Freckleface Strawberry, the stage adaptation of Juilianne Moore’s children’s book of the same title has hit New York!
Playing at the mmac theatre, the setting for the show is intimate and interactive, only adding to the eclectic energy that captivated my kids the whole way through the show. The storyline follows young Strawberry, dis-satisfied with her red hair and freckles and touches on the importance of learning to love who you are and finding friends who cherish you! Her own journey provides a gentle and age appropriate framework for family conversations around these topics and I was thankful for the crumbs left to follow once we arrived home!
My girl and her sweet friend at intermission
Finding opportunities to discuss kindness, bullying or that nagging feeling of not being quite good enough can often seem forced, or just out of left field, but seeing those themes on stage helped those talks just “click” for my own babes.
The entire cast was full of joy and clearly loved meeting their fans! They flooded the lobby after the show to sign autographs and take pictures. Programs at the theatre are filled with their own stories of strength in overcoming criticism of adversity as well as well encouragement to young people.
To book your own tickets to the show, contact the MMAC theatre or check out the show’s website here!
Such fun to be had…enjoy!
I was not paid for this post, however, I was given free tickets and backstage passes in partnership with Mama Drama for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own.