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A Delightful Musical Tale by Gerry Cullity! 
Desert Stages Theatre Presents 
‘The Butterfly’s Day’
Fri., May 24 – Sun., June 23
Tickets at 

 Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 13, 2012) – DST’s Children’s Series transforms the theatre into a magical garden as the inspirational and heartwarming tale The Butterfly’s Day unfolds Fri., May 24 — Sun., June 23.   

This near-and-dear Gerry Cullity original musical imparts an incredible story of a Butterfly given one day to find its purpose. Along this majestic journey our tiny friend must overcome the evil Gypsy Moth Queen and accomplices Sneaky, Sleazy, Slimy and Sluggy.  Fighting the attempt to banish 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 – come to the aid of the Butterfly. Among lessons learned is the value friendship, and that every promise made truly matters. Cullity was cofounder of Desert Stages Theatre, launching the active community playhouse in 1995.

As a DST tradition, the Children’s Series presents at least one Gerry Cullity original production each season in honor of him – The Butterfly’s Day closes the curtains on the Children’s Theatre Series for the 2012-2013 season on this uplifting note. 

History. The Butterfly’s Day was written by the late Cullity in 1996. His creative vision and artistic insight on all things theatre led this talented man to the tale of The Butterfly’s Day, a Desert Stages Theatre favorite. With several revivals, this musical treasure has earned a strong following among DST patrons and fans. 

Tickets Online & by Phone.  Tickets are available at; or by phone, 480.483.1664, and also at the theatre box office, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square, next to the former Coco’s restaurant.  Tickets are $15.  

About Desert Stages Theatre.  A bustling community playhouse, Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, founded in 1995, and delivers performances year round. Three show schedules occur throughout the year: Actor’s Café performances in the intimate, proscenium-style 65-seat theatre; the Mainstage Series in Cullity Hall, an inventive theatre-in-the-round; and the Children’s Theatre Series, also performed in Mainstage Cullity Hall.  DST also operates a theatrical academy, regularly hosts talent shows (“Show Your Stuff”), and offers a variety of music, dance and other classes open to the community.  DST is led by cofounder, executive director and artistic director, Laurie Cullity.  Additional cofounders are Joan Thompson and the late Gerry Cullity. Included in each DST season are children’s productions of original scripts, musical scores and lyrics by cofounder Cullity whose works are still relished eight years after his passing. Desert Stages has developed thousands of thespians, young and old, many with compelling personal stories of triumph and major stage success, and all of whom perform at DST for the pure love of the theatre.

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