Jan 23-Mar 4, 2018

Rainforest Adventures


Center for Puppetry Arts

By Jon Ludwig, Stephanie Kaskel Bogle, and Raylynn Hughes


Jan 23-Mar 4, 2018

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Sensory-Friendly Programming

Girl Scout STEM Event


Meet the Cast


Ages 4+

Reduced-price Previews Jan 23 & 24  

It’s a jungle out there in this entertaining and enlightening peek at the amazing Amazonian rainforest.

Learning Themes:  Ecosystems, animal biology, world geography

Puppetry Styles: Marionette 

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Pink River Dolphin Marionette

Mainstage Theater

All adults and children ages 2 and up must have a ticket.


Sensory-Friendly Programming

Sun, Feb 11, 2018

12-1pm: Museum exhibits
1pm: Performance
1:45-2:30pm: Create-A-Puppet Workshops

Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.

Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated.

Girl Scout STEM Event

Join us at the Center for Puppetry Arts on January 28th from 12pm -3:30pm for a celebration of puppetry and STEM Earn all four STEM patches! Enjoy our performance of Rainforest Adventures with a special post-show Scouts-only presentation that will make Science connections with the show and will reveal the Technology behind the spectacle of our performances (including the computers, lights and sound systems we use to create our puppetry magic).

A Guided Tour of our incredible Worlds of Puppetry Museum will highlight the Engineering behind the design and build of Jim Henson puppets as well as puppetry traditions from across the world.  A customized Create-A-Puppet Workshop will celebrate the Math applications utilized in making your own one-of-a-kind Pink River Dolphin Marionette (shapes, angles, measuring, symmetry, fractions).

A fun-filled day guaranteed to educate, entertain, and inspire awaits. Our special Girl Scouts ticket ($17.25) is your only way into these exclusive events!

Limit 4 tickets per reservation for Girl Scouts and their adult companions. Center Group Rates and Member Rates not applicable. Recommended for Brownies and Juniors.

Reserve your tickets today at our special reduced Girl Scouts rate by calling our Ticket Office at 404-873-3391.    



All special events are from 10am-1pm and are included at no extra charge with paid admission to the performance of the Worlds of Puppetry Museum.

Saturday, Jan. 27     The Botanical Gardens

To celebrate the opening weekend of the show, the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be on site with a hands-on discovery station to help patrons explore the fascinating world of frogs! Learn about tropical frogs, the differences between toads and frogs--all brought to life with living examples from the Garden's amphibian conservation collection. This interactive activity will let kids see these animals up close before they go see the puppet version!

Sunday, Jan. 28     Girl Scout STEM Day

The Center is pleased to host Atlanta-area Girl Scouts during Girl Scouts STEM Day! Girl Scouts are invited to enjoy a special program where they can earn all 4 STEM patches during a fun-filled day guaranteed to educate, entertain, and inspire. Capacity is limited.

Saturday, Feb. 3     Elmo's Birthday

We’re throwing a birthday party you won’t want to miss! It’s Elmo’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with an Elmo bounce house and Elmo donuts from Bon Glaze (while supplies last). Fun fact: Elmo turns 3 and a half every year!

Saturday, Feb. 10    Axe Capoeira Atlanta

Did you know that 60% of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil? Join us on as we celebrate their culture with a live demonstration of the traditional Brazilian martial art of capoeira and live Brazilian music presented by Axe Capoeira Atlanta! 

Saturday, Feb. 17     Folkmanis Puppet Giveaway

We’re giving away a Folkmanis Sloth Puppet! The three-toed sloth is another animal featured in the show. All patrons who are invited to enter a drawing for a chance to win a baby sloth puppet from our Museum Store!

Saturday, Feb. 24     Chattahoochee Nature Center

Educators from the Chattahoochee Nature Center will join us for a presentation and paper snake bracelet activity.

 Saturday, Mar. 3     Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta’s Zoomobile will be on-site with animals native to the rainforest to celebrate World Wildlife Day!


Brian Harrison is having a howling good time swinging through the rainforest! This is Brian's second trip into the Center's Amazon. Brian can also be seen in the Center production of Cat in the Hat. Enjoy your stay in the Amazon!

Jake Krakovsky is delighted to return to the Center for Puppetry Arts, where he has previously been seen in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ and Aesop’s Carnival. A lifelong ATLien, Jake is fortunate to have collaborated with artists and companies around the city as an actor, puppeteer, director, playwright, coach, and teaching artist.

Most recently Jake served as puppetry coach (and performed as an understudy) on Hand to God at the Alliance Theatre. He spent the summer in Arezzo, Italy at the Accademia dell'Arte, where he received a resident fellowship to work and train in devised physical theater. Upcoming: Play the Play with Cat the Cat (Alliance Theatre’s “Theater for the Very Young” series).

Infinite endless love to his friends and family for their support. Be brave enough to be kind.

Emily Marsh is a puppeteer and actor who has toured and performed all over the country. Favorite projects have included Gruff: An Eco Puppet Musical (NYC), Inside Out at Imagination Stage (DC), and God Projekt at La MaMa Theatre (NYC). Emily has also had the pleasure of working as a touring puppeteer with the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Wits End Puppets, and Madcap Puppet Company. This is Emily's second production at the Center for Puppetry Arts having previously performed as Rudolph in Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. emilykmarsh.com

Tim Sweeney is thrilled to be back for another show. Past Center for Puppetry Arts performances include Pete the Cat, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type; Charlotte’s Web; Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™; Brer Rabbit and Friends; The Little Pirate Mermaid, SPACE!; Peter Pan; Rumpelstiltskin; Aladdin; Rainforest Adventures; Cinderella Della Circus; and The Ghastly Dreadfuls.

Anna Claire Walker is an actor/puppeteer, originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Auburn University where some of her favorite credits included Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Lysistrata in Lysistrata, and Violet in 9 to 5: The Musical.  Anna Claire’s Center for Puppetry Arts credits include Space!, The Little Pirate Mermaid, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Pete the Cat, where she played Pete.