THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR CHRISTMAS, featuring DREAM SNOW
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Based on Eric Carle’s books
From the makers of critically acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show comes a brand new Christmas-themed show featuring four popular Eric Carle stories, which will include Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Eric Carle’s Dream Snow, a magical Christmas story told in the author/illustrator’s unique and beautiful style, will also join Jonathan Rockefeller’s menagerie of over 75 incredible puppets,.
It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! In his dream he imagines a snowstorm covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it really has snowed, and then he suddenly remembers something! Putting on his warm red suit, he goes outside and places gifts under the tree for his animals, bringing holiday cheer to all.
JONATHAN ROCKEFELLER (CREATOR, PRODUCER) Jonathan Rockefeller is a co-founder of Rockefeller Productions, a company that combines film, theatre, animation, puppetry and television. He also devotes time to philanthropic work furthering childhood literacy and appreciation of the arts.
The critically-acclaimed production of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ debuted Off-Broadway January 2016 and is currently nominated for both a Drama Desk Award and an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show. The show debuted in Australia to a sell-out season at the Sydney Festival January 2015, and will continue to tour in Australia and New Zealand. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will debuts in the UK in 2017.
Prior to his work with Eric Carle, Jonathan co-wrote and produced the puppet-parody 'Thank You for Being a Friend' which has been licensed for further productions worldwide. This year Jonathan was selected as a 'Men of Influence' by Men’s Style Australia for his work in children’s theater and literacy.
Language Arts - Literacy, Vocabulary, Poetry; Colors; Earth Sciences – Butterfly Life Cycle, Firefly Life Cycle, Animals; Math – Numbers, Counting; Problem Solving; Social Skills - Friendships
PUBLIC AUDIENCES: Ages 2-7
SCHOOL TIME AUDIENCE: Ages 2-7, Grades: Pre K - 1
"This gentle production, accompanied by music, is colorful and inventive. The puppetry is wonderful, and the sweetness with which the stories unfold, make it a perfect theatrical introduction for toddlers . . . . The Very Hungry Caterpillar is artistic, surprising and fun." - Huffington Post, Stage Door
". . . colorful, vivid and beautiful puppets that look exactly like characters from the stories that bring these beloved stories to life in a meaningful and mesmerizing way. Perfect for a first-time or younger theater goer as they watched the magic of Eric Carle come to life." - Weekend Jaunts
"Toddlers will absolutely delight in seeing the puppets and school-aged children will appreciate seeing their beloved classic books through a new medium." - The Mama Maven
“Bedazzling! Will mesmerize audiences!” – The New York Times
“Refreshing, clever and a great time. Brings the work of Eric Carle to life!” – NY Theatre Guide
“5 stars. Beautiful, rhythmic, and faithful to the author’s work.” – Time Out