Bring Piccadilly Puppets to your town with a Vibrant Communities Grant!

grantWould you like to bring Piccadilly Puppets to your school, library or non-profit organization in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019? If your organization is located in a county in which no organization received an FY18 GCA Project, Partner or Arts Education Grant, you can apply for a Vibrant Communities grant from the Ga Council for the Arts. The grants are for arts programming; why not have us do puppet shows and/or workshops?

For more info including a list of counties that qualify:

http://gaarts.org/images/PDFs/FY19-VC-guidelines-FINAL.pdf

Elves and Santa and Foxes, oh my!

See our listing of public Christmas performances:

Spiralina Toepick performs to “The Waltz of the Flowers” in our Nutcracker section of “Piccadilly Holiday”.

Saturday, December 2   3:30 pm.    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas    Peachtree Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library

Friday, December 8  6:00 pm.    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas AND Juggler Ron Anglin.    R. E. Lee Auditorium, Thomaston, GA

Saturday, December 9   11:00 am, 1:00 pm.    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.          Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne, AL

Tuesday, December 12   5:00 pm.     ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas   Commerce Public Library, Commerce, GA

Friday, December 15 and 22   6:00, 7:00 pm.     ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.   Atlanta History Center

Saturday, December 16   10:00, 11:30 am.    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.          Aurora Children’s Playhouse, Aurora Theater, Lawrenceville, GA

Tuesday, December 19   10:30 am.      Piccadilly Holiday.        Cleveland Branch,   Atlanta-Fulton Public Library

Wednesday, December 21-22   10:00 am (plus a 1:30 show on Thursday only).   ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas     Roswell Cultural Arts Center

 

Summer shows continue!

We have been busy in June, mostly with camp performances, but here are a couple of upcoming public performances:

Tuesday, June 20  2:30 pm Once Upon a Time in China (ages 3-10)  Fayette County Public Library  1821 Heritage Parkway Fayetteville, GA 30214  (770)305-5251

Tuesday, June 27  11:00 am  Wish Tales (ages 3-8)   A. Mitchell Powell Jr. branch, Coweta Public Library  25 Hospital Road Newnan, GA 30263  (770)253-3625

Also, don’t forget our Puppet Camp through the Johns Creek Arts Center (ages 6-10) July 10-14:

http://johnscreekarts.org/education/camps/2017/jul/puppetry-camp-ages-6-10-july-10-14-johns-creek-presbyterian-church-location

Imagination Station at the Fayetteville Library

We will be performing Imagination Station at the Fayetteville Library on Monday, July 20 at 10:00 am. This playful variety show features puppets, simple objects, music, storytelling and lots of audience participation! The children will discover that a little bit of imagination will go a long way.

Do you swoon for onions? This girl does!
Do you swoon for onions? This girl does!

1821 Heritage Park Way Fayetteville, GA 30214  (770)305.5426

 

 

Summer Puppet Shows!

Here are the public performances by Piccadilly Puppets in June:

Tuesday, June 2 at 10:30am  Cherokee Tales    FREE                                                          Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library,                                           9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek   (770)360-8822

Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 am  Once Upon a Time in China     FREE                          Harris County Public Library, 138 N. College St. Hamilton, GA (706)628-4685

Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 am  Once Upon a Time in China     FREE                           LaGrange Public Library  115 Alford St. LaGrange, GA (706)822-7784

Saturday, June 6 at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm  Butterfly Ballad at the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival, with a butterfly release and lots of other activities!                                        Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd. Roswell, GA  (770)992-2055 http://chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/festivals/butterfly-festival/

Tuesday, June 9 at 10:30 am  Imagination Station  FREE                                               Peachtree Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library                                                                      1315 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA (404)885-7830

Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 pm  Wish Tales   FREE                                                            Decatur Branch, Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St. Decatur, GA

 

 

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a puppet show in Fairburn!

We will be performing Wish Tales at the Fairburn Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library on Wednesday, December 31 at 11:00 am. Even if your child likes to make New Year’s Resolutions for better habits or behaviour, they still might need to learn the lesson of the Knee-High Man, that he is fine just the way he is. The show also tells the stories of the Frog Prince and the Little Orphan Animal.                                                                         60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn, GA 30213  (770)306-3138

No, we're not doing "Frozen"! This is the Princess from "Wish Tales" in the snow in January 2014.
No, we’re not doing “Frozen”! This is the Princess from “Wish Tales” in the snow in January 2014.

Funding for this show is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

 

 

 

 

 

July shows

We have several FREE library shows in July, from Johns Creek to Lovejoy. Come out and enjoy a puppet show!

Butterfly Ballad   Tuesday,  July 15  10:30 am  Peachtree Branch, Atlanta-Fulton County Library (Midtown),  1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA   404-885-7830

Wish Tales   Thursday,  July 17  10:00 am  Lovejoy Branch, Clayton County Public Library 1721 McDonough Rd., Hampton, GA  (770) 472-8129

Splish, Splash: Water Stories  Monday, July 28  6:30 pm  NE Spruill Oaks Branch,  Atlanta-Fulton County Library,  9560 Spruill Rd., Johns Creek, GA    770-360-8820

We’re welcoming summer with a “splash!”

We are so excited to announce the world premiere of our new show, Splish, Splash: Water Stories! Developed with the help of Project WET, 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,” 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!” Best for ages 4-10.

See below for the schedule, including FREE performances!

Kangaroo tries to persuade Tiddalick the Frog to share water.
Kangaroo tries to persuade Tiddalick the Frog to share water.
Drip and Drop shadow puppets
Drip and Drop shadow puppets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 28   11:30 am    Academy Theatre                                                                           599 N. Central Avenue, Hapeville, GA 30354                                                                              Sponsored by the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade

Monday, June 30   10:00 am   Riverdale Branch Library                                                               420 Valley Hill Rd. SW, Riverdale 30274                                                                                            Sponsored by the Clayton County Library System

June 30    6:30 pm   NE Spruill Oaks Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library                   9560 Spruill Rd. Johns Creek, 30022          

July 5   2:00 pm   Ponce de Leon Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library                              980 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta

 

 

Free Library Shows in July!

Southside:
Hapeville Library, July 10 at 2:00 pm Once Upon a Time in China
525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville, GA 30354

Fayette Library, July 23 at 2:30 pm Once Upon a Time in China
1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Northeast:
NE Spruill Oaks Library, July 15 at 10:30 am Butterfly Ballad
9560 Spruill Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Doraville Library, July 31 at 10:30 am Wish Tales
3748 Central Ave., Doraville, GA 30340