The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

March 31-May 20, 2018

Eric Carle's iconic creatures from four different stories crawl from page to stage with the help of a marvelous menagerie of 75 magical puppets.

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Eric Carle's iconic creatures crawl from page to stage with the help of a marvelous menagerie of 75 magical puppets.  Colorful and kinetic, this adaptation captures all the charm of Carle's original tales and illustrations, while conveying simple messages about the value of creativity, belonging, and growth. 

An adaptation of four classic stories from award-winning author, Eric Carle, including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Dates & Times
March 31—May 20, 2018
Saturdays at 2:00pm and 5:00pm
Sundays at 11:00am and 2:00pm
[11:00am shows added on 5/12 and 5/19]
ASL interpreted performance: Sat., 4/7 at 2:00pm.
Sensory-friendly performance: May 5th at 11:00am. Click here for more details.

Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland

Age Recommendation
All ages

Run time
60 minutes with no intermission

Ticket Prices
Discounts available for groups of 8 or more! Click here for more info.
Special Promotions available here!

Theater Activities
Come a little early before the show for a fun activity in the lobby.
After the show, stick around to get your playbill signed and take photos with the cast of the show! 


The play opens and closes with puppeteers holding the picture books your children probably know and love, and everything that happens in between is absolutely true to Eric Carle’s art, both in its message and signature style.
–PDX Parent

[The] puppets...are amazing. They are huge, colorful, and sensational – everything you would want an Eric Carle book to come alive as. And the puppeteers do tremendous things with them.
–Oregon ArtsWatch absolutely perfect introduction to live theater for the littlest children (while also featuring enough breathtaking moments to engage seasoned theatergoers).
–NW Kids

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