Johnny the K/ Character Building

About Johnny the K/ Character Building

Audiences across North America are literally tipping their hats to the inspiring and uplifting performances of Johnny the K! John Kelleher, an award-winning performer and musician, along with a 12-string guitar and his unique collection of costumed hats, masks and disguises, entertains and informs his audience through his spirited and interactive style of music. This former school teacher cleverly and humorously educates and inspires character education though song, dialogue, movement, audience participation, and lots of excitement. Johnny the K has performed to rave reviews across the United States and Canada John's character building school programs are designed to promote the principles of responsibility, respect, and cooperation. In every show the message is clear: each one of us can make a difference in school and at home. Besides John's highly acclaimed theater, community and family concerts, John performs over 175 school shows a year.

Grade Levels

PK , K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5

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In-School Performance


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