Freckleface Strawberry - The Musical
A Sensory-Friendly Performance
Music and Lyrics by Gary Kupper
Book by Gary Kupper & Rose Caiola
Based on the books written by Julianne Moore
And Illustration by LeUyen Pham
Conceived for the Stage by Rose Caiola
Presented in partnership between F.M. Kirby Center and King's College Theatre Department. Special thanks to the TDF National Autism Friendly Performance Training Program for serving as an advisor, www.tdf.org/autism
The F.M. Kirby Center is proud to announce that it will present its first sensory-friendly performance this summer. Presented in partnership with the King’s College Theatre Department, Freckleface Strawberry The Musical – A Sensory-Friendly Performance will be performed in the F.M. Kirby Center Chandelier Lobby on Friday July 20 at 10:00 a.m., Saturday July 21 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Freckleface Strawberry The Musical – A Sensory-Friendly Performance will be free to the public. Tickets are limited and available at the Kirby Center Box Office and by phone at 570-826-1100.
Sensory-friendly theatre exists in order to make theatrical experiences accessible to audience members who may be sensitive to sensory stimuli, and their families. Children or adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensory issues often cannot experience theatre in what would be considered a traditional environment.
Slight adjustments to the production are made, including reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe and spotlights that shine into the audience. House lights are faintly dimmed but remain on. Quiet and activity areas staffed with volunteers and specialists are available in the lobby areas for those who need to leave their seats during the performance.
Additional supports, such as social narratives and character guides are available in advance of the performance. Through accessibility is someone's humanity, and through sensory-friendly theatre we can help unlock the arts for everyone.
Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical's message is to "Be Yourself" - also one of the musical numbers! Other numbers include "I Can Be Anything" and "Different." 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 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 and a charming ditz, Freckleface learns that everyone is different - and that's what makes everyone special.
Freckleface Strawberry the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
New Story Schools and Services will be providing a snack and a water to attendees for all Freckleface Strawberry shows. New Story will also offer an information table for parents with numerous goodie bags for children. For more information about New Story, visit www.newstory.com or call 570.714.2350