Even today, the magic of a marionette can inspire a child to grow up to be a puppeteer or a tiny actor made of wood. Feel child-like wonder with this Groupon.
- One G-Pass to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
- When: Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m.
- Where: Tilles Center Concert Hall
- Door time: 1:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
* $13 for the rear center orchestra, far side orchestra, center loge, or side loge (up to $20.90 value) * $17 for the center orchestra or side orchestra (up to $28.90 value) * Click to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
It’s a busy afternoon for the puppet actors of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They’ve got not one, not two, but three stories to tell. Each one springs from a book by renowned children’s author/illustrator Eric Carle, and centers around a different nature-themed protagonist. There’s the titular caterpillar and his cocoon-bursting transformation, the Mixed-Up Chameleon discovering his color-changing abilities, and the Little Cloud’s journey through the sky. Brought to life with puppets that evoke the rich color of Carle’s illustrations, The Very Hungry Caterpillar captures both the whimsical journeys and science lessons of his stories.
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Since 1972, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has brought its puppets and imaginative adaptations of children’s literature to 48 states, Canada’s 10 provinces, the Northwest Territories, and more than a dozen different countries. But despite their traveling, they keep their local roots strong through the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, a home base that houses a 400-seat auditorium and 60-seat second stage for performances, as well as a gallery with work from local artists.
During each play, a skilled team of puppeteers brings to life the characters of award-winning bedtime stories such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Goodnight Moon. Children and educators alike can learn how to manipulate puppets and force them to do chores through the Mermaid Institute of Puppetry Arts, which hosts workshops and demonstrations onsite and at schools.
Tilles Center Concert Hall
It seems like everyone has played the stage at Tilles Center. Past performers include Yo-Yo Ma, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bill Cosby, and even a full-size dragon—or at least a puppet version of one. But not all of their bigger acts come from afar. The venue also plays home to local artistic heroes such as the Long Island Philharmonic, the Eglevsky Ballet, and an all-dragon chamber quartet.
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post
It seems like everyone has played the stage at Tilles Center. Past performers include Yo-Yo Ma, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and even a full-size dragon—or at least a puppet version of one. But not all of their bigger acts come from afar. The venue also plays home to local artistic heroes such as the Long Island Philharmonic, the Eglevsky Ballet, and an all-dragon chamber quartet.
Tilles Center Concert Hall
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, New York 11548