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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

“Colorful, Engaging, Charming” - The Huffington Post • Photo by Russ Rowland

Jan. 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2023 • Family Series at The Historic Dock Street Theatre

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Based on Eric Carle's Books


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About the Show

 
Eric Carle’s Enchanting Children’s Classic Live Onstage


The critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show created by Jonathan Rockefeller features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets. The production faithfully adapts four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 48 million copies worldwide. Brown Bear, Brown Bear – now celebrating 50 years has sold more than 18.2 million copies.

Following extended runs in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, this “colorful, engaging and charming” production (Huffington Post) returns to New York City every year, with its most recent 8-month run being its biggest yet.
 

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Education Guide

Every season, education guides are available for download online to incorporate in the classroom before attending Charleston Stage's school matinee performances. These guides are great tools to help educate students on the subject matter of productions they will see at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Download the education guide for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show below!

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Parent Guide

We are always excited to see families at the theatre, but we know that parents may want information on more specific issues when deciding if a show is appropriate for their child. Below is an outline of things parents may want to know about The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.

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Upcoming Shows

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach July 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2022 • Family Series
The Play That Goes Wrong Aug. 31 - Sept. 25, 2022 • MainStage Series
The Addams Family - A New Musical Oct. 19 - Nov. 6, 2022 • MainStage Series
A Christmas Carol Nov. 30 - Dec. 21, 2022 • Holiday Show
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Jan. 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2023 • Family Series
JFK and Inga Binga Feb. 8 - 26, 2023 • MainStage Series
Native Gardens Mar. 8 - 26, 2023 • MainStage Series
Charlotte's Web Mar. 18 & 25, 2023 • Family Series

In Residence at the Dock Street Theatre Since 1978