The Chicago Children's Theatre is always a treat for our family - how they manage to keep an audience of 2-5 year-olds engaged and mesmerized is beyond me. But the colorful puppetry, the calm, classic music and visual effects had my daughter and the entire audience captivated by their favorite characters as the acclaimed Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia weaved the tales of three Eric Carle favorites: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me. The set design, puppets, and tone and pace of the show kept within the familiar Carle aesthetic, and bringing the stories alive before the eyes of the packed audience.
The star of the show, was, by far, the very hungry caterpillar. His bumbling legless gait and endless appetite as he ate through a lion's share of food enthralled the children. I had just as much fun watching my daughter and the other happy children enjoying the gift of live theater as I did the show. My 2-year-old daughter was simply thrilled to see her favorite characters come to life through the magic of theater.
I have 2 tickets to giveaway to the Saturday, 5/12 @ noon performance of A Brown Bear, A Moon, and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle.
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A Brown Bear, A Moon, and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
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|Chiara was very wary of the very hungry|
caterpillar, but delighted to meet him regardless.
Disclosure: Special thanks to the Chicago Children's Theatre for providing us with tickets to this show for review and giveaway purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.