Rogers-Lowell Area News


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12/18/2018 Member News
Introduce Children to Theatre with Stories They Know and Love

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns to Walton Arts Center to present The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. as part of the Mattel Kid’s Series.

Tickets are $9 for kids and $15 for adults and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, airplane, shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before concluding that there is value in his own unique self.

Adapted, designed and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent, the hour-long production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theater that has earned Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia international recognition.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brought Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories to Walton Arts Center in 2017.

Best for ages 3+