"John was voted the favorite artist for this year’s festival by my staff."
Brenda (Williston) Heatherington,
The N. Alberta International Children’s Festival,
St. Albert, Canada
"Johnny the K is one of the best enrichment programs for elementary school audiences I've seen...wonderfully interactive, energizing, and a powerful message focusing on character building and healthy decision making."
Patricia Barrett, Principal
Henry C. Sanborn Elementary School, Andover, MA
Past President, Elementary School Principals Association
" His ability to connect with children via his artistic prowess is to be applauded. On a number of occasions, John has provided our school community with a consistent delivery of quality enrichment aligned with our school goals and expectations."
Anthony M. DiNardo, Principal
William T. Barron School
"With the wave of a wand and a welcoming smile Johnny the K woos his audiences. John's performances find the magic within the audience as they feel confident to tackle the social and acedemic challenges of their learning...a magical musical journey!"
Margaret E. Donohoe, Principal
Fannie E. Proctor School,
"For the past seven years, students and teachers both still look forward to his return. While Johnny actively engages the students through his performance, it is evident that he was a classroom teacher.
Our students remember how he makes them feel- confident ,in control, and capable of making good choices."
Elaine M. Champion, Principal
Dr. Elmer S. Baghnall Elementary School
"Johnny has been performing for our children as well as their parents for the past 15 years. Our students are excited by his engaging and unique methods of teaching and feel empowered to explore their own talents both in and out of their school day."
Kethleen Kay, Principal
" I have had the pleasure to work with John over twenty years in three districts; Haverhill, Topsfield, and Rye, NH. Three communities with three demographics, yet John is able to reach his audience with ease. Probably because John is a former school teacher, he knows how to interact with them, keep their attention, and entertain them at the same time."
Patricia-Lane Richardson, Principal
Rye Elementary School, Rye, NH
"I admire him tremendously -
a thoroughly engaging performer!"
Marilyn Raichle, Producer, Theater at the Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
“Talk about wonderful! I strongly recommend John...you won’t be disappointed!"
Terry Grufik, Ed. Dir., Tulsa Performing Arts, Tulsa, OK
"John Kelleher was a joy to work with. It is such a wonderful show. I would highly recommend him to other presenters."
Michelle Paredes, Services Coordinator, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ
"I can't thank you enough for the three wonderful performances you just gave us.Your concerts were engaging, uplifting, and fun. The audience was clearly enthralled. What a blast!"
Chris Brown, Director, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
“We loved John and highly recommend him for all family audiences."
Caryl Parks, Children‘s Theater Festival, Tryon, GA
“The crowd was 6-deep around the tent!”
Doris Mack, Bethlehem Musikfest, PA
“The children left the theater laughing, happy and glad that they came–this was a wonderful experience for everyone involved.”
Gail Mason, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford, CT
"John is a natural !”
Bill Scheible, Director, Ocean City Pops, Music Pier, NJ
“Johnny’s enthusiasm, coupled with his skill as a performer, makes his show truly special.”
Colette Polsky, President, Children’s Theatre of Danville, Inc., Danville, VA
“It really makes me feel good to know that there are still people in this world that put their heart into their work, And John takes that to the limit!!”
Paula M. Lindsay, Aetna, Hartford, CT
“I marvel at his ability to fully engage an audience from age 3 through senior citizens. His warmth and friendliness reach audience and staff alike.”
Priscilla Johnson, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
“The kids and their parents were swept up by his enthusiasm and good time and heartfelt spirit.”
Tom Singer, Theatre by the Sea, Matunuck, RI
“His involvement of the audience, both on and off stage made for an experience that sent everyone home singing, smiling and tapping their feet! His willingness and enthusiasm went far beyond any expectations we had.”
Valerie Hollingsworth, Greater Valley Girl Scouts, Inc., Easton, PA
“A great children’s performer should also entertain adults, and Johnny did just that. Grandmothers were singing along and fully participating in this dynamic show for all ages.”
Florence Marion, Summer Music Festival, Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA
“Both parents and children had a great time! Many told us that they enjoyed it more than any other show we’ve had”
Elaine Merrick, Children's Theater of Wilson, NC
“Our audience was delighted ...rave reviews."
Judy Cohn, Director Cultural Program, JCC Dallas, TX
“A+...always a guaranteed grand time!”
Marcia White, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Kingfield, ME
“I would highly recommend John to any presenter seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic performance for young people!”
Patricia Carnevali, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnston, PA
“Johnny the K was the perfect spokesman teaching self-worth and self-trust”
Theresa Giera, The Chicopee Herald