DECEMBER 17 2018 Introduce Children to Theatre with Stories They Know and Love

Introduce Children to Theatre with Stories They Know and Love

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, December 17, 2018 – Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns to Walton Arts Center to present The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2pm as part of the Mattel Kid’s Series.

Tickets are $9 for kids and $15 for adults and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, 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, airplane, shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before concluding 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 theater that has earned Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia international recognition.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brought Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories to Walton Arts Center in 2017.

Best for ages 3+

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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