"Mr. Rais is indeed a real and renowned master of marionette manipulation and apparently a consummate actor as well. His portrayal of the mysterious Puppeteer was both menacing and compelling. His musicality, expressive hands and gestures, and strong stage presence were exceptional."
Hal de Becker /To The Point, October 21, 2015


  “Rais adds the poignant charm with his sad marionette clown, Totolino, drawing a gasp, than applause as the little figure blows up a balloon and drifts skyward.”
- Mike Weatherford /Las Vegas Review Journal, July 1st 2011
“A surprise hit of the show was the amazing puppetry by Master Marionettist, Anthony Rais.”
- Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun, June 27th 2011
It was magical to see how the puppets captured the attention of the audience. Anthony Rais brings his magic to shows all over the world and the world is a better place by his memorable performances with his puppets.”
- Nikki Artale/Las Vegas Informer, June 27th 2011
“Anthony Rais can move you with his masterful marionette artistic skills in a way that no one can. He introduced the audience to his friend and creation, Totolino, who captured the audiences heart with his big and warm eyes, which seems to be full of light, like the sun shining on brown pools in the woods. Rais manipulated the audience’s emotions into believing in his character as if it was real. Totolino is an amazing life like marionette, he will amuse you, he will charm you, and will most definitely tug at your heartstrings. This is quite an astonishing accomplishment created by the incredible Anthony Rais.”
- Danny R Johnson/San Diego County News’ Entertainment,
July 12th 2011
“With puppet and strings in hand, master marionette artist Rais dazzles the crowd with his characters who take stage and take on a life of their own”
- Nikki Villoria/Beauty and the Blog Thursday, June 30, 2011
“Anthony Rais keeps the art of marionettes alive. Anthony’s marionette clown Totolino shocks the audience by blowing up a balloon and floating through the air to the music from Pagliacci”.
- Sandy Zimmerman/Magic With a French Twist /Discover The Ultimate Entertainment, August 20th,2011
THE VENETIAN RESORT-HOTEL-CASINO …. “To say that your performance honoring Dr.Miriam and Sheldon Adelson in the Venetian Ballroom was the HIT of the evening is putting it mildly. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for contributing your exceptionally artistic performance to a very special evening.” 
 - Betty Yurcich
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