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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

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

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Based on Eric Carle's Books
Direction by Marybeth Clark

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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!


Content Guide

We are always excited to see families at the theatre, but we know that patrons may want information on more specific content when deciding if a show is appropriate for their families. Below is a content guide outlining things you may want to know about The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.


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In Residence at the Dock Street Theatre Since 1978