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.
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!
Piccadilly Puppets has many educational shows and workshops! Bring us to your school this year! We have discounted prices for Title One schools.
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:
See our listing of public Christmas performances:
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