“Freckleface Strawberry, The Musical” skips into Upper Darby Summer Stage, July 31-August 2!

Cast members of "Freckleface Strawberry " include, (top to bottom): Billy McKeown of Newtown Square (Danny), Danny Walsh of Aldan (Jake),  Stacy DiCandilo of Springfield  (Emily), and Zoe Bock of Swarthmore (Freckleface Strawberry). Photo Credit: Cate R. Paxson
Cast members of “Freckleface Strawberry ” include, (top to bottom): Billy McKeown of Newtown Square (Danny), Danny Walsh of Aldan (Jake), Stacy DiCandilo of Springfield (Emily), and Zoe Bock of Swarthmore (Freckleface Strawberry). Photo Credit: Cate R. Paxson

July 19, 2013Drexel Hill, PA. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “Freckleface Strawberry, The Musical” hailed by CBS as “one of the best seven shows to see in NYC!” Summer Stage is proud to bring it to Delaware County for kids of all ages to enjoy! Performances are on July 31, August 1 and 2 at 10:30am and on August 1 at 7:30pm. The show is approximately 70 minutes and is ideal for ages 4 and up.

Tickets are $6-$9 and may be purchased at the Box Office, by calling 610.622.1189 or online at www.udpac.org. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located in Drexel Hill at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City. Parking is free.

Theatermania called the show “A delightful adaptation of Julianne Moore’s children’s book, one that will appeal to young kids, adolescents, and even their adult companions!” The musical brilliantly captures important lessons on self-acceptance for both kids and adults, and presents them in a fun and entertaining show.

“The show has incredible music!” said Director Mary Leigh Filappone. “The plot is all about the acceptance of differences and learning to get along with one another. I think the show has wonderful lessons for children since these relationships and behaviors are engrained into us as youth. I really feel as though these lessons make good young people into great adults.”

Freckleface Strawberry (Zoe Bock of Swarthmore) 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! With the help of her lovable schoolmates including Jake (Danny Walsh of Aldan), Jane (Victoria Donnelly of Havertown), her mother (Angelique Bruce of Drexel Hill) and their totally kooky teacher (Ben Bittner of Aston), Freckleface learns that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special! With a soaring musical score, awesome dancing, and a schoolyard full of laughs, all family members will enjoy this Summer Stage premiere!

Children are invited to come early for pre-show activities before the morning performances, and stay after the show to meet the cast members! Free babysitting is offered for those too young to enjoy the show quietly.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.

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