The swirling wings of Butterfly, played with colorful charm by Micki Martinez, captured the attention of 200 kindergarten, first- and second-graders from Mill Creek and North Star elementaries at a matinee of Salt Lake Acting Company's "Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly." The Thursday morning show was one of 12 free matinees to be performed for 1,700 students during the run of the theater company's annual kids show. (Public shows continue on weekends through Dec. 28 at the Marmalade district theater; information and tickets at 801-363-7522.) The show's inventive, colorful costumes were a hit with Thursday's audience, who clapped and shouted their approval of a spinning disco light, as well as the bugs' sassy choreography and energetic renditions of hip-hop-inspired songs.
Salt Lake Acting Company presents "Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly," its annual show for young audiences. Playwright Joan Cushing adapted the story from the popular picture books written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss.