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"Fantasy Puppet Theater" offers discounts for libraries, charities and non-profit organizations!


"I thought it went quite well. I'm sure we would have had a bigger group if the weather had cooperated! But the kids seemed to have a great time, I know my kids did."

Rachele Harmuth
Wallenpaupack Lake Estates
Lake Ariel, PA


"I loved the puppets, especially the large eyes and heads of the main characters. The script is clever and uses repetition in a timely manner to build the suspense in the chase scenes."

Betty Sommerville
Somerset County 4-H Fair


"I liked the fact that it kept to the traditional story. I felt like it was the same type of show that was probably being done many many years ago, which is a cool thing to expose my community to."

Josh Humphrey, Director
Kearny Public Library


"Thank you for partaking in our Secaucus Street Fair, I thought your show was very good and kept the interest of our children. You also interact with our children which always brings them back. I look forward to seeing you next year at our Street Fair Event. Thank you and have a wonderful Summer"

Donna Przychodzki
Secaucus Events Committee Member
2013 Secaucus Street Fair


"...I heard great things about the show from the parents and even our Mayor! It must have been very entertaining and the fact that you were so flexible
and came last minute when asked was really a big help!"

Amanda Nesheiwat
Town Of Secaucus
3rd Annual Green Summer Festival


NYPL Celebrates National Day of Puppetry
by Julia Chang, Public Programs/Lifelong Learning April 26, 2011

Special thanks go to Puppet Master Peter Lewis for organizing the event and to Bruce Cannon, the Artistic Director of the Swedish House Marionette Theater
in Central Park, who acted as MC. Further congratulations go to the performers: Penny Jones & Co. Puppets, "Mother Goose."; Marshall Katzman,
Fantasy Puppet Theater, "Mortal Danger"; Spica Wobbe & Margot Fitzsimmons, Double Image Theater Lab, "I Laid an Egg"; Eric Wright, The Puppet
Kitchen, "A Single Lady"; Barry Weil, Tanya Khordoc and Edward Einhorn, Evolve Company, "Becoming"; Donna Cantillo, Little Feet Productions,
"Little Red Riding Hood"; Ronny Wasserstrom, Playdate Puppets, "Humpty and Friends present the Silly SkareKid"; Artie Poore: Stop Motion Animations;
and one of the founding members of the Puppetry Guild, Bernice Silver, Bernice Silver Puppets, "A Puppet Hootenanny."


"Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh boy……. This enchanting production of the classic tale “Aladdin’s Lamp” held the rapt attention of a group of 15 or so children plus several
accompanying adults for close to 45 minutes. Beginning with no introduction except a strain of eerie music coming from an unseen source, the velvet curtain of a small
theater opens on a single character, Aladdin’s mother looking for her son, and at times as many as three characters are performing as simultaneously as possible given
a two handed puppeteer. The show is interactive, with the characters including the audience in a discussion of the action. And the children respond in sometimes
hilarious ways. They buy into the illusion and are literally on the edge of their seats for most of the production, giving advice and direction to the characters. Like most
classic children’s tales, the story raises moral/ethical questions and resolves them with the elimination of the bad guy and the magical triumph of goodness and true love.
The adults in attendance enjoyed the show as well, and everyone left happy. We would all recommend it."

Grace Mitchell
Assistant Director, Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library


The New York Times
Family Fare
A Furry Celebrity Dances With the Stars
Published: April 21, 2006


The 2nd Annual Camping Ceilidh
Was A Rockin’ Success!

Here is what some fans had to say:
"Wow!  Your own web site!
We truly enjoyed your performance at the Camping Ceilidh and hope you return
next year!

Michael, Amy, Seamus, Claire, Christopher Conley
Milford, NH


"It is hard to keep thirty 6 year olds engaged, but they really loved the puppets and being able to call out answers
and tell the puppets what to do."

Ridgewood, NJ


"Rock-A-Day Johnny was the highlight of the concert.  I loved all your stuff. It was not only humorous but gave
the audience  another  look at what a true  multimedia event can be.

I would really appreciate it if you would  contribute another of your works to the next concert in March. The theme
is  "Rituals" and is open to many aspects of the

Thanks, and hope we can do another  together."

Dr. Ron Mazurek
Bergen Community College


Pady Blackwood Puppets
Pady Blackwood
Dreamstuff Puppets


Doug Anderson Puppeteer
Doug Anderson



New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
"Marshall- They really, really liked you!"
Patric Epstein, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. 1998


The New York Times
October 04, 1991
For Children
By Dulcie Leimbach


The New York Times
December 9, 1988
Holidays for Children: A Multiple-Choice List
By Phyllis A. Ehrlich


The New York Times
December 11, 1987
Paper-Bag Heroes And Other Treats For Young Audiences
By Phyllis A. Ehrlich


NY Public Library Puppets
The New York Public Library
December 2nd, 1986


The New York Times
December 5, 1986
Holiday Spectacles For The Young And Young At Heart
By Phyllis A. Ehrlich


Ridgewood Puppet Show
Tim Cronin
Ridgewood Recreation


Puppet Show Charleston W.VA.
John G. Hutchinson, Mayor
Charleston, W.VA.


Puppets NY Daily News
The Puppets of Katzman
The Daily News, Sunday 5/13/73


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Since 1956!
Puppeteer For All Ages
Children's Birthday Parties, Schools, Libraries, Camps and Organizations!
Now Booking Puppet Shows For Metropolitan New York and New Jersey!



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"Fantasy Puppet Theater" is produced by a puppeteer who has entertained thousands of children and adults all over the United States. Whether you are planning an intimate birthday party or fundraiser for large audiences this puppet show will be the highlight of your event.

Fantasy Puppet Theater
"Fantasy Puppet Theater"

Since 1956!
Puppeteer For All Ages
Children's Birthday Parties, Schools, Libraries, Camps & Organizations!
Now Booking Puppet Shows For Metropolitan New York and New Jersey!

© Fantasy Puppet Theater, 2011.
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Marshall D. Katzman
Updated On
July 3, 2014

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