The Butterfly -
adapted from Patricia Polacco's book of the same name by Charles Greenberg
(Music) and Barbara Zinn Krieger (Book & Lyrics) and directed by David
Schechter - will be presented by Making Books Sing, the New York-based company
dedicated to turning culturally and historically significant books for young
readers into musical works for the stage, with performances in the Bronx at the
Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College from January 28 to February 1; in Brooklyn
at the Goldstein Theatre at Kingsborough Community College from February 4 to
8; in Manhattan at Symphony Space from February 9 to 12; and in Queens at
Laguardia Performing Arts Center at Laguardia Community College from February
14 to 15.
"The Butterfly - drawn from Patricia
Polacco's own family history - is a story of acceptance, courage and conviction
set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied 1942 France. Monique is forever changed
when she encounters Sevrine, a Jewish girl her age, hiding in her attic.
Monique discovers that her mother and the family priest, members of the French
Resistance, are giving refuge to Sevrine's family. When their secret is
discovered, Monique rallies her courage to help lead her new found friend to
safety," explain press notes.
features a cast which includes - Alyssa May Gold (Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood); Victoria Huston-Elem; Alexa
Holzberger; Al Pagano; Gordon Stanley (Ragtime,
Beauty and the Beast); and Michael Wartella (title role in A.R.T's
production of Oliver Twist).
Design team for The Butterfly is:
Jack Mehler (Set Designer); Douglas Cox (Lighting Designer); Jenna Rossi-Camus
(Costume Designer); and Bill Grady (Sound Designer).
Boosey and Hawkes, the world-renowned music publisher, will continue their
partnership with Making Books Sing and publish The Butterfly, as they have with other Making Books Sing
productions in years past.
will give performances open to the public throughout the city, as follows:
THE BRONX - January 28 - February 1 at 10:30am
Lovinger Theatre @ Lehman College - 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West - Bronx, NY
Directions - By Car: From the Deegan Expressway, exit at Van Cortlandt Park
South. Follow signs. From the Henry
Hudson Parkway, exit at Moshulu Parkway. Follow signs.
By Subway: Take the 4 or the D to Bedford
Park Station. Lehman College
campus is a 3 to 5 minute, well-lit walk to the west.
BROOKLYN - February 4 - 8 at 10:30am
Goldstein Theatre @ Kingsborough Community College - 2001 Oriental Blvd. -
Monday, February 5 - Friday, February 9 at 10:30am
Directions - By Car: Belt Pkwy east to Exit 8A. Cross Coney Island Ave. along Guider Ave.
Turn right onto E. 12th St.
Turn left onto Neptune Ave. Turn right onto Cass Pl. Turn right to West End
Ave. Turn left to Oriental Blvd.
By Subway - F to Ave. X, transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC.
MANHATTAN - February 9 - 12
Symphony Space - 2537 Broadway (at 95th
Street) - New
February 9 & 10 at 4:30pm; February 11 & 12 at 10:00am and 12noon.
QUEENS - February 14 & 15 at 10:30am
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center @ LaGuardia Comm. College - 31-10 Thomson Ave - LIC, NY
Directions - By Subway Via 7 Train: Get off at 33rd Street station. Walk two blocks
westbound to Thomson Avenue
and Van Dam Street.
Via E, V & R Trains: Get off at Queens Plaza Station and exit the station
at Jackson Avenue
and Queens Boulevard
exit. Walk over the Queens
(over the Sunnyside train yards) until you reach the corner of Van Dam Street and Thomson Avenue.
Via G Train: Get off at Court Square Station (at the CitiCorp Building).
Cross the Thomson
Via N & W Trains: At Queensboro Plaza station transfer to 7 Train (Local to
and get off at the 33rd Street
station. Walk two blocks westbound to Thomson
Avenue and Van Dam Street.
Tickets range from $13 - $23 (group rates are available). For reservations,
please call 212-573-8791 ext. 246.
For more information about Making Books Sing programs, call 212-573-8791 ext.
246, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.makingbookssing.org.
Photos by Carol Rosegg
BWW Hi-Res Gallery - Original Version
(back) Emily Harvey, (front) Alyssa May Gold
(l-r) Joe Grandy, Alyssa May Gold, Emily Harvey, Al Pagano
(l-r) Alyssa May Gold, Alexa Holzberger
(l-r) Alyssa May Gold, Alexa Holzberger