The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Adapted, directed, and designed by Jim Morrow Music by Steven Naylor
Narrated by Gordon Pinsent
UnitedHealth Group Stage January 14 - February 23 Grades Preschool +
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-up Chameleon by award-winning children's book illustrator and writer, Eric Carle, will be on stage in black light with colorful puppets pulled straight from the pages of the beloved books. Follow the brave journeys of three of Eric Carle's most treasured stories retold on stage by Nova Scotia's Mermaid Theatre, whose unique adaptations of children's literature have delighted millions of young people spanning four continents. As part of CTC's Community Access program, performances in multiple languages will be scheduled.
The Scarecrow and His Servant
By Jeffrey Hatcher
Based on the book by Philip Pullman Directed by Peter C. Brosius UnitedHealth Group Stage
March 11 - April 6
The internationally celebrated Philip Pullman's timely book is presented on stage for the first time in this madcap world premiere that is as provocative as it is funny. When a lightning strike suddenly brings the Scarecrow to life, he sets out on an elaborate quest for fame, valor, and romance (with a fickle broom). The scarecrow is joined by a sharp-witted peasant boy as they fight hunger, the greedy Buffalonis and their poison factory, and theatre owners who don't recognize the importance of a prop as they make their way back home to Spring Valley. The contrary Scarecrow may argue with stubborn road signs along the way, but he would give his servant boy the coat off his back with his back still attached.