MicheLee Puppets, Florida's premier puppetry arts company, was founded in 1985. Committed to serving the children of the Sunshine State by empowering lives through the art of puppetry, MicheLee Puppets brings exciting, educational and entertaining issue-based productions to more than 100,000 young people each year.
MicheLee Puppets' EXTREME Health Challenge is a live theatrical production that promotes healthy eating and physical activity among elementary school children and their families. The action-packed performance features wacky puppet characters and audience participation in the format of popular TV game shows. Through a series of challenges, battles of wit, audience participation and puppetry mayhem, children laugh and learn about the importance of good nutrition and active lifestyles
Since its premiere in 2005, EXTREME Health Challenge has been recognized by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Innovations Exchange, and featured in the Robert Wood Johnson Anthology To Improve Health and Health Care, Volume XIII.
The Puppeteers of America has honored MicheLee Puppets with the Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin Award for Excellence in Educational Puppetry for the organization's ability to effectively communicate difficult messages in a compelling and nonthreatening way. For more information, visit www.micheleepuppets.org.