Eric Carle’s Beloved Children’s Books Brought to Life on Stage Gets US Premiere

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


NEW YORK – Acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, Eric Carle has delighted three generations of readers with his books featuring his distinctive collage art and iconic characters. His most famous book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” which was first published in 1969, has sold more than 41 million copies worldwide. 

This January, Jonathan Rockefeller’s critically acclaimed production of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” will get its U.S. premiere. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show,” features a menagerie of 75 puppets during a 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage: “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse,” “Mister Seahorse,” “The Very Lonely Firefly” and, of course, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” will begin performances on January 30 and will celebrate its opening on Sunday, February 7 with an initial run through March 27, 2016 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 W 47th St.). 

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