THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Breaks Box Office Records at 47th Street Theatre

By: Jan. 29, 2016
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Jonathan Rockefeller's US premiere of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, has shattered box office records at the 47th Street Theatre with advance sales exceeding $150,000, will begin performances this weekend.

Acclaimed children's author and illustrator, Eric Carle's best-selling books will come to life in The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, will begin performances on January 30, and will celebrate its opening on Sunday, February 7, with an initial run through March 27, 2016 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 W 47th St.). Tickets are $49.50 -$65.50 (Premium Seats) and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 212.279.4200. For more information, visit

Jonathan Rockefeller's critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will get its US premiere. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle's beloved books for the stage: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

"I hope the performances will be enjoyed by many and that the colorful characters will bring comfort and joy to all who see the stories that have been so carefully produced. It is uplifting to see such beautiful and cheerful works inspired by my characters! I hope my books - and this show - will inspire you and your imagination," said Eric Carle.

Presented by Rockefeller Productions, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has toured extensively throughout Australia "The Very Hungry Caterpillar is mesmerizing. A triumph for first time theatregoers," Time Out; "A gorgeous production that captivates...Sensational" Sunday Telegraph; "Five Stars... beautiful, rhythmic and faithful" Time Out; "Superbly realised vision. Literally breathtaking... a knock out success" - Daily Telegraph

Cast includes: Jake Bazel (TV: "Sesame Street." National Tour: Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live!)

Ariel Lauryn (Theatre: The Golden Toad Part IV, The Firebugs), Mindy Leanse (Theatre: Puppet Titus Andronicus, National Tour: Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live!), Weston Long (The Stringpullers), Kayla Prestel (The Actors Project, The Morningtime of Now). Creative team also includes Eric Wright (Puppetry), Raul Abrego (Set Designer), Nicholas Rayment (Lighting Designer), Nate Edmondson (Sound Designer & Composer), The Puppet Kitchen (Puppets), CESA Entertainment (General Management).

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