The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites
USA Tour Oct 2019-March 2020
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing colour all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.
Director / Production Designer – Jim Morrow
Composer – Steven Naylor
Narration – Gordon Pinsent
Scenic Painter – Sarah Haydon Roy
Associate Designers – Deborah MacLean & Struan Robertson
Puppeteers – Andrew G. Young and Benjamin Leger
Stage Management – Kevin Olson
More info at mermaidtheatre.ca
Singapore Tour April 28th- May 8th
Mermaid Theatre’s lively compilation captures the magic of three Eric Carle favourites.
The hour-long triple-bill follows the adventures of The Mixed-Up Chameleon who is bored with his life as he sits about changing colour all day until he takes a trip to the zoo. His hilarious attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees conclude with his discovery that there is value in his own unique self. The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. The story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has helped hundreds of thousands of children to identify colours and creatures.
Capturing the rhythmic text and beautiful tissue-paper collage illustrations of the classic picture book, Mermaid’s adaption generates fresh appreciation of an endearing cast of characters.