“A thoroughly engaging program!  This is my 6th year as principal and 17th as an educator.  “Brain Challenge” is the best assembly I have ever seen.   My students are grades K-5 and this show captivated each and every one of the for the entire hour.  The questions were wonderfully age appropriate.  Yes, we are bringing them back next year!"

Principal Kristen Reingold Forest Brook ES
Smithtown Long Island NY

"For the 7th year in a row, you rocked the house! Brain Challenge is now a highly anticipated annual event."

Larry Barth (Owner/Director) Kenwal Day Camp

"Every year the students and parents love your show. I think it's terrific. How you can control a crowd of over 200 screaming kids amazes me. See you next year "

Principal Rudy Massimo, RJO M.S.
Kings Park, Long Island

"Principal Frank Corrado at Roosevelt M.S. raved about your show 12 years ago and he was right.  From your lightning spelling round to your amazing 8th grade "Simon Sez," "Brain Challenge" has become a welcome annual event. It's easily the best school assembly I have ever come across."

Principal Bob Klemt, Liberty M.S
West Orange, New Jersey

"Brain Challenge" Family Fun Night at 5th Ave. E.S., East Northport, Long Island, New York. 

After the show PTA's Catherine Dawkins said, "Holy Cow! This show was so totally awesome. My son called it 'epic.' It's the best family fun night we've ever had at this school. I'm getting terrific reviews."

PTA's Carolyn Simmons said, "Last year we had a different game show company. We weren't too happy with them. Another school told us how amazing your "Brain Challenge" Family Fun Night was."

MC Allen & PTA's Catherine Dawkins. April 26, 2014

"Your simon sez was amazing. The Brain Challenge tv game show was the best camp entertainment I have ever seen."

Donna Edington (Director),
Cedarville Country Day Camp

About Hollyrock Entertainment


We started out in 1977 as a small disc-jockey company (2 employees) serving the New York City metropolitan area. By 1987, due to the quality of our events and word-of-mouth, we employed 40 entertainers serving the entire East Coast, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. We produced our first mobile TV Game Show party in 1989. Hollyrock first started touring with school game shows in 1992. We are very proud to say that we have now entertained at over 18,000 shows over the past 35 years.  In spite of our growth, Hollyrock still gives its clients the "personal touch." 

There is a Hollyrock owner at every show, including School Assemblies, School Game Shows, PTA Assemblies, Camp Shows, Corporate Events and Private Parties. For more information about our entertainment and game show options, please contact us today. When you reach out, we can go over all of the details with you.


Our Management Team


Allen Strauss

Allen Strauss is the owner/founder and CEO of Hollyrock Entertainment. He has been in the entertainment industry for over 40 years. He received his Bachelor's degree in Speech & Broadcasting.

In his career, Allen has been the MC and/or Disc Jockey at over 12,000 events, including game shows, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, auctions, corporate events, private events, etc.

Allen started his career in event entertainment while still in college in the mid-70s. He is one of the leading pioneers in the party entertainment industry.

Peter Shapiro

Peter Shapiro is the Vice President and COO of Hollyrock Entertainment.

He received a double Bachelor's Degree in Economics & Theater/ Performing Arts and his J.D. from Law School.

Peter has been in the entertainment industry for 15 years, performing and directing thousands of events across the country. 



School Assemblies

Randi is Hollyrock's Office Manager, Marketing Director, and Social Media Coordinator.

Randi received her Bachelor's Degree in English/Education.

Randi has been in the entertainment industry for 14+ years. Starting out as a Game Show stage manager, Randi has done every "behind the scenes" job in the industry. She doesn't overlook any detail when it comes to an event.


Call to speak with our staff today!
(516) 364-5408