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The Puppetry Arts Center announces programming for the 2024-2025 season

The Puppetry Arts Center announces programming for the 2024-2025 season

The Puppetry Arts Center has announced the programming for this next season, which is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. The 2024-2025 season includes shows for families and adults, the return of Puppetry NOW and great holiday classics.

The fun begins with Summer at the Center, presented by Kaiser Permanente, featuring immersive experiences with your favorite characters. This includes the captivating In Fraggle Rock special exhibit (through October 27), transporting guests into the whimsical world of Jim Henson’s iconic characters from the 1980s TV series and the recent reboot and Puppet Camp (June and July). Audiences can delight in “Sesame Street the Musical” (June 5-August 4), a heartwarming theatrical production using puppets built to television standards to bring beloved Muppets like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch directly on the Center stage. The Center is the only theater to present Sesame Street the Musical since its run on Broadway in New York.

“There’s only one place in Atlanta that seemed like a natural fit to bring the Sesame Street Muppets to the stage – and that’s the Center for Puppetry Arts,” said Sesame Street the Musical creator Jonathan Rockefeller. “We can’t wait for Sesame Street the Musical to come here and look forward to our fans’ reactions when Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Gabrielle and their other four-legged friends take the Atlanta stage.”

This season’s family series features enchanting shows suitable for young audiences, including two all-new productions: the young audience theater “Owl at Home” (August 14 to September 8) and the adventurous tale of “Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote » (from September 18 to September 8). October 20). As the holidays approach, families can create and enjoy must-have classics like “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow” (October 23-27) and the timeless “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™” (October 14 November to December 29). Looking ahead to 2025, audiences can expect a wide range of productions, including “Squirrel Stole My Underpants.”» (January 8-19, 2025) “Rainforest Adventures” (January 29-March 2), “Galapagos George” (March 5-16), “Milo the Magnificent” (March 19-30) and the classic tale of “Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat» (April 8-May 25).

For adult audiences, the new season offers an electrifying lineup, starting with the highly anticipated NATIONAL PUPPET SLAM (August 30-31) and the return of Halloween fan favorite “The Ghastly Dreadfuls.”» (October 2-26). In 2025, audiences can expect innovative performances such as “The Ninja Puppet Shenaniganza featuring Raymond vs Raymond” (January 23-February 2, 2025) from Puppetry NOW artist Raymond Carr, the comedic escapade of “Marooned!” A space comedy» (March 6-16) and the avant-garde show “XPT: Xperimental Puppetry Theater» (April 30-May 4).

In addition to performances, the Center’s Worlds of Puppetry museum programming will offer visitors immersive special exhibitions, including Down in Fraggle Rock (through November 3), Festive Features (November 12-December 29), and the 4th annual edition of Puppetry NOW (January). April 24-27, 2025) featuring Atlanta artist Raymond Carr.

To learn more about the Center’s 2024-2025 programming, visit puppet.org.