The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(61 Reviews)
Positive
98%
Mixed
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Negative
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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.

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Member Reviews (61)

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563 Reviews | 195 Followers
85
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.

291 Reviews | 704 Followers
82
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.

230 Reviews | 33 Followers
81
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...

195 Reviews | 101 Followers
77
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.

174 Reviews | 29 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you have a child who enjoys theatre

Don't see it if you hate catepillars

92 Reviews | 93 Followers
85
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.

90 Reviews | 36 Followers
87
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

79 Reviews | 8 Followers
85
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.

Critic Reviews (17)

Front Row Center
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 into one another. My thirteen year old daughter was bored out of her mind by these, but the colors and choreography were mesmerizing to anyone a year old to about four."
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The New York Times
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 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' for last...Like Mr. Carle, he proves to be a master of artful transformation, beginning with the simple only to arrive at the bedazzling."
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CurtainUp
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 clip, inviting the audience into a world where magical animals have adventures and do extraordinary things."
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Stage Buddy
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 number of vibrant puppets...Jonathan Rockefeller has created a charming four-part show based on Eric Carle’s classic books...The small-scale production feels both familiar and exciting."
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Times Square Chronicles
February 14th, 2016
For a previous production

"This adorable production from Australia is magical with it’s puppetry and the perfect first theatre show for children…I really loved the work by The Puppet Kitchen and found their creations delightful...The good news is parents will be just as entertained as their youngsters due to the creative sets, scarves and puppets."
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The Huffington Post
February 7th, 2016
For a previous production

"The theater is perfect for the show and the kids. This is a colorful production, loaded with gentle messages wrapped in an engaging presentation. If you're looking for young kids' introduction to theater, this is it."
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NY Theatre Guide
February 7th, 2016
For a previous production

"The puppets themselves, 75 in all, are well-crafted and big enough and colorful enough to grab the attention of the most distracted Wiggle fan…The result was a house full of kids having a great time. They were encouraged to laugh, clap, call out, in short, to be kids, and they did…'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' creates little theatre fans, and that is the entire point of theatre for children. My 2-year-old granddaughter already is asking when we are going again."
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The Mama Maven
February 6th, 2016
For a previous production

"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."
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