The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

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Riverside Theatres presents JWR Productions Australia & Michael Sieders

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 26 April - 28 April 2016

Based on Eric Carle’s Books

“and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.

Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including, The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse and The Very Lonely Firefly.

This Australian made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written live on stage.

With 75 beautiful puppets created by New York’s Puppet Kitchen, story time doesn’t get much more magical than this.

★★★★★ – “Beautiful, rhythmic and faithful to the author’s works, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a triumph for first time theatregoers.” – Time Out

Relaxed Performance Thursday 28 April 10am

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 26 April at 10am – tickets available
Tuesday 26 April at noon – limited tickets available
Wednesday 27 April at 10am – limited tickets available
Wednesday 27 April at noon – Sold Out
Wednesday 27 April at 6pm – tickets available
Thursday 28 April at 10am Sold Out
Thursday 28 April at noon – limited tickets available

Created By
Jonathan Worsley

Director
Naomi Edwards

Producer
Michael Sieders

Set Designer
James Browne

Puppets Created By
The Puppet Kitchen

Costume Designer
Andrea Espinoza

Lighting Designer
Nicholas Rayment

Composer / Sound Designer
Nate Edmondson

Composer
Steven Baker

With
Gavin James Clarke
Dannielle Jackson
Justine Warner
Drew Wilson

Suitable for Years K – 2

SCHOOL TICKETS

$18 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 20 students)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form

FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR…

This gorgeous, magical production literally brings Eric Carle’s wonderful books to life. The VISUAL element of the show is spectacular, making Carle’s illustrations leap off the page like a life sized pop-up book…The quality of the PUPPETS and sets will amaze you. The simple and familiar language used, straight from Carle’s books, makes this show particularly good for younger students and early readers, helping them to recognise language conventions in different mediums. This show comes highly recommended by my 5 year old son – who says this is his most favourite theatre show ever (and he sees a lot of them)!

BOOKING STEP-BY-STEP

  1. USE BOOKING FORM OR DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE WEBSITE
    All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Riverside’s risk assessment can be downloaded here and education support materials (where provided) are available below.
  2. SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US
    Fax or email your booking form to Riverside Education
    Fax: 02 9683 3267
    Scan and email: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
    Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.
    N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking forms.
  3. RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING
    Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure.
  4. FINAL PAYMENT
    You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 school weeks prior to the performance. We strongly recommend making the cut-off point for students to pay the school and confirm their attendance at around 5 – 6 weeks before the performance or workshop date, giving yourself plenty of time to confirm final numbers. Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.
  5. FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS
    A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you are attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.
  6. ATTEND AND ENJOY!
    Seating at schools performances is general admission (unless otherwise specified) and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 minutes prior to your performance.
    Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact us on 8839 3308.

STUDENT AND TEACHER RESOURCES

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Curriculum Links

SCHOOLS ACCESS AT RIVERSIDE

For information on access at Riverside Theatre please click here.

ACCESS POINTS FOR THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW

Language Easy (LE): The text or dialogue used in this production is limited, or simple.

Visual Cues (VC): The production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter other than just language.

DOWNLOAD A SOCIAL STORY

Download the social story for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show here: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Social Story

Download the social story for Riverside Theatre here: Riverside Social Story

A special relaxed performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will be held for children with additional needs, or anyone who might benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere. Modifications to this performance include the option to enter the performance space early, house lights being kept on during the performance, an introduction by the performers to aid with comprehension and sudden loud noises or lighting states reduced or removed. Patrons will be welcome to come and go as needed. Children will also be able to meet the performers before the performance begins to ensure they are comfortable and relaxed during the show.

The dedicated relaxed performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is Thursday 28 April 10am.

DOWNLOAD A SOCIAL STORY

Download the social story for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show here: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Social Story

Download the social story for Riverside Theatre here: Riverside Social Story

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Duration

Approximately 50 minutes (No interval)

Ticket Prices

All tickets $28
Family of 4 $90
Student/Teacher $18

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00