puppet shows reviews

The verdict is in, our shows are a big hit! Here are some of the wonderful things parents, educators, librarians, and others are saying.   Keep reading: there’s more referral letters below!


“The children were mesmerized by his presentation. It was truly a magical moment for the kids!”

“The best puppet show I’ve ever seen!”

“The best assembly we’ve had, ever!”

“Awesome! I was amazed at the artistry!”

“The children (and adults) were totally engaged by the whole program!”


“I am writing in recommendation of the work of Peter Brizzi and his company, PT Puppets.  As an educator, I can say that Peter’s performances are enchanting and engaging to children.  It can be difficult to find quality sources for school assemblies and events.  The performances of both Dragoon and The Three Little Pigs captivated our 100 kindergarteners, as each is designed to be developmentally appropriate and meaningful for the audience.It is wonderful to observe the children partaking in the joy of make believe and story telling, their faces reveal their connection with PT’s amazing puppets. As puppeteer, Peter has a great sense of how to include his audience, keeping the children invested throughout the show.  Post show, he reveals the inner workings of his stage, explaining his craft to the delight of the children.  Peter Brizzi’s shows have become a highlight of our annual Kindergarten events, each year we look forward to his magical visits.”

Claire Hooper Konkos
Kindergarten Teacher
Benjamin Bubb Elementary
Mountain View, California

“Hi Peter,My party ended a few hours ago and I should be cleaning but I couldn’t wait to express to you how awesome your puppet show is and how much I, personally, enjoyed it.  I have to be honest…at first I was a bit hesistant because of the number of adults at the party but we ALL enjoyed the show. My husband and guests could not stop raving about the show and I was happy to recommend you to the other parents.”

Hanh M., San Francisco

“Thank you for a great show! I was very impressed with your professionalism and promptness. Everyone at the party loved the show!! They could not believe your stage. I wasn’t expecting such an elaborate theater with exceptional sound system. I was in awe! I had several guests comment on how great your puppet show is compared to others they have seen. Many guests were asking for your card. Thank you for leaving them. Thank you again for making my daughter’s first birthday fun and memorable!

Vanessa M., Los Gatos

“Dear Peter,On behalf of the National Steinbeck Center’s “My California: Music and Stories”, I would like to thank you for your participation in our special celebration.

Our “My California: Music and Stories”, celebrates Museum Month in May, but also The Year of the Museum and the 100th anniversary of the American Association of Museums.

Your puppet performance has received nothing but great reviews.  You helped make our celebration a wonderful event because of your participation.

Thank you again for all your effort, and help celebrating “My California.”

Margie Harrison Smith
Curator, Education, and Public Programs

“Hello Peter,
I wanted to thank you so much for a fabulous show today.  The kids (and parents) couldn’t stop talking about it.  I appreciate your professionalism, punctuality and good-natured personality.  It was a pleasure doing business with you and I will be sure to recommend you in the future.”

Thanks again,
Sue L., Pacifica

“I just want to thank you again for the wonderful performance you gave at Whispering Pines Day Camp.  The children really enjoyed the show and talked about it all afternoon.  The lesson on puppet making was great! Thank you for your support.”

Beth Jordan
City of Monterey Parks and Recreation

“Way cool. That’s the word on the street about your puppetry program on October 18th here in Hollister.
Thank you so much for your professionalism in putting together a wonderful evening for the families here in San Benito County.
Please include me on your reference list. I’d be pleased to let folks know how flexible and professional you are in dealing with the challenges of live performance and how absolutely wonderful are the Aesop’s Fables as presented in the black [theater] style.”

Yours very truly,
Rosemary Rideout
Executive Director
San Benito County Arts Commission

“I highly recommend the production services of P&T Puppet Theatre.  They are a pleasure to work with, before and after the performance, and put on a spectacular show! We first expericenced the talents of P&T Puppet Theatre at our 1999 Children’s Summer Masquerade Festival, where hundreds of Salinas families had the opportunity to enjoy the fine puppetry talents of Peter and his crew.  I was so pleased with the initial performance of P&T Puppet Theatre, I booked them again for our Annual Pre-School Christmas Party in December 1999. It is my hope the P&T Puppet Theatre will be a part of many more recreational programs with the City of Salinas Recreation-Park Department in the years to come!”

Elizabeth Neumayer
Recreation Coordinator
City of Salinas Recreation-Park Department

“I am writing on behalf of the P&T Puppet theatre, directed by Peter Brizzi.  The company performs outstanding productions and, as President of UNIMA-USA, I recommend the group for international artistic exchange and touring.  The theatrical experiences and artistry that Peter can bring to a producing agency, educational system, and audiences are excellent and he is cooperative on all levels.”

Joann Spencer-Siegrist
UNIMA-USA (the international puppetry organization)

“Thank you for sharing your “Aesop’s Fables” puppet show with the Los Gatos Public library this Fall.  Your professional performance delighted the children and adults.  Everyone had such a great time.  I was amazed at the children’s attentiveness during the program.  I don’t think I’ve ever had such a “quiet” program!  Parents were impressed by the sound quality and the large puppets. They kept commenting how great your show was.  Once again,  thank you for your performance.  We look forward to seeing more puppet shows from you in the future.”

Sandy Wee
Children’s Supervising Librarian
Los Gatos Public Library

“I highly recommend Peter Brizzi and his P&T Puppet Theatre to anyone seeking wonderful entertainment for groups of young children. Peter and his puppets performed twice for us here at the Pacific Grove Public Library over the past year (2000).  His shows are literature-based, funny, and very professional.  He is one of the best puppeteers I have encountered in my twenty-year career as a Children’s Librarian.”

Lisa Maddalena
Chidren’s Librarian
Pacific Grove Public Library

“I guess you know how impressed we were with your Just So Stories by the rapidity with which we re-booked you for another show.  You were fabulous!  I apologize for talking so long to sit down and write you a thank-you note.I’ve always loved the “Just So Stories”, and I liked very much what you did with them, retaining large segments of Kipling’s original language, but explaining, abridging, and modernizing certain elements of the stories to accommodate today’s audience.  I’d never heard before how the collection of stories got their name.  I liked the music you selected to use as background for each of the three tales.  I liked that you didn’t completely do away with all the spanking in “The Elephant’s Child”, but softened it a bit for today’s kids and parents who mostly don’t do spanking anymore.  And I loved all your puppets!  They were visually appealing with personality, most cleverly constructed, and not at all worn-out.

I can hardly wait to see your “Elves and the Shoemaker” in December!  Thanks again for your wonderful contribution to our 2002 summer prgramming for children.”

Sincerely yours,
Carolyn Potter
Faifax Branch
Marin County Free Library

“Thank you for your excellent performance!  The kids had a great time and your puppet shows were enthusiastically presented!  By seeing the smiles and hearing the “oohs” and “ahhs” form the audience, I was glad that everyone enjoyed your show a lot.  The demonstration of how the puppets work at the end of the show added a highlight and definitely satisfied the curiosity of the audience.  You certainly were the incentive for the very young kids and are helping them to enjoy the library more in their early years.I want to thank you so much for your wonderful shows on behalf of the children and their families.  Your “Pie-Rats of Penn’s Aunt” puppet shows’ contribution to our 2004 Summer Program will be long remembered.”

Your truly,
Joy Tsou
Children’s Librarian
Fremont Main Library
Fremont, CA

“Dear Peter! Your show was a tremendous pleasure. Not only did the kids enjoy the show and were able to stay concentrated for 35 minutes (not a given thing for 3 years old kids), but all the adults were fascinated as well.When I ordered the show from you I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t realize how professional you were! The amazing show you gave was above and beyond my expectations and turned the evening into a magical party.”

Thank you!!
Maya, Sunnyvale

“Hello Peter,
All the audience, young and old enjoyed the puppet show. It was the perfect entertainment for my daughter’s birthday party. Thank you for doing it so well and making the birthday memorable for her.
You can add that to your website.
I would gladly recommend you to my friends.”

Thank you,
Asmita, Fremont