Family Programs

Bob presents programs for all ages designed to bring people together for a joyful experience of pure fun.

Family Shows

Bob became a family performer because he loved the challenge of simultaneously entertaining children and adults. Growing up on Rocky and Bullwinkle, Bob was exposed to the wonders of presenting different kinds of humor in order to appeal to kids and grown-ups in the same audience.

In this great tradition, Bob performs for family audiences in community centers, performing arts centers, museums, nature centers, zoos, schools, libraries, and other venues where families are present.  He uses storytelling, magic, juggling and audience participation as vehicles for building community by making families laugh and play together.

Recent Family Shows

Aldo Leopold Nature Center (Monona,WI)
Asbury Music in the Park Festival (IA)
Austin Public Library (MN)
Blue Earth CountyLibrary (Mankato,MN)
Buddy Club (Marin JCC, San Francisco)
CountryView Schoo lFamily Night  (Verona,WI)
Decorah Public Library (IA)
Ella Johnson Public Library (Hampshire, IL)
Emmeline Cook School Family Night (Oshkosh)
Fairy Tale Ball (Wausau,WI)
Focus on Energy Awards Banquet (Madison,WI)
Fremont Public Library (Mundelein,IL)
Grayslake Public Library (IL)
Grand Theater (Wausau,WI)
Hoard Museum (Fort Atkinson,WI)
Holmen Schools Family Reading Night  (WI)
Kenosha Public Museum (WI)
Lakefront Festival of the Arts (Milwaukee,WI)
Madison Children’s Museum (WI)
Madison Kids in the Rotunda (WI)
Marcus Centerfor the Performing Arts Kidz Days (Milwaukee,WI)
McFarland Family Festival (WI)
Oktoberfest (Chippewa Falls,WI)
Pacific Grove Public Library (CA)
Paperfest (Kimberly,WI)
Poplar Creek Public Library (IL)
Richland Center Public Schools Family Night
RochesterPublic Library (MN)
Waukesha County Technical College Christmas Party (WI)
Wausau Festival of the Arts (WI)

Family Entertainer


Bob performs at festivals both as a stage performer and/or a roving entertainer.  As a stage performer, his shows incorporate magic, juggling, comedy, and audience participation for all ages.  As a roving entertainer, Bob offers walk-around magic and juggling in which he engages festival-goers wherever they may be on the festival grounds.  Bob fine-tuned his roving entertainment skills performing for ten years at Summerfest in Milwaukee and the Farmer’s Market in Madison.

Festival and Fair Performances

Adams-Friendship Sesquicentennial Festival
American Players Theater Thursday Night “Skippeth Outeth”
Amherst Tomorrow Rivers Festival
Appleton Oktoberfest
Beloit Riverfest
Brown County Heritage of Stories Festival
Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest
Crawford County Fair
Dane County Junior Fair
Dane County Kids Expo
Eau Clair Festival in the Pines
Eau Clair Sawdust City Days
Edgerton Tobacco Days
Fond du Lac Walleye Weekend
Green Bay Artstreet
Kimberly Paperfest
La Crosse Riverfest
Lakefront Festival of the Arts
Lodi Susie the Duck Festival
Madison Art Fair on the Square
Madison Farmer’s Market
Madison Festival of the Lakes
Madison Monroe Street Festival
Madison Willy Street Festival
Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of the Arts
Milwaukee PAC Rainbow Summer Festival
Milwaukee Summerfest
Milwaukee Symphony at the PAC
Middleton Good Neighbor Festival
Monona Fourth of July
Oktoberfest (ChippewaFalls)
Oshkosh Waterfest
Port WashingtonFishDay
Sheboygan County Fair
SisterBay Fall Festival
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival
Wausau Festival of the Arts
Wisconsin State Fair

Outside of Wisconsin
Asbury, IA Music in the Park Festival
Chicago,IL MagicCity Festival
Deerfield,IL Farmers Market
De Kalb,IL Corn Fest
Deerfield,IL Farmers Market
Grayslake, IL Farmers Market
Gutenberg, IA Sesquicentennial
Loves Park, IL Young at Heart Festival
Newington, CT Art Fair
Rockford, IL “Beattie Is …” Festival
Rockford, IL Metro Health Fair
Rockford, IL On the Riverfront Festival
Schaumburg, IL Storytelling Festival
Waukegan, IL Art Fair