The Roar of the Butterfly is a one-woman play with original music starring Spider Saloff. The book, music, and lyrics are also by Spider Saloff. Based on a true story, this musical comedy is a tour de force with characters everyone will fall in love with. In the tradition of Lilly Tomlin and Tracey Ullman,
Saloff portrays eight different characters in this hysterical and moving new show. The roles include a sharp-tongued Scottish waitress, a faded stage star, a hair dresser from South Philly and even a bearded poet. The scene of the show revolves around a memorial service for Butterfly, an Asian drag queen who has been a colorful and inspirational character in the lives of the attendees—an unlikely and diverse group, all of whom are portrayed by Spider.
The Roar of the Butterflyis a comedy with a message and contains poignant moments touching on subjects of diversity, human loss and dysfunctional relationships. Essentially, The Roar of the Butterflyis about how one unusual person’s life affects so many others. The Roar of the Butterflywill prove to be an unforgettable and toe-tapping good time. This show is not suggested for children under 13 years old without an adult.
THE ROAR OF THE BUTTERFLY will tour with one week of performances in Melbourne, Australia in June 2011; Los Angeles, California August 2011; and a longer run in Chicago, Illinois May of 2012.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY...
“She is dynamic, a powerhouse of passion!” –San Francisco Examiner
“Spider Saloff combines the singing chops of Ella Fitzgerald with the comic characterization skills of Tracey Ullman to create an evening called The Roar of the Butterfly that will surely be entertaining audiences for many years to come!” –Paul Lisnek host, The Paul Lisnek Show, WVON-AM
Download "You Better Watch Yourself with That One" written and performed by Spider Saloff