next event?
Want something fresh?
Want someone fun and exciting?
Then give a call to... Captain North America.
He can breathe fire like the Human Torch, do magic like Dr. Strange, twist balloon animals as fast as The Flash and is as handsome as The Hulk...I mean Thor.
You won't be disappointed.
Chris Without the Hat
All Ages Shows
Solo ShowsMelanie Gall is an internationally acclaimed vocalist. She has travelled to Africa, South America, and the Caribbean to perform solo classical recitals and to sing at events for the Semaine de la Francophonie, and she is a regular performer at the American Spring Festival in the Czech Republic. Melanie’s opera roles have included Gilda, La Fée, The Queen of the Night and Lima Energelly in the North American premiere of the Hebrew Opera ‘And the Rat Laughs’. She is based in New York City and has sung at both Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Melanie’s other children’s show, “Opera Mouse”, has been performed in both English and French all over the world, in countries including Canada, France, Morocco, Algeria, and even in Sudan.
Divine Mermaid is a professional mermaid performer with more than 16 years of experience as an Aquatics Instructor. She fosters compassion and nurtures imagination. Sharing with others the magic that exists all around. We teach children to follow their hearts and cultivate their dreams no matter how big they may be. Swim with a real life mermaid and make your next event a total splash! From the traditional Under The Sea themes to Swashbuckling Pirates or Surfer Boogies, we are in the business of creating magical Mermaid memories for boys and girls of all ages. Don't have water? No problem we also do dry land! We can tell some tall tales, enjoy a tea party, play games and much much more! This special guest is sure to delight and inspire creating a one of a kind experience your guests will never forget!
Dave and Friends
Ventriloquist, Family Entertainer
This entertaining adventure begins as soon as ventriloquist Dave Dixon and his puppet friends take the stage! Included in the excitement is Dave’s enduring pal Louie who stands three feet tall with one outrageous attitude. Louie’s quick wit and wacky sense of humour will have your audience rolling with laughter. Also joining in the adventure are a mischievous monkey who lives in a box, a ding dong Dodo bird from deep in the Amazon Rainforest, and Dudley, a silly canine who can’t remember his name. Combine all this excitement and you have an unforgettable fun-filled ventriloquism extravaganza that features comedy, audience participation and a menagerie of loveable characters. Dave's pleasing personality and incredible talent are a sure-fire hit for kids and family audiences alike.
Actor, Musician, Clown
The audience becomes the star in Major Conrad Flapps' infectious blend of physical and musical comedy as the worlds only human airplane! This zany, fiddle playing aviator flies audience volunteers around the world creating musical parodies wherever he lands. Russian, Celtic, Sit-Down Square Dances, Rap, R&B are all performed, as Flapps underscores current events, co-operative play and the value of humour in managing failure.
A graduate in theatre from University of British Columbia and the professional teaching programme of Simon Fraser University, Stuart Nemtin was the first clown in the history of B.C. Cultural Services to be funded through their artist-in-the-schools programme. As an actor, he has performed on film, television and theatre companies across Canada, including Green Thumb, Kaleidoscope, Carousel, Belfry, and Neptune. He has directed for Trickster Company of Calgary and taught professional development workshops in clown, drama and comedy in B.C., Alberta, Nova Scotia and Switzerland. Stuart has been performing his clown character, Major Conrad Flapps since his first appearance in l978 at the Vancouver International Children's Festival. He has delighted audiences of all ages in seven countries at a variety of festivals including, Wellington, (New Zealand) Universal CityWalk (Los Angeles), Bumbershoot (Seattle), Edinburgh Fringe, Winnipeg Folk, Ottawa-Canada Day, International Health Race (Scotland), Canada Winter Games (Jasper) and Expo 86. On television, Major Flapps has appeared with Paul Hann, The Elephant Show, and Take Off. As a recording artist, he has released World In A Flapp for young audiences.
Major Flapps’ new Traffic Safety Show for Elementary School Audiences uses hip-hop, rap and jive in an interactive show transforming audiences into car drivers, as Flapps demonstrates the wrong ways to use the crosswalk. Originally sponsored by ICBC/RoadSense Teams.
Let's Redress Stress has "left crowds of adults in hysterics." (Moose Jaw Times-Herald): It's a witty and zany lampooning of stress reduction techniques with "non stop appeal."
The Story Of Esther is a powerful comic tale exploring the nature of racism and intolerance-a visual feast of mask, costume, puppetry, and live music.
Dad and Kid
Father & Son Duo
Tim Barlow (Dad) writes and performs songs with his 8 year old son Sebastian (Kid) exploring themes of imagination, emotions, love and nature. Music is central to Dad and Kid’s world and getting their songs out there to a larger audience is all part of the fun. Tim has 20 years on-stage experience across Europe and Canada, most recently fronting Winnipeg folk-collective Few Who Do. After starting a family it was a natural progression to write and perform children’s music. Recently described as the English Fred Penner, Tim juggles stories of family life with nursery rhymes and movement songs to engage the audience in a campfire sing-a-long experience. Since the release of their first album 'Play By Ear' in 2017, Dad and Kid can be found teaching adults and kids a-like how to be penguins drinking tea at birthday parties, campfires, festivals, coffee shops, libraries and schools in and around Winnipeg.
Juno Nominated Kids Performer
Aaron Burnett has a wealth of experience in early years education. Throughout his teaching career, Aaron always used his acoustic guitar and his love of music to enrich the learning of the students in his care. When not educating children he has performed across Canada with some of Manitoba's best known bluegrass musicians from the Slavek Hanzlik Band to The Ain't No Mountain Boys, The Keystone Bluegrass Quartet and most recently The Dry River Boys.
In an effort to promote bluegrass to a young audience, Aaron decided to create an "album". Taking advantage of his teaching experience, he used the high interest topic of animals native to Canada as his theme for his first children's recording. With a deep love for outdoor activities and wildlife, this seemed a natural place to begin. Having a 'captive' audience to try the songs on proved to be very advantageous as well as educational.
In March of 2001, Aaron began to record the songs he had written opting for traditional bluegrass instrumentation and vocal harmony. He wanted to expose the kids to the rhythmic melodies of bluegrass music as experience had taught him that kids truly enjoyed this genre of music once they heard it. The self-produced recording project was completed in June 2001. The result ... 13 wonderful songs and the CD entitled, 'Call of the Wild'.
In February 2002, 'Call of the Wild' was nominated for a Juno Award as Best Children's Recording in Canada. Aaron was honored to attend the Juno in St. John's, Newfoundland. Upon his return from the Junos, he played a variety of events around Manitoba including the Winnipeg International Children's Festival and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. In September '02, 'Call of the Wild' received further recognition being nominated for a Prairie Music Award as outstanding children's recording.
In 2003, Aaron's travel was restricted by his teaching job however, come summer Aaron was able to extend his "home range" to include Alberta and British Columbia. Because of Call of the Wild's "ecological integrity", Aaron was highly sought after by the national parks and he was honoured to play in Yoho, Banff, and Jasper. In this "western tour", he was the featured children's performer at western Canada's largest bluegrass festival in Stony Plain, AB.
In 2004, Aaron released his second children's recording, "Get Off the Couch". This wonderful CD is a collection of music with Aaron backed by the musically talented bluegrass musicians, "The Dry River Boys" with Clint Dutiuame guesting on fiddle. Two of Manitoba's finest singers: 17 years old, Katherine Penfold along with two times Juno Award winner Steve Bell harmonize beautifully with Aaron on several cuts.
Having recently "graduated" from more than 20 years in elementary school, Aaron is finally able to do what he loves best... sing and play guitar. He looks forward to continue entertaining in Manitoba and extending his performances across Canada.
Seanster and the Monsters
Kindie, Zany, Children's Performer
Stuck somewhere between They Might be Giants and Fred Penner, Sean Hogan (Seanster) is always coming up with new ways to engage and entertain crowds both young and old. A children's performer for over ten years, this prairie boy has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award (in his previous band, Alphabet Soup), was a semi-finalist for the 2012 International Songwriting Competition, and has been a venue and festival favourite all over Manitoba and Northern Ontario (the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Kenora Harbourfest, West End Cultural Centre, and the Dryden Teddy Bear's Picnic, just to name a few) . Now, with Seanster and the Monsters, he's been joined by some of the best performers in Manitoba to create a sound that is pleasing to the ears of children and parents alike.
While some may scoff at the idea that a grown man and his merry band of fools can have so much fun singing songs about such silly things as home-made robots, flying kittens and little girls who want the moon, audiences agree that Seanster and the Monsters are proving to the world that family music can be fun for everyone!
Bob King (a.k.a. The King of all Bobs) is a songwriter, a family entertainer, and a certified teacher who has been entertaining both children and adults for over thirty years now. He has written songs for some of the most famous children's performers in the world including Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (Brother For Sale); and Fred Penner (Sandwiches Are Beautiful). Each of these songs has sold one million copies each. His picture book 'Sitting On The Farm' (publ. Kids Can Press) has been distributed worldwide and translated into several different languages. You may have it in your school library.
One of his albums is called 'I Belong' focuses on character development in a way that is fun and it comes with a 34 page teacher's guide and karaoke tracks. Titles include: 'Honour, Respect and Accountability', and 'Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right'. A second character Ed. album is called 'Its all About Attitude'. His album 'Rock And Roll Teachers' contains many fun songs about school experiences. This album won the award for best children's album at the Western Canadian Music awards in 2005. The album 'How The West Was Fun' has songs about towns and cities on the Canadian prairies such as 'Good Old Saskatchewan'. Bob has two new albums out now. One is a Christmas Album called 'Follow The Star' and another is about a mystical place in Saskatchewan called 'The Land Of Bobs'.
Bob's show uses a combination of music, humour, principles of character education and has a lot of audience participation. It is geared for grades K - 8. An optional song writing workshop is also available. A P. A. system will be provided if necessary and free CDs will be sent out ahead of time upon request. Bob King writes songs that are catchy, clever, safe, and fun and he takes children on a real musical adventure.
"Canadian singer-songwriter Bob King has written some of the funniest, most original tunes that the kids' music genre has to offer. King's knack for an infectious melody is as appealing as his one-of-a-kind lyrics."
- Family Fun Magazine (Disney Corp.)
Judy Cook and Swingset
Judy Cook (ukulele/vocals) has performed her original songs on television, at children’s festivals, and with symphony orchestras across Canada. Other performances include appearances at The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Rainbow Stage and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Millennium series. Judy is an accomplished dancer and delights in sharing her knowledge with children.
Wayne Posnick (upright bass/vocals) is a lifelong musician who founded the Muddy River Stringers. He now runs the recording facility Grassroots Sound and continues to perform at festivals and other events with bands Bullrush, The Bonifides, and The Incombustible Men.
Rick Burt(guitar/vocals)is a multi-instrumentalist adding mandolin, lap steel and harmonica to the musical tapestry of Judy’s show.
Judy Cook and Swingset mix together diverse influences and throw in a whole lot of fun to create a show that is infectious and educational. In each performance, children will be encouraged to look for colours, learn a Hula dance, and perform a hand jive.
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