Raves & Reviews

Teachers, Parents and Educators are raving about the Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly!


As a professional stage performer for over 15 years, Smarty Pants has garnered rave reviews for his ability to both educate and entertain youth audiences.

” That was the most enriching hands-on learning experience ever! Each student walked away having learned something new. Engaging our children with a fresh perspective on simple machines was priceless to our school!”

– Sonia Cisternino, Little Fort Elementary

“Your Show was Innovative and Fun – I especially appreciated how the students became part of the show’s big mousetrap machine finale. Thank you for your professional and enthusiastic show”

– Heidi Schmuldt, Park View PTA

“The Mousetrap Machine Show has a great approach to teaching and reinforcing learning about simple machines.  I would recommend this show to others looking for a quality program.”

– Hal Jenkins, Science Curriculum Coordinator. Evanston/ Skokie District 65

“The staff, the students and the PTO reps all LOVED this assembly!  It was entertaining, it was educational and it held every single student’s complete attention for the entire program.”

– Joan Puidak, Assistant Principal, Hilltop Elementary


We perform in over 150 elementary schools every year!   Additional clients include:

  • Abbott Labs
  • The Adler Planetarium
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Old Town School of Folk Music
  • The Field Museum
  • Sandwich Opera House
  • Winnetka Community House
  • WGN-TV Morning News
  • The White House (yes! Smarty has even been to the White House!)