Here is a listing of all of our shows. For video samples, please look under the “Video” tab.
COMING 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?
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. Rod and hand puppets. Perfect for families and festivals, or school groups ages 3-8.
Chief One Feather introduces audiences to Georgia’s early inhabitants – the Cherokee. Presented in storytelling style, this show uses puppets and audience members in costume to tell Cherokee Creation Myths and a legend associated with the Trail of Tears. Good for festivals and families or ages 3-10.
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
JOSEPH AND THE COAT OF MANY COLORS
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.
SPLISH, SPLASH: WATER STORIES
H2-Oh! Splish, Splash: Water Stories, Piccadilly Puppets’ newest 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,” 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.
There are wishes we wish for others to grant and those only we can make come true through hard work and perseverance. Folktales including “The Knee High Man” (African-American), “The Frog Prince”(German) and “Little Orphan Animal”(original contemporary American) convey the importance of dreams and wishes in literature and life. Performed with flat puppet figures, rod and shadow puppets. Ages 3-8.
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!
A NEW 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.