Kellie Haines: Laughing Out Loud

Date: May 20, 2023Show: 5:00 pm  |  Doors: 4:30 pmVenue: Theatre at Maury Young Arts CentrePrice: $20/Ticket or $70/Family Package (4 Tickets)Age restrictions: All Ages


Get ready to laugh, sing, and dance with ventriloquism expert Kellie Haines and her wonderful puppet friends! Join Kellie, Magrau, the bird, who is a little hungry and full of surprises, and Kamilla, a precocious four-year-old frog with red hair, as they take a journey filled with comic detours. When it becomes clear that Kamilla forgot to round up other frogs for her big production number, Kellie invites audience members on stage to help save the show. This heartwarming and hilarious show concludes with a final song about believing in yourself called Never Give Up!


Kellie Haines started talking to her puppets at the age of eight, and when they started talking back, she knew she had a show! Kellie is now a seasoned ventriloquist, puppeteer and family entertainer. Her performances combine a witty repartee with puppet characters everyone can relate to, songs you can dance and sing along to, and intertwine essential themes such as believing in yourself, embracing diversity, and celebrating nature.

“Puppets have stories to tell,” she said, “and they can bring out voices and characters from inside us that we didn’t know were there!”

Kellie Haines performs at festivals, schools and theatres across Canada. She has also shared her puppetry talents on several television productions. In 2019 Kellie was invited to consult, perform, and present workshops at the Museum of Anthropology in BC during their Shadows, Strings and Other Things exhibition and represented Canada at Vent Haven International Convention in Kentucky, USA. Kellie’s shows are hilarious and full of spontaneity. Her technical skills with ventriloquism invite her audiences to experience storytelling in a unique and magical way, with even adults wondering who is pulling the strings!