The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by touring company

Jul. 12 - Aug. 18, 2019

The Magik Theatre presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, taking four of Eric Carle’s beloved stories to the stage. This will be the last show in Magik’s 25th anniversary season, concluding with a special extended run at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre.


“I hope the performance will be enjoyed by many and that the colorful characters will bring comfort and joy to all who see the stories that have been so carefully produced,” said creator, Eric Carle. “It is uplifting to see such beautiful and cheerful works inspired by my characters! I hope my books - and this show - will inspire you and your imagination.”


“As a mother of three young boys, I can’t imagine how many hours I’ve spent reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I’m eager for them to see their favorite story come to life onstage, especially through the magic of puppetry,” said Magik’s General Manager, Shelley Weber.


Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, this critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


The Magik Theatre is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2018-2019 season, sponsored by H-E-B. Special thanks to the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture.



Cast and Crew

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show includes performances by Alaia Brown (Puppeteer), Nicholas Carpenter (Puppeteer), Carrie Daniels (Puppeteer), Austin Thompson (Puppeteer), and Venny Mortimer (Understudy).


The production team includes Michelle Pietri (Director), Katrin Ludwig (Puppet Choreographer), Rebecca J. Simons (Interim Director of Production), and Pat Smith (Technical Director).




The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Jonathan Rockefeller's adaptation of Eric Carle's story
touring company

July 12 - August 18, 2019
Magik Theatre
420 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show runs July 12 - August 4 at The Magik Theatre, sponsored by the Edaren Foundation. For tickets, visit or call the box office at 210.227.2751. Tickets start at $15 with discounts available for students, seniors, military and educators.

The show continues its run August 9 - 18 at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased through by searching “Magik Theatre Presents: The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.


Special Performances at The Magik Theatre

Opening Night: July 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy family fun activities at the opening performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, including crafts, photo opportunities, and more!

Military and First Responders Performance: July 20 at 2 p.m. Magik appreciates all of the selfless heroes in the community who put their lives on the line. To celebrate them, active or retired members of the military and first responders with I.D. pay $5 per ticket for their entire party for this performance.

American Sign Language Interpreted Performance: July 27 at 2:00 p.m. The Magik Theatre is joined by Robert Cardoza, the San Antonio theatre community’s primary sign language interpreter, to offer at least one ASL interpreted performance for every production of the 2018-2019 season, sponsored by University Health System.