Saturday, May 5, 2012

Seattle Children's Theatre presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

Last night my family had the great privilege to attend the opening night show of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the last show in Seattle Children's Theatre's 2011-2012 season. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was a favorite book of mine as a child, and now is a favorite of my kids', we were all very excited to see this show. Here's a bit about it, from the SCT website:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites
Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Adapted, Directed and Designed by Jim Morrow
Music by Steven Naylor
Eric Carle’s stories become puppet sensations exploring counting and colors. The very hungry and very tiny caterpillar munches through a smorgasbord of things, emerging as a big, beautiful butterfly. Whimsical music and imaginative puppetry engage the senses and enchant all ages. Mermaid Theatre’s magical interpretation comes to us from their wildly popular international tour.
This show is done with black light puppetry, which brings the characters from the books to life with vivid colors and realistic movements.  The theatre was full of sounds of laughter from both adults and kids alike. Both my almost-3-year old and almost 5-year-old sat in their seats the entire time and stared at the performance, barely blinking.  This play is recommended for those 2-8 years old, and if you have a little one that you'd like to introduce to the theatre, I highly recommend this show.  We were told just before it started that it's a "no shushing show" and kids were free to exclaim "hey! There's the caterpillar" or other such comments of excitement.  

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is open now and runs through June 14th.  Tickets are largely sold for the next week or two, but after May 13th the performance will be moving into a larger auditorium, so more seats will be available then.

Disclosure: I received tickets to this show for myself and my family. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here were mine and mine alone.