The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Now in Union Square

By Angeline Sheridan October 4, 2017

Jonathan Rockefeller’s critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, will return to New York City for a strictly limited season through February 4, 2018, at Union Square’s DR2 Theatre (103 East 15 Street). We had the opportunity to see the original show when it debuted at the 47th Street Theater in 2016. Click HERE to read our full review. 

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
“Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the first book I remember reading over and over again, with its vivid and colorful images inspiring me to become a writer and create art. It has been an absolute thrill to take The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show around the world, and to see the absolute delight on the faces of young, first-time theatre-goers as they interact with their favorite books on stage. We are excited to return home to New York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown Bear, Brown Bear as one of Eric’s four stories in our brand-new production.” Producer/Creator, Jonathan Rockefeller

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Begins September 28, 2017 – February 4, 2018
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is Autism Friendly

Performance Schedule:
Thursday at 10am; Friday at 10am & 12pm;
Saturday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm; Sunday 10pm & 12pm
DR2 is located at 103 East 15 Street
 Running time 60 minutes, no intermission.
Tickets are $49.50* - $69.50* (Premium Seats)/ $89.50* (VIP Experience), Groups 8+ $32.50* . Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-982-2787.

*Lap seat are $10 and are required for those under one years old. School time Performances Available Upon Request: $29 (8-49 students); $25 (50+). To arrange group dates, please email
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