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Musical Presentations

Mark Pennington is a local author, songwriter, and musician. Mark entertains and informs audiences with themed presentations, featuring the American songbook. Each interactive monthly performance includes historical storytelling, humor, poetry, live music, and audience participation. All G-rated and nothing controversial. Scroll down to see the monthly presentations.

Mark dresses in period or monthly-themed costumes to create a festive presentation. Each audience member is greeted and appreciated, whether a fourth-grader or a senior. Social distancing, masking, two vaccines and the booster, of course. Inside or outside performances are fine.

A former history teacher at Oak Ridge High School and an elementary reading specialist, Mark performs at schools, senior centers, the Folsom History Museum, and other venues throughout Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, and Amador counties. Check out the monthly themed presentations (scroll down to view) and email Mark at with your contact information to schedule these memorable performances.  

Performances last just under an hour. Mark arrives at least 30 minutes early to set up the small sound system and welcome staff and audience. Performance fee is a reasonable $100 for multiple bookings (book ahead for popular holiday times) or $125 for one-time events. Mark sends promotional artwork prior to all bookings.

For fourth and fifth grade performances of the Gold Rush Musical-A Rip Roarin' Review and Songs of the Frontier, Mark caters the teaching/performing time to school schedules, and charges $250 for the two-hour presentation. Purchase orders gladly accepted.

Happy to send W-9, invoices, performance and/or model release agreements upon request. Book Mark Pennington performances now and get ready for entertaining and memorable performances! Make sure to click on the quick video links in each program description to see a sample of each program.