MicheLee Puppets Announces FREE Family Performances and Workshops!

MicheLee Puppets is excited to partner with Venue on the Lake-The Maitland Civic Center to present  Sunday Family Fun Days! Primarily a school-touring company, MicheLee Puppets shares empowering messages for youth presented in endearing and entertaining puppet shows. Executive Director Tracey Conner explains why public, family performances are so important:

“Public performances provide the opportunity to empower the whole family. Students see our shows in school and can discuss strategies for bully prevention with their friends, or practice rhyming for reading readiness in their classrooms, but we want our messages to reach further. When multiple generations attend a show together, they open up a dialogue about these important topics that extends beyond the school environment.”

Set your calendar for these FREE public performances and make-and-take workshops that your family can enjoy together throughout the year.

All performances will be held at Venue on the Lake- The Maitland Civic Center 641 Maitland Ave S, Maitland, FL 32751


Sunday, April 3rd, 11am and 1pm: Rhyme Time: Reading Readiness Program 
Appropriate for Ages 2-6

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Get kids excited and ready to read through rhyme, rhythm, and repetition! Using a giant pop-up book and whimsical puppet characters, this enchanting musical show will have young children laughing and learning essential pre-reading skills.

A Parent/Child puppet making workshop follows each performance.

 

Sunday, May 15th, 11am and 1pm : The Upstander League Appropriate for ages 7-11

It's "The Upstander League" to the rescue with tactics to go from bystanders to Upstanders!
It’s “The Upstander League” to the rescue with tactics to go from bystanders to Upstanders!

 

See a bullying situation? Join the Upstander League! Fielding calls from bystanders in distress, audiences transform into The Upstander League’s latest recruits, participating in the tactics to go from bystanders to upstanders. Found object and shadow puppetry simulations, music and more have audiences on their feet ready to handle each bullying situation. Are you ready to turn the page on bullying?

A parent/child puppet making workshop follows each performance


 

 

Sunday, July 24th, 11am and 1pm: Discover Math and Science! Appropriate for ages 3-6

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Take a trip around the sun and explore the seasons, shapes, and surprises in the world around you! Featuring music, puppetry, familiar rhymes, and audience participation, there’s so much to explore!

RSVP to jamie@micheleepuppets.org

A parent/child puppet making workshop follows each performance

 

Sunday, August 28th, 11am and 1pm:The Upstander League Appropriate for ages 7-11

See a bullying situation? Join the Upstander League! Fielding calls from bystanders in distress, UL-picaudiences transform into The Upstander League’s latest recruits, participating in the tactics to go from bystanders to upstanders. Found object and shadow puppetry simulations, music and more have audiences on their feet ready to handle each bullying situation. Are you ready to turn the page on bullying?

A parent/child puppet making workshop follows each performance

Reservations are requested. Please email jamie@micheleepuppets.org with your name, the date and time of the performance you would like to attend, and the number of adults and children attending.

 

United ArtsThese free MicheLee Puppets performances and workshops are supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts.

 

 

MLP-5-Anniversary-Logo-2.18.15MicheLee Puppets Live and Online is Florida’s leader in educational puppetry. We empower lives through exciting, educational and entertaining issue-based productions, which are presented to thousands of young people each year. Through gripping performances young people learn respect, personal responsibility, and how to make positive life choices.

 

Venue LogoThe Maitland Civic Center opened in 1965 with the mission of “providing facilities for the promotion of civic, religious, literary, charitable, education, social and recreational interest of all Greater Maitland area Residents and Businesses”.