Center for Puppetry Arts welcomes Janell Cannon

Center for Puppetry Arts welcomes Janell Cannon

A Center for Puppetry Arts’ opening event for their world premiere of Stellaluna

The Center for Puppetry Arts announces a special event with author and illustrator Janell Cannon to celebrate the world premiere of the Center’s adaptation of Stellaluna. The performance opens on January 21 and runs through March 8.

On Saturday, January 25, guests are invited to a special 1 p.m. performance of Stellaluna. General Admission tickets to this performance will include a post-show Q&A with Janell Cannon and the Center for Puppetry Arts Artistic Director Jon Ludwig. This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from both artists about how the book Stellaluna is adapted from page to the puppet stage.

Guests can upgrade their experience with VIP or Ultra VIP level tickets. All VIP and Ultra VIP tickets include admission to the performance, Museum, and Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ plus one free copy of the book, Stellaluna, and an invitation to a book signing with Janell Cannon at noon, one hour prior to the 1 p.m. performance.

Those who prefer the Ultra VIP experience will receive all of the above plus access to a meet and greet with the author, Center’s Artistic Director and members of the cast of Stellaluna.

The reception will take place in the Love Family Atrium at the Center immediately following the performance and Q&A.

Stellaluna Special Event

Meet the author and artists behind the world premiere of the Center for Puppetry Arts’ production of Stellaluna

Saturday, January 25th

VIP & Ultra VIP book signing: noon
Show time with talk-back: 1 p.m.
Reception/meet and greet with the author and the artists:  immediately following the performance and Q&A

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Stellaluna is presented in the Mainstage Theater

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 404.873.3391.

  • $25 - General Admission – performance and Q&A, Museum, and Create-A Puppet Workshop
  • $40 - VIP – Performance and Q&A, one free copy of the book, Stellaluna, and invitation to book signing
  • $50 - Ultra VIPAll of the above plus and invitation to a reception with the author and Center artists

All tickets for this event include entrance to the Create-A Puppet Workshop™, where guests can make, decorate and perform with their own Stellaluna Rod & String Puppet and admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, featuring the world’s largest collection of Jim Henson puppets and one of the country’s largest collection of global puppets.


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Jennifer Kato BRAVE Public Relations
Jennifer Kato BRAVE Public Relations
About Center for Puppetry Arts

The Center for Puppetry Arts is supported in part by: Fulton County Arts Council • City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs • Georgia Council for the Arts • The Zeist Foundation • The Wish Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

For a complete list of the Center’s major supporters, 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 Distance 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 headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.

Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street
Atlanta, GA 30309