Center for Puppetry Arts Announces 2024-2025 Season 

Sesame Street the Musical

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™

Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat

ATLANTA (May 2024) – The Center for Puppetry Arts is thrilled to unveil its dynamic lineup for the eagerly anticipated 2024-2025 season. Featuring an abundance of family and adult performances spanning a spectrum of themes and genres, brand new productions, the return of Puppetry NOW, cherished holiday classics, and the return of fan-favorite productions and events, this forthcoming season holds a myriad of delights sure to captivate audiences of all ages. 

The fun kicks off with Summer at the Center, presented by Kaiser Permanente, offering an immersive experience with your favorite characters for visitors of all ages. This includes the captivating Down in Fraggle Rock special exhibition (Now-October 27), transporting guests into the whimsical world of Jim Henson’s iconic characters from the 1980s television series and the recent reboot, and Puppet Camp (June and July). Additionally, audiences can delight in “Sesame Street the Musical” (June 5-August 4), a heartwarming a heartwarming theatrical production using puppets built to television standards to bring beloved Muppets presented as puppetry characters like Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch directly to the Center’s stage. Additionally, the Center is the only theater to present Sesame Street the Musical since its run on Broadway in New York.  

There is only one place in Atlanta that seemed a natural fit to bring The Muppets from Sesame Street to the stage — and that’s the Center for Puppetry Arts,” says Sesame Street the Musical’s creator, Jonathan Rockefeller. “We cannot wait for Sesame Street the Musical to take up residency here, and eagerly await our fans’ reactions when Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Gabrielle, and their other furry friends grace the Atlanta stage.” 

The season’s Family Series features enchanting performances tailored for younger audiences, including two brand new productions: Theater for Young Audiences “Owl at Home” (August 14-September 8) and the adventurous tale of “Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote” (September 18-October 20). As the holidays approach, families can create lasting memories with perennial favorites like “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow” (October 23-27) and the timeless “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™” (November 14-December 29). Looking ahead to 2025, audiences can anticipate a diverse array 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’s Cat in the Hat(April 8-May 25). 

For adult audiences, the new season offers an electrifying lineup, beginning with the much-anticipated NATIONAL PUPPET SLAM (August 30-31) and the return of the 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) by Puppetry NOW artist Raymond Carr, the comedic escapade of “Marooned! A Space Comedy(March 6–16), and the avant-garde spectacle of “XPT: Xperimental Puppetry Theater(April 30-May 4). 

In addition to its world-class productions, the Center’s Worlds of Puppetry Museum programming will provide visitors with immersive special exhibitions including Down in Fraggle Rock (May 10-November 3), Festive Features (November 12-December 29), and the 4th annual Puppetry NOW (January 24-April 27, 2025) featuring Atlanta artist Raymond Carr. 

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

Center for Puppetry Arts® is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Digital Learning and Outreach programs. Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. These programs are also supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Center is a member of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA/ASSITEJ). The Center also serves as the headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization. 

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