Welcome to an enchanting world where puppets come alive, and the magic of theater unfolds in the heart of Dunwoody! Stage Door Theatre is set to kick off its 2024 Season with a bang, presenting the world premiere of "Mad Hatterpillar," a puppet-centric children's musical that promises to be a visual and auditory feast for audiences of all ages. 


A Tale of Transformation and Self-Discovery 

"Mad Hatterpillar" takes us on a whimsical journey with Maddie, a determined caterpillar with dreams of soaring as a butterfly and breaking free from the confines of her mundane garden. Much like the real-life transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly, Maddie undergoes a unique metamorphosis, shedding her head at each stage of her life. The discarded heads, symbolic of growth and change, are stacked upon her new one. 

This puppet-centric musical introduces children and families to the captivating world of Maddie, where each molted head represents a crucial stage in her evolution towards self-acceptance. What might initially seem like a quirky and surprising concept transforms into a powerful narrative about sustainability, acceptance, and self-love. 


Performance Dates to Mark on Your Calendar 

Prepare to be captivated by "Mad Hatterpillar" on the following dates: 

- January 26, 27, 28 

- February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 

The runtime of the show is approximately 80 minutes, ensuring an immersive and delightful experience for all attendees. 

  Mad Hatterpillar Stage Door Theatre

Stage Door Theatre's Grand Season Opener 

Stage Door Theatre is celebrating its 50th season in grand style, and "Mad Hatterpillar" stands out as a testament to their commitment to innovation and creativity. As a world premiere production, this musical promises to transport audiences into a world of imagination, puppetry, and musical brilliance. 


"Mad Hatterpillar" combines the artistry of puppetry with a heartwarming storyline and catchy musical numbers. The talented team at Stage Door Theatre has spared no effort in bringing Maddie's story to life in a visually stunning and emotionally resonant way. The result is an 80-minute spectacle that will leave audiences of all ages enchanted and inspired.  


Bring your family, friends, and a sense of wonder as you witness Maddie's transformative journey unfold on stage. "Mad Hatterpillar" is not just a puppet musical; it's a celebration of growth, self-discovery, and the universal themes of acceptance and love. 


Don't miss your chance to be part of this historic world premiere at Stage Door Theatre. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable experience that promises to be the highlight of Dunwoody's cultural calendar. Let the magic of "Mad Hatterpillar" enchant you and your loved ones this season!