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The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Classics

April 27 - 29, 2022 Des Moines Civic Center

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Running Time 1 hour
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.

MERMAID THEATRE OF NOVA SCOTIA (CANADA)

GRADES preK-2

Three beloved stories by award-winning children's book author and illustrator Eric Carle 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, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing colour all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion 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 theatre that has earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

 

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Curriculum Connections

Social-Emotional Learning, Literacy, Match, Science, Theater

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We anticipate health and safety protocols to evolve as performances progress. Reservation contacts should expect an email detailing specific protocols for all guests — including students — entering DMPA venues closer to the date of their performance(s). 

Throughout the shutdown our team has consulted with state and local leaders as well as monitored CDC guidance to prepare for your safe return to our facilities. Enhancements include: updating our HVAC systems with new filters, adjusting for increased fresh air circulation and adding portable air filtration systems in key areas of the venue.

We want you to feel confident when making reservations for your group. Please be aware of the following considerations when making your reservation:

  • Audience capacities for upcoming school performances will typically not allow for physically-distanced seating.
  • Des Moines Performing Arts reserves the right to require masks for audience members and staff. Decisions about mask guidelines for each show will take into consideration guidance from the CDC and local health officials, as well as current conditions in Polk and surrounding counties.

Your loyalty has protected the arts through this intermission and we are delighted to welcome you back to live performances. Thank you for your continued support!

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Event Details

Running Time 1 hour
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.

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