“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

GENEVA — The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-up Chameleon by award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer, Eric Carle, retold on stage in black light on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 10am.The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar that progresses through an amazing variety of foods towards his eventual metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.Children will delight in the antics of Little Cloud. High up in a beautiful sky, Little Cloud slips away from the rest and transforms itself into various shapes of things it sees – a sheep, and airplane, a shark and more.In The Mixed-Up Chameleon, a little chameleon is bored with its life – sitting about predictably changing colour all day. So it decides to embark on an adventurous trip to the zoo. Upon seeing the beautiful animals there, the little chameleon tries changing to look like each one of themMermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites, adapted, directed and designed by Jim Morrow, music by Steven Naylor, and narrated by Gordon Pinsent.Tickets are $4.50. This hour-long show is open to all school audiences and the general public. The play is intended for children ages three and up. Curriculum Connections are Animals, Language Arts, Theatre, Visual Art and Puppetry. Study guides are available upon request.This performance is the second in the The Smith’s 2009/10 “ArtSmart Theatre for Young People Series.” Remaining shows in the series are: “Pigeon Party” (Omaha Theatre Company) on January 21, 2010 ; “Jigsaw Jones” (ArtsPower) on February 9; “The Little Engine That Could” (Omaha Theatre Company) on February 26 and “The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh” (Roseneath Theatre) on May 7, 2010.For reservations or more information, call The Smith office at 315-781-LIVE (5483), toll-free 1-866-355-LIVE (5483), or visit www.TheSmith.org.Funding for this production was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lyons National Bank, and Five Star Bank.

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