2014-2016 Arts On Tour Roster


Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre

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Children's puppet theatre

For Whom

All ages

Fee Range

$1,500 - $7,500


Jerry Bickel
12904 Tom Gallagher Road
Dover, FL 33527

Phone: 813-659-0659
Email: info@puppetworld.com


Artists and Activities

Bits ‘N Pieces’ original musicals travel the world. The theatre troupe is known internationally for their hallmark nine-foot-tall puppets. Millions of children in the United States and around the world have enjoyed their classic folk and fairytale productions presented in the American Musical Theatre style. Writer and creator Jerry Bickel and puppet designer Holli Rubin have presented their work on seventeen international tours and celebrate their 40th national tour this season.

In addition to the musical productions, the company offers arts-in-education puppet making workshops, camps, and residencies for children, teachers, and youth leaders. The Got No Strings puppet exhibition (giant puppets, costumes, and stage settings) is also available. Educational programs and materials are based on Sunshine State Standards and Common Core goals. Workshops and residencies are tailored to make a presenter’s dreams come true.

Available for Tour

  • Rip Van Winkle

    Rip Van Winkle, the story where Rip learns “You must work to make your dreams come true” in Bits N Pieces’ giant puppet production for elementary school students and their families. Nine-foot-tall puppets enchant the child within each of us. Exciting action, fanciful costumes and clever stage sets bring Washington Irving’s classic American folktale “Rip Van Winkle” to life. It wakes up the audience’s imagination to the dreams of colonial Americans.