Digital Learning Puppet Show | Ages 4-12 | online

Live Q&A with James Dean, Creator of Pete the Cat

This special digital presentation of the 2017 archival footage from Pete the Cat’s premiere run will include a live Q&A with James Dean!

Please note tickets for this event will be on sale until 6pm EDT.

Themes: Emotions, celebrating differences, friendship, music

Puppetry Styles: Rod

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Meet the Artists

Dolph Amick
Dolph Amick is an Atlanta actor, puppeteer, composer, and musician. Favorite Center appearances include the role of The Cat in Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat; Templeton in Charlotte’s Web; Br’er Fox in Brer Rabbit and Friends; Sam the Snowman and Yukon Cornelius in Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer; and Dr. Hezekiah Bigelow in Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show. Scores composed and performed by Dolph for the Center include Harold and the Purple Crayon; Pete the Cat; The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; and the Suzi Bass Award-winning shows Old MacDonald’s Farm and Mother Goose. His latest country hip-hop album, Goodwill Sugar Daddy, is available for download on iTunes and CDBaby.
Maggie Birgel
Maggie Birgel’s previous Atlanta theatre credits include Nell Gwynn, Strait of Gibraltar, Fancy Nancy (Synchronicity), Enchanted April (Weird Sisters), Damn Yankees (Theatre Buford), Madeline’s Christmas (Horizon), Calendar Girls, Romeo and Juliet, STEAM TEAM, And Then They Came For Me (Georgia Ensemble).
Luis Hernandez
Luis R. Hernandez has previously appeared at the Center in Mother Goose (2018 Suzi Bass Award Nominee), Cinderella Della Circus, Pete the Cat, SPACE!, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Beauty & the Beast, Charlotte’s Web, Winnie the Pooh, The Adventures of Mighty Bug, Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, and in the title role of Don Quixote. Some of his favorite past shows in Atlanta theatre include Spamalot(Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Inside I and The Navigator (7 Stages), The Boys Next Door (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (Stage Door) Guys and Dolls (Aurora Theatre), and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (Theatre in the Square). He has also performed several times and directed a show for Teatro del Sol, Atlanta’s only professional Spanish language theatre, since its inception. You may have also seen him on the stages of Actor’s Express, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity, Dad’s Garage, and The Shakespeare Tavern. His TV credits include Devious Maids (Lifetime), Dynasty (CW), and NCIS: New Orleans (CBS).
Amy Sweeney
Amy Sweeney has been a puppeteer here at the Center for the past 12 years. Her past productions include: Click, Clack, Moo; Cows That Type, Pete the Cat, Cat in the Hat, Mighty Bug, Stan the Lovesick Snowman, Ruth and the Green Book, The Adventures of Little Noodle and many more. Much love to her husband Tim and her chickadees Elora and Stella. Lots and of love to her Mom and Dad for all of their support!
Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney is glad to be back perfuming in another Center production. He’s been in quite a few over the years. Thanks to everyone at the Center who works to make these shows possible and to my family for their support especially my wife Amy and my girls Elora and Stella.