An entertainer of international experience for 30 years Steve Hennessy has developed Dr. Planet and Character ED- a combination of musical culture and curriculum-based information. A parent and former school board member he is keenly aware of the need to supplement the subjects taught in school with material that is innovative and fun. Music presented in a variety of styles and forms also enhances the discovery of the art itself. Combined with curriculum-based subject matter makes it all the more special.
The students at Smithfield Elementary School in East Stroudsburg, PA really enjoyed your lively performances of songs and dances stressing key character traits. Singing and performing a variety of music, from hip hop to disco, really encouraged the audience to become involved. The students thoroughly enjoyed being on stage and helping you sing, dance, and play instruments. Your wonderful program helps reinforce the necessity of teaching our young how to be people of character and not just good s…
Mrs. K Donahue Smithfield Elementary School
Our school recently had Character Ed for two school-wide assemblies – k-2 and 3-5. The children (and staff!) really loved the program, which Character Ed was able to adapt for the different grade levels. The children sang along, and all wanted to be chosen to “perform” with him. Character Ed not only provided us with a fun assembly, he had a message in each song! He even used our Character Word of The Month! I would highly recommend having a visit from Character Ed to anyone seeking an edu…
Michelle Arnold Principal/ Assistant Director of Grants and Federal Programs JM Hill Elementary School
Exciting, Entertaining, Educational…. is how I describe Steve Hennessey’s Dr. Planet Program. Children grades K through 6 will enjoy this audience participation, music-filled show!
Estelle Gimbar Fourth Grade Teacher Moore Elementary School
Steve is a great entertainer, and that’s a given. But when he becomes Dr. Planet something amazing happens. The kids surround him like moths come to the light. He captivates their hearts and minds with a heartfelt performance, filled up with great content, dressed in excellent music! Rarely educational programs are this entertaining. Dr. Planet is fun for kids and adults. At the Mayfair Festival of the Arts, Dr. Planet was quoted as “the best children’s act.”
Franco Sattamini Performing Arts Director Mayfair Festival of the ArtsAllentown, PA
“Even the teachers were tapping their toes. Everyone was laughing and learning.”
Laurel BishopPocono Record
“If you want your students to have fun and actually learn something from an assembly, call Dr. Planet. He will have your students singing and dancing their way through the exploration of the Solar System… Dr. Planet’s unique delivery of solar system facts is exciting, enjoyable and will have your students asking for more!”
Joseph J. YanekPrincipalNazareth School District PA Bushkill Elementary School