Fostering creativity

Colorful paper puppet bats and butterflies made of construction paper and decorated with stickers, markers, and more paper.

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!

Thank you to the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs!

Piccadilly Puppets is a proud recipient of funding from the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs! We provide puppet performances throughout the City of Atlanta, and the funds help us to cover some expenses, so that we can keep our shows affordable. Funding also enables us to offer discounts to schools that receive Title One funding and other venues in those neighborhoods (such as libraries), and occasionally offer free shows in underserved parts of the city.

Thank you so much to the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs for helping us to educate and entertain children in Atlanta through the art of puppetry!

Book your holiday show now!

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Santa finds the Mouse “stirring” in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Choose from three fun holiday shows:

‘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.

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   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 is adaptable to whatever length the presenter needs. All ages.

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

Puppet Palooza September 24

Puppet Palooza is a fabulous afternoon filled with puppet shows and puppet activities! It will take place Sunday, September 24 from 1:00-5:00pm at the Clarkston Community Center

Some of Atlanta’s top puppeteers will perform short pieces in a variety style show. Shows will be ongoing throughout the day, along with puppet-making and other games for kids. There will be all kinds of interesting puppets and puppet-related items for sale, as well as concessions.

Featuring:

Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the link below: $10 adults, $5 children.

Proceeds go to the Atlanta Puppetry Guild, a local chapter of the Puppeteers of America, an organization that promotes the art of puppetry. The Atlanta Puppetry Guild gives local puppeteers and anyone interested in the art form a chance to meet, share ideas, and support one another. One way we do this is through offering scholarships to members to further their craft. Puppet Palooza is a fundraiser for the guild scholarship fund; a percentage of the proceeeds also goes to the Clarkston Community Center.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puppet-palooza-tickets-37290041518?aff=es2

 

Summer’s not gone!

Celebrate at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival! Come on Sunday! Free!GPSSFHeader201703-1We will be performing Butterfly Ballad at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 27 in the Kids Zone. The festival also has two music stages, an Artist Market, a 5K, and lots of food vendors, as well as more kids’ activities.

Here’ s a link to the whole Kids Zone schedule: Summer Shade Kids Zone 2017

 

 

Puppet Camp in July!

What: One week Puppetry camp

Who: Children ages 6-10

Where: Johns Creek Presbyterian Church

When: July 10-14, 9-3 each day

How much: $265 for members of the Johns Creek Arts Center, $285 for non-members

A student putting the finishing touches on her cloth-and-foam puppet

Get a taste of both visual and performing arts with a week of puppet camp! Campers will learn about the different types of puppetry, make 2-3 puppets and write short scripts based on familiar folktales or myths. Instruction on puppet manipulation and rehearsal led by a professional puppeteer from Piccadilly Puppets will prepare the class to put on a fun original puppet show!

Click the link below for registration.

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

 

Butterflies for Earth Day! Public shows April 22 & 29

April 22, City of Newnan Cities in the Mix Family Earth Day Celebration in Greenville Street Park: Show at 11:45am

A free event sponsored by The City of Newnan and ChildrenConnect: Newnan Children’s Museum in the Greenville Street Park located in historic downtown Newnan. Families can enjoy a live DJ playing family friendly music and local food trucks will be on hand serving tasty treats. Food trucks will have varying costs. Piccadilly Puppets will present Butterfly Ballad onstage at 11:45 AM. The Coweta County Master Gardener Volunteers will be there to teach kids about native butterflies and plants. Bubbles and Brushes will have face painting. There will also be a petting zoo and the Monkey Joes mascot.

April 29, Wynbrooke Elementary School Spring Carnival 1p-5p

We will be performing Cherokee Tales at 2:00 PM. There will be lots of other fun activities for children.

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