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By arrangement with DALRO (PTY) Limited, Presents

Freckleface Strawberry The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Gary Kupper

Book by Gary Kupper and Rose Caiola

Based on the books Written by Julianne Moore

National Children's Theatre (NCT), kick starts its 2017 season with an upbeat family musical that has a simple but heartwarming message: Accept the skin you're in! Step inside the world of Freckleface Strawberry who will do anything to get rid of her freckles. This funny, witty, entertaining production will run at NCT from 14 March during school holidays.

This production has been made possible by the last part of a grant of R2m from the National LotteriesCommission (NLC).

Based on the best-selling book by actor Julianne Moore, Freckleface Strawberry The Musical tells the story of ayoung, red-haired girl with freckles, who is being teased by her school-friends. She tries everything to make herself look like others as she is so embarrassed by the spots that won't rub off, the hair colour that won't wash out, the makeup that doesn't work. In desperation, she comes to school in a ski mask. With the assistance of her helpful and loving friends, Freckleface eventually learns that everyone is different and that's what makes everyone special.

The delightful songs: Little Freckleface Strawberry, I like Danny, Kid in the Mask, Be Yourself, Basketball, When You Got Friends, will have the audience bopping on their seats. The high upbeat energy of this feel good show with memorable characters will touch your heart, charm you with its message and have you dancing out of the theatre at its conclusion.

Professional talented actors will keep both children and adults delighted and enthralled. The message is friendship, acceptance and discovering that being different is what makes us unique.

The Creative team includes Artistic Director: Francois Theron, Musical Director: Rowan Bakker, Original Choreography: Shelly Adriaanzen and restaged by Phillida Le Roux, Costume Design: Sarah Roberts, Set Design: Stan Knight and Lighting Design: Jane Gosnell.

An educational enrichment guide is available for schools to use as support material in the classroom.

When 14 March to 13 April 2017

Time Daily at 10:30 and 14:30 during government school holidays: 1hour 30 minutes with a short intermission

WhereNational Children's Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg

TourTo schools can be arranged

Ticket prices: Tickets for chairs are R120 and tickets for cushions are R100. Tickets for Pensioner's are R100. Phone Claudy or Zuki on 011 484-1584/5 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . There is ample free, safe parking available within the grounds.

Note booking is essential as some days we tour to schools.


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