The beloved New York Times best selling children’s book Freckleface Strawberry by the celebrated actress Julianne Moore is adapted into a 75-minute musical chock full of music, dance and fun. The show now opens on Friday, October 1st with previews starting on Thursday, September 9th at New World Stages (340 West 50th St- between 8th and 9th Avenues) . Opening night will benefit the Save The Children Organization.
I can’t wait to see this play. I love Julianne Moore, love her children’s story. I can’t wait to see how they adapted this book to bring to stage…and a musical at that, amazing.
Freckleface Strawberry The Musical has music and lyrics by Gary Kupper, book by Gary Kupper and Rose Caiola based on the books written by Julianne Moore and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. The show was conceived for the stage by Rose Caiola. Direction is by Buddy Crutchfield and the choreographer is Gail Pennington Crutchfield. Set design is by Beowulf Boritt; costumes by Fabio Toblini and Holly Cain; lighting design by Jason Kantrowitz and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald & Chris Cronin. MMAC Productions produces. The cast will feature Hayley Podschun as Strawberry with her friends including: Jessica Bishop, Andrew Cristi, Linda Gabler, Kimiko Glenn, Joey Haro, Mykal Kilgore, Eric Nelsen and Morgan Smith.
Freckleface Strawberry The Musical chronicles the life of seven-year-old Strawberry being teased by her schoolmates for having bright red hair and freckles. She feels different from everyone else and does anything to get rid of them- from scrubbing them with soap and even wearing a ski mask to school. Strawberry goes on a journey and discovers that all people are different. She ultimately learns to accept herself for all of who she is, freckles and all.
The heartwarming musical explores the book’s key message that “we’re all different, just like everyone else.” Not only Strawberry but the other characters in the show learn to live in their own skin.
The music in this show with song titles, such as, “I Can Be Anything” and “Hey, It’s Me” and lyrics like “can’t you see the real me and what I am inside, I no longer want to hide. Accept me for who I really am under this foolish disguise,” present its many important messages.
The performance schedule for Freckleface Strawberry The Musical is as follows, Wednesdays at 11 am & 2 pm; Thursdays & Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays at 11 am, 2 pm, & 4:30 pm; Sunday at 12 noon and 3 pm. Ticket prices range from $39 – $68.50.
For Tickets, call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or stop by New World Stages box office, 340 West 50th St. (between 8th and 9th Avenues).