Provow's Puppets

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31 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and value.
  • Miranda M.

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    The kiddos loved him!

    Feb 12, 2018Verified
  • Leonilyn S.

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    I hired him for my baby’s first birthday celebration yesterday and he did s very good job. Kids and adult were so happy and entertained on his face painting, puppet show and balloon sculpting.

      Jan 15, 2018Verified
      Rickey P.'s reply

      Thank you so much I gad a wonderful time myself!

    About this pro

    I've been performing puppet shows for over 45 years and I do 20 to 30 minute puppet shows to fit most any occasion! I studied the art of puppetry in Milan Italy for three years. I performed my puppets on 7 nationwide TV shows and traveled the US and Europe performing shows back in 1976. I also enjoy balloon sculpting and would love to sculpt balloons at your next event! I also know face painters here in Tampa and even do some face painting myself. I also do Santa work! This is the time of the year fir Santa. I will come to your home to deliver presents on or before Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve's prices are higher than any other time. I can also read Christmas stories to the childen with books you provide me. Bringing happiness to kids of all ages means more to me than anyone knows! I also customize all my shows to meet your parties needs! If it's a birthday or school event I'm ready to bring some fun to your group! I'm 61 years old going on 12 and simply love entertaining children of all ages! My shows can be religious or secular themed. This is what I've done since the age of 15 when I started performing birthday parties throughout the Memphis area! I'm considering potentially returning to Memphis Tn. But I love the Tampa area and I'm ready to build some new shows once I find a studio to work out off. I can create most anything and I'm looking for some new projects to get involved in. You can read a recent news story done on me at my web site which is now just finished. Provowspuppets.com Feel free to call me with any questions you may have! BE BLESSED ALWAYS!!!

    Years in business

    42

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    54

    Number of employees

    2

    Background check

    Completed
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    Photos and Videos

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      Q & A

      • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
        Show only $125.00 Show with balloon sculpting varies depending on amount of children so every show has a custom quote.
      • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
        I find out just how many children at going to be at my shows. I get info on the birthday child so I can customize my material to me customer's needs! I also do shows for other venues as well and I can make my shows touch on Jesus' love or not depending on what your needs are.
      • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
        2000-2003 Developed a new show for television called, “Harvest of Wisdom Series” Written by Tom Maul and produced by Rick Provow. Rick was selling his creations at many different mall venues in the Memphis area. He also sold custom puppets from hand puppets to marionettes for several different companies in the Memphis area. 1990-2000 Have done voice over work for Madison Ave. Video Post for Dave West and did voices for Serta Sheep. Performed for Malls, Company Picnics, and festivals all over the world 1995-1997 Puppeteer, Blue Star Production Company My puppets have been the central characters in videos that address the health and safety concerns of company employees nationwide. 1989-1997 Puppeteer, Television Product Promotion I have promoted numerous products with my puppets and have designed scripts which feature the merits of specific products. 1981-1989 Puppeteer, Memphis Arts Council I have taught puppetry to children of all ages and nationalities in the Schools Program of The Memphis Arts Council. 1977-1981 Puppeteer, Professional I have toured both Europe and The United States, appearing on The Merv Griffith Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The Dinah Shore Show, The Donnie and Marie Osmond Show, Midnight Special, American Bandstand and The People’s Choice Awards. 2000-2003 Developed a new show for television called, “Harvest of Wisdom Series” Written by Tom Maul and produced by Rick Provow. Rick is currently selling his creations at the Hickory Ridge Mall and is designing custom Marionettes for several different companies in the Memphis area. 1990-2000 Have done voice over work for Madison Ave. Video Post for Dave West and did voices for Serta Sheep. Performed for Malls, Company Picnics, and festivals all over the world 1995-1997 Puppeteer, Blue Star Production Company My puppets have been the central characters in videos that address the health and safety concerns of company employees nationwide. 1989-1997 Puppeteer, Television Product Promotion I have promoted numerous products with my puppets and have designed scripts which feature the merits of specific products. 1981-1989 Puppeteer, Memphis Arts Council I have taught puppetry to children of all ages and nationalities in the Schools Program of The Memphis Arts Council. 1977-1981 Puppeteer, Professional I have toured both Europe and The United States, appearing on The Merv Griffith Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The Dinah Shore Show, The Donnie and Marie Osmond Show, Midnight Special, American Bandstand and The People’s Choice Awards.

      Business hours

      Pacific Time Zone
      Sunday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Monday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Tuesday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Wednesday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Thursday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Friday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Saturday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Coverage Area for Provow's Puppets is about 50+ miles of Thonotosassa, FL.