The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta Espectáculo

Metro Theater Company
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta Espectáculo"

He’s enchanted generations of readers since he first began nibbling his way into our hearts in 1969. Now, everyone’s favorite caterpillar takes the outdoor stage in a dazzling, critically acclaimed production–featuring a menagerie of more than 75 larger-than-life, magical puppets. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is joined by friends from three other iconic Eric Carle picture books: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” “10 Little Rubber Ducks,” and “The Very Lonely Firefly.” Revisit these timeless classics with the young people in your life in an outdoor, socially distant setting, keeping you and your family safe while diving into a music-filled, big, bright, colorful world filled with transformation and discovery.

Metro Theater Company resumes live performances after a year of exclusively digital programming with an outdoor socially distant production of the global sensation.

MTC’s staging of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta Espectáculo” is also an English-Spanish bilingual production, making it a joy for language learners of every age!

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” is created by Jonathan Rockefeller and based on the books by Eric Carle. It has been performed more than 2,000 times worldwide, including sold-out runs in Australia, New York, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, Dubai, and across Europe.

Now, Metro Theater Company presents the sensational event, with an all-St. Louis cast of performers: Jamie McKittrick, Hailey Medrano, and Gaby Rodriguez. Eleanor Humphrey is the offstage puppeteer. MTC Artistic Director Julia Flood directs.

Audiences will be seated on the gated lawn in socially distant pods sized to accommodate groups of 2-8 persons. A virtual streaming option of the St. Louis production is also available for audiences across nine states in the Midwest.

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” is a 60-minute production with no intermission. The production is recommended for all ages.

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