Shows (All)

Here is a listing of all of our shows. Click on the link for videos, study guides and more information. Virtual Version Available means that you can purchase a link to a prerecorded version to share with a classroom or group.

TWO-PUPPETEER SHOWS:

SPLISH, SPLASH: WATER STORIES This show explores our most precious resource in a fun and educational way! Large hand-puppets are used in the Australian folktale of “Tiddalick the Frog” and the Creek legend “Rabbit Plays Tug-of-War.” The original shadow puppet piece, “The Adventures of Drip and Drop,” shows the water-cycle from the point of view of the raindrops. Everybody needs a little water! Ages 4-10. Splish, Splash: Water Stories page

 

Frog & Eel

 

KIDS ON THE BLOCK Large puppets accurately portray children with Down Syndrome, visual and hearing impairments, and cerebral palsy. These puppets help children understand other children that may be a little different from them, and the children in the audience can ask the puppets questions, gathering even more understanding. K-5 Kids on the Block Page


ONE-PUPPETEER SHOWS:

BUTTERFLY BALLAD Virtual Version Available This story follows Katy and Kevin Caterpillar through the stages of their lives – from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly – and their fascinating migration to Mexico.  Ages 3-8. Butterfly Ballad page

A graphic of a cat and mouse playing rock 'n roll music

CAT AND MOUSE TALES Virtual Version Available Stories from Aesop and other cultures featuring cats, mice, and fun Rockabilly music! Cat and Mouse Tales page

 

Sequoyah holding the Cherokee syllabary

CHEROKEE TALES Virtual Version Available Sequoyah introduces audiences to Georgia’s early inhabitants – the Cherokee. New video version for ages 4-8. Cherokee Tales page


IMAGINATION STATION Virtual Version Available A playful variety show using puppets, simple objects, music, storytelling, and lots of audience participation. The children will discover that a little imagination can go a long way. Perfect for Preschoolers! Imagination Station


ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA This enchanting Chinese tale is a multi-cultural gem with a moral about the importance of honesty. See an Emperor provide a future for the land he loves and the peasant boy who helps him. Preschool-5th grades, families, or senior citizens. Once Upon a Time in China page

Puppets from Wish Tales: the frog sitting on the well, and the Princess
Wish Tales

WISH TALES Multi-cultural folktales about wishing, told with three different styles of puppetry. Ages 3-8. Wish Tales page

 

 

PUPPETRY 101 is listed under “Workshops” (Virtual Version Available)

HOLIDAY SHOWS

We have three holiday shows: Foxy Christmas, Piccadilly Holiday and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Virtual Version Available). Visit our Holiday Shows page!

BIBLE STORIES

We have two Bible story shows: Jonah: The Prophet Who Ran Away, and Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors (Virtual Version Available). Visit our Bible Stories page!


 


Imagination Station

Carol with hammer and pliers puppets from "Imagination Station"

A playful variety show using puppets, simple objects, music, storytelling, and lots of audience participation. The children will discover that a little imagination can go a long way. Perfect for Preschoolers! 20-30 minutes. Maximum audience: 75 for preschool, 150 for elementary. Hand puppets, rod puppets. Space needed 5’x5’. Set-up: 30 minutes or less. Great show… Continue reading Imagination Station

Cat and Mouse Tales

Mouse puppet with a Tamborine and cat puppet from Cat and Mouse Tales

This show will have kids “squeak”ing with delight as they watch several folktales featuring these furry friends and “purr” along with some early rock tunes. Will the cat ever catch the mouse, or can these natural enemies ever be friends? Stories include “The Lion and the Mouse” (Aesop), “Why Siamese Cats Have a Kink in… Continue reading Cat and Mouse Tales

Cherokee Tales

Sequoyah holding the Cherokee syllabary

NEW UPDATED VERSION! Piccadilly Puppets has partnered with Kara Morrison, a southeastern playwright of Cherokee ancestry, to update our popular show to better represent the Cherokee people. We will have a full-length elementary school version available in 2021 when we are able to involve lots of audience volunteers in masks and costumes, as well as… Continue reading Cherokee Tales

Kids on the Block

4 puppets are pictured, Mark who has CP and uses a wheelchair, Reanaldo who has a visual impairment, Many who has a hearing impairment and is making the sign for I Love You and Ellen Jane who has Down syndrome.

Large puppets accurately portray children with Down Syndrome, visual and hearing impairments, and cerebral palsy. These puppets help children understand other children that may be a little different from them, and the children in the audience can ask the puppets questions, gathering even more understanding. Grades K-5. This show is performed by 2 puppeteers. Learning… Continue reading Kids on the Block

Once Upon a Time in China

4 colorful hand puppets from Once Upon a Time in China

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… Continue reading Once Upon a Time in China

Splish, Splash: Water Stories

Big green Tiddalick the Frog hand a rod puppet and blue Eel rod puppet posing in front of a lake

H2-Oh! Splish, Splash: Water Stories explores our most precious resource in a fun and educational way! Large hand-puppets are used in the Australian folktale of “Tiddalick the Frog” and the Creek legend “Rabbit Plays Tug-of-War,” which demonstrate that water is important to all cultures. The original shadow puppet piece, “The Adventures of Drip and Drop,” shows the water-cycle from… Continue reading Splish, Splash: Water Stories

Wish Tales

Puppets from Wish Tales: the frog sitting on the well, and the Princess

There are wishes we wish for others to grant and those only we can make come true through hard work and perseverance. This multicultural show tells three folktales about wishing, using three different styles of puppetry. The stories are “The Knee-High Man,” “The Frog Prince,” and “Little Orphan Animal”. You can add a Shadow Puppet-making… Continue reading Wish Tales

Holiday Shows

We have three holiday shows to meet the needs of your group, whether it’s for a school, church, party or festival. All three are secular Christmas-themed shows. Foxy Christmas FOXY CHRISTMAS A tale of Christmas spirit and friendship. This endearing Christmas story is about a hungry fox and a lonely bunny, and how they find that, for… Continue reading Holiday Shows

Bible stories

JOSEPH AND THE COAT OF MANY COLORS Virtual Version Available This secular presentation of the ancient Hebrew story tells of Joseph, his colorful coat, and his ability to interpret dreams. The production uses both rod and shadow puppets. For an online showing, we can include a live video call to demonstrate the puppets and/or discuss… Continue reading Bible stories