Tom is one talented dude! With his handmade puppets and warm resonant voice, he skillfully captivated my class on a zoom performance. His program was fun, educational and I as an adult was very entertained. I highly recommend him for virtual and live performances!
- Darlene Bowen, pre-k and kindergarten teacher, Northampton, MA
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Tom Knight has been delighting children and their grown-ups with his original, interactive, musical puppet show since 1988. His unique blend of musicianship and puppetry celebrates reading (“the Library Boogie”), the environment (“the Garbage Monster”), and science (“the Solar System”), with original hand-made puppets, catchy songs, and lots of audience participation.
The vibrant and amusing visual elements appeal to children as young as 2, while fun lyrics engage children up to twelve, and adults, too! It’s a great addition to any public, private, or homeschool activity and is designed to educate and inspire young minds.
Following a successful puppetry career based out of Ithaca, New York, Tom launched a reimagined puppeteering venture in Western Massachusetts. Tom’s original stories such as “The Pig’s Dream” alongside old favorites like the “The Elephant's Lullaby” and “Alligator Jump” are stars of every show. His music for children is available on Tom's website, iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify.
Tom has performed over 900 times at festivals, museums, and libraries across the country, including the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, and Lenny Suib Puppet Playhouse, New York City. Western Massachusetts performances include the Green River Festival, River’s Meltdown, First Night Northampton, and Jones Library in Amherst.
Listen to songs from the show here.
For more information on booking a show, click here.