Piccadilly Puppets would like to thank all of the teachers and educators that bring puppetry and other arts into their schools! We also appreciate our teaching artist-puppeteers: Fracena Byrd Dolan, Nancy Riggs, LeeAnna Lambert Sweatt and Lorie Summers!
We haven’t been doing too many public performances lately, so we haven’t posted in awhile. We have been doing LOTS of performances of Butterfly Ballad, our show about Monarch butterflies for preschools-3rd grade. There’s good news on the Monarch front this year; their numbers are rising! We encourage you to plant more native milkweed. We also have a bilingual version of this show if you’d like to incorporate some Spanish into your performing arts.
The results are in! Students who attend multiple arts field trips have higher levels of social-emotional skills, stronger school engagement and higher standardized test scores. The research was done for field trips, but we’re sure that bringing artists in to your camp, school, church or other organization can have many of the same benefits! Click below for the article on the results of the study done by the Woodruff Arts Center.
Piccadilly Puppets is very grateful to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for their support in 2018 through the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council!
Like the FCAC, we believe the arts are essential to the quality of life of our citizens and to the economic and social health of our communities. The mission of the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture is to insure all citizens’ access to the arts. By supporting us financially, they helped ensure that Piccadilly Puppets could bring our educational entertainment to every district of the county. In 2018, we performed for almost 5,000 people in Fulton County!
For more information on Fulton County Arts and Culture, including events, exhibits, classes and the location of county arts centers, please visit their website: http://www.fultonarts.org/
We still have some open dates in February to bring this show to your group for the Chinese New Year!
This enchanting Chinese Tale teaches the importance of being honest. The Emperor is very old and needs to find someone to take over his duties, as he has no son. The new leader must be smart and strong, kind and courageous, patient and honest, especially HONEST. How will he find just the right boy? (Based on the story of The Empty Pot). Ages 3-11
Special rates for preschools in the City of Atlanta for 2019!
Thanks to the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and our generous individual donors, we are now offering shows for smaller preschools (50 or less) for $190! Preschools in low-income neighborhoods may qualify for an even lower rate of $150. Schools must be in the city limits. Email for rates for larger schools; they are not much more!
We’re sprucing up the puppets and rehearsing the shows! Here are a few public performances coming up soon:
Saturday, December 1, 12:00 and 2:00 Foxy Christmas
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW, Atlanta
Saturday, December 8, 10:00 and 11:30 am. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Aurora Children’s Playhouse, 128 E.Pike St, Lawrenceville.
We recently did a paper puppet workshop with a group of refugee children in Clarkston. They were so sweet and worked so diligently to decorate their bats, butterflies and people using stickers, markers, and cutting up construction paper for clothes, accessories, etc. They produced the most creative puppets out of such simple materials that I had to share them!