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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

From 61 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging

About the show

This page-to-stage hit returns to NYC for an encore run featuring puppet adaptations of four stories by children's author/illustrator Eric Carle. More…

Eric Carle's well-known picture books captivate young readers with their hand-painted, tissue-paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, this hour-long family show is a faithful adaptation of four of his most beloved tales: "Brown Bear, Brown Bear," "10 Little Rubber Ducks," "The Very Lonely Firefly," and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." 

1h 0m | Already closed | DR2 Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (61)


Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging
Avg Score

Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Imaginative, Beautiful puppetry

See it if You enjoy shows with puppetry. You have young children who aren't ready for a Broadway show. You like all-ages shows.

Don't see it if You don't like puppets. You don't want a show that while can be seen by all ages, is aimed at a very young audience.

Charming, Great for small children

See it if you have young children who will appreciate a sweet show with puppets.

Don't see it if Children older than about 10 will likely be a little bored.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Original

See it if you have young children or grandchildren. Great way to introduce them to live theater. Buy them the Eric Carle book and have fun.

Don't see it if you don't have small children or grandchildren. It's not for adults...

Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Refreshing, Adorable

See it if My real reviewers: Good for 2-6yrs old, I'd say. Reminds you of why you like theatre. Simple, effective, staging. Exciting puppets for kids.

Don't see it if Maybe "scary" puppets. Only an hour, but 1 story made aud. a little restless. They loved the classic Caterpillar tale, had their lines down.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you have a child who enjoys theatre

Don't see it if you hate catepillars

Clever, Enchanting

See it if If you have a child 4-8 years of age. They will enjoy the soft spoken storytelling through puppets and some dance.

Don't see it if If your not taking a child. Really not for adults, i enjoyed watching my son watch it more than actual show.

Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You have a kid to take to the theater

Don't see it if You dont like puppets

Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy children's theater with puppets and great visuals

Don't see it if you prefer not to see a children's show.

Delightful, Enchanting, Magical, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if To see these classic tales retold and acted out with beautiful puppets and a very talented cast. Highly recommend, especially with kids

Don't see it if You are expecting a profound piece of theater. It's a kid's show, but one that doesn't lose its magic when seen thru adult eyes.

Delightful, Enchanting, Resonant, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you have kids who need to be introduced to great theater. Also, see it if you loved Eric Carl's books as a child.

Don't see it if you can't stand kids shows.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you can take a child with you

Don't see it if you don't want to be surrounded by enthusiastic kids

Fluffy, Quirky, Colorful, Kid-friendly, Cute

See it if you have children who like vivid colors and puppets

Don't see it if you don't have kids or your kids are not amazed by puppets

Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Great writing, Delightful

See it if if you have little children, not I think 2 nd grade and under.

Don't see it if if you have older kids or no kids.

Delightful, Clever

See it if Want a family show for young children

Don't see it if Want something more adult

Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Disappointing

See it if you want some entertainment for your young child during holiday time.

Don't see it if you expect really fine children's entertainment

Delightful, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You want to see the books brought to life on the stage. The lights, stage and puppet designs were simply breathtaking.

Don't see it if You want experienced performers with boundless energy. The shows design and blocking saved it, but the acting was pretty uninspired.

Clever, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if you have a child who likes the book. Your child has a good imagination. you want to introduce your child to the theater.

Don't see it if Your child is over the age of 10 or so. Your child can not sit still for a little while. You haven't read the book

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You have young children. We took a 4 year old and he loved it.

Don't see it if You don't have kids.

Delightful, Enchanting, Slick, Gentle, Beautiful

See it if you would enjoy a mellow, sweet and gentle walk through familiar books brought to life by beautifully performed, larger-the-life puppets.

Don't see it if you or your "kids" are "too cool" for a "stupid baby show" that requires your attention for less then an hour. Please just be quiet!!

Sweet, Beautiful, Simple

See it if you have a child who will enjoy a slow moving, child centric retelling of several Eric Carle books.

Don't see it if you are an adult on your own

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You love smart beautiful theater for young audiences. Exquisite puppets wonderful choreography and staging!

Don't see it if You hate beautiful theatre that engages young people

Entertaining, Must see, Profound

See it if Historical perspectives of slavery

Don't see it if You can’t handle the horrors of slavery

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You are looking for solid children's entertainment. A very cute production. The puppets are magnificent.

Don't see it if You are looking for an adults show or anything that has some substance. This is a kids piece that doesn't really stand out to thier parents.

Delightful, Family friendly, Familiar story

See it if You have very young children who love the book.

Don't see it if your kids don't like the book or if you are looking for something more for the older children.

Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you have young kids.

Don't see it if You have teens.

October 11th, 2017
"To us older kids it’s the dullest collection of simpleness ever, but to tiny tikes, it’s pretty swell...The prop-on-stick 'puppets' are, most of them, very colorful and the actors move them about the stage doing their best to imitate expressive styles unique to each animal and only once bumping ...
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February 5th, 2016
for a previous production "This production, which will mesmerize audience members as young as 2, doesn’t so much adapt four of Mr. Carle’s picture books as animate them. You could swear that the stories’ creatures had stretched, stood up, shaken themselves and lumbered, leapt, sailed or flown off the page...The show saves...
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February 8th, 2016
for a previous production "Grab your youngster and head straight to the 47th Street Theatre for this family-friendly show with its 75 colorful puppets. It's faithful to the original stories that kids have loved for decades...The puppeteers use a light-handed touch and keep the puppets moving across the stage at a brisk cl...
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February 7th, 2016
for a previous production "In an era when children’s entertainment is often a flamboyant bonanza constantly bombarding the senses, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' show feels refreshingly personal and unassuming. The set, costumes, and script are modest, but colorful, and the production is minimal, except for the sheer numbe...
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