Mike Randall And Friends

Mike Randall

Appearances Have Included:
Springville Dairy/Ag Festival, Cattaraugus County Fair, M&T Plaza 
Eastern Hills Mall Children's Theatre Series, The Toy Festival In East Aurora, 
Lewiston's Wildlife Festival At The NY Power Authority, Cuba Garlic Festival
and The Fall Expo In Clarence at The Great Pumpkin Farm!

And Schools And Libraries Throughout Western New York!
"Mike Randall & Friends was a GREAT addition to our Fall Family Expo at the Great Pumpkin Farm. Mike is very popular in the WNY area so there was great anticipation from our festival goers regarding his show. At show time - Mike was the ultimate entertainer. Young and young at heart enjoyed every moment of the show. We received rave reviews and will look forward to having him involved next year - as well as at other events at our facility." Barb Dietrich General Manager/WNY Event Centre 

"On behalf of the Toy Town Museum and Toyfest 2007, thank you so much for being a part of our event. We really enjoyed your show as did the many people in your audience. Our sponsor of this year’s entertainment-Fisher-Price-was also very pleased with the entertainment that you provided. Their first comment to me following Toyfest was that they received many positive comments about the high quality entertainment that they helped bring to the event and that you provided."
Lynn Kinsella Marketing Representative/ Toy Town Museum

"A special thanks to you and your "friends" for bringing the perfect mix of entertainment and fun to Wildlife Festival 2007. As I walked through the crowds throughout the weekend (this year's attendance topped over 25,000 people!), I heard fabulous reviews about the debut of "Baby Bigfoot"! Your connection with everyone in the audience is enthusiastic and energetic that amuses young and old alike." 
Lori Presti Event Coordinator Wildlife Festival New York Power Authority

A great addition to this year’s WNY Dairy/Ag Festival schedule of events was Mike Randall and his (puppet) Friends in the parade and Kids’ Farm Activity Tent. Witty, interesting, educational and a great crowd pleaser are the best way to describe this year’s guest appearance of Mike and his (puppet) Friends. The committee definitely hopes to bring him back in 2008.
Joni Taylor/Springville WNY Dairy/Ag Festival Organizer

"your show has the two important ingredients that I look for in a school assembly program - education and entertainment. You had the students' undivided attention throughout the entire program with the magic, the puppets and the ventriloquism, while presenting the message of the importance of reading. You gave the students the opportunity of new experiences (magic, puppets) while learning and having fun all in one program. It doesn't get any better than that!"
David Olson, Principal East View Elementary School


"Buffalo television meteorologist Mike Randall can't make the rain stop and the sun come out, but he can work magic. His sleight of hand talents were evident at last week's Read, White & Blue All American Summer Reading Show held at the Cassadaga Branch Library. The young and not so young who filled the library's community room were amused and delighted by Randall's tricks and his hand puppet performance."
Joan Josephson 
Observer Staff Writer 

"....Thanks again for putting on such a great program at the Dudley Branch in August! The children (and their parents) loved the songs, magic and your co-stars! We appreciate your message about the importance of reading & using the library. Hope to see you again next year!" Kelly Donovan Manager Dudley Branch Library 

"Mike Randall presented an awesome reading show to the Newstead Public Library. He very cleverly put together a show revolving around the New York State summer reading theme, "Read, White & Blue." His jokes, magic and puppetry were a hit with everyone, children as well as adults. The audience loved participating in the act. I especially liked that Mike encouraged reading and using the library to his little fans. Mike was very professional, punctual and happy to talk with folks after the program. He had a great sidekick, his son Adam. I look forward to his new show for 2005!" 
Kristine Sutton 
Library Director 
Newstead Public Library

"teachers, parents and students continue to comment on the positive aspects of reading that you presented so well. You captivated each and every student. The library has been bustling with excited and eager readers since your visit; your magic worked!!!!" Pat Brown
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School 

"Just wanted to say thanks for a great show last Friday for our Readathon Day! I heard some teachers say that it was the best promotion of the joy of reading they had ever seen, and that was the whole purpose of the day! So, thanks for sharing your talent with us, and best wishes to you in your future with children's assemblies. You definitely were a highlight for our school day." Kathy Dole, John T. Waugh Elementary School

Thanks again for a great show! Magic, puppets and ventriloquism - a perfect combination for kids and grownups, too! Audience participation provided lots of laughs! Liberty was a big hit! 
Highly recommended! 
Regards, Joyce Maguda 
Orchard Park Public Library 

"When Mike started to talk to the children in the audience, they were fully engrossed until the end. Many that attended are still talking about the magic, puppets and funny quips that Mike had. This is a wonderful program and we would love to get him back for another show this winter. Even the older attendees' enjoyed the program." 
Mary Jo Snyder 
President of the Friends of the Blount Library 
Franklinville, NY 

"I wanted to thank you again for the great show you put on here at Swan Library. Everyone had a great time. Send us info. re: any new shows you create-Thanks Again." Susie Gaylard Swan Library 

"Mike Randall presented his Read, White & Blue All American Summer Reading Show to approximately 100 people of all ages at the Delevan-Yorkshire Summer Recreation Program. Mike arrived well ahead of time to set up the sound system and stage props. 
The interactive magic presentation was humorous and entertaining for young and old alike. Several audience members had the opportunity to be included in and assist with Mr. Randall's tricks. The puppetry and ventriloquism were enchanting as well as educational, featuring jokes and information on reading, history and other topics. Mike Randall's extravaganza was a top notch, professional show that I would highly recommend. Western New York is fortunate to have such a talented entertainer in the area." 
Rene Hanley 
Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library 
Summer Program Coordinator