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"Thank you, Bob and Sue, for your help in arranging the performance, and to Magic 
Bob for a great show.  Also, another thank you for the reasonable price!  It was 
great to be able to have such entertainment as part of our special day!

Everyone enjoyed the show - - both children and adults!  Magic Bob did NOT 
disappoint.  He was more entertaining than I remember!  He was pleasant to deal 
with, punctual, and professional!  He has such a wonderful disposition and way 
with people..a true entertainer.

I have already shared your contact information with my Girl Scout Moms to also 
share with their friends and family.  It was a pleasure doing business with Zap 
Entertainment, and I hope to do business again in the future"! 
Kathi Ciccolini
Troop Leader

"You all were AWESOME!!!   Thanks so much for your support and participation, as you brought the family fun smiles to the day, the icing on the cake. 
We hope you enjoyed the day, as much as we enjoyed having you here".
Bruce Noggle  Rush for a Cause

Just a quick note to say a BIG THANK YOU!! Michael Roy’s performance at our Ice Cream Social was perfect. I heard many positive compliments throughout the evening about him. He was really easy to work with, which I truly appreciated. With such a big event it is always nice when the entertainment can be counted on! Michael Roy was outstanding, he really delivered! It was pleasure to work with you and I truly appreciate the professional manner in which you conduct business, it made my job much easier. Thank you again!
Patti Hetkey, Public Relations Coordinator,Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities

"Richard's  act  was  perfect  for  our  Vegas  theme and  it  was  refreshing  to  hear  so  many  classic's  being  sung . Tell  Richard  Thank  you".
Rick Bringam  CMBD

"Bob, Thank you for the fantastic show!  The kids and adults loved it.  I will keep you in mind for other events.  And I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know that is looking for a children's entertainer.  Your show was very unique".
Karen Edwards

""Thank you! 
The party was a success, thanks to your show.  We will definitely recommend you to our friends".
Best,
Josh Davis

"Hi Bob,  yes everyone enjoyed your show and thank you so much for your all your time, the kids love everything about it. It was a very good time for everyone. Thanks again and hope to see you in the future".
 Mandy

Thank you for the show, all of us loved it and the kids had so much fun... It was very nice meeting you and Sue, very nice couple!!! Thanks again
Lizzette

Dear "Bubble Lady,"
   I was at the performance yesterday, Wed., at North Canton Kindergarten Center.  Your performance was wonderful.  Very entertaining for the children.
   I wanted to let you know, one of your bubble volunteers was an autistic boy.  He does not talk much and is very subdued.  He was so engaged in your whole program and then asked if he could be in the bubble.  It is VERY rare for him to initiate a question.  He was so excited, still today about being in the bubble.  I have never seen him so animated and invovled.
   I am an aide at the K Center.  I just wanted to let you know how much your program meant to one little boy!
  Thank you, Sue Rife 

Even before Zap was finished making balloon animals for the long line of waiting children, the Circulation Department staff was hearing from excited parents and children all about the fun they had at Zap’s show. It was hard to tell who enjoyed him more, the kids or the adults?! Zap was the perfect way to close our summer reading program. The happy laughter of children filled the library as long as he was there. We couldn’t have asked for anything more!
Madison Library



"Bob, Everyone was so pleased with the show on Saturday!  The kids haven't stopped talking about it and we are looking forward to the One World Magic Show in August. Thanks so much!
Renae Ault, Salem Library

Richard's  act  was  perfect  for  our  Vegas  theme and  it  was  refreshing  to  hear  so  many  classic's  being  sung".  
Rick Bringham Parma Adult Center

"THANK YOU!! Michael Roy’s performance at our Ice Cream Social was perfect. I heard many positive compliments throughout the evening about him. He was really easy to work with, which I truly appreciated. With such a big event it is always nice when the entertainment can be counted on! Michael Roy was outstanding, he really delivered! It was pleasure to work with you and I truly appreciate the professional manner in which you conduct business, it made my job much easier. Thank you again"!
Patti Hetkey, Public Relations Coordinator
Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities

"I just wanted to let you know that, as a teacher, I have been using your page with information on eye tricks and other optical illusions for my science classes.  It's been helpful...thank you for making it!"
Michelle Russell  

"We thought your show was wonderful and really liked the way you incorporated our Reading and Math themes into your show.  The Magic was fun and you entertained all the children and the parents".
Pam Bose  Kent City Schools Title 1

"Sue your bubble show was really enjoyable.  Thanks again for your visit.
Midge Mennell Grafton Library


"The children really enjoyed your visits each year.  You always amaze them with your bubbles.  Even our youngest children enjoy your show."  Shelle Bolton KinderCare

"Thanks Bob and thank you to you and your staff for a great job in entertaining the kids. We have heard a lot of compliments from the event this year. looking forward to working with you next year.  Happy holidays to you and your family!!"
Steph


"We did have a good  event  yesterday and your presence was a huge part of that".
 Susie Cargile  Shaker Family Center

"Hi Bob
Hope you had a great weekend, I would like to thank you on behalf of myself 
and Emerson PTO for being part of our Heritage Night celebration, you were the highlight of the night everybody enjoyed the show and the kids were talking about your magic tricks long after you left. We plan on having you  back to our school in the near future".
Best regards, Inas  Emerson School PTO

"Thanks You So Much.,... I heard nothing but GREAT THINGS !!!!
 I will most surely keep you in ming for next year...
Now thatthe store in open in Olmsted Falls I am also working with them.. and would love to see you out there" !!!

Will keep in touch and let you know.. Again Thank you and have a Great Holiday if we don't see you guys!!!

Shawn & Ron !!

Dear Bubble Lady,
"Thank you so much for another excellent show.  Our campers love all your bubble tricks and we look forward to seeing you again next summer."
Laura Sukalac
Little Gym

Dear Sue Durante,
"Thank you for your wonderful show yesterday, the Principal and teachers were still talking about you at our PTA meeting last night.  We will continue to use Zap Entertainment in the future and I will do the same as I move on to other schools in our district."
Angela Burke
Lear North PTA  

Dear Bob & Sue,  "I emailed you regarding a caricature for a 40th birthday party and you referred me to Wendy Fedan.  I just wanted to let you know what an incredibly talented artist she is and how much we loved her work.  Her work was especially touching because she drew my brother (who is ill) and his handicapped son.  Wendy captured their spirit...from the smiles in their eyes to the joy on their faces.  Many people at the party were amazed at the resemblance and how the caricature seemed to come alive. Thanks again for the referral.  She did an amazing job and we couldn't be more thrilled! "
Sincerely, Kathy Matish
"Dear Zap, Thanks for a fun time I have to tell you the children loved your snake routine. They talked about it all week.  Perfect show for the age group.  We will use you again."  Parkview School

"Our store celebrated its second anniversary with the help of your entertainers.  Everyone loved the music the face painting and the balloon art." Chupa's  

"Thank you for spreading your generosity and Christmas Cheer! A lovely party was enjoyed by about 100 children and families of Parma, Ohio at the Chevybrook holiday gathering.  The families were entertained by a magician from Zap Entertainment as well as by the arrival of Santa."
Mary Galinas Ward One Councilwoman

"Zap, it was a privilege and a great opportunity to work with you and we look forward to seeing you again."
Wanda Dobbins Cleveland Division of Water

"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful performance you gave at our Senior Volunteer Dinner.  They loved you and thanks for a wonderful evening." Nance Rayokovich

"Zap your Math Magic show was cool and I enjoyed learning the tricks you taught us too.  They fooled my sister." Madison Grayor

"Dear Dr. Zap, Thanks for coming to our school Sparks XX program. We really
liked your science show and all the toys.  You are as cool as our teachers." Fourth grade class Hametter School

"Thanks for your Math Magic Show. It was so fun!!!" Mrs. Sizelove's class

"Sue your shows were wonderful as usual.  You have a gift for keeping the kid's attention.  Thanks and see you next year for another wonderful show."
Mrs. Hojnaki (Pioneer Pre-School)

Students, teachers and parents were provided a special hour in December.  Bob Durante presented a program "Reading Is Magic" at Robert Fulton Elementary School.  Bob helped children of all ages understand that true magic lies in the ability to read!  Once again thank you for coming.  I hope to see you again next year.   
You are simply the best!  Leigh Newby(Librarian)

"Dear Zap Entertainment, we wanted to thank you for sending your cartoonist our way.  Everyone child and adult loved the way he interacted with all of our family and friends.
He was funny, friendly and very creative.  Thanks for making our daughters very first birthday a memorable day."  The Avery Family

"You Two did it, and I can't thank you enough.  Your Pirate performance was fantastic and added to the Special Effect of our whole theme you made our Home Days a success. Looking forward to working with you soon."  Charlene Armenti City of Independence
Bob Thank you so much for performing at our Summer Reading club.  You were a wonderful addition to our summer performers and the audience enjoyed every minute of it.  Your Dragons Dreams and Daring Deeds show was a SUCCESS.
Rosemarie Beil McKinley Memorial

"What a wonderful experience for young children. To see the joy on their faces was priceless!  Fabulous Show.  Thanks so much." 
Colleen Sherry, Goddard Schools

"You did the impossible you captured the attention of toddlers.  GREAT SHOW !"
Miss Debbie and Miss Laura summer camp programs

"Thank you so much Bubble Lady Sue, we had great fun at your show."  
The Stingrays Summer Camp Group

"Your show was wonderful the children could not stop talking about your bubbles."
Miss Desi Goddard Schools

"I loved your show and can not wait for you to come back and entertain us again!!"
Miss Teri Summer Camp Director

"Your show entertained the staff as much as it did the children at our camp." 
Miss Rachel camp counselor Independence

"Your participation in the Medina County Family Affair was greatly appreciated.  This year over 4,000 people took part in this event.  Zap, your Wild and Wacky Balloon Show and your walk around magic supplied a great deal of fun to the many children and families who were present."
Judy Leuthaesuer, Medina Library

"On behalf of the Dream Night committee we wanted to thank you for your "Bubble Show".  Every family who attended was given a camera and I am certain that everyone who attended your show will have a photo in their family album of their child.mom or dad inside one of your wonderful bubbles.  We hope to make you part of next years event as well."  Jo Clemens, Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo

"Mr. Zap thanks so much for coming to our Library Reading Summer Program.  You were a wonderful addition to our reading theme and all the children and families loved your presentation " Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds".  Rosemarie Beil  McKinley Library

"Dear Bob, Thanks so much for being a part of our Youth Challenge Family Fun Harvest Festival.  You and your staff of balloon artists, face painters, jugglers and magic made the day special for all of the families."  Christy McGicken Youth Coordinator chairperson

"Sue,You were wonderful and the talk of Brian's classmates!
Thanks for making the party so special, with your magical bubbles."
Tina Romano-Allen

"Bob, I heard great comments from our guests on your show. Thanks for your help in making our party a success."
Dar Marlink, MTD

"Bob, we want to thank you for this afternoons performance.  You helped us to draw in many new customers at our anniversary sale with your welcoming personality and wonderful balloon sculptures.  The event turned out even better than we expected."
Allan Rukin, Hometown ThreadsWalmart 

Inventions abound for science program.  Scientist Bob Durante aka Dr. Zap recently explained the science behind them and the history of many toys at Roxbury School.
The students were thrilled and eager to help with all of the toys from spinning plates to flying saucers.
Solon Times

Science isn't something kids think about while playing with toys.  But Bob Durante aka The Science Guy sure showed children at Lacure School how to think about science and how it is present in every toy a child plays with.
The Clio Messenger

"Zap Productions" what a great choice for our Blue and Gold Dinner they enertained all ages from 6-11years old and the adults loved the show just as much as the scouts. Zap had Magic for everyone." Pam Mason -Troop Leader

"What a wonderful show you put on for the children.  It was great thanks so much. 
Blessings to you,"
Rabbi Yoel Zeffren

"Bob, We wanted to thank you for your participation in our Highland Drive Elementary Schools Art Day.  The children loved creating the many Origami items you presented to them at your workshop."  Helen Day chairperson of the Art Day Program

From the Director of Physical Practice Management at Community Health Partners
"Zap the Wonder Chap" aka Bob Durante interacted very well with guests of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, from the CEO to the general public---he charmed them all.  He created a festive atmosphere and was prominent when necessary but also receded when necessary.  His entertainment was varied and original.  His magic and balloon sculptures were certainly crowd pleasers.
Teresa Young

"Sue and Bob thank you both for your great library shows once again.  Our families enjoy your professional manner and high energy fun."
Corrine Jalkamen  Lakewood Library

From United Methodist Church Berea
"Way to Zap us again with your wit and magic.  You get better year after year and fit our program like an old glove.  We so appreciate your participation in our Madrigal Feast."
Dar Marlink, Art Director

"I sincerely want to thank you for visiting our school recently with your Math 095 magic show. All of our students (who, as you remember, are all MR/DD) thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The preschool classes were so impressed that they were still talking about it a couple of days later! The entire population of our school, from 3 yrs. to 21 yrs. had a fun time at the show. In addition, staff were equally impressed with the showmanship and professionalism displayed by "Zap". Thank you again for bringing a quality performance to our school. 
We look forward to working with you again in the future."
Kim Konst, President, Marimor Guardian Angels (Parent Support Group)

"Dear Bob,
Once again thanks so much for providing entertainment to our annual church picnic.  The caricature artists and balloon twister you provided us were a huge success.  People really enjoyed the pictures they took home.  Your people were easy to work with and did a great job.  Look forward to working with you again for next years picnic.
Sincerely,"   Kyle Priestly

'Thank you for the entertainment you provided for our Diaconate Christmas Party.  I know those who attended had a great time with your gift of magic."   Rev. Kenneth J. Piechowski

"Bob Durante aka (Zap the Wonder Chap) visited our Super Shark Awards Assembly at Smith School.  The students had the following comments: "awesome",  "great", "really really funny". We will definitely have him back again".   Michael Sheppard  (Principal)

"The children were fascinated as bubbles changed over and over again before their eyes.  The "Bubble Lady" Sue Durante captivated her audience as they learned all about the science of bubbles."  Chagrin Valley Times

"The students at Smith thought your show was awesome.  Ben, the dove, amazed all who were present with his funny magic.  The students loved being able to help out in your tricks. Thanks for a very entertaining show."Sue Kazmar (Smith School PTA)

"Out fo the box thinking had Bob Durante aka the Science Guy enthralling the students in Thetford Twp. as they learned all about the Science of Toys.  He encouraged kids to think as scientists and start asking and finding out why and how the toys they played with worked and what was the science behind them."  Rene Rossencrantz Clio Messneger

"Thanks again for the great show we heard many positive comments."
Children Dept. Solon Library

"Zap treated parents and children to a very educational and entertaining show."  Michigan Schools Dept. of  State and Federal Programs

"Sue, you blended your bubble show perfectly to our water theme."
Gesu School

"Your juggling workshop was terrific"!!!
North Royalton Gifted Program    

"Not only were you a hit with the children the parents loved your bubbles too !! " 
Bay Village Pre-School PTA

"Mr. Durante spoke to the students not at them.  He held there attention all during his show.  They had fun while learning about banking in a fun atmosphere".  Greenbrier Middle School
Greenbriar Cafe Keeps Kids Learning After School

The Greenbriar Café, which is made possible through a federal 21st Century grant, is up and running at the middle school. The official name of this after school program is the Greenbriar Café 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC). The program is designed to provide academic help for students who are struggling with math and reading, and also to encourage youth development, and parent involvement. As part of the youth development, the Café offers special enrichment programs on Fridays. Thus far this year the Friday programs have included: a field trip to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens (Free admission was arranged through Tickets for Kids), a visit from author and animal expert, Jungle Bob, an educational program about the world of insects (this lesson tied directly to ODE science standards), and a visit from origami expert Michael Roy who taught everyone to make a fish from paper, instilling an appreciation for the cultural art form of origami. See the photos attached to this article.
 
Program coordinator Stacey Gepperth said, “Our after school program is off to a great start. We have had good participation by students and parents. We also want to thank community organizations who have supported us including Bob Gillingham of Bob Gillingham Ford, Parma Area Morning Kiwanis, Tickets for Kids, the Cleveland Metroparks, and the Parma Area Kiwanis.”

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you for your webpage (http://www.zaphq.com/Photo_Gallery.html). My name is Leila, and I'm a volunteer camp counselor. I needed to find some indoor activities for the kids to do on rainy days and magic seemed like a great idea. Your page had some great stuff that I will be able to share with the kids. Just wanted to say thanks for all the help! :-) One of the girls in my group, Emily, found a great resource during computer time with lots of magic tricks, http://www.overnightprints.com/magic-tricks-resource . Could you add this to your list of links? She doesn't have a ton of friends in her cabin, so I thought showing all the campers your page with her suggestion would help make her the center of attention. Plus, I thought it would be a great addition for others interested in magic to see. If you have any tips the kids, I'd love to hear them. Thanks again, and have a great rest of the summer! Take care, Leila Koehler
Everyone had the best time!.. Especially Joey loved your show.... His laughter and smile throughout  are cherished moments...Ann Antonucci

Jungle Bob was AWESOME!  Brecksville Pre School PTA
 
Thank YOU Bob and Joe for a job very well done! We especially appreciated the way you wove our "Save, Spend , Share " message into the entertainment. We got 238 positive surveys back. Several mentioned how much their kids enjoyed your shows!

We would definitely recommend your services!

Thanks,

Andrea  Cleveland Public Library
I wanted to say thank you so much for such a fantastic job on Sunday at Crocker Park’s annual Liberty Fest.  I have heard nothing but great compliments of their time here, including my direct manager, our General Manager, and those from our Corporate Office.  I greatly appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to making 2013 Liberty Fest so great  and memorable.  I truly hope you benefited from the events as well, and hope to work with you again at Crocker Park in the very near future.  We have a few other larger events yet to come in 2013, and hope to see you there.  
Thank you again for a fantastic job on Sunday.  Have a fantastic day! :) Victoria Brolund Marketing Assistant 
"Bob and his wife Sue have entertained our Preschoolers at Parma Hts. Preschool for many years. Their special way of keeping the children's interest as they entertain and teach the children is awesome. The costs of their programs are very reasonable and they are very reliable. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for great entertainment check out Zap entertainment."  Parma Hts. Preschool















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Good Morning,

I would like to take this time to extended my gratitude for your performance this past Saturday at my daughter Zoe's party. All the children had so much fun and I would recommend you a million times over because my experience with you was nothing less than PERFECT!
Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future!

Shelonda L Starks