Shows

Here is a listing of all of our shows. We are in the process of reorganizing the website. For some shows, click on the link for videos, study guides and more information. For other video samples, please look under the “Video” tab.

 

A graphic of a cat and mouse playing rock 'n roll musicNEW SHOW SUMMER 2018: CAT AND MOUSE TALES  Piccadilly Puppets’ new 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? Ages 2-11.

 

BUTTERFLY BALLAD 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


CHEROKEE TALES Chief One Feather introduces audiences to Georgia’s early inhabitants – the Cherokee. Ages 3-10. Cherokee Tales page


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!


JONAH: THE PROPHET WHO RAN AWAY

A storyteller tells the Biblical story of Jonah with puppets, music and lots of audience participation.  Good for grades  preschool-5, or family events.


JOSEPH AND THE COAT OF MANY COLORS 

Joseph w_sheep1

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. We can include a discussion of God’s role in this story. Recommended for K-5, or families.


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


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


SPLISH, SPLASH: WATER STORIES

H2-Oh! Splish, Splash: Water Stories, Piccadilly Puppets’ newest show,

Frog & Eel

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 the point of view of the raindrops. As the closing song says, “Everybody needs a little water!” Developed with the help of Project WET, this show is best for ages 4-10.


WISH TALES Multi-cultural folktales about wishing. Ages 3-8. Wish Tales page


HOLIDAY SHOWS

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 them, the true meaning of Christmas is friendship. Although there’s no mention of any reindeer in the forest, Santa Claus still manages to make an appearance—much to the delight of the audience!


PICCADILLY HOLIDAY Rutherford the Electronics elf with a couple of carol-singing snowballs from PICCADILLY HOLIDAY

A secular, holiday-themed variety show. The show will feature several pieces including a rod and hand puppet version of “The Nutcracker”, an ice-skating marionette, and an original hand puppet story of an elf that comes to Atlanta to escape the North Pole snow. The benefit of this show is that it will be adaptable to whatever length the presenter needs. All ages.


‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS  Piccadilly takes a few liberties with the classic holiday poem penned by Clement C. Moore more than 100 years ago. In this version, performed with hand puppets, children will get the real story of that night from a mouse who was an eyewitness to the whole affair. It’s a merry tale with lots of silly twists and turns to entertain and amuse children of all ages. PreK-5, families, or senior citizens.

Butterfly Ballad

Mother Nature with Katy Butterfly from Butterfly Ballad

  Developed originally for the Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center, 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. Narrated by Mother Nature, and can be narrated both in English & Spanish when requested. S2L1. Students… Continue reading Butterfly Ballad

Cherokee Tales

Piccadilly’s Chief One Feather puppet introduces students to the history, lifestyle, and religious practices of Georgia’s early inhabitants—the Cherokee. With the help of puppets and audience volunteers, the puppeteer/storyteller then recounts a Cherokee creation story about how the earth was formed, how animals came to live on earth, and how fire was discovered. Students learn… Continue reading Cherokee Tales

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”. ELAGSE1RL3: Describe characters, settings, and major… Continue reading Wish Tales