Arts Discovery

Arts Discovery Educational Series presents

The Holly Jolly Joshua Show | CANCELED


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    UPDATE (11/17/22) – The Arts Discovery performance of The Holly Jolly Joshua Show originally scheduled for the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Friday, December 2, 2022 has been canceled. We encourage guests to attend our Family Saturday Series performance of The Holly Jolly Joshua Show on Saturday, December 3 at 11 am.

    Performance Length: 50 Minutes

    The perfect show to get you in the holiday spirit! Spend your afternoon with The Ambassador of Joy and award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden. The Joshua Show, could cheer up even the scroogiest of scrooges, like Joshua’s right-hand man, Mr. Nicholas, who is planning an escape to outer space.

    With singing, tap dancing, and a cast of zany puppets, Joshua sets out to convince Mr. Nicholas to stay, and in doing so, he brings glee to the masses. Relax your smile muscles now because The Joshua Show will have you smiling from ear to ear.

    “Mr. Holden has dedicated his shows to lightening the mood of all in the theater, puppets and humans alike.” –The New York Times. 

    Curriculum Connections: Theater Arts, Puppetry, Communication, Analysis, Aesthetics, Visual Literacy, Contextual Relevancy, Creation & Performance 

    This performance has the option to add on a Durham Arts Council Creative Arts in Public and Private Schools Program (CAPS) workshop or residency.

    “Puppets 101” Residency presented by Puppet Show Incorporated

    Experience the ancient history of puppetry as a global art form. Using multicultural fairy tales and fables students learn the basics of script writing using story boards, puppet voice, puppet movement, puppet personality, props, staging and performance. Minimum 5 days needed for project completion. 

    Book this CAPS program by emailing

    All Durham Public Schools reservations will be made by the school-designated Arts Liaison. The Arts Liaison was appointed by each school principal to coordinate this effort. Please contact your principal for further action.