Words and music by Debra Buonaccorsi and Stephen McWilliams
Directed by Gregg Henry
When you live in a big city, a.k.a. "the concrete jungle," sometimes it's hard to appreciate the great outdoors. That's definitely the case with one middle school girl, who's struggling with writing a nature-themed poem for school. Giving up, she tweets: "#natureisboring #flowersstink." Suddenly, two zany and loveable plants magically come to life in her room, encouraging her to open her eyes, ears, and mind to the beauty all around her. Pointing to her own family history, the girl's newfound friends transport her imagination to the flora and fauna of a desert, a volcano, and a rain forest to help unleash her creativity. Mixing plenty of singing and dancing with folk, bluegrass, blues, and gospel, this colorful musical, by the Helen Hayes Award-winning creators of Dizzy Miss Lizzies Roadside Revue, shows that, if you look closely enough, you can find the best of nature in the most unlikely places. Please note: Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This production occurs outdoors. We recommend bringing water and wearing sunscreen. The 1 p.m. show is a repeat of the 11 a.m. show.
DATE: Saturday, September 24
TIMES: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LOCATION: National Garden Amphitheater (Rain Location: Conservatory West Gallery)
FREE: No pre-registration required