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The Butterfly's Day

Book, Lyrics, and Music by Gerry Cullity

Two-Act Book, Rated PG
Running time: approx. 90 minutes

Synopsis
Song List
Casting Information
Show Photos

The Butterfly's Day

Synopsis:

Learning that everything you do matters is one of the heartwarming lessons of this inspiring musical tale about a butterfly, given just one day to find a purpose for her life and break a Gypsy Moth spell that banishes butterflies from nature forever. An endearing bevy of friends-from the spunky Katy-Did and Katy-Didn't to the comical Bumble and Fumble Bees--try to help our Butterfly in her quest but it may not be enough to overcome the evil Gypsy Moth Queen and her accomplices Sneaky, Sleazy, Slimy and Sluggy.

In this uplifting story, which evokes the youthful spirit of Peter Pan , the Butterfly finds a way to make her life meaningful and in the process discovers that her choices in life make a difference. "Children identify with the Butterfly's dilemma that you must look for your life's purpose and that every decision, every friendship, every promise you make, matters," explained Cullity, who premiered this musical at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre in 1996. It's a magical garden tale, sure to enchant children of all ages.

Song List:

SONG:

SUNG BY:

Special Company
(Let Us) Welcome You Company
Gypsy Moth Queen's Rap Gypsy Moth Queen, Moths
The Story of the Butterfly Garden Angel, Principal Roles
A Butterfly's Day Garden Angel, Company
Believe You Me Mother, The Girl, The Butterfly
How Do You Make Your Life Worth Living The Butterfly
Katy-Did/Katy-Didn't Katy-Did, Katy-Didn't, The Butterfly, The Ladybug
Two Bees Fumble, Bumble, Fellowship
The Line Garden Angel, The Butterfly
It's Up to You Gypsy Moth Queen, Fellowship, The Butterfly, Company
Dreamland Singer of Forgotten Songs, Black & White
Everybody Is Someone Singer of Forgotten Songs, Black & White, Company
I Wouldn't Wanna Be You Gypsy Moth Queen, Moths
Love Me for Who I Am Gypsy Moth Queen
The Line (Reprise) The Girl, Garden Angel
Mother Mother, The Girl, Garden Angel
That's What a Friend Can Do The Girl, The Butterfly
So Good To Be Bad Demon, Gypsy Moth Queen, Company
Face to Face Insects & Spirit
Special (Reprise) The Girl, Fellowship, Company
Look Into Your Heart Garden Angel, Company
Finale Company

Casting Information:

Lead Characters include:

THE BUTTERFLY: Wide-eyed female in search of her purpose : Soprano
GARDEN ANGEL: Angel who watches over the garden : Soprano
GYPSY MOTH QUEEN: Evil queen of the Gypsy Moths : Alto (must rap)
THE GIRL: Soft spoken girl in a coma : Soprano
THE LADYBUG: Shy but friendly companion to the Butterfly : Soprano
KATY-DID: Spunky bug who assists the Butterfly along with her sister : Soprano
KATY-DIDN'T: Spunky bug who assists the Butterfly along with her sister : Soprano
BUMBLE: Lazy, philosophical bee that assists the Butterfly with her partner, Fumble : Alto
FUMBLE: Lazy, philosophical bee that assists the Butterfly with his partner, Bumble : Baritone
BLACK & WHITE: Dream spirit that only sees in black and white : Baritone
SINGER OF FORGOTTEN SONGS: Dream spirit that sings the songs of dreams : Soprano
MOTHER: Mother of the Girl : Soprano
SLEAZY: Moth in the Queen's inner circle, male or female : Alto or Baritone
SLIMY: Moth in the Queen's inner circle, male or female : Alto or Baritone
SLUGGY: Moth in the Queen's inner circle, male or female : Alto or Baritone
SNEAKY: Moth in the Queen's inner circle, male or female : Alto or Baritone
DEMON: Evil demon that resides in Dreamland : Tenor or Baritone
DOCTOR: The Girl's doctor : Non-singing role
THE DREAM MASTER: Dream spirit that orchestrates all dreams : Non-singing role

Ensemble Characters include:

DREAM SPIRITS: - Residents of Dreamland : Sing with minimal dancing
INSECTS: - Kindly bugs that reside in the Garden : Sing with minimal dancing
MOTHS: - Evil followers of the Gypsy Moth Queen : Strong dancers and singers

Show Photos:

Click HERE to view photos from our 2005 production of The Butterfly's Day.