Don and Kathy Burns of Burns and Company have been entertaining children for over 25 years.
Kathy was an elementary school teacher before she began to travel as a professional ventriloquist.
Don is a professional artist and he uses his craft to build unique props and beautiful sets. Don and Kathy have produced entertaining, educational child care shows that ‘Wow’ their audiences. Each show is custom designed to meet the needs of the appropriate age group.
Child Care Show
Highlights For Each
● Educational Concepts
● Photo Opportunities
● Amazing Magic Tricks
● Hilarious Audience Participation
● Funny Ventriloquism Routines
● Colorful Set
Burns and Company currently offer the following shows:
Show # 1
Puppet Leroy Snodgrass loves people. The kids enjoy his funny antics. Leroy has a colorful pet,
Leona. Leona learns to appreciate the uniqueness of other birds. Kids from the audience assist
Leroy with his magic trick. Puppet Granny Parker and Tyrone Johnson join in on the fun.
Don uses magic tricks involving lots of audience participation.
The Goals Of The Show Are:
● How to have a positive self image
● Appreciating differences in others
The children have fun and remember life lessons as they are involved with the puppets, funny magic tricks and colorful props.
Show # 2
The Magic of Recycling
Magician Don Burns has created a wonderful magic recycling bin. The kids squeal with delight as they see garbage changed into fun objects. The children learn the importance of recycling and caring for the environment.
Ventriloquist puppet Leroy Snodgrass has his own ideas about recycling.
Volunteers from the audience assist Leroy.
There is also a support cast of puppets and lots of magic tricks.
The Goals Of The Show Are:
● Being Responsible
● Appreciate The Environment
● Look Forward To A Bright Future
Show # 3
Leroy Meets The Grinch
This is a Great interactive holiday show for kids.
Leroy Snodgrass meets the Grinch and learns the importance of sharing. The boys and girls laugh with delight as the Grinch tricks Leroy.
The kids love assisting magician, Don Burns, with the ‘Snowman Magic Trick’.
Each show is 45 minutes in length and is age appropriate for 3yr. olds through 5th grades with lots of audience participation.
Burns and Company have performed at many childcare centers including:
Chesterbrook Academy - Multiple Locations
Sunshine House - Multiple Locations
Child Care Network-Multiple Locations
Apple Tree Academies- Multiple Locations
Church Childcares- Multiple Locations
Kids In Motion
La Petite Academy and many more.
The program was interactive which included the participation of each student within our ACES Program. The show taught character traits very well by allowing the children to answer questions, to show respect by listening to each other’s answers.
Ms Womack, ACES Site Coordinator, Washington Montessori School, Greensboro, NC