Power of Good Manners
Educates. Inspires. Entertains!
Kenny Ahern has performed for thousands of school children worldwide!
The POWER of Good Manners! A 45-minute K-5 edutainment presentation, that heralds the importance of good manners in school and life! Character virtues are not just words—they are a call to action!
“ ...Three weeks after the show, I am still hearing students talk about "The Power of Good Manners."
– Chris Sadler, Principal
This presentation and supplemental resource materials were developed through consultation with educational professionals. Students learn the main points of Kenny's show: Respect for All; Asking for Help is Good; Making The Right Choices; Pleases & Thank Yous are important.
Specific to grade level: The suggested grade level split is K-2 and 3-5. The presentation material content is specific to these grade level splits.
Reinforce your Character Education programming: Your character education programming highlights can be incorporated into the presentation.
“I’m all about creating an honest message and a fun, relevant presentation.” - Kenny Ahern
ALSO ASK ABOUT SPECIAL PACKAGE PRICING FOR A SCHOOL PRESENTATION AND A FAMILY NIGHT PERFORMANCE, “PAJAMARAMA!”
Pajamarama! is a 60-minute “Family Night” Show. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring blankets to the show!
>> Career Highlights
It all started in 1983, when a college professor suggested that Kenny Ahern audition for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and write a research paper about the experience. That was decades and thousands of performances ago!
Kenny has taken master classes in physical comedy with Broadway star and Tony Award recipient, Bill Irwin and Yale School of Drama faculty head Christopher Bayes. He studied with Pavel Groditsky of The Soviet National School for the Circus and Variety Arts (movement workshop) and trained at Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Clown College—receiving a BFA (Bachelor in Fun Arts).
An accomplished educator, Kenny has been a faculty member with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and The University of Wisconsin—La Crosse’s Clown Camp®. He has guest lectured for the the drama departments of The University of Virginia and The DePaul University, and presented workshops for The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.
A Few Performances of Note: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus; The China International Children Arts Festival—Taipei, Taiwan; Variete Theatre Festival—Singapore; The 2005 World Expo—Aichi, Japan; The Disneyland Grand Ballroom Theatre; The Moscow Circus School—Moscow, Russia; The White House; The WI, IA, MN, OH, UT, MO and SC State Fairs. And ... presentations to thousands of elementary school children worldwide!
“ Your emphasis on pleases, thank yous, and the ability to ask for help was a natural progression for development of the "B.O.A.T. Rules" The teachers from Pre-K through 5th grade have each expressed admiration for the quality of your skills, ability to interact with the students, and the near magical manner that you communicate with a participant . You are, indeed, a teacher at heart!”
Brandon Elementary School
"The kids were very engaged in the program, and understood the importance of good manners by the end of the show. The kids absolutely loved the way you got them involved with the show. Three weeks after the show, I am still hearing students talk about "The Power of Good Manners."
Principal, Humke Elementary School
"Kenny Ahern is a wonderful performer and really engaged our students Kindergarten through grade 6 in his performance. His program may well be the best I’ve personally seen. It would be nice if all lyceums were as educational, fun and entertaining as this was."
Principal, Colfax Elementary School
“Kenny absolutely tops my list of favorites. He's professional and easy to work with, and most importantly, the kids think he's a blast. He just knows exactly what to do to make them laugh. I always look forward to his visits!"
Children’s Director, LE Phillips Memorial Public Library
"Your performance captivated the audience, students and teachers alike, Your positive message made a deep impression on the students. Thank you for your generosity, It was greatly appreciated by all of us.”
Principal, Moundview Elementary School
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
Sound (for most settings), props and set are all provided.
>> Sample Introduction
>> Pricing Information
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.