Julianne Moore's children's book comes to musical life.
What Is the Story of Freckleface Strawberry?
Strawberry is a seven-year-old redhead who loves to ride her bike and has lots of friends. There’s just one problem: She hates her freckles. Teased mercilessly by her classmates, Strawberry looks for ways to cover those dreaded spots, including covering her head with an itchy ski mask at school. Will she ever believe what her mother says—that she is “Perfect” in her own way?
What Is Freckleface Strawberry Like?
This sweet-natured musical adaptation of Julianne Moore’s autobiographical picture book features seven adult actors playing Strawberry and her friends, her mother and a teacher. An oversized onstage “book” opens to reveal a revolving series of set pieces, and the cast sings and dances its way through 17 lively songs emphasizing the importance self-esteem (“I Can Be Anything”), self-acceptance (“Be Yourself,” “Different”) and friendship ("Lonely Girl," “When You’ve Got Friends”). It’s a fast-moving, lighthearted show sure to keep both kids and parents entertained.
Is Freckleface Strawberry Good for Kids?
Absolutely! The 75-minute running time, peppy songs and choreography, endearing performances and simple yet heartwarming story line are just right to share with little ones. A schedule of daytime performances at off-Broadway's New World Stages makes it easy to bring preschoolers before or after naptime. Freckleface Strawberry is an ideal first theater experience.