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Brown Bear, Brown Bear and other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

Day(s): Saturday
Date(s): April 29th
Time(s): 10-11 am and 2-3pm shows
Ages: This program is appropriate for ages 1-5 plus!
Fee: $15 per person

For the 10AM show:

This performance is sold out, tickets are still available for the 2PM showing.


For the 2PM show:

Tickets will be available at the door.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s acclaimed composite of storybook favourites will enjoy widespread touring in 2016-2017. First premiered in 2011, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle brings together old favourites and new friends. The hour-long production showcases the imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects that has won international acclaim for the Nova Scotia-based theatre. To date some 400 performances have been applauded by close to 250,000 spectators across North America and Singapore.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins a whimsical menagerie drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, the story was written and illustrated by Carle and Bill Martin, Jr., and has served to introduce generations of toddlers to the delights of identifying colours and objects. 

We are pleased to be partnering with Lake Forest Book Store who will be present at the 10am event to sell the beloved author's books!



“The show, a live staging of three standards from American children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle, presents a visual feast for viewers of any age. It’s shot entirely in black light, with puppetry, live animation, projected images and object movement. All this visual theater is matched with original music composed by Steven Naylor.”
 – Joe Hansen, Santa Barbara New Press


Thank you to Lake Forest Book Store for partnering on this event.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the national Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Gorton Community Center and the Crane Group.


Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.


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