Testimonials

"I love you Sam. Very, very, very much. I do."
Michelle, Age 5, New York, NY

"The kids are still talking about Sammy Snail... This was such an effective and engaging show for the youngest kindergartner to the "older" fifth graders! A wonderful way to wrap up our conflict resolution work."
Liz Cutler, Small School PTA, Portland ME

"...It is without hesitation that I recommend Lesley Smith's programs to any school principal! Through her puppets she is able to entertain and teach critical lessons that make a lasting impression. It is rare to find a person who can be as entertaining and engaging with adults, as well as children."
Peggy McAllister, Past President, National Association of School Principals

"She's a pied piper, a modern day minstrel."
New Hampshire Public Television

"I was mesmerized. I didn't want it to end. I will carry Sammy in my heart for a long time."
Betty McCarthy, parent

"Amazing talent and professional expertise! All four grade levels were completely enthralled and her versatility is remarkable."
Peter Brown Hoyt, Principal Cashman Elementary, Amesbury MA

"Lesley Smith's Puppet Theatre was one of the most well received components of our season."
Rick Sherburne, Lowell Historic Boarding House Park Series, MA

"Through humor and "kid appeal" Lesley Smith and her puppets deliver important educational messages... resulting in an immeasurable positive impact on children!"
Jean Shaheen, Former New Hampshire Governor

"Wow, talk about a spellbound audience! Lesley is a captivating artist who sings beautifully and is an extraordinary ventriloquist and puppeteer!"
Micki Smith, Public Info Office, Carrol County, Westminister MD

"Sammy and these puppets really rock!"
Carlos, Age 9, Boston MA

"The masterful way in which she integrates colorful set designs, choreographed movement, and interactive songs creates an outstanding performing arts experience."
Woodland Heights Elementary, Laconia NH

"A wonderful performance and professional attitude when Lesley and the puppets came to the Weston elementary schools. It truly was a pleasure!"
Alison Wacutler, Weston PTO Arts, Weston Elementary, Weston MA

"Thank you for the wonderful program presented for our convention at The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance. Thank you for helping to make our convention a success."
Louanne Theriault, Convention Coordinator, NH Auto Dealers Association

"Our group was thrilled with Lesley's engaging performance, which deftly mixes humor, ventriloquism and audience participation. In Lesley's hands, puppets truly ocme to life!"
Elysa Cohoy, Children's Librarian, Burlington Public Library, Burlington MA

"The children were glued to you and your puppets. I highly recommend youre performance, and the children sang your praises as they returned to class."
Dennis J. Harrington, Principal, Moharimet Elementary, Madbury NH