FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL
Music and Lvrics bv Gary Kupper
Book bv Gary Kupper & Rose Caiola
Based on the Books Written by Julianne Moore
And Illustrated bv LeUyen Pham
Conceived for the Stage by Rose Caiola
Wanting to be like everyone else is normal; it’s a common childhood experience. Kids want to look and act like all their friends and anything that differentiates a kid from the crowd is a big no-no. Freckleface Strawberry is a normal seven year old girl with plenty of friends. Although none of her friends look anything like her. As her nickname suggests, she has red hair and is covered in freckles. She hates her freckles and desperately tries to get rid of them so she doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb in school. She tries different ways to hide them before ultimately hiding herself. Her musical journey to self-acceptance is complete when she discovers that her classmates missed her while she lived undercover. They teach her that everyone is different and the most important thing is to have friends.
Directed by CATS favorite, Melanie Mason, Communication Studies and Broadcast Lecturer at University of Texas Arlington, Freckleface Strawberry the Musical is a touching and funny story about self-acceptance. Mason, a redhead who sports a freckle or two of her own, considers this show the culmination of her “Season of the Redheads,” having directed Annie and Hollywood Arms (Carol Burnett’s biographical story), earlier this year in Arlington. The fresh-faced all-youth cast will also be guided by Musical Director Marlene Bigley and Choreographer Dawn Prejean.
Freckleface Strawberry the Musical will play April 26-28, with performances on Friday at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 2:30pm & 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2:30pm. Ticket prices are: adults-$15; students, military, and seniors (ages 55+) - $12.00. Creative Arts Theatre & School is presenting the show at Lamar High School, located at 1400 W Lamar Blvd Arlington, TX 76012. For more information, contact CATS at 817-861-2287.
Strawberry Sara Jackson
Danny/Frankie Freckle/Tap Dancer Reed Lewis
Harry/Don Fontaine/Clown Ben Wright
Jake/Fredo Freckle/Sherlock Holmes Luke Boyce
Ballet Girl Lily Rand
Francine Freckle/Ensemble Camryn Wright
Baby Brother/Ensemble David Postlewate
Emily/Guitar Player Alyssa Peters
Jane/Mother Brynna Cook
Teacher/Lady Gaga Aubrey Boardman