Theatre Presents World Premiere Musical for Families: Maria and the Butterflies

Monday, April 11, 2022

HELENA – Carroll College Theatre is producing Maria and the Butterflies by Katherine Gee Perrone with score by Dana Cardon which runs April 21 through May 1, 2022. This world-premiere musical was commissioned by Carroll College Theatre to tell the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, a painter and scientist from the 1600s who studied and illustrated the metamorphosis of bugs and butterflies in Germany, The Netherlands, and South America. This hour-long musical tells the story of her life from age 13 until late in her life, and features puppets of insects, caterpillars, butterflies, and more to portray the process of metamorphosis which Maria helped to illuminate in a world where many still believed Aristotle’s theory that maggots sprung spontaneously from meat. The show will be entertaining for all ages, and is recommended particularly for elementary-aged children.

Carroll Theatre will host audiences for school day matinees as well as weekend performances for the public. Associate Professor Kim Shire is directing, Anna Milburn is music directing, and Amber Barnes is Associate Director. Tickets available now at www.carroll.edu/theatre.

Other items of interest:

  • Shows are April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 pm and April 24, May 1 at 2:30 pm
  • Tickets are $15 for general public, $10 for students and seniors, $5 for Carroll ID and children under 13.
  • Tickets are on sale now via the Carroll College Theatre Facebook page (facebook.com/CarrollCollegeTheatre) or the Carroll College Theatre website (www.carroll.edu/tickets).

For more information contact:

Kimberly Shire
Associate Professor of Theatre at Carroll College
kshire@carroll.edu