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Mark Pennington is an entertainer, published songwriter, and author-educator.


Mark entertains audiences with themed musical variety shows. Each interactive monthly performance includes historical storytelling, humor, poetry, and live music. Mark dresses in period or monthly-themed costumes to create festive presentations. Scroll down and click on the monthly themed performances for previews and scheduling inquiries.

Songwriting Services

Mark composes and professionally records songs for any purpose: commercial jingles, school songs, and songs for special occasions or loved ones. Your input regarding content, purpose, and musical style helps craft the songs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Videos with lyrics and and sheet music options. Scroll down and click on "School Songs" for song samples, pricing, and service options.

Author Visits

Mark brings his in-person or virtual Gold Rush Musical and Frontier Adventure shows to your school or community group. Each interactive visit includes authentic music from the era, historical stories, and plenty of humor. The audience participates in readers theater, and Marks teaches the art of songwriting to guide children or adults in composing their own lyrics to one of the songs from the performance. Mark performs a compilation of these original lyrics for your group! Mark also provides a video with song lyrics for each show to enjoy after his author visit. Scroll down and click on "Author Visits" for for previews and scheduling inquiries.