WC Gatchel & Friends is a live puppet show that features Master Executive Chef WC Gatchel and his adorable entourage of puppets. It is a fun show for children and not only makes them laugh but encourages participation ... all the while teaching important nutritional tips.
There is magic too!
We have seen all children, no matter how shy at first, feel compelled to participate because it's too much fun not to. After the show, WC continues the fun by encouraging the children to participate in activities such as coloring, drawing, etc, with their parents and other children.
The show is inspired by the book, "The King Who Had Issues," a best-selling children's book. The author himself plays the part of WC and reads the book to the children with the help of his puppets and their comic antics and endearing comments.
Mr. Samuel Formica, the author, has been in the entertainment industry for many years in his role as "Sammy J," an Elvis tribute artist, and is also an accomplished artist with works that adorn the walls of museums and private collections. All of that notwithstanding, his real passion has always been to bring fun and laughter to children and to show them the value of real live social interaction as well as making smart nutritional choices. With this show he has certainly accomplished this.
Pennsylvania State Senator Larry Farnese
Rita Ann Kubicky, MD
Charles Bolno, DO
Family Practice Physician
"Childhood obesity is an even higher risk for children in local schools due to the recent cuts in SNAP-Ed. Nutrition education is very important for children and the WC Gatchel & Friends Show travels to schools, daycares and libraries to spread the message of making healthy nutritional choices to children in a fun and entertaining way."
"I care about my constituent's health and nutrition and that is why I support WC Gatchel & Friends in their pursuit to entertain and inform."
1417 Shunk St. Philadelphia, PA. 19145