Shai the elf, a newly-appointed yard elf, tries her best to clean up a human’s butterfly garden. But when she accidentally pulls up a milkweed (it has the word "weed" in its name after all), she becomes responsible for a butterfly egg and its needs for a new home! With the help of a feisty fairy, Shai works to protect and nurture her new caterpillar friend through metamorphosis and onto a high-flying happy ending. This new musical comedy is the latest work from award-winning songwriter Lena Pennino-Smith, the same artist behind such LICM favorites as “Happy as Clams: The Musical” and “The Princess Frog.” With a 90 percent decline in monarch butterfly populations over the last 20 years, this musical encourages audiences of all ages to plant beautiful milkweed: everything our local butterflies need to transform from adorable eggs to soaring sensations!
Music and Book by Lena Pennino-Smith
Arrangements by Brian Smith
Presented with permission of Songs by Lena, Greenlawn, NY
Download My Butterfly Education Packet (PDF)
The show is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Fee: $9 with museum admission ($7 Members), $12 Theater only
Limited seating available! Nine weekend dates. Select "All Tickets" below to see availability, including which dates sold out.
- Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM
- Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM
- Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM
- Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM
- Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 11:30 AM
- Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM
- Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 11:30 AM
- Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM
- Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 11:30 AM