Illustration by Eric Carle.

Illustration by Eric Carle.


‘In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.’

So many of our journeys into the magical world of reading began with the works of Eric Carle. Books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly, and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar have sparked imagination and joy in generations of young readers.

This stage show captures that same magic of these four books (two new titles and two returning favorites) with the help of a menagerie of beautifully-crafted, larger-than-life puppets. Colorful and kinetic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show captures all the charm of Carle's original tales and illustrations, while conveying simple messages about the value of creativity, belonging, and growth.


“ absolutely perfect introduction to live theater for the littlest children (while also featuring enough breathtaking moments to engage seasoned theatergoers).”
–NW Kids Magazine


The Big Ideas
Use imagination to create characters and stories.
Animals have their own characteristics and adaptations.
Keeping a promise you made to someone is important.

Recommended for all ages.
Runtime: 60 minutes.

Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway



March 28–May 17, 2020
Saturdays at 2pm & 5pm
Sundays at 11am & 2pm

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Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, Rockefeller Productions. Based on the books by Eric Carle.