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
Conceived for the Stage by Rose Caiola

Freckleface Strawberry The Musical | Small (2 - 10)

  • About the Show

    FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, is a brand new family musical. You and your family can step inside the book's pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to love the skin they're in.

    Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize it's her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz, and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different - and that's what makes everyone special.

    With soaring live music, awesome dancing, and a freckleface full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages...freckles or not!

    Synopsis

    FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, is a brand new family musical. You and your family can step inside the book's pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to love the skin they're in. Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize it's her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz, and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different - and that's what makes everyone special.
    With soaring live music, awesome dancing, and a freckleface full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages...freckles or not!

    Casting Information

    The curtain rises on a schoolyard and the Harmony Hills Players. As the music begins, our cast appears. The kids are dancing, jumping rope, and playing basketball (“Opening”).

    A young girl rides in on her bike. She tells the audience that she’s just a normal kid like everyone else...except for how she looks! She has red hair and freckles (“Look At Me”). The school kids pick on her all the time and she hates the way she looks.

    The kids reveal to the audience that because of her different looks, they named her Freckleface Strawberry (“Little Freckleface Strawberry”). After most of the group has left the playground, one of Strawberry’s friends, Emily, reveals to the others her crush on Danny – a classmate of theirs (“I Like Danny”). Jake and Strawberry mock her for confessing!

    Later that night, in her bedroom, Strawberry imagines what it would be like to live a freckle-less life. Intent on changing her looks, Strawberry attempts to rub her freckles away and then hide them with cover-up cold cream (“I Hate Freckles”). In the middle of her vigorous scrubbing, the Freckle Gangsters appear from under her bed!

    The Freckle Gangsters have come to confront Strawberry about her disdain for the freckles. Led by Don Fontaine, the Gangsters explain that all they want is a friendship from her (“Freckle Mafia Song”). When Stawberry’s mother comes in to take her to dance class, Strawberry complains that she has freckle-a-titis and is getting sick of looking at her face. Mother attempts to talk her down by telling her that the freckles are just part of what makes her so unique and special (“Perfect”).

    We now transition to ballet school. Strawberry runs in late as the Ballet Girl sings while doing a beautiful barre (“Reprise: Perfect”). When the young girl hurts her ankle dancing around the stage, the other kids simply walk away – Strawberry goes over to help her. Ballet Girl reveals to Strawberry that while she might appear perfect, she actually feels very lonely and invisible (“Lonely Girl”). The two form an immediate bond and the Ballet Girl asks Strawberry to keep her confession a secret.

    The next day at Strawberry’s house, she stumbles upon a ski mask while cleaning up her room. Her imagination runs wild with all of the possibilities – all of the people she could be with the ski mask (“I Can Be Anything”). Strawberry heads off to school, excited and thrilled about all of the possibilities.

    In school, we find a group of boys and a group of girls at their lockers. We see into their head; their thoughts reveal a desire to be different from who they are actually are – they all wish to be more perfect (“I Wanna Be Like Them”). All noise stops, though, when Strawberry enters with her mask on. The kids wonder who it could be and Jake thinks it could be an alien, trying to take over the world (“Kid In The Mask”).

    The kids have now migrated to the classroom. Strawberry is the last in class to arrive. The teacher begins without noticing the mysterious “kid in the mask.” She continues her lesson plan, despite the other students’ attempts to tell her, and teaches about the importance of a creative mind (“Creative Mind Rap”). After her lecture, the teacher reviews the homework and asks students to share. Jake stands up and shares his poem (“Be Yourself”). The teacher is moved beyond words and pulls out her hanky; the classmates back Jake up.

    Out on the playground, Danny is playing a fierce game of basketball with Harry. Emily immediately joins in (“Basketball”). When Danny begins to bother the Ballet Girl, Strawberry appears and spooks the kids off. Strawberry takes off the mask and the two sit down – Ballet Girl reveals that she her audition did not go well for the prestigious ballet company; Strawberry consoles and encourages her to pursuit what she loves (“Lonely Girl Reprise”).

    Later that school day, Strawberry runs into her classmates. While she tries to explain that she is the masked person, they set out to find her (“Hey It’s Me”). When her mother arrives, she finds Strawberry in the mask and attempts to show her that she felt the same way as a kid. She assures her it will pass (“Once Upon A Time”). Strawberry’s peers run back on-stage and are thrilled to see her! They invite her to play hopscotch and promise to be best friends forever (“When You Got Friends”). Then Jake reveals to Strawberry that she isn’t alone – there is something about all of us that we don’t like but it’s what makes us different. The other kids join in (“Different....Just Like Everyone Else”).

    In the Epilogue, we are told that Strawberry went on to become a lovely young lady with a husband and two little babies. She lived happily ever after (“Happily Ever After”).

    Casting Info

    Casting notes: All characters should be cast as adults (18+) playing children.
    Character Breakdown
    BALLET GIRL/FRANCINE FRECKLE As Ballet Girl, she is in Strawberry’s ballet class. A pretty, hardworking and flawless dancer. Her competitive attitude is polarizing, however. As Francine, she is a squeaky member, with a Brooklyn accent, of the freckle gangster squad.

    Female, 7-10 yrs old
    Range: B3 - G5
    DANNY/FRANKE FRECKLE/BABY BROTHER/TAP DANCER As Danny, an All-American sports star who secretly wishes he was smarter. Envious of Jake's smarts. As Frankie, a slick gangster from Brooklyn. The Baby Brother is Strawberry's younger brother. The Tap Dancer is an alter ego during a dance.

    Male, 7-10 yrs old
    Range: B3 - G5
    EMILY Strawberry’s classmate who makes fun of her red hair and freckles. Adores boys, especially Danny. Popular and pretty. Yearns for Jane’s brains and work ethic.

    Female, 7-10 yrs old
    Range: C4 - G5
    HARRY/DON FONTAINE/CLOWN As Harry, he is Strawberry’s good friend. Idolizes Danny and his popularity with everyone. Goofy and boyish. As Don Fontaine, the smooth talking leader of a gangster squad. A cross between Marlon Brandon and Don Corleone. The clown is an alter ego during a dance.

    Male, 7-10 yrs old
    Range: A3 - A5
    JAKE/FREDO FRECKLE/SHERLOCK HOLMES As Jake, one of Strawberry’s friends who is loyal and kind. He is very book smart, but idolizes Danny for his athletic abilities. As Fredo, an over-enunciating gangster. Sherlock Holmes is an alter ego during a dance.

    Male, 7-10 yrs old
    Range: A3 - G5
    JANE/TEACHER/MOTHER/LADY GAGA As Jane, Strawberry’s friend. She is a bookworm mature for her age. Tall and awkward. As the Teacher, she is a zany and energetic educator at school. Uses rap to excite her students. As Mother, she is loving to Strawberry and understanding of her embrrassment. Kind, nurturing, motherly. Lady Gaga is an alter ego during a dance.

    Female, 7-10 / 35-45 yrs old
    Range: F3 - G5
    STRAWBERRY Our story's star character, she is an energetic girl who is self-conscious about her freckles. She is teased about them constantly. Defiant, imaginative, caring. Female, 7-10 yrs old
    Range: B3 - G5

    Production Material

    Libretto/Vocal Books
    Piano-Vocal Score
    Pre-Recorded Accompaniment on CD
    Drums

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