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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Venue: Samueli Theater Tickets start at $20.00


“A quiet delight… brought to memorable life.” – Los Angeles Times

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing color all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.

Join us for FREE pre-show activities before The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

Celebrate the colorful work of Eric Carle with an hour of free activities before performances of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Create a piece of fruit in the style of Eric Carle along with your own very hungry caterpillar to eat its way through it! Learn more about the butterflies and animals you will see in the show with our friends from the Environmental Nature Center (Saturday) and Santa Ana Zoo (Sunday) and then pose in front of our special butterfly photo op. Inch or fly your way over to the Samueli Theater lobby early to enjoy all of the fun.

We look forward to seeing you!

Running time (approximate): 1 hour with no intermission

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