"Steve Petra is an amazing ventriloquist. He has a fantastic rapport with the children. We have him back every year rotating his reading, math and science shows. Also of note; Steve ensures that his presentation of material is age appropriate for the audience. Scheduling two assemblies, one upper grade and one lower grade works well". PTA Cultural Arts, North Bellmore

"This program is fantastic! Steve performs an outstanding show that is educational, entertaining and exciting. He really knows how to connect with his audience. This is the second time we've had PetraPuppets and the kids were thrilled with this performance". AIM Committee Coordinator, Rockville Centre

"What a great talent! The children are still talking about the show!" Co-chair Literacy Festival, Half Hollow Hills

"Very engaging performance for all grades!" Principal K-6 school, New Hyde Park

"Steve was wonderful!! Total interaction with the children. Teachers and students were raving about the presentation!! A huge success! We will certainly be booking his other programs in the near future." Cultural Arts Chairperson, Levittown

It's Alive!

"Steve never disappoints and our kids refer to him affectionately as the "salsa guy". He is so informative is such a fun way! The kids love him and you can see how much he loves them right back". Cultural Arts Chair, Farmingdale

"Brilliant show - educational and entertaining. Very appropriate to science, health curriculum! Very interactive, humorous and enlightening, very appropriate. Bravo to our PTA Cultural Arts committee for providing our 5th grade with a wonderful, educational and enjoyable assembly! Great performance!" 5th grade teacher, Bellmore

"Excellent presentation and rapport with the students. Educational and relevant, especially for our Food, Fun and Fitness Program." Teacher in Charge, Long Beach

"This show is clever, funny and educational. The whole audience is engaged for a full 50 minutes. It's a wonderful way to learn about the body. The children love the show. Thank you for a super experience." 5th Grade teacher, North Bellmore

Reading Rampage

"He engages the students by getting them involved. He reinforces language arts skills. The students really like the songs and love the performance". Teacher, New Hyde Park

"Very educationally entertaining. Successfully bundled together array of language skills presented through lively show with much humor and audience participation. PetraPuppets are well in tune to grade level abilities. They age appropriately targeted the audience via academic skills and show styles. We had a 50 minute grade K-3 show and a 60 minute 4-6 show....perfect." Teacher, North Bellmore

"The students were clearly engaged from beginning to end! They were exposed to various reading strategies and new vocabulary and were active participants in their learning. Motivational as well as practical!" Teacher, Smithtown

"Super usage of all of the language arts vocabulary! Thank you!" Teacher, Islip

"The students loved this! Interactive teaching of English Language Arts concepts. We should do this every year!" Teacher, Coram

Money Math Mania

"Mr. Petra had a captive audience from the very beginning and all throughout his high-energy performance. This was a math lesson that the children enjoyed very much and reinforced concepts that they had learned in the classrooms. His experience with working with children was evident in his "classroom management", and he presented the concept of money from a historical as well as practical perspective that was geared toward different age groups. Well done!" PTA Cultural Arts, Hicksville

"Students as well as teachers told me how much they enjoyed this presentation. Using the arts in a wonderful way to teach the concept of how math makes money work. Students left the assembly with another layer of information regarding important "money" vocabulary words and concrete understanding. Steve is very talented and kids love his style of humor." Math consultant, Brentwood

"A lively, entertaining and educational presentation. This program utilized music, comedy, magic, puppetry and games effectively to engage students and educate them in math and money matters. Student participation tailored to both younger and older students appropriately. Excellent." PTA, Lindenhurst

"I think this is one of the better assemblies. The children were learning about math and loving it. He really relates well to his audience. I enjoyed it thoroughly." Teacher, East Meadow


We are located on Long Island, New York.
Out of our area? Grab the rest of your district for a block booking.

City areas please note: we will only perform in schools with guaranteed off-street parking.