Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Coaching Game with Laurie Lawson and Laura Thompson

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

presents Rockefeller Productions U.S. Premiere of
Created by
Jonathan Rockefeller
based on Eric Carle's beloved children's picture books

The 47th Street Theatre
located at 304 West 47th Street, New York City
Tickets available at or by calling 212.279.4200
Opening is Sunday, February 7 at 3PM and will run through March27, 2016

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).

Eric Carle has delighted three generations of readers with his distinctive collage art and iconic characters in his children's picture books often linked to nature. Jonathan Rockefeller cleverly adapted four of Carle's books for the stage: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar for the grand finale. A menagerie of 75 colorful and magical puppets during a fantastical 60-minute show mesmerized the children as well as their parents and grandparents. It's a great occasion to bring your young ones from age 2 to 9 to enjoy this show.

The painter in the first scene produced stunning paintings in the primary colors and each time he presented his painting, the children murmured, "oooohhhh." Mister Seahorse and a myriad of sea creatures were procreating with lots of little fishes being born centered around the theme of family. The lonely firefly lost his way and was looking for light to refind his way back to his tribe. And, of course, the very hungry caterpillar who ate too much but turned into the most magnificent butterfly. Imagine all this is done by enchanting puppets with dazzling colors and expertly performed by the puppeteers and actors.

I highly recommend this delightful show that brought smiles and a sense of wonder to all.
- Laura Thompson -