The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Classics

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Classics

Touring Spring 2022

Mermaid Theatre’s lively compilation captures the magic of three Eric Carle favourites. The hour-long triple-bill follows the adventures of The Mixed-Up Chameleon who is bored with his life as he sits about changing colour all day until he takes a trip to the zoo. His hilarious attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees conclude with his discovery that there is value in his own unique self. The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. The story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has helped hundreds of thousands of toddlers to identify colours and creatures. Capturing the rhythmic text and beautiful tissue-paper collage illustrations of the classic picture book, Mermaid’s adaption generates fresh appreciation of an endearing cast of characters.

Production Credits:Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle
Author: Bill Martin, Jr. (Brown Bear, Brown Bear)
Director/Production Designer: Jim Morrow
Composer: Steven Naylor

Narrators: Gordon Pinsent, Richard Donat

Best for Grades PreK – 3 and Family Programming
60 Minutes – No Intermission

Photography by Margo Ellen Gesser & Wayne Walker


  • Puppetry
  • Visual Art
  • Literature
  • Sequence–Words, Numbers, Days of the Week
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Animal Characteristics and Capabilities
  • Associate Colors and Meanings with Objects
  • Rhythm and Repeating Patterns