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STEM TO STEAM

Loose Tooth     2nd-5th     $580

A story/song about the first thing most kids sell, their tooth. Kids will learn about percentage math and fractions. Click here for more information.

Butterfly Ballad     PreK-3rd     $285

Developed for the opening of the Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center, this production traces the metamorphosis of Katy and Kevin Caterpillar from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Join them on their fascinating migration to Mexico and marvel as they return to the United States to lay their eggs, beginning the life cycle all over again. The story, narrated by Mother Nature and performed with hand and rod puppets, culminates in a discussion of what each individual can do to maintain the balance of nature. Students learn a few Spanish words along the way; a bilingual version is available on request. Click here for more information.

Splish, Splash: Water Stories      PreK-5th     $380

H2-Oh! 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!" Click here for more information.

Diggery Digger’s Dino Adventure     PreK-5th     $745

While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is showing his fossils to a live audience, he discovers a “top secret” box the museum accidentally packed. Curious, Diggery opens the box and unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000 or DINA taking the audience back into time to interact with dinosaurs. All is well until they use DINA on a large dinosaur egg. The egg hatches and a terrible thing happens. The dinosaurs in museums around the world start to come alive! The only way to stop this dinosaur regeneration is to return the baby dinosaur back to it's mother. Come along for a rocking dino adventure with Diggery and save the human race. Click here for more information.

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STORYTELLING

Miss Nelson is Missing    Elementary Grades. All Ages  $750 tours to schools. Theatre field trips available.

Elementary school ages. All patrons need a ticket.

By Joan Cushing
Adapted from the book by Harry Allard
Directed by Erin Bushko

Musical. Miss Nelson's class is the worst-behaved in the whole school. But the students of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson turns up missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp, a scary substitute teacher. In desperation, the students set out to find their beloved Miss Nelson...but will they ever get her back?

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And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank     5th-12th      $750 tours to schools.

AndThen_artThis powerful multi-media piece tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. Two surviving friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories on DVD, while actors portray their experiences during the Holocaust on stage. Click here for more information.

 

The Jungle Book      All Ages  $750 tours to schools. Theatre field trips available.

 

By Greg Banks
Adapted from the novel by Rudyard Kipling
Directed by Laurel Crowe

Mowgli is rambunctious and curious, scrappy and silly. This new adaptation finds a child lost in the Indian jungle, where he is adopted by Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. This fast-paced retelling keeps you perched on the edge of your seat!

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The GIVER   6th-12th grade.  $750 tours to schools. Theatre field trips available.

By Eric Coble
Adapted from the novel by Lois Lowry
Directed by Laurel Crowe

Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver - to receive and keep the memories of the community.

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Bull Run/ Manassas     5th-8th     $475

BULL RUN/MANASSAS is a duo program with actor/musicians Cathy Kaemmerlen and Scott DePoy, depicting the first major battle of the American Civil War through the words of some two dozen characters, from both the North and the South. From the glimmer, to the onset, to the battle itself, to the after effects, through monologues, poignant and insightful, funny and tearful, and through authentic period music, BULL RUN (Northern name)/MANASSAS (Southern name) brings to life this vital period in American history. Click here for more information.

Buttons for General Washington: A Revolutionary Spy Story     4th     $325

Set in the Revolutionary War, covering the time frame of October, 1777 through late summer of 1778, this is a spy story of one Quaker family, the Darraghs of Philadelphia, who sent secret messages in code, in buttons sewn on a son’s coat. Seen through the eyes of daughter/sister Anne, who, because of her older brother John’s illness, must deliver the buttons to brother Charles, aide de camp for General George Washington. Click here for more information.

Ms. Noodlehead has Georgia on Her Mind     2nd-5th     $325

Ms. Noodle Head is all set to make Georgia a shining example for the rest of the nation as she proves how much Georgia is on her mind. She takes the Whaddya Know About Georgia Quiz with questions from the Peanut Gallery; she celebrates Georgia as the Poultry Capital of the World with the chicken dance; she tests the audience in their knowledge of Georgia’s state symbols; she takes everyone on a year-round tour of fun festivals throughout the state; and along the way she tells some interesting legends about our Peach State, the Empire State of the South. Click here for more information.

Pearl Harbor Children     5th and 8th     $325

Three accounts of December 7, 1941:  a young American girl, living on O’ahu, whose father is a civilian dock worker (Sarah Walker); the daughter of Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese flight commander for the Pearl Harbor attack (Miyoko Fuchida); and a nisei, Japanese-American girl living in Hawaii (Yuriko Ito.) The three stories intertwine as we learn the facts about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its consequences. Click here for more information.

In the Middle     5th     $580

Songs and stories address the anxiety fifth-graders may have as they move up to middle school. Click here for more information.

High John the Conqueror and African Folktales     3rd-8th     $350

The spirited escapades of High John the Conqueror and other trickster characters are told with humor and song by master storyteller Rob Cleveland. Infused with mystery and excitement, this thrilling collection of folktales, as seen through the eyes of High John the Conqueror, takes us on a journey beginning in Africa, though the Middle Passage, and finally landing in America. Click here for more information.

Butterfly Ballad     PreK-3rd     $285

Developed for the opening of the Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center, this production traces the metamorphosis of Katy and Kevin Caterpillar from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Join them on their fascinating migration to Mexico and marvel as they return to the United States to lay their eggs, beginning the life cycle all over again. The story, narrated by Mother Nature and performed with hand and rod puppets, culminates in a discussion of what each individual can do to maintain the balance of nature. Students learn a few Spanish words along the way; a bilingual version is available on request. Click here for more information.

Splish, Splash: Water Stories      PreK-5th     $380

H2-Oh! 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!" Click here for more information.

Diggery Digger’s Dino Adventure     PreK-5th     $745

While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is showing his fossils to a live audience, he discovers a “top secret” box the museum accidentally packed. Curious, Diggery opens the box and unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000 or DINA taking the audience back into time to interact with dinosaurs. All is well until they use DINA on a large dinosaur egg. The egg hatches and a terrible thing happens. The dinosaurs in museums around the world start to come alive! The only way to stop this dinosaur regeneration is to return the baby dinosaur back to it's mother. Come along for a rocking dino adventure with Diggery and save the human race. Click here for more information.

Wish Tales     PreK-2nd     $285

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”. Click here for more information.

Cherokee Tales     PreK-5th     $285

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 about the achievements of this noble tribe and the journey remembered today as the Trail of Tears. They also see the puppeteer in action, as this show takes place in the open rather than behind a curtain! Click here for more information.

Kids on the Block     PreK-5th     $380

Developed by the international organization Kids on the Block, Inc., these skits accurately portray characters with Down Syndrome, visual and hearing impairments and cerebral palsy. The show combines humor with a straightforward approach to children with different abilities, and the audience can ask the puppets questions. Click here for more information.

Foxy Christmas     Preschool-3rd     $285

A tale of Christmas spirit. 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. (This is a secular show in which Santa Claus makes an important appearance). Click here for more information.

Twas the Night Before Christmas     Preschool-5th     $285

The holiday classic poem is brought to life with puppets and lots of humor. As told by the mouse who was there and saw what really happened.

Sing     PreK-3rd      $280

Did you know that the most versatile instrument is the human voice? Wendy proves it as she morphs from opera diva to jazz crooner to Broadway belter. The range of musical selections is as broad as the vocal styles with folk songs, love songs, and Wendy’s favorite song. Students crow, scat sing, keep rhythm, and even perform onstage to Wendy’s vocal variations of “I’ve Gotta Crow” from Peter Pan. “The Laughing Song,” “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” and “Don’t Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be.” Click here for more information.

Storybook Alive     1st-3rd     $280

How do characters make their way from the pages of children’s literature to the Broadway stage? Wendy’s musical theatre draws on examples from well-known children’s favorites, such as protagonist Peter Pan, supporting character the Fairy Godmother, antagonist Captain Hook, and the goals of Princess Winnifred in The Princess and the Pea, to help students discover the key elements around which stories are developed. Wendy uses her theatrical skills to demonstrate how actors and writers create a character’s personality using voice, physical movements, and facial expressions as budding actors from the audience crow, chant, and mime along. Click here for more information.

Once Upon A Tune     PreK-3rd      $280

Mix a little Dr. Seuss with some Brothers Grimm and a dollop of Maurice Sendak and what do you get? A delicious musical treat to whet the appetites of young readers. Drawing from such classics as Green Eggs and Ham, Little Red Riding Hood, and Oh, the Thinks you Can Think, Wendy creates delightful vocal vignettes with style. She shows students how to use the tools of the actor’s trade—voice, gestures, and facial expressions—to “sell” a song and gets students to help create a rainstorm, show puppet pal Johnny how to sing his one note, and sing a book together. Click here for more information.

Dream Big     K-2nd     $280

Wendy weaves storytelling with music in this interactive show about dreams. Ella dreams of being a movie star, Adele dreams of becoming a rich fancy lady and a big, green puppet dreams of being an opera singer. The audience will help the puppet sing and they will help Tortoise win the race, in a mini-musical “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The show ends with a wonderful message: no matter how tough the journey “Don’t Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be.” Click here for more information.

Literature Sings     K-4th     $395

In this delightful program, Wendy and Ritchie show what every writer should know about the essential elements of a good story- setting, character, and conflict. With help from the audience, they present scenes from treasured stories adapted for musical theatre including Frog and Toad, The Cat in the Hat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Secret Garden. Click here for more information.

Folk Tales From Around the World: Trickster Myths and Legends     K-6th     $500

Are students learning about different regions in the world? Whether it’s, North America, South America, Africa, Europe or Asia…we can travel to one region of the world or we can visit a few- You choose! John Doyle will create a program to tailor fit with school/organization’s curriculum and interest. Click here for more information.

Hansel and Gretel     PreK-5th     $650

Capitol City Opera’s adaptation of Hansel and Gretel is a 45–minute kid-friendly reduction of the originally dark Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Hansel and Gretel, is the touching story of a brother and sister who come to terms with the consequences of their actions. While lost in the woods, the siblings learn about courage, teamwork, personal responsibility, safety, and problem solving. To add to the fun, two students are invited on stage to fill non-speaking roles and lots of audience participation keeps children engaged. Sung in English and guided by a narrator, the performance concludes with a Q&A session with the cast so that children can interact directly with the performers. Click here for more information.

A Suessome Twosome     PreK-5th     $600

Bright costumes, zany characters, and child-friendly classical music bring two of Theodor Geisel’s beloved stories to life! Using the poetry of Dr. Seuss’s Gertrude McFuzz and Green Eggs and Ham, this twosome is an easy to understand, engaging introduction to opera. Gertrude McFuzz and Sam I Am show students the importance of self-acceptance and keeping an open mind---even if the food is green! Audience participation, humorous characters, and a lively pace ensure a delightful educational experience. Click here for more information.

Folk Tales From Around the World: Trickster Myths and Legends     K-6th     $500

Are students learning about different regions in the world? Whether it’s, North America, South America, Africa, Europe or Asia…we can travel to one region of the world or we can visit a few- You choose! John Doyle will create a program to tailor fit with school/organization’s curriculum and interest. Click here for more information.

Super Me (Super Power Training for Anti-Bullying)     PreK-5th     $745

“Super Me” is a fast paced theatrical adventure that combines high-energy hip-hop dance, intense video gaming, astounding magic, interactive animation and a live actor. Audience members are taken on a virtual journey into a comic book world to help a young boy escape from bullies. Click here for more information.

Jackie Robinson… More Than a Baseball Player     2nd-5th     $300

Many know Jackie Robinson as the first African-American baseball player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson’s integration of the Major Leagues was much more than about baseball and Jackie Robinson was much more than just a baseball player. Click here for more information.

Martin Luther King Jr.- A Life of Purpose     K-6th    $300

The” I have a dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr. is one of his most famous speeches. But who is the dreamer of the dream? This is a story of how the dreamer woke up and had the courage to tell his dream. Click here for more information.

Frederick Douglass: The Journey to Freedom     3rd-5th    $325

Frederick Douglass’ story is a story of legends and myths…but his is an actual story. A story of a man who was once enslaved, escapes to his freedom and becomes a world celebrated abolitionist. Storyteller/Puppeteer/ Actor Akbar Imhotep portrays Frederick Douglas and shares this fascinating journey of how he liberated himself from mental and physical slavery and his mission to free others. Click here for more information.

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LIVING HISTORY

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank     5th-12th      $750

AndThen_artThis powerful multi-media piece tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. Two surviving friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories on DVD, while actors portray their experiences during the Holocaust on stage. Click here for more information.

 


So You Want To Be A Hero: America’s Rip Roaring Tall Tales     1st and 3rd     $475

Three tales of America’s greatest tall tale heroes Sally Ann Thunder Ann Crockett and Davy Crockett who tamed the hills of Tennessee, Fanny and Febold Feboldson the inventingest farmers to hit the American Midwest; and Slue Foot Sue and Pecos Bill , the greatest cowboy who ever lived. All across America from sea to shining sea, these larger than life Tall Tale heroes used their super human strength, their inventiveness, and hearts too large for words to make these all American heroes and sheroes come to life. Click here for more information.

Once Upon A Time in China     PreK-5th     $285

This enchanting Chinese Tale teaches the importance of being honest. The Emperor is very old and needs to find someone to take over his duties, as he has no son. The new leader must be smart and strong, kind and courageous, patient and honest, especially HONEST. How will he find just the right boy? (Based on the story of The Empty Pot). Click here for more information.

Cherokee Tales     PreK-5th     $285

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 about the achievements of this noble tribe and the journey remembered today as the Trail of Tears. They also see the puppeteer in action, as this show takes place in the open rather than behind a curtain! Click here for more information.

Folk Tales From Around the World: Trickster Myths and Legends     K-6th     $500

Are students learning about different regions in the world? Whether it’s, North America, South America, Africa, Europe or Asia…we can travel to one region of the world or we can visit a few- You choose! John Doyle will create a program to tailor fit with school/organization’s curriculum and interest. Click here for more information.

Bull Run/ Manassas     5th-8th     $475

BULL RUN/MANASSAS is a duo program with actor/musicians Cathy Kaemmerlen and Scott DePoy, depicting the first major battle of the American Civil War through the words of some two dozen characters, from both the North and the South. From the glimmer, to the onset, to the battle itself, to the after effects, through monologues, poignant and insightful, funny and tearful, and through authentic period music, BULL RUN (Northern name)/MANASSAS (Southern name) brings to life this vital period in American history. Click here for more information.

Buttons for General Washington: A Revolutionary Spy Story     4th     $325

Set in the Revolutionary War, covering the time frame of October, 1777 through late summer of 1778, this is a spy story of one Quaker family, the Darraghs of Philadelphia, who sent secret messages in code, in buttons sewn on a son’s coat. Seen through the eyes of daughter/sister Anne, who, because of her older brother John’s illness, must deliver the buttons to brother Charles, aide de camp for General George Washington. Click here for more information.

Ms. Noodlehead has Georgia on Her Mind     2nd-5th     $325

Ms. Noodle Head is all set to make Georgia a shining example for the rest of the nation as she proves how much Georgia is on her mind. She takes the Whaddya Know About Georgia Quiz with questions from the Peanut Gallery; she celebrates Georgia as the Poultry Capital of the World with the chicken dance; she tests the audience in their knowledge of Georgia’s state symbols; she takes everyone on a year-round tour of fun festivals throughout the state; and along the way she tells some interesting legends about our Peach State, the Empire State of the South. Click here for more information.

Pearl Harbor Children     5th and 8th     $325

Three accounts of December 7, 1941:  a young American girl, living on O’ahu, whose father is a civilian dock worker (Sarah Walker); the daughter of Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese flight commander for the Pearl Harbor attack (Miyoko Fuchida); and a nisei, Japanese-American girl living in Hawaii (Yuriko Ito.) The three stories intertwine as we learn the facts about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its consequences. Click here for more information.

Jackie Robinson… More Than a Baseball Player     2nd-5th     $300

Many know Jackie Robinson as the first African-American baseball player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson’s integration of the Major Leagues was much more than about baseball and Jackie Robinson was much more than just a baseball player. Click here for more information.

Martin Luther King Jr.- A Life of Purpose     K-6th    $300

The” I have a dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr. is one of his most famous speeches. But who is the dreamer of the dream? This is a story of how the dreamer woke up and had the courage to tell his dream. Click here for more information.

Frederick Douglass: The Journey to Freedom     3rd-5th    $325

Frederick Douglass’ story is a story of legends and myths…but his is an actual story. A story of a man who was once enslaved, escapes to his freedom and becomes a world celebrated abolitionist. Storyteller/Puppeteer/ Actor Akbar Imhotep portrays Frederick Douglas and shares this fascinating journey of how he liberated himself from mental and physical slavery and his mission to free others. Click here for more information.

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MUSIC

Junie B. Jones the Musical     K-3rd     $750

JunieBJones_Full_4CIt's Junie B.'s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend Lucille doesn't want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal", and first grade has never been more exciting.

Nouns, Verbs, and Other Important Stuff     1st-5th     $580

Off-kilter Andy turns those pesky little parts of speech into an unforgettable language lesson. Expect lots of requests for the adjective song kids love (and teachers fear)—“The Jelly Song”!

Sing     PreK-3rd      $280

Did you know that the most versatile instrument is the human voice? Wendy proves it as she morphs from opera diva to jazz crooner to Broadway belter. The range of musical selections is as broad as the vocal styles with folk songs, love songs, and Wendy’s favorite song. Students crow, scat sing, keep rhythm, and even perform onstage to Wendy’s vocal variations of “I’ve Gotta Crow” from Peter Pan. “The Laughing Song,” “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” and “Don’t Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be.” Click here for more information.

Storybook Alive     1st-3rd     $280

How do characters make their way from the pages of children’s literature to the Broadway stage? Wendy’s musical theatre draws on examples from well-known children’s favorites, such as protagonist Peter Pan, supporting character the Fairy Godmother, antagonist Captain Hook, and the goals of Princess Winnifred in The Princess and the Pea, to help students discover the key elements around which stories are developed. Wendy uses her theatrical skills to demonstrate how actors and writers create a character’s personality using voice, physical movements, and facial expressions as budding actors from the audience crow, chant, and mime along. Click here for more information.

Once Upon A Tune     PreK-3rd      $280

Mix a little Dr. Seuss with some Brothers Grimm and a dollop of Maurice Sendak and what do you get? A delicious musical treat to whet the appetites of young readers. Drawing from such classics as Green Eggs and Ham, Little Red Riding Hood, and Oh, the Thinks you Can Think, Wendy creates delightful vocal vignettes with style. She shows students how to use the tools of the actor’s trade—voice, gestures, and facial expressions—to “sell” a song and gets students to help create a rainstorm, show puppet pal Johnny how to sing his one note, and sing a book together. Click here for more information.

Dream Big     K-2nd     $280

Wendy weaves storytelling with music in this interactive show about dreams. Ella dreams of being a movie star, Adele dreams of becoming a rich fancy lady and a big, green puppet dreams of being an opera singer. The audience will help the puppet sing and they will help Tortoise win the race, in a mini-musical “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The show ends with a wonderful message: no matter how tough the journey “Don’t Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be.” Click here for more information.

Literature Sings     K-4th     $395

In this delightful program, Wendy and Ritchie show what every writer should know about the essential elements of a good story- setting, character, and conflict. With help from the audience, they present scenes from treasured stories adapted for musical theatre including Frog and Toad, The Cat in the Hat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Secret Garden. Click here for more information.

Folk Tales From Around the World: Trickster Myths and Legends     K-6th     $500

Are students learning about different regions in the world? Whether it’s, North America, South America, Africa, Europe or Asia…we can travel to one region of the world or we can visit a few- You choose! John Doyle will create a program to tailor fit with school/organization’s curriculum and interest. Click here for more information.

Hansel and Gretel     PreK-5th     $650

Capitol City Opera’s adaptation of Hansel and Gretel is a 45–minute kid-friendly reduction of the originally dark Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Hansel and Gretel, is the touching story of a brother and sister who come to terms with the consequences of their actions. While lost in the woods, the siblings learn about courage, teamwork, personal responsibility, safety, and problem solving. To add to the fun, two students are invited on stage to fill non-speaking roles and lots of audience participation keeps children engaged. Sung in English and guided by a narrator, the performance concludes with a Q&A session with the cast so that children can interact directly with the performers. Click here for more information.

A Suessome Twosome     PreK-5th     $600

Bright costumes, zany characters, and child-friendly classical music bring two of Theodor Geisel’s beloved stories to life! Using the poetry of Dr. Seuss’s Gertrude McFuzz and Green Eggs and Ham, this twosome is an easy to understand, engaging introduction to opera. Gertrude McFuzz and Sam I Am show students the importance of self-acceptance and keeping an open mind---even if the food is green! Audience participation, humorous characters, and a lively pace ensure a delightful educational experience. Click here for more information.

Offut’s Environmental Epic Show     All Ages     $580

Andy wades down the local creek all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, learning important lessons along the way about pollution, recycling, and the interdependence of all living things. Click here for more information.

Splish, Splash: Water Stories      PreK-5th     $380

H2-Oh! 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!" Click here for more information.

Diggery Digger’s Dino Adventure     PreK-5th     $745

While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is showing his fossils to a live audience, he discovers a “top secret” box the museum accidentally packed. Curious, Diggery opens the box and unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000 or DINA taking the audience back into time to interact with dinosaurs. All is well until they use DINA on a large dinosaur egg. The egg hatches and a terrible thing happens. The dinosaurs in museums around the world start to come alive! The only way to stop this dinosaur regeneration is to return the baby dinosaur back to it's mother. Come along for a rocking dino adventure with Diggery and save the human race. Click here for more information.

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THEATRE

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe     2nd-8th     $650

LionWitch&WardrobeartThis heart-warming and mysterious play, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis, was so popular in our 2014-2015 season that we are bringing it back for another exhilarating year! Watch as four actors portray Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan in their thrilling adventures in Narnia.

 

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank     5th-12th      $750

AndThen_artThis powerful multi-media piece tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. Two surviving friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories on DVD, while actors portray their experiences during the Holocaust on stage.

 

Junie B. Jones the Musical     K-3rd     $750

JunieBJones_Full_4CIt's Junie B.'s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend Lucille doesn't want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal", and first grade has never been more exciting.

S.T.E.A.M. Team     3rd- 8th     $650

STEAMTEAM_LOGOWhat can happen when five neighborhood friends take their interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics and join forces to help a friend in need? The S.T.E.A.M Team is formed and the neighborhood will never be the same! Get to know these five friends when they are in both elementary and middle school, as they discover that what makes them different makes their team stronger. The perspective looks different depending on the grade of the audience member!

Trickster Tales from Around the World     All ages     $350

People of all ages love to watch the escapades of tricksters. In modern times, we watch Bugs Bunny, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote even Ace Ventura and Bart Simpson. But these contemporary characters have roots in antiquity. The trickster is a universal archetype, found in every culture: Anansi among the African people, Coyote in the American Southwest, Raven in the Pacific Northwest, Rabbit in the American South, the leprechaun in Ireland, Fox in South America, and many others. Master storyteller Rob Cleveland takes audiences on a festive romp with these timeless rascals. Click here for more information.

A World United Through Stories     All ages     $350

Through the power of stories, we can see that the things that bring us together are far greater than the things that pull us apart. Storytelling is deeply at the root of every culture that has ever been on the planet. Master storyteller Rob Cleveland takes the audiences on a trip around the world. This program will be tailored to fit the desires of a particular audience. Many schools and organizations will have periods of time that they will study a particular culture. The program can be matched to those cultures.   Many of the stories will come from the award-winning Story Cove series. Rob’s books can be ordered ahead of time and a book signing session can be held. Click here for more information.

Stories with Character     All ages     $550

Throughout time, folktales have been used to help people learn how to live with each other. Character traits such as trust, gratitude, responsibility, honesty and many others can be taught through the use of lively, engaging folktales. The program can be tailored to fit the needs of a particular school. Click here for more information.

Wish Tales     PreK-2nd     $285

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”. Click here for more information.

Butterfly Ballad     PreK-3rd     $285

Developed for the opening of the Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center, this production traces the metamorphosis of Katy and Kevin Caterpillar from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Join them on their fascinating migration to Mexico and marvel as they return to the United States to lay their eggs, beginning the life cycle all over again. The story, narrated by Mother Nature and performed with hand and rod puppets, culminates in a discussion of what each individual can do to maintain the balance of nature. Students learn a few Spanish words along the way; a bilingual version is available on request. Click here for more information.

Cherokee Tales     PreK-5th     $285

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 about the achievements of this noble tribe and the journey remembered today as the Trail of Tears. They also see the puppeteer in action, as this show takes place in the open rather than behind a curtain! Click here for more information.

Once Upon A Time in China     PreK-5th     $285

This enchanting Chinese Tale teaches the importance of being honest. The Emperor is very old and needs to find someone to take over his duties, as he has no son. The new leader must be smart and strong, kind and courageous, patient and honest, especially HONEST. How will he find just the right boy? (Based on the story of The Empty Pot). Click here for more information.

Diggery Digger’s Dino Adventure     PreK-5th     $745

While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is showing his fossils to a live audience, he discovers a “top secret” box the museum accidentally packed. Curious, Diggery opens the box and unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000 or DINA taking the audience back into time to interact with dinosaurs. All is well until they use DINA on a large dinosaur egg. The egg hatches and a terrible thing happens. The dinosaurs in museums around the world start to come alive! The only way to stop this dinosaur regeneration is to return the baby dinosaur back to it's mother. Come along for a rocking dino adventure with Diggery and save the human race. Click here for more information.

Sing     PreK-3rd      $280

Did you know that the most versatile instrument is the human voice? Wendy proves it as she morphs from opera diva to jazz crooner to Broadway belter. The range of musical selections is as broad as the vocal styles with folk songs, love songs, and Wendy’s favorite song. Students crow, scat sing, keep rhythm, and even perform onstage to Wendy’s vocal variations of “I’ve Gotta Crow” from Peter Pan. “The Laughing Song,” “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” and “Don’t Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be.” Click here for more information.

Storybook Alive     1st-3rd     $280

How do characters make their way from the pages of children’s literature to the Broadway stage? Wendy’s musical theatre draws on examples from well-known children’s favorites, such as protagonist Peter Pan, supporting character the Fairy Godmother, antagonist Captain Hook, and the goals of Princess Winnifred in The Princess and the Pea, to help students discover the key elements around which stories are developed. Wendy uses her theatrical skills to demonstrate how actors and writers create a character’s personality using voice, physical movements, and facial expressions as budding actors from the audience crow, chant, and mime along. Click here for more information.

Once Upon A Tune     PreK-3rd      $280

Mix a little Dr. Seuss with some Brothers Grimm and a dollop of Maurice Sendak and what do you get? A delicious musical treat to whet the appetites of young readers. Drawing from such classics as Green Eggs and Ham, Little Red Riding Hood, and Oh, the Thinks you Can Think, Wendy creates delightful vocal vignettes with style. She shows students how to use the tools of the actor’s trade—voice, gestures, and facial expressions—to “sell” a song and gets students to help create a rainstorm, show puppet pal Johnny how to sing his one note, and sing a book together. Click here for more information.

Dream Big     K-2nd     $280

Wendy weaves storytelling with music in this interactive show about dreams. Ella dreams of being a movie star, Adele dreams of becoming a rich fancy lady and a big, green puppet dreams of being an opera singer. The audience will help the puppet sing and they will help Tortoise win the race, in a mini-musical “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The show ends with a wonderful message: no matter how tough the journey “Don’t Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be.” Click here for more information.

Hansel and Gretel     PreK-5th     $650

Capitol City Opera’s adaptation of Hansel and Gretel is a 45–minute kid-friendly reduction of the originally dark Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Hansel and Gretel, is the touching story of a brother and sister who come to terms with the consequences of their actions. While lost in the woods, the siblings learn about courage, teamwork, personal responsibility, safety, and problem solving. To add to the fun, two students are invited on stage to fill non-speaking roles and lots of audience participation keeps children engaged. Sung in English and guided by a narrator, the performance concludes with a Q&A session with the cast so that children can interact directly with the performers. Click here for more information.

A Suessome Twosome     PreK-5th     $600

Bright costumes, zany characters, and child-friendly classical music bring two of Theodor Geisel’s beloved stories to life! Using the poetry of Dr. Seuss’s Gertrude McFuzz and Green Eggs and Ham, this twosome is an easy to understand, engaging introduction to opera. Gertrude McFuzz and Sam I Am show students the importance of self-acceptance and keeping an open mind---even if the food is green! Audience participation, humorous characters, and a lively pace ensure a delightful educational experience. Click here for more information.

Super Me (Super Power Training for Anti-Bullying)     PreK-5th     $745

“Super Me” is a fast paced theatrical adventure that combines high-energy hip-hop dance, intense video gaming, astounding magic, interactive animation and a live actor. Audience members are taken on a virtual journey into a comic book world to help a young boy escape from bullies. Click here for more information.

Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff     All ages     $375

In “fractured fairy tale” style, 3 favorite classic stories are humorously re-told using hand, glove and rod puppets. Click here for more information.

The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man     All ages     $375

“Run, run, run as fast as you can!” says the star of this show. Watch the Gingerbread Man run through his own story as well as those of some other familiar fairy tales. Click here for more information.

Jack and the Beanstalk     All ages     $375

You may think you know the story of Jack, but you've never seen a version like this one! Follow the adventures of Jack as he meets some odd characters from other classic stories on a journey which leads him to Geoffrey the Giant. Click here for more information.

The NEW Adventures of Br’er Rabbit     All ages     $375

Br'er Rabbit and his friends Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear are in some new, original stories crafted by puppeteer, David Stephens. Click here for more information.

The Reluctant Dragon     All ages     $375

Friendship is the core theme of this re-telling of a Kenneth Graham story. Recipient of a 2008 Family Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, this show features Muppet-style and rod puppets. Click here for more information.

Puppets Have Feelings , Too     All ages     $375

This production was designed to help teach children emotion recognition and character development. Puppeteer David Stephens guides audience members through the process of character creation using performance and audience interaction. Click here for more information.

Santa’s Missing Mail     All ages     $375

Ominous Crook is up to no good by trying to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus' mail. Will he ever be stopped? Find out in this original show by David Stephens featuring Muppet-style puppets. Click here for more information.

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PUPPETRY

Butterfly Ballad     PreK-3rd      $285

Developed for the opening of the Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center, this production traces the metamorphosis of Katy and Kevin Caterpillar from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Join them on their fascinating migration to Mexico and marvel as they return to the United States to lay their eggs, beginning the life cycle all over again. The story, narrated by Mother Nature and performed with hand and rod puppets, culminates in a discussion of what each individual can do to maintain the balance of nature. Students learn a few Spanish words along the way; a bilingual version is available on request. Click here for more information.

Cherokee Tales     PreK-5th      $285

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 about the achievements of this noble tribe and the journey remembered today as the Trail of Tears. They also see the puppeteer in action, as this show takes place in the open rather than behind a curtain! Click here for more information.

Once Upon A Time in China     PreK-5th      $285

This enchanting Chinese Tale teaches the importance of being honest. The Emperor is very old and needs to find someone to take over his duties, as he has no son. The new leader must be smart and strong, kind and courageous, patient and honest, especially HONEST. How will he find just the right boy? (Based on the story of The Empty Pot). Click here for more information.

Wish Tales     PreK-2nd     $285

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”. Click here for more information.

Kids on the Block     PreK-5th     $380

Developed by the international organization Kids on the Block, Inc., these skits accurately portray characters with Down Syndrome, visual and hearing impairments and cerebral palsy. The show combines humor with a straightforward approach to children with different abilities, and the audience can ask the puppets questions. Click here for more information.

Foxy Christmas     Preschool-3rd     $285

A tale of Christmas spirit. 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. (This is a secular show in which Santa Claus makes an important appearance). Click here for more information.

Twas the Night Before Christmas     Preschool-5th     $285

The holiday classic poem is brought to life with puppets and lots of humor. As told by the mouse who was there and saw what really happened.

Splish, Splash: Water Stories      PreK-5th     $380

H2-Oh! 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!" Click here for more information.

Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff     All ages     $375

In “fractured fairy tale” style, 3 favorite classic stories are humorously re-told using hand, glove and rod puppets. Click here for more information.

The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man     All ages     $375

“Run, run, run as fast as you can!” says the star of this show. Watch the Gingerbread Man run through his own story as well as those of some other familiar fairy tales. Click here for more information.

Jack and the Beanstalk     All ages     $375

You may think you know the story of Jack, but you've never seen a version like this one! Follow the adventures of Jack as he meets some odd characters from other classic stories on a journey which leads him to Geoffrey the Giant. Click here for more information.

The NEW Adventures of Br’er Rabbit     All ages     $375

Br'er Rabbit and his friends Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear are in some new, original stories crafted by puppeteer, David Stephens. Click here for more information.

The Reluctant Dragon     All ages     $375

Friendship is the core theme of this re-telling of a Kenneth Graham story. Recipient of a 2008 Family Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, this show features Muppet-style and rod puppets. Click here for more information.

Puppets Have Feelings , Too     All ages     $375

This production was designed to help teach children emotion recognition and character development. Puppeteer David Stephens guides audience members through the process of character creation using performance and audience interaction. Click here for more information.

Santa’s Missing Mail     All ages     $375

Ominous Crook is up to no good by trying to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus' mail. Will he ever be stopped? Find out in this original show by David Stephens featuring Muppet-style puppets. Click here for more information.

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THE LIVING STUDY GUIDE

Nouns, Verbs, and Other Important Stuff     1st-5th     $580

Off-kilter Andy turns those pesky little parts of speech into an unforgettable language lesson. Expect lots of requests for the adjective song kids love (and teachers fear)—“The Jelly Song”!

Literature Sings     K-4th     $395

In this delightful program, Wendy and Ritchie show what every writer should know about the essential elements of a good story- setting, character, and conflict. With help from the audience, they present scenes from treasured stories adapted for musical theatre including Frog and Toad, The Cat in the Hat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Secret Garden. Click here for more information.

In the Middle     5th     $580

Songs and stories address the anxiety fifth-graders may have as they move up to middle school. Click here for more information.

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LANGUAGE ARTS

So You Want To Be A Hero: America’s Rip Roaring Tall Tales     1st and 3rd     $475

Three tales of America’s greatest tall tale heroes Sally Ann Thunder Ann Crockett and Davy Crockett who tamed the hills of Tennessee, Fanny and Febold Feboldson the inventingest farmers to hit the American Midwest; and Slue Foot Sue and Pecos Bill , the greatest cowboy who ever lived. All across America from sea to shining sea, these larger than life Tall Tale heroes used their super human strength, their inventiveness, and hearts too large for words to make these all American heroes and sheroes come to life. Click here for more information.

Nouns, Verbs, and Other Important Stuff     1st-5th     $580

Off-kilter Andy turns those pesky little parts of speech into an unforgettable language lesson. Expect lots of requests for the adjective song kids love (and teachers fear)—“The Jelly Song”!

Literature Sings     K-4th     $395

In this delightful program, Wendy and Ritchie show what every writer should know about the essential elements of a good story- setting, character, and conflict. With help from the audience, they present scenes from treasured stories adapted for musical theatre including Frog and Toad, The Cat in the Hat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Secret Garden. Click here for more information.

Trickster Tales from Around the World     All ages     $350

People of all ages love to watch the escapades of tricksters. In modern times, we watch Bugs Bunny, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote even Ace Ventura and Bart Simpson. But these contemporary characters have roots in antiquity. The trickster is a universal archetype, found in every culture: Anansi among the African people, Coyote in the American Southwest, Raven in the Pacific Northwest, Rabbit in the American South, the leprechaun in Ireland, Fox in South America, and many others. Master storyteller Rob Cleveland takes audiences on a festive romp with these timeless rascals. Click here for more information.

A World United Through Stories     All ages     $350

Through the power of stories, we can see that the things that bring us together are far greater than the things that pull us apart. Storytelling is deeply at the root of every culture that has ever been on the planet. Master storyteller Rob Cleveland takes the audiences on a trip around the world. This program will be tailored to fit the desires of a particular audience. Many schools and organizations will have periods of time that they will study a particular culture. The program can be matched to those cultures.   Many of the stories will come from the award-winning Story Cove series. Rob’s books can be ordered ahead of time and a book signing session can be held. Click here for more information.

Stories with Character     All ages     $550

Throughout time, folktales have been used to help people learn how to live with each other. Character traits such as trust, gratitude, responsibility, honesty and many others can be taught through the use of lively, engaging folktales. The program can be tailored to fit the needs of a particular school. Click here for more information.

Folk Tales From Around the World: Trickster Myths and Legends     K-6th     $500

Are students learning about different regions in the world? Whether it’s, North America, South America, Africa, Europe or Asia…we can travel to one region of the world or we can visit a few- You choose! John Doyle will create a program to tailor fit with school/organization’s curriculum and interest. Click here for more information.

Hansel and Gretel     PreK-5th     $650

Capitol City Opera’s adaptation of Hansel and Gretel is a 45–minute kid-friendly reduction of the originally dark Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Hansel and Gretel, is the touching story of a brother and sister who come to terms with the consequences of their actions. While lost in the woods, the siblings learn about courage, teamwork, personal responsibility, safety, and problem solving. To add to the fun, two students are invited on stage to fill non-speaking roles and lots of audience participation keeps children engaged. Sung in English and guided by a narrator, the performance concludes with a Q&A session with the cast so that children can interact directly with the performers. Click here for more information.

A Suessome Twosome     PreK-5th     $600

Bright costumes, zany characters, and child-friendly classical music bring two of Theodor Geisel’s beloved stories to life! Using the poetry of Dr. Seuss’s Gertrude McFuzz and Green Eggs and Ham, this twosome is an easy to understand, engaging introduction to opera. Gertrude McFuzz and Sam I Am show students the importance of self-acceptance and keeping an open mind---even if the food is green! Audience participation, humorous characters, and a lively pace ensure a delightful educational experience. Click here for more information.

Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff     All ages     $375

In “fractured fairy tale” style, 3 favorite classic stories are humorously re-told using hand, glove and rod puppets. Click here for more information.

The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man     All ages     $375

“Run, run, run as fast as you can!” says the star of this show. Watch the Gingerbread Man run through his own story as well as those of some other familiar fairy tales. Click here for more information.

Jack and the Beanstalk     All ages     $375

You may think you know the story of Jack, but you've never seen a version like this one! Follow the adventures of Jack as he meets some odd characters from other classic stories on a journey which leads him to Geoffrey the Giant. Click here for more information.

The NEW Adventures of Br’er Rabbit     All ages     $375

Br'er Rabbit and his friends Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear are in some new, original stories crafted by puppeteer, David Stephens. Click here for more information.

The Reluctant Dragon     All ages     $375

Friendship is the core theme of this re-telling of a Kenneth Graham story. Recipient of a 2008 Family Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, this show features Muppet-style and rod puppets. Click here for more information.

Puppets Have Feelings , Too     All ages     $375

This production was designed to help teach children emotion recognition and character development. Puppeteer David Stephens guides audience members through the process of character creation using performance and audience interaction. Click here for more information.

Santa’s Missing Mail     All ages     $375

Ominous Crook is up to no good by trying to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus' mail. Will he ever be stopped? Find out in this original show by David Stephens featuring Muppet-style puppets. Click here for more information.

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NATURE & THE ENVIRONMENT

Offut’s Environmental Epic Show     All Ages     $580

Andy wades down the local creek all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, learning important lessons along the way about pollution, recycling, and the interdependence of all living things. Click here for more information.

Butterfly Ballad     PreK-3rd     $285

Developed for the opening of the Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center, this production traces the metamorphosis of Katy and Kevin Caterpillar from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Join them on their fascinating migration to Mexico and marvel as they return to the United States to lay their eggs, beginning the life cycle all over again. The story, narrated by Mother Nature and performed with hand and rod puppets, culminates in a discussion of what each individual can do to maintain the balance of nature. Students learn a few Spanish words along the way; a bilingual version is available on request. Click here for more information.

Splish, Splash: Water Stories      PreK-5th     $380

H2-Oh! 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!" Click here for more information.

Diggery Digger’s Dino Adventure     PreK-5th     $745

While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is showing his fossils to a live audience, he discovers a “top secret” box the museum accidentally packed. Curious, Diggery opens the box and unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000 or DINA taking the audience back into time to interact with dinosaurs. All is well until they use DINA on a large dinosaur egg. The egg hatches and a terrible thing happens. The dinosaurs in museums around the world start to come alive! The only way to stop this dinosaur regeneration is to return the baby dinosaur back to it's mother. Come along for a rocking dino adventure with Diggery and save the human race. Click here for more information.

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PERSONAL GROWTH

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe     2nd-8th     $650

LionWitch&WardrobeartThis heart-warming and mysterious play, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis, was so popular in our 2014-2015 season that we are bringing it back for another exhilarating year! Watch as four actors portray Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan in their thrilling adventures in Narnia.

 

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank     5th-12th      $750

AndThen_artThis powerful multi-media piece tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. Two surviving friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories on DVD, while actors portray their experiences during the Holocaust on stage.

 

Junie B. Jones the Musical     K-3rd     $750

JunieBJones_Full_4CIt's Junie B.'s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend Lucille doesn't want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal", and first grade has never been more exciting.
S.T.E.A.M. Team     3rd- 8th     $650

STEAMTEAM_LOGOWhat can happen when five neighborhood friends take their interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics and join forces to help a friend in need? The S.T.E.A.M Team is formed and the neighborhood will never be the same! Get to know these five friends when they are in both elementary and middle school, as they discover that what makes them different makes their team stronger. The perspective looks different depending on the grade of the audience member!

Trickster Tales from Around the World     All ages     $300

People of all ages love to watch the escapades of tricksters. In modern times, we watch Bugs Bunny, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote even Ace Ventura and Bart Simpson. But these contemporary characters have roots in antiquity. The trickster is a universal archetype, found in every culture: Anansi among the African people, Coyote in the American Southwest, Raven in the Pacific Northwest, Rabbit in the American South, the leprechaun in Ireland, Fox in South America, and many others. Master storyteller Rob Cleveland takes audiences on a festive romp with these timeless rascals. Click here for more information.

A World United Through Stories     All ages     $350

Through the power of stories, we can see that the things that bring us together are far greater than the things that pull us apart. Storytelling is deeply at the root of every culture that has ever been on the planet. Master storyteller Rob Cleveland takes the audiences on a trip around the world. This program will be tailored to fit the desires of a particular audience. Many schools and organizations will have periods of time that they will study a particular culture. The program can be matched to those cultures.   Many of the stories will come from the award-winning Story Cove series. Rob’s books can be ordered ahead of time and a book signing session can be held. Click here for more information.

Stories with Character     All ages     $550

Throughout time, folktales have been used to help people learn how to live with each other. Character traits such as trust, gratitude, responsibility, honesty and many others can be taught through the use of lively, engaging folktales. The program can be tailored to fit the needs of a particular school. Click here for more information.

Wish Tales     PreK-2nd     $285

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”. Click here for more information.

Once Upon A Time in China     PreK-5th     $285

This enchanting Chinese Tale teaches the importance of being honest. The Emperor is very old and needs to find someone to take over his duties, as he has no son. The new leader must be smart and strong, kind and courageous, patient and honest, especially HONEST. How will he find just the right boy? (Based on the story of The Empty Pot). Click here for more information.

Kids on the Block     PreK-5th     $380

Developed by the international organization Kids on the Block, Inc., these skits accurately portray characters with Down Syndrome, visual and hearing impairments and cerebral palsy. The show combines humor with a straightforward approach to children with different abilities, and the audience can ask the puppets questions. Click here for more information.

Foxy Christmas     Preschool-3rd     $285

A tale of Christmas spirit. 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. (This is a secular show in which Santa Claus makes an important appearance). Click here for more information.

Sing     PreK-3rd      $280

Did you know that the most versatile instrument is the human voice? Wendy proves it as she morphs from opera diva to jazz crooner to Broadway belter. The range of musical selections is as broad as the vocal styles with folk songs, love songs, and Wendy’s favorite song. Students crow, scat sing, keep rhythm, and even perform onstage to Wendy’s vocal variations of “I’ve Gotta Crow” from Peter Pan. “The Laughing Song,” “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” and “Don’t Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be.” Click here for more information.

Dream Big     K-2nd     $280

Wendy weaves storytelling with music in this interactive show about dreams. Ella dreams of being a movie star, Adele dreams of becoming a rich fancy lady and a big, green puppet dreams of being an opera singer. The audience will help the puppet sing and they will help Tortoise win the race, in a mini-musical “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The show ends with a wonderful message: no matter how tough the journey “Don’t Be Anything Less Than Everything You Can Be.” Click here for more information.

Hansel and Gretel     PreK-5th     $650

Capitol City Opera’s adaptation of Hansel and Gretel is a 45–minute kid-friendly reduction of the originally dark Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Hansel and Gretel, is the touching story of a brother and sister who come to terms with the consequences of their actions. While lost in the woods, the siblings learn about courage, teamwork, personal responsibility, safety, and problem solving. To add to the fun, two students are invited on stage to fill non-speaking roles and lots of audience participation keeps children engaged. Sung in English and guided by a narrator, the performance concludes with a Q&A session with the cast so that children can interact directly with the performers. Click here for more information.

A Suessome Twosome     PreK-5th     $600

Bright costumes, zany characters, and child-friendly classical music bring two of Theodor Geisel’s beloved stories to life! Using the poetry of Dr. Seuss’s Gertrude McFuzz and Green Eggs and Ham, this twosome is an easy to understand, engaging introduction to opera. Gertrude McFuzz and Sam I Am show students the importance of self-acceptance and keeping an open mind---even if the food is green! Audience participation, humorous characters, and a lively pace ensure a delightful educational experience. Click here for more information.

Super Me (Super Power Training for Anti-Bullying)     PreK-5th     $745

“Super Me” is a fast paced theatrical adventure that combines high-energy hip-hop dance, intense video gaming, astounding magic, interactive animation and a live actor. Audience members are taken on a virtual journey into a comic book world to help a young boy escape from bullies. Click here for more information.

Hero’s Journey Stories     All grades     $380

Interactive stories of heroes who face obstacles in their environment and in themselves. The audience sees how they overcame them and ultimately see how the hero learns to serves. Click here for more information.

Regional Folk Tales     All grades     $380

Students learning about different regions in the world? We can travel to one region of the world or we can visit a few- You choose! Fasten your imaginary seat belts. Click here for more information.

The Reluctant Dragon     All ages     $375

Friendship is the core theme of this re-telling of a Kenneth Graham story. Recipient of a 2008 Family Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, this show features Muppet-style and rod puppets. Click here for more information.

Puppets Have Feelings , Too     All ages     $375

This production was designed to help teach children emotion recognition and character development. Puppeteer David Stephens guides audience members through the process of character creation using performance and audience interaction. Click here for more information.

Santa’s Missing Mail     All ages     $375

Ominous Crook is up to no good by trying to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus' mail. Will he ever be stopped? Find out in this original show by David Stephens featuring Muppet-style puppets. Click here for more information.

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SPANISH

Butterfly Ballad     PreK-3rd     $285

Developed for the opening of the Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center, this production traces the metamorphosis of Katy and Kevin Caterpillar from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Join them on their fascinating migration to Mexico and marvel as they return to the United States to lay their eggs, beginning the life cycle all over again. The story, narrated by Mother Nature and performed with hand and rod puppets, culminates in a discussion of what each individual can do to maintain the balance of nature. Students learn a few Spanish words along the way; a bilingual version is available on request. Click here for more information.



HOLIDAY

Foxy Christmas     Preschool-3rd     $285

A tale of Christmas spirit. 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. (This is a secular show in which Santa Claus makes an important appearance). Click here for more information. Click here for more information.

Twas the Night Before Christmas     Preschool-5th     $285

The holiday classic poem is brought to life with puppets and lots of humor. As told by the mouse who was there and saw what really happened.

Santa’s Missing Mail     All ages     $375

Ominous Crook is up to no good by trying to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus' mail. Will he ever be stopped? Find out in this original show by David Stephens featuring Muppet-style puppets. Click here for more information.
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