Testimonials

"Good old fashioned imagination on display!"
"You have a very impressive website that is full of information and easy to use.  The video clips sold me!  It is so refreshing to see a company who is prompt, organized, and so professional.  The best part is you are showing kids what can be done without video games, internet, etc.  Good old fashioned imagination on display! Thank you for what you do!  This is definitely your purpose in life!" –Laura, Fullerton

"Good old fashioned imagination on display!"
"You have a very impressive website that is full of information and easy to use.  The video clips sold me!  It is so refreshing to see a company who is prompt, organized, and so professional.  The best part is you are showing kids what can be done without video games, internet, etc.  Good old fashioned imagination on display! Thank you for what you do!  This is definitely your purpose in life!" –Laura, Fullerton

"..a huge amount of heart and skill, yet so spontaneously joyous!"

I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your amazing performance at Monterey Park on Saturday. The kids were absolutely enthralled with the show (and we only had two criers!). I received many wonderful compliments from parents afterwards. It takes a huge amount of heart and skill to pull off a performance that is as well rehearsed as yours, yet still so spontaneously joyous. Thank you again. We definitely hope to invite you back to our library in the future! –Diana Garica, Monterey Park Public Library


"He was laughing and smiling the whole time!"
Thanks for a great show!  We enjoyed having you here.  I know Jonathan really enjoyed your puppets.  I was watching his face and he was laughing or smiling pretty much the whole time.   I would definitely recommend your show to others.  I also wanted to let you know that the invitations you have for download are great.  I was able to personalize it and send it to all the guests.  Cute.  Thank you again for a great puppet show.  It was so neat to have it in our very own backyard!!! –Lisa, Palm Springs

"All the kids including the adults were so amazed!"
Thank you soooooo much for the show today.  It was truly a fun and entertaining show.  All the kids, including the birthday girl were so amazed and entertained during the entire performance.  The adults were also interested, and those who were paying attention, stayed focused the whole time.   The arts and craft section was also entertaining for the kids.  I really admired your art playing the marionettes. Thank you again for the fun and entertaining performance." Emine, Tujunga

"20+ years and have never been disappointed!"
"We loved the new Princess and Pirates show!  Twenty plus years working with Franklin Haynes Marionettes, and we have never been disappointed.  Our preschool children leave at the end of the day excitedly telling their parents all about he show!  We can't wait until the puppets come back to our school." Dar, Tutor Time Chino Hills

"Thanks for a lot of years of fun!"
"We have hired Franklin Haynes Marionettes for five of our nine year old daughter's birthday parties. We can't find another entertainment company that can measure up to their level. They use beautiful custom/hand made puppets designed by Franklin himself.  All the kids and adults have a wonderful time every time we hire them. They are definitely the hit for the party.   For those birthday parties where we did not hire them, simply the party was not the same.  Our guests kept asking for the "puppet show."  I love Franklin Haynes Marionettes.  His his puppet shows are funny, colorful and entertaining. I hope to have him back over soon.  Thanks for a lot of years of fun." Evelyn, Corona

Franklin Haynes Marionettes has been coming to my school for 30 years. It is a wonderful show for children of all ages. It is such fun to watch the children's eyes light up as they watch what he is able to do with his marionettes. He is so talented and great with the children. The adults watching always have a great time as well!  Franklin is a wonderful, kind man who loves children and it is a joy to work with him! I highly recommend his shows for any school, birthday party, etc. – Jan Fusca, Pre-School Director, Orange

"It's a delight for kids and parents"

      "Franklin Haynes Marionettes are great! My son fell in love with the show at a friend's birthday party. We came home with the DVD and must have watched it at least 37 times! When it came time to plan my own son's birthday party just three months later, he insisted on Franklin Haynes' Marionette show. It is a delight for both kids and their parents!" Cary, Santa Monica


Wow! What a show!

"Wow what a show!  The experience was amazing! My little boy and friends were entertained by all the different characters. There are less expensive marionettes out there, however, you get what you pay for. And what I paid was well worth the money! Thanks Frank! See you next year!" -Edward Trejo, Santa Fe Springs


The website was really professionally done.

"The website was really professionally done.  I am intrigued with marionettes, and I liked what I saw.  There were different stages, puppets, and shows.  I decided against a magician because Franklin Haynes Marionettes looked better.  There were more colors, variety of puppets, and nice stage backgrounds!

-Susanna Lam, Rowland Heights


Adult Show

"The only complaint was that they were sorry when it was over!"

"We chose the Puppets at Night Show since this was an all adult event.  I had already seen the children's show at a friend's house.  It was so funny!   I decided that the Puppets at Night show would be perfect for our yacht club's evening event.  It was truly a fun night,  and everyone that attended the event loved it.  They had never experienced anything like it before.  The only complaint was that they were sorry when it was over - they wanted more!!

Franklin was professional, arrived on time, and provided great entertainment for a mixed age group of people. We would not hesitate to hire him again for such a special event."   -Jean Lloyd, Shoreline Yacht Club, Long Beach


"Beautifully timed, with interesting music, and simply adorable puppets!"

       "This puppet show came to IvyCrest in December, and did a holiday themed show.  It was absolutely charming! It had a lot of holiday spirit and whimsy without being religious. The most amazing part of the show, is the way that you forget that the characters are puppets.  It was truly mesmerizing for the children, and fun for the adults too. The puppeteer was able to entertain 200 children for a long period of time. The show was beautifully timed, with interesting music, and simply adorable puppets!"     IvyCrest Private School, Fullerton


" We were so impressed that we've booked him twice this summer!"

      "Fantastic fun for kids of all ages! Our preschool, this past summer, used Franklin Haynes Marionettes for the first time as an outside vendor in our summer camp program. The kids loved it! His showmanship was fabulous! Our show was professional, high energy, musically interactive and age-appropriately themed so that it kept each and every single child fully engaged and entertained the entire time! The feedback from our teachers was equally impressive, they also had a good time! We were so impressed that we've booked him twice this summer!" – Josie, , Red Hill Lutheran Pre-School Tustin


"He is great with kids of all ages!"

    "Franklin Haynes Marionettes is amazing and so are their shows. They always shows up on time, and are great with kids of all ages. I have used him with kids 3 years old through 5th grade, and he keeps all ages engaged in his shows.  He also brings coloring sheets for everyone!  We love it when he comes to our school." Joan, Mount of Olives Church Mission Viejo


"Professional, always on time, has everything...just needs room to set up."

       "Franklin Haynes is great for all ages, we have had him perform at our preschool for the past 2 years and all the kids love it. His puppets are cute, stories are cleaver and his voice is soft and welcoming to our kids. He is very professional, always on time, has everything...just needs room to set up! He is great!"       Cindy, Temple Beth Sholom Pre-School, Newport Beach


"Franklin Haynes Marionette shows are very unique, fun and original."

       "We have used Franklin Haynes Marionettes for several years at Crossroads Preschool in Corona. He has always been a pleasure to work with. His performances are very entertaining and the children just love them. We have a large preschool and he is always able to accommodate all of our classes. He is reasonably priced and a great value. He is always on time and very professional.  Franklin Haynes Marionette shows are very unique, fun and original. He is very creative and that shows in his performances. We always have parents telling us that their kids enjoyed the show so much at school, that they want information for their birthday party. We would definitely recommend Franklin Haynes Marionettes for any of your entertainment needs for any age group. He is great!" – Monique, Crossroads Christian Pre-School, Corona


Al gusto latino!

  "Totalmente hermoso..!! El show es de lo mejor!  Yo lo recomiendo!  Ademas de que no solo se divierten los chicos, tambien los grandes!!  Ademas de que estamos apoyando a que esta tradicion no desaparezca, no lo duden nosotros nos pusimos deacuerdo con los papas de los compañeros de mi hijo del kinder y entre todos cooperamos!   Nos reunimos en un parque y lo pasamos de los mejor!"– Rocio, North Hollywood