by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
Is there anyone who doesn’t own at least one book by Eric Carle?! We have a few that my kids have owned since infancy. The timeless, classic stories and the colorful, unforgettable pictures of Eric Carle are an inseparable part of an American childhood. This winter, come see Eric Carle’s books come to life in a performance called “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show”.
The show is based on four books by Eric Carle: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the show is comprised of 75 dazzling puppets, dancing and narration of the four stories. I recently saw the show with my kids and found it absolutely endearing! Everything about it is top-notch! The skilled puppeteers take turns narrating the stories and the puppets, created by The Puppet Kitchen, are beautifully done and true to the original collage illustrations in the books.
The show is recommended for kids ages 2-7 but my daughter who just turned nine absolutely loved it and said that anyone who likes Eric Carle books will love the show. This is probably the show’s charm – it appeals to lovers of Eric Carle’s books and artwork, regardless of their age.
The show is about an hour long and has an autism-friendly performance on March 12 at 4:30pm and a Spanish speaking performance on March 19th at 4:30pm.
When: Through March 27th, 2016
Where: 47th Street Theater
304 West 47th Street (btwn 8 & 9 Aves.)
Prices start at $49.50.
To purchase tickets click here.
I was not compensated for this post. I received complimentary tickets.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 9, 6 and 3) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.