Category Archives: News & Notes

Alice and her Friends are Splendiferous and back on the road again.

Holli and Jerry continue the tour this month bringing their giant puppet magic to thousands of students. All January “Alice In Wonderland” was at PuppetWorld Playhouse, Bits ‘N Pieces’ home in Dover, Florida outside Tampa. There were public performances and weekday school field trips. From Tampa, the theater next tours to  audiences in Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Georgia. You are invited to join them in Wonderland. Share a Spot of Tea with Alice!

Cheer for Jack as he climbs the Beanstalk Skyward!

Thursday & Saturday, February 23 & 25, 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk

PuppetWorld Playhouse, I-4 Exit #14, Tampa (Dover) FL

Blunderbust the Giant has stolen all of Jack’s treasures. Can Jack get the treasures back, save the farm and save the day? Fee. Fie. Foe. Fun! See the show and make a puppet to take home.

See you at the show!

“Winter Tales” to warm the heart.

Three tales to warm the heart are presented this December, 2016 at PuppetWorld Playhouse. The elves and the shoemaker learn to give and receive. Hans Brinker thinks of his town first and his self last. Tiny Tim shares a song and a smile. See the show, make a puppet, and share a family memory.

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The Green Dino is Going on Our GIANT ’17-18 National Tour

Wee TryAntasaurus tries to teach a lazy Dinosaur why to “Prepare Today for Tomorrow”.  The original musical features glo-in-the-dark nine-foot-tall puppets, live actress and video backgrounds. Performance locations for “Alice in Wonderland” include theaters, universities, schools, performing arts centers in the Southeast and Midwestern United States. Email us for more information about the tour.

Gaspar Pops Up at Plant Museum

It’s January and that means growing beards and Gasparilla. Join Gaspar and meet Rip Van Winkle at PuppetWorld Playhouse on January 23-24.


See the Whole Season of PuppetWorld Shows

 Check out the calendar of upcoming shows at PuppetWorld and around the Tampa Bay area.

Your favorites are back plus there’s new shows for the season. See a scheduled show or arrange for a show at your location. We make it easy to bring a show to you!

Call Jerry at 813-659-0659 or email

Princess Thimbelina in 2015-16 Season

Princess Thimbelina

Princess Thimbelina exemplifies you can find happiness if you have belief in what your heart tells you to be true.Holli Rubin as Princess Thimbelina

Hans Christian Andersen narrates his classic fairy tale of Thimbelina, the little girl no bigger than your thumb — so small she could sit atop a thimble.

Thimbelina and her menagerie of animal friends are featured in our original musical adaptation. All of the classic characters are in this play: Mumford Mole, the Frog, Angus the Bird, Miss Spider and the Prince of Sunflowers. The production features our trademark GIANT puppets, fanciful costumed characters and live actress Holli Rubin as Princess Thimbelina!

Arts in education support materials for educators available. Marketing support for presenters available.

Get information by calling Jerry at 813-659-0659 or email

About the Show

  • Audience: Age 10 & under
  • Length: 55 minutes
  • Localized Opening Vignette: Yes
  • Post-Show Demonstration: Yes
  • Arts in Education Component: Yes – Study guides, teacher workshops, student workshops

Bits ‘N Pieces in Thailand at the International Puppetry Festival

On Nov. 1, Bits ‘N Pieces will travel to Bangkok, Thailand for the Thailand International Puppetry Festival.

The World Puppet Carnival with the Government of Thailand and Sema Thai Foundation organize the spectacular Harmony-World Puppet Carnival in Bangkok. Over 100 productions from 80 countries from all over the world perform and compete in exotic Bangkok. Thailand is one of the world’s most beautiful countries and home of the famous Thai Traditional Puppet Theatre.

There will be shows, videos, and films that appeal to children, family or adults that range from big spectacles or small shows. The festival is the perfect place to see the talents from around the world in Bangkok.