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Engaging Library & School Programs

Looking for Something Different for Library  & School Programs?

Bring New Performers to your Library & School

Bob & Kids

From (as in animal twist balloons) to (as in zany music) EncorENTERTAINMENT provides fun & memorable performers to delight youngsters

It’s time to put some Pizzazz into your Events!

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ROFL! LOL! Our hilarious magicians and jugglers will have youngsters laughing their heads off!! Lots of audience participation with a splash of learning thrown in!

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Sing-alongs and dancing, hands-on children’s entertainment. Performances are very active, encouraging kids to sing and dance along with the the performers as they entertain with a unique combination of songs,  storytelling and lots of fun.

Cat in Hat storytime

Fairy tales ~ Storytelling
Kids love being entertained while they’re learning! EncorENTERTAINMENT brings the heroes & heroines of kids’ favorite stories to life! Children meet Costumed Characters and Princesses who delight them with stories that encourage curiosity and foster a love of reading!

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KIDS RULE!Mary Puppets 3

Puppets, and clowns and reptiles oh my! All kinds of kids entertainment is guaranteed to bring lots of smiles! Magic, face painting, twist balloons, storytelling. Cuddly animals & cool reptiles. Play equipment.Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course

                                                            SEASONAL FUN

Easter Bunny & Girl
Easter. Memorial Day weekend. Fourth of July! Christmas in July. Labor Day. Halloween.School Vacations. We’ve got you covered. Patriotic bands, Uncle Sam, Dracula & witches. Create your own theme if you like  & we’ll fill in the rest.

EncorENTERTAINMENT 508-993-1999 office, 508-287-2482 mobile


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FREE Winter Kids Party Tips ebook

Baby it’s cold outside!

Brrr. Winter is here and you have a party to plan!
EncorENTERTAINMENT wants to help make planning your next indoor party easy for you! So we’ve created an informative FREE WINTER KIDS PARTY TIPS ebook with lots of great party tips to make your indoor party fun and easy!birthday-clip-art


In this ebook, you’ll find:

* Questionnaire for children’s indoor parties
* Tips for fun and easy indoor parties
* Top 10 hottest themes for kids parties
* Party checklist

Like this ebook? We’ll be regularly featuring more FREE informational ebooks.

Each ebook will focus on a special theme of particular interest to readers during the season it’s published in or will relate to some of the issues and questions our customers have presented to us through the years.

Some of the topics we will be covering in upcoming ebooks are:

Tips for Winter Parties- 
Indoor Parties have their own unique needs and our ebook will address some of the particular issues that arise when you have indoor events. What are the best kinds of entertainment for house parties? And what considerations are needed when planning a party inside?

Special Party Ideas for that “Someone Special”-
The #1 Person in your life deserves a Top Notch Party.

The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Events
Once Spring arrives everyone is shaking off the cobwebs and itching to get outdoors. The great outdoors offers unlimited space for interactive party equipment & lots more activities.

Birthday Parties to Remember
Creative and unique themes for your next party will add that special touch that your guests will smile about when they remember all the fun!

We hope you’ll enjoy these ebooks as much as we enjoy creating them for our clients. And that they will help you have the best party ever!

Be sure to stay in the loop!
Email and ask to be placed on our mailing list.

Download your ebook Now!

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Spring Entertainment Specials!

Yay! Spring is here!
We’re celebrating with Performer Specials

ButterflySpring Costume Characters

A colorful Lady Bug, Butterfly or Bumblebee will visit your party Ladybugto play games, face paint and make animal twist balloons.

Cool Reptiles

Bwana iguanaReptiles are one of the most misunderstood  groups in the animal kingdom. They are the subject of numerous fantastic tales and myths. Cool reptiles brings reptiles up close and personal and dispels these fables!

Mary’s Puppets with Personality

Mary picMary’s fun interactive puppet show entertains, educates, inspires and enrich esthe lives of others through the power and fun of puppets.
Each show is filled with laughter, “entertaining” teaching tools and impromptu puppet banter.

Stephen the Magician

Steve w- rabbit 403Stephen is a master at magic, illusion, hypnosis and balloon sculpture. Stephen creates his unique shows with the audience participation in mind. Show includes live animals.

Animal Antics

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Fantastic Animal shows. Themes are Cute & Cuddly, Sea, Creepy Crawlies or For the Birds. Animal show may include: hamster, large rabbit, birds, chinchilla, ferret, & assorted cute & cuddly animals. bird & one cool mammal. animal programs for birthday parties, libraries, seniors, schools, festivals and other fun events!
Adorable baby animals, birds, cuddly hamsters, ponies, ducklings, chicks, baby goats all bring smiles to young and old.
Who doesn’t light up when they hold a cute kitten, puppy or baby chick?


Super Heroes

Your favorite Super Hero – Batman, Spiderman, Green Lantern, Captain America & more! will visit & read a book, interact with guests and pose for pictures.Spiderman

Miss Lynne, clown

Miss Lynne
Miss Lynne will engage youngsters with lots of fun games & crafts!! Face painting & twist balloons too!

Call 508-993-1999 for more info! Or email

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PERFORMER OF THE MONTH: Miss Mary’s Puppets with Personality!


MISS MARY’S PUPPETS with Personality!

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MISS MARY’S PUPPETS with Personality!
interactive puppet show’s goal is to entertain, educate, inspire and enrich the lives of others through the power and fun of puppets.
Each show is filled with laughter, “entertaining” teaching tools and impromptu puppet banter. Great for pre-schools, grade schools, birthday parties & fun events. Performances and Puppet Workshops.

Miss Mary has been in the field of Early Education for over 30 years. She has worked with children birth through 12 years in a variety of settings and capacities. Her educational background is in Early Education and Psychology and she has worked as an early childhood teacher, administrator, consultant and adult educator. Miss Mary has been a professional puppeteer for over 15 years providing puppetry performances and workshops all over New England for children and adults.



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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday 
with a FUN visit from

The Cat in the Hat reads your favorite
Dr. Seuss stories, poses for photos
and brings lots of  fun
to your party!

(reg $225)


sgrace@encorent.comCat in Hat Discount 1x

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Everyone loves Cuddly Baby Animals!

EncorENTERTAINMENT provides  a variety of animal programs for birthday parties, libraries, seniors, schools, festivals and other fun events!

Adorable baby animals, birds, cuddly hamsters, ponies, ducklings, chicks, baby goats all bring smiles to young and old.
Who doesn’t light up when they hold a cute kitten or puppy?
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The Baby Farm

cute-baby-bunnyPerfect for  Birthday Parties, or small and personal get togethers.
The Baby Farm includes a lamb, baby goats, a piglet, chicks, ducklings and baby bunnies. Approximately 20-25 animals.  Great when space is an issue, and  the Farm can come right inside! There is always an attendant to help out with the animals and answer all  questions. As an added bonus, a professional Face  Painter or pony rides can be included.
A cute, lovable bunny or chick is just waiting to be cuddled!
Can anything be more adorable?

Miniature Animal Farm

Meet and pet full grown animals in miniature sizes. This farm includes a large fenced in area and approximately 10-12 animals. These animals may include Nigerian Dwarf goats, miniature sheep, a miniature horse, alpacas, dwarf bunnies, bantam chickens (tiny chickens) or call ducks (the smallest domestic breed of duck). Most of the animals from the Miniature Farm, started out in the Baby Animal Farm, so they are very used to being handled and truly love the attention
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The Main Event

Perfect for large group parties, fairs, festivals, corporate events, and much more.  The Main Event may include any combination of the following, the Baby Animal Farm, the Miniature Farm, Professional Face painter, and 1 or 2 Ponies for pony rides. The Main Event is the complete package…twice the staff and all the fun!
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Animal Therapy

Whether it be a Nursing Home, Senior Day Care, Long Term Care or Special Needs Facility, what better way to do therapy than with baby animals?  Animals  may include baby bunnies, ducklings, kittens, and a goat or lamb.  Baby blankets are provided to hold the animals, and an attendant is present at all times to ensure safety and cleanliness.
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Living Nativity

The perfect way to celebrate Christmas!Living Nativity
Along with  Mary and
Joseph, the nativity is recreated with a donkey, Camelid, goats and
sheep. Fencing can be set up
in a variety of ways, to work
with your needs.

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THE MAGIC OF STEPHENBrenner Family MagicStephen is a master at magic, illusion, hypnosis and balloon sculpture. Whether he is performing solely as a Magician in a Tuxedo or as his character D.C. the Clown, Stephen creates his unique shows with the audience in mind. Audience participation is a key part of all of his performances, as well as the use of live animals, including a piano playing pig.
Combination programs are available: for example -Magic, DJ, Gamemaster, Balloon Artist.

Stephen has been performing magic and balloon sculpting for over 20 years Through the years he has incorporated other entertainment into his shows: face painting, air brush tattooing, DJing and hypnosis.

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“I was the quiet one in school,” Stephen reveals. “It wasn’t until high school that I got involved with plays. I took a speech class to force me out of my shyness. As a member of The Knights of Pythias, a mens charity organization, I volunteered to be an assistant to the magician. I was comic relief and when I would pull a string, my pants fell down! I got splashed with water and all that fun stuff. I went on my own after that and started performing when I was 28.”

Stephen is a former special needs teacher who has combined many of his talents to create a whole world of magic for the young of heart. His custom-created magic shows delight and astound audiences in and around New England. Some of his treasured moments have been his performances at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut and a 25 hour magic show he produced to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Stephen received The Independent Spirit Award from WLVI-TV 56 for work he has done in hospitals. He also worked with David Copperfield’s Project Magic.

You won’t believe your eyes when you see the Magic Stephen performs at your party. All of Stephen’s shows are filled with exciting magic, comedy and fun filled audience participation. Members of the audience are center stage and help perform the magic. Animals appear and disappear. There is also a zoo of animals.
Stephen Makes your Birthday Party an event.
At most birthday parties as many children as possible are able to be volunteers (sometimes adults too). Along with his zoo of animals, everyone is laughing and gasping with amazement. The Birthday Child is always the first one up and the last one down. For bigger programs, Stephen has a state of the art sound system and a computer of thousands of songs to DJ at your party. He is also The Game Master. Stephen can keep everyone ecstatically happy for hours. Combine Magic, Balloon Sculptures and a DJ and you have a time to remember. Also available: Air Brush Tattoos, Face Painting, Costume Characters and Karaoke.
Magic is entertaining, educational, fun and interactive. Stephen combines high energy magic with lots of comedy. With the help of students and teachers he makes live animals appear and disappear. You won’t believe your eyes when Tweety the Bird, Snuggles the Hedgehog, visit your school.

While the animals are being pet, Stephen tells where the animals are from, what they eat, some of their habits and more. Many different animals are available depending on the specific program. Some shows are general and have animals from several different categories.  Some shows are school visits where a class may be studying a specific animal classification.  Stephen has a lot of volunteers come up to help out to be part of the show. Not all the tricks have animals. Sometimes, you don’t know what to expect and he has tricks up his sleeve!
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As DC the Clown, Stephen evokes laughs. A bright colorful costume lets everyone know there will be nothing but fun. Animals, Magic, Balloon Sculptures, Face Painting or Glitter Tattoos are Specialties of DC the Clown. Available for parties, parades, store openings or balloon deliveries.
DC the Clown performs magic with and without live animals. This multi-talented clown also twists balloons and paints faces. DC makes everyone laugh. This brightly colored character uses whatever is in his bag of tricks to make everyone laugh and laugh. From his funny voices to puppets to plate spinning. No one knows what will be next!
Live Animals from around the world are center stage: Bernice the Iguana, Rosie the Rose Hair Tarantula, Leon the Bearded Dragon, Charlotte the Chinchilla and many more. Audience members learn the creatures country of origin, eating habits, idiosyncrasies and the care of animals. All animals are available to be pet.
Meet and pet exotic reptiles – Bernice the Iguana and Leon the Beared Dragon to name a few. As well as animals and creatures from around the world – Rosie the Rose Hair Tarantulla and Charlote the Chinchilla. These very special exotic animals have been handled for many years and are quiet and docile. They love attention. See reptiles and other animals from around the world close up like you’ve never seen before. Recently added to the program: Fred the Leopard Gecko and The Traveling Hissing Cockroaches

Seniors are very special to Stephen. This show is specially designed as extremely hands on and interactive. Live animals appear. Members of the audience pet the animals. Stephen tells stories, usually true, as he twists balloons to go along with the stories. He make all types of colorful hats.

Sometimes he sings songs that are easily recognizable to the seniors. As Stephen sings with your group, he twists balloons like “Your A Grand Old Flag” and makes a red, white and blue braided hat. Everyone gets involved and everyone walks away or rolls away very happy.
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Stephen has been teaching magic and balloon sculpting for 10 years through a therapeutic program he founded called The Magical Helping Hands Inc. This program allows individuals and groups who have special needs to be expressive and creative, while working toward some of their goals which include strengthening hand, improving eye-hand co-ordination and memory recall. This program makes it fun!

All of Stephen’s programs are fun-filled and full of surprises. He loves doing COMBINATION SHOWS that include Magic, DJ, Gamemaster, or Twist Balloon Art. You can be as creative as you like! Mix and match entertainment experiences!

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