2021 was still challenging due to the ups and downs of the pandemic, but there were highlights! (see below)
Bookings for shows began to pick up a bit. We still did some virtually while increasing the number of indoor and outdoor shows we were able to do in-person. We were able to start doing workshops again.
We celebrated an amazing 50 years of Piccadilly Puppets with our Fabulous 50th Zoomiversary party! Our founder, Ken Daniel, recorded a video of how he got started in puppetry. Nancy put together a Keynote presentation of photos through the decades. Other puppeteers, board members & friends attended and some sent videos or told stories. (We had originally scheduled a party for October 2020 but postponed and went virtual).
Birthday parties came back stronger. It seems that many families wanted at home parties, so we did even more birthday shows and workshops than usual.
We were finally able to perform our revamped version of Cherokee Tales, adapted by Kara Morrison with many new puppets and props by Stephanie Kaskel Bogle. So nice to have kids up on stage with us again. We are looking forward to many more shows of this in the future!
We were also able to perform all three of our Christmas shows this year – again, indoors, outdoors & virtually!
COVID-19 isn’t gone, but neither is Piccadilly Puppets! Hope to see you in 2022!