Very Hungry Caterpillar Show #3000!



We will celebrate a milestone on December 13, 2013 when we present the 3000th performance of our signature production, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  

Now recognized as one of North America’s most popular family shows, Mermaid’s compilation of beloved stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle has generated remarkable statistics both at home and abroad. We will offer the French-language version (La chenille qui fait des trous) during a month-long residency at Montréal’s prestigious Maison Théâtre with the premiere scheduled for December 12.

On the road since 1999, simultaneous tours with identical versions have enabled Mermaid to entertain close to two million spectators in thirteen countries.  English, French and Spanish renditions of the show are currently on tour, with performances scheduled in three provinces and eighteen states. The Korean version will follow in April 2014 when the company returns to Seoul for a fourth visit.

Founded in 1972, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s innovative adaptations of children’s literature provide a unique travelling showcase for Atlantic Region talent. In addition to its worldwide touring productions, Mermaid offers instruction at all levels through its Institute of Puppetry Arts, welcomes artists-in-residence through its Theatre Loft, provides a unique outreach program for adolescents through the Youtheatre, and offers a vibrant entertainment series at the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (MIPAC).