Puppet Show | Ages 4-12 | center

A Rock-n-Roll Intergalactic Adventure

Written by Jon Ludwig

Blast off with an alien rock-n-roll band on a galactic journey through space in this original musical. Learn out-of-this-world facts about planets, stars and more in this fun exploration of the final frontier! People of Earth, prepare to be amazed when the magic of puppetry combines with the beauty of our solar system as captured by NASA! Find out what makes day and night, jam to the phases of the moon, explore the classic Greek and Roman mythology which inspired early astrologers, marvel at what makes Mars red and imagine what it might be like in Europa’s ocean. Travel to deep space and back as we rock to the greatest discoveries in space exploration before returning home to our Beautiful World – Earth.

Themes: Earth science (stars, planets,/Earth relationship), mythology

Puppetry Styles: Body, blacklight, hand-and-rod, rod, shadow

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Extraterrestrial Hand Puppet

About Our Sensory-Friendly Sundays

Join us for “come as you are” programming, perfect for guests with sensory sensitivities (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder) and guests with unique learning needs.

Performance alterations include adjusted lights and sounds, freedom to talk and to leave seats, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ classrooms feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs.

Worlds of Puppetry Museum exhibits featured modified lighting and specialized educational activities. Noise-reducing headphones, sunglasses, and fidget toys are available upon request, and social stories are available for download on our website.

  • Worlds of Puppetry Museum Exhibits: 12-5pm
  • Performances: 1pm & 3pm
  • Create-A-Puppet Workshops™:12-5pm

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.
Jimmica Collins
Jimmica Collins is excited to be returning to the Center for Puppetry Arts. You may have seen her as Hot Biscuit Betty in Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show, Mary Mary in Mother Goose, or last summer as Cutie in Aesop’s Fables. Other Atlanta credits include: Harold and the Purple Crayon (Center for Puppetry Arts), The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Fancy Nancy the Musical, Lyle the Crocodile (Synchronicity Theatre), The Bridges of Madison County (Aurora Theatre), Freed Spirits (Horizon Theatre), Company the Musical (Actor’s Express), Oliver the Musical (Fabrefaction Theatre),The Old Ship of Zion (Essential Theatre), and Broken (Rising Sage Theatre). Jimmica holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
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.

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