Testimonials

Wump Mucket Puppets Testimonials of our puppet shows

Wump Mucket Puppets Testimonials of our puppet shows.  We are proud to share what our clients think about our work.  Here are a few testimonials from the kind people who we have had the pleasure of working with:

 Bartholomew County Public Library – “Terrence came to our library to perform the Kooky Spooky Halloween Show for our Falloween Festival in October, and it was great! He was flexible and easy to work with, and the kids loved the show. Thank you, Terrence!” -Lindsey Bailey, Children’s Librarian

Kids Campus Early Learning Center“Terrence came to Kids Campus last week and he was amazing!  The kids had a blast and we can’t wait for the next time we have him at our center!” – Adria Wolfe, Preschool Staff

West Chester Township – “West Chester Township has hired Terrence and the Wump Mucket Puppets for its annual fall festival, The Great Pumpkin Fest, two years running. This is arguably one of the community’s biggest events and Terrence always delivers a great show – his passion for puppetry really shines through in each performance. On top of the top-notch talent he displays on stage, Terrence is easy to work with and very accommodating. Two thumbs up!” – Drew Reeder, Public Relations Coordinator

Cincinnati Art Museum“Working with Wump Mucket Puppets was so incredibly easy from the minute I got in touch. Terrence is very speedy with his replies and arrived at the event completely prepared. It’s such a nice feeling to not have to worry about the details because he’s already taken care of it.”  -Russell Ihrig,  Associate Director of Interpretive Programming 

Belle Center Library“Thank you so much for coming to the Belle Center Library and performing for our summer reading kids.  They really enjoyed the show.”  – Beth Karshner, Director, Belle Center Library

South Connection“Thank you so much for coming and performing for our group.  Your program fit well with our theme for the week.  Your show was engaging for all ages, including the adults.  The story lines were thought-provoking and even included some humor.  We also appreciated the time you took after the program to answer our questions.” – Christy Smith, Director, South Connection/Oakwood School District

Lawrenceburg Public Library District – “Wump Mucket Puppets visited the Lawrenceburg Public Library District this week for two spectacular shows! Terrence was great to work with the puppets were a hit! There was a meet and greet after the show  where Terrence got to interact with each of the kids and he handed out  
coloring pages, and it was clear to see the enthusiasm he has for his  
profession.” – Amanda Mosby, Children’s Programmer, Lawrenceburg Public Library District

Toddler Time Learning Center “Learned a lot about puppeteering and had a lot of fun.  Everyone had a great time and lots of laughs.” – DeLanna Terwilleger-Oeder, Director, Toddler Time, Inc.

Campbell County Public Library “Working with Terrence was such a wonderful experience. Not only was he very responsive when it came to booking and checking in, but he is also just very passionate about what he does. The actual performance was extremely entertaining – both for me and for the kids at my library! All of the kids in attendance had such a wonderful time, and having them able to “meet” some of the puppets after the show was the icing on top of the cake! I would definitely recommend Wump Mucket Puppets for any event you want to make a little more special!” – Megan Gillespie, Children’s Librarian, Cold Spring Branch Library

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County“It was really nice to host the Wump Mucket Puppets at our library and be able to share a live performance with the children! The program was fun and educational. Very professional.”  – Katheryn Toren-Jones, Children’s Librarian, Anderson Branch Library

Athens County Public Library“Terrence Burke’s Wump Mucket Puppets take you back in time; reminiscent of childhood experiences with Mr. Rogers and Captain Kangaroo. Simply Entertaining!”  – Heather McDowell, Children’s Librarian, The Plains Branch Library

Cleveland Public Library “I really enjoyed “Bee  Happy” presented by Wump Mucket Puppets. I did not expect to get a chance to dance during the show! “Bee Happy” is fun, creative, and educational. It’s a very good show for kids to learn about the bees and the environment.” – Lan Gao, Senior Subject Dept. Librarian, Youth Services Department

Athens County Public Library – “The Wump Mucket show was a fantastic kick-off to our Summer at the Library programming! Terrence was a funny and engaging storyteller. We would be happy to have him back!” – Molly Thatcher, Children’s Librarian, Nelsonville Branch Library

Cleveland Public Library “We loved having you perform here at Cleveland Public Library and look forward to having you back in the near future!  Thanks again for an engaging, entertaining and educational experience.” – Melanie Guzmán McCarter, Outreach & Programming Services

Cincinnati Public Schools “Absolutely fantastic! Our PK-2nd-grade students loved this show. It is creative, entertaining, engaging and tells a very important message. Our school’s focus is Global Conservation and we have a strong anti-bullying focus as well. This show aligned perfectly with our curriculum. We look forward to having Wump Mucket Puppets at Rockdale Academy again.”  – Ashley Garland, Rockdale Academy Cincinnati Public Schools

Woodford County Library“The Wump Mucket Puppets were funny and well-choreographed. The Bee Happy Show taught children to clean up their litter and why bees are good for the environment. The children especially enjoyed interacting with the puppets as the show progressed. Terrence’s asides were also very clever for the adults in the audience. Totally clean, good fun!” – Becky Munoz, Youth Services Librarian

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County “Bee Happy had children and adults of all ages up and dancing along to the show.  Audience members always enjoy Terrence’s entertaining shows and the puppet meet and greet at the end.” – Mary Patka, Children’s Librarian, Mt. Washington Branch Library

Taft Museum of Art “Wump Mucket Puppets was a great addition to the Taft Museum of Art’s Third Sunday Funday. The performance was entertaining and engaging. Thanks, Terrence, for providing our guests with a memorable experience! We can’t wait for Wump Mucket to return this summer!”   – Erin Holland, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, Taft Museum of Art

Soule Homestead Education Center – “This was such a great night!  Thank you so much for coming out to Soule Homestead Education Center with your awesome crew. We loved Coleman and if he ever wants to retire to the country, he knows where to find us!” –Meghan Connolly Riley,  Executive Director, Soule Homestead Education Center

Cincinnati Country Day School “Thank you for the awesome show closing out our project on puppets.” – Lee Ann Bertsch, teacher, Cincinnati Country Day School

Ronald McDonald House Cincinnati“We love the Wump Mucket Puppets show! Thanks for making our kids smile.” – Lisa Davis, Ronald McDonald House Cincinnati

REM Ohio “Everyone had a grand time watching these crazy puppets do their thing! Many were able to get up close with the puppets after the show.  Everyone is anxiously awaiting the next visit.”  -Pat Zubrowski, REM Ohio

Pendleton County Public Library – “We had the Wump Mucket Puppets do a Summer Reading show for ages 3 through 5th grade. It was fabulous! Mr. Burke was easy to work with. He showed up early to set up his puppet stage.  He used all handmade puppets.  After the show, he answered questions, gave the kids coloring sheets, and even let them see backstage. The kids and adults loved it.  An added bonus is that he is very reasonably priced. I will definitely have him back.”  – Sandy Florence, Children’s Librarian, Pendleton County Public Library

Wise Temple “What a delight Wump Mucket Puppets were for our forty 4-10-year-olds on a Friday night!  The children laughed, listened, talked to the puppets, and were entertained for 40 minutes of good old-fashioned fun.  Terrence Burke and his puppets have the perfect blend of humor and playfulness for our kids!” – Barbara Dragul, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Wise Temple

Anderson Public Library “Terrence is talented beyond measure, but his love for the puppets and making children giggle is what captured the heart of APL.  I would highly recommend his performance, he is prompt and professional.  He also gave the children extra attention after his performance.  Excellent job!” – Sherry Noon, Youth and Family Services Manager, Anderson Public Library

Cincinnati Art Museum “The kids really enjoyed your puppet show.  It was wonderful working with you”
St. Boniface School“Thank you so much for bringing the Wump Mucket Puppets to St. Boniface.  We loved them!  We were inspired by your program to make our own hand puppets.”  – Evangeline DeVol, St. Boniface Preschool

Downtown Residents Council“Wump Mucket Puppets provided stellar performances for our Live It Up Downtown event on Fountain Square.  The puppets engaged a diverse audience of children and adults alike, making our entire event a success.  We especially appreciate how the performances were customized for our event and helped promote downtown living.” – David Siders

Trimble County Public Library“The Wump Mucket Puppet Show was a great hit with our elementary-aged kids participating in the Summer Reading Program! I think the best part was the meet and greet after the show – the children loved seeing their favorite puppets up close!  Terrence put on a great show and we really appreciated his flexibility!”  Amanda Neace, Program & Outreach Coordinator

Northside Farmers Market –  “Over the years we have had many activities and shows, however, your puppet show and your ability to engage the kids was amazing!  Thank you.”    – Sara Mulhauser, market manager

Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center“Thank you for the wonderment.  An amazing show!  Bravo!!!” – Sharon Said, co-founder

The Compass School “Mr. Burke had a fantastic rapport with the children.  He showed the children how a puppet comes to life- from the initial idea sketches to the final product.  He introduced us to his puppet characters and let the children explore his props.  He emphasized the importance of imagination, and the children walked away with several ideas and inspiration to create their own puppet characters.  Mr. Burke created a positive experience for the children where they could learn and have fun at the same time.  I look forward to working with him in the future.”  – Allison Greer,  Kindergarten Teacher

Cincinnati Christian Women’s Connection “Terrence was very entertaining and everyone enjoyed his fun-loving puppets. (They sing too!) We would recommend him to anyone who wants to have some family-friendly entertainment.  What a Special Talent!”
– Laurie Sternberg – CWC Chair
Happen, Inc. – “Thank you for your generous contribution to Happen, Inc!  Your performance at Happen’s Queen City Art Camp was wonderful and I could see the kids loving every moment of it.”

Resurrection School “Thank you so much for bringing the Wump Mucket Puppets and performing at the Summertime Fun camp.  The students were very excited and really enjoyed the performance.  We made some hand puppets and the students improvised their own puppet shows later in the week.  They were inspired by your performance and we’re still talking about Cyril and Coleman at the end of camp when we invited their parents to a presentation on the final day.  The students did not have to pay to come to camp so your donation of time and talent was greatly appreciated.  Your performance was one of the highlights of the two weeks at camp.”  – Joann Browning

College Hill Farm Market“What fun to see so many children engaged and laughing. Thanks, Terrence!” – Dianna Porter

A Voice for the Innocent “Thank you for coming and entertaining the children for as long as you did!  Your one-of-a-kind show was a real treat for the kids, and I heard many of them speak about how much they enjoyed it afterward.” – Jaime Sivrais, Founder

Connections: A Safe Place “Thank you for donating your time last weekend at Stand Up Ohio! Your presence added a fantastic element to our day. I realize you could have been many places, but am so grateful that you chose to celebrate kids with us!  I’m grateful.” – Rebecca Born, Founder& Executive Director

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati“Thank you for your contribution of a Wump Mucket Puppets performance at UCP.  Our program participants continue to talk about how much they enjoyed the performance and heartily agree – PUPPETS ROCK!”     – Lynetta Pitts, UCP Staff Coordinator

Here’s what our audience is saying about Wump Mucket Puppets:

Just saw the show at The Taft Museum in Cincinnati and loved it!  Terrence Burke is a wonderful puppeteer and the children in the audience are so engaged in his storytelling and jokes as well!  Cannot tell you how many positive and wonderful comments I heard after the show. Bravo!  You sure know how to interact with the young audience!
Aldona – Cincinnati, OH

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the show… thanks for doing what you do!
Danielle – Odon, IN

My daughters and I had a blast at the show in Harrison today.  What an awesome puppet show we can’t wait to go to another.  Everyone needs to check out a Wump Mucket Puppets show! 
Nikki, Bright, IN

My son was SO inspired by a recent Wump Mucket Puppets show that he immediately went home and made two puppets and wrote a script.
Sarah – Cincinnati, OH

You guys were great, my boys loved the show.  Thank you for all that you do.
Jamie –  Cincinnati, OH

We had a great time at the show today.   Please tell the puppets ‘thank you’ for Sydney’s special birthday song!
Zach – Cincinnati, OH

My kids loved the show! Very professional, yet fun and hip!!!  We hope Wump Mucket Puppets visits Utica again!!!!  Christine – Utica, OH

We had a lot of fun!  Best of luck to you!!
Matthew – Dayton, OH

The show was great…the girls talked about it all day yesterday. They colored their pages and asked to go back! Hope to come to another one soon.
Erin – College Hill, OH

I think what you’re doing is tremendous!
Betsy – Cincinnati, OH

We had a fun time, my daughter really enjoyed it this year as much as last year!
Christy – Falmouth, KY

Thanks!  My daughter enjoyed it a lot!
Beau – Anderson, OH