Metro Theater Firm will resume reside performances after a 12 months of completely digital programming with an outside manufacturing of the worldwide sensation, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Present. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Present brings Eric Carle’s fantastically imaginative tales to life.
This Drama Desk nominated manufacturing has been carried out greater than 2,000 instances worldwide, together with sold-out runs in Australia, New York, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, Dubai, and throughout Europe. Now, Metro Theater Firm presents the sensational occasion, with an all-St. Louis forged of performers, on an outside stage on the garden on the model new Kirkwood Performing Arts Middle, April 25 – Could 16. Audiences will likely be seated on the gated garden in socially distant pods sized to accommodate teams of 2-8 individuals. A digital streaming choice of the St. Louis manufacturing can be out there April 28 – Could 16 at metroplays.org for audiences throughout 9 states within the Midwest.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Present / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta Espectáculo is a blinding, critically acclaimed manufacturing, that includes a menagerie of greater than 75 larger-than-life, magical puppets. Buddies from three different iconic Eric Carle image books-Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Geese, and The Very Lonely Firefly-join everybody’s favourite caterpillar. Audiences can revisit these timeless classics with the younger ones of their lives as St. Louis celebrates the return of reside skilled theater. This music-filled expertise coupled with distinctive and enchanting puppets, evokes nostalgia and whimsy in viewers members of all ages.
MTC’s staging of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Present / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta Espectáculo is an English-Spanish bilingual manufacturing, making it a pleasure for language learners of all ages.
The New York Occasions calls The Very Hungry Caterpillar Present “bedazzling… will mesmerize audiences.” Time Out says “lovely, rhythmic, and devoted to the creator’s works.” The Very Hungry Caterpillar Present has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award and Off-Broadway Alliance Award.
Metro Theater Firm Creative Director Julia Flood directs The Very Hungry Caterpillar Present. The forged consists of Jamie McKittrick, Hailey Medrano, and Gaby Rodriguez. Eleanor Humphrey is the offstage puppeteer and assistant stage supervisor. Jimmy Bernatowicz is the stage supervisor.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Present is a 60-minute manufacturing with no intermission. The manufacturing is really useful for all ages.
Out of doors seating pods for 2 are $56. Pods can be found for teams of two – 8, with pricing primarily based on the variety of individuals in every pod. On-line digital streaming is $20 and is completely licensed for broadcast in 9 states throughout the area: Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, Indiana, Kansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan. (The video for the digital streaming is from a mid-April filmed efficiency.)
Metro Theater Firm is dedicated to make sure that financial limitations don’t stop households from experiencing its packages. MTC is providing a three-day pay-what-you-can viewing interval April 28 – 30 for each digital streaming and in-person performances. Pay-what-you-can tickets will likely be out there for buy beginning April 1. Tickets for the reside, outside performances and digital streaming are actually on sale and will be bought on-line at https://www.metroplays.org/hungrycaterpillar or by calling 314-325-9505.
Metro Theater Firm has been permitted as Missouri ArtSafe Licensed. Insurance policies have been up to date to guard all patrons from COVID-19 publicity dangers. For extra info on Metro Theater Firm’s COVID well being insurance policies, please go to metroplays.org/COVID.