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Due to COVID related delays, opening night of Red Riding Hood has been postponed to February 11, 2022. Questions? Contact the SCT Ticket Office at or 206.441.3322.


The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. Based on author/illustrator Eric Carle’s beloved book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the story of a caterpillar trying to satisfy his insatiable appetite, on his journey to becoming a full-fledged butterfly. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is a bright, bold spectacle, featuring 75 lovable puppets. In addition to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the production features the faithful adaption of three additional Eric Carle stories: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Lonely Firefly.

Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation: For Ages 3+

Running Time: Approximately 55 minutes. No intermission.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show also contains three other Eric Carle favorites: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?10 Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Lonely Firefly.

Tickets start at $15.


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Special Performances 

With 75 puppets it’s a non-stop parade of new critters every minute. Every puppet is a wonderful surprise…

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Active Audience Guide

Enjoy articles, activities, interviews, and behind-the-scenes photos in our Active Audience Guide!

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Cast / Creative

Jake Bazel

Cast Member/Puppeteer

Emmanuel Elpenord

Cast Member/Puppeteer

Kirsty Sadler

Cast Member/Puppeteer

Spencer Wolfe

Cast Member/Puppeteer

Production Team

Jonathan Rockefeller Producer/Director

Carl Vorwerk General Manager

Krista Robbins Company Manager

Hannah Delmore Production Stage Manager

Peter Brown Stage Manager

Nate Edmondson Composer

David Goldstein Scenic and Lighting Designer

Reading List


Among a Thousand Fireflies
Helen Frost

Flutter, Butterfly!
Shelby Alinsky

I Went Walking
Sue Williams

Monsters Love Colors
Mike Austin

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin

Press Here
Hervé Tullet

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian
Margarita Engle

Waiting for Wings
Lois Ehlert

Butterfly, Butterfly
Petr Horáček

For Parents and Teachers

A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature
Asia Citro

Art Lab for Little Kids: 52 Playful Projects for Preschoolers
Susan Schwake

The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs
Judy Burris and Wayne Richards

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain: Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns
Dana Suskind

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Discussion Topics:

  • Counting
  • Creativity
  • Animal Behavior
  • Chances/Transformation