Upper Darby Summer Stage Presents Freckleface Strawberry
The Magic Just Never Stops! Upper Darby Summer Stage is only halfway through their 38th season and now the magic is just about to kick into high gear! So far this summer, we have had the chance to bring you coverage of mostly the children’s theatre program at Upper Darby Summer Stage. However, with multiple productions and showcases evolving in the final three weeks of the summer, hang on folks! This magic is about to become madness! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the coverage of Freckleface Strawberry this week at Upper Darby Summer Stage!
Upper Darby Summer Stage is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful youth theatre programs. Created by Harry Dietzler in 1976, the program is home to over 700 youth and 100 staff members every summer coming together to create true magic on stage for all ages in the Philadelphia region. Upper Darby Summer Stage is located in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. The program boosts several notable alumni such as Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, Terrance J. Nolen (One of the Arden Theatre Company’s Founders), Monica Horan (Everybody Loves Raymond), Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia!), Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar) and the well-known songwriting team Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk.
The fourth show at Upper Darby Summer Stage this season is the new musical Freckleface Strawberry! Freckleface Strawberry is a musical based off of a series of books by the same title written by Julianne Moore. It tells the story of a little girl Strawberry who is teased for having freckles and is ashamed of who she is. However, she disguises herself under a mask which allows her to be anything she wants to be! After hiding for a while, her friends realize just how much they like and miss Strawberry. After searching and discovering their friend was among them the entire time just under a mask, they realize how great Strawberry is for her differences. In the end, the kids realize how important it is to be yourself despite how quirky or different you are. Because truly, that is what makes you yourself.
All children’s theatre productions run 70 minutes in length!
Freckleface Strawberry is directed by Mary Leigh Filippone and features choreography by Kevin Dietzler. The show features musical direction by Jacqueline M. Serratore. Joe Paparo is Stage Manager. The show will also features a scenic design by Jenna Snyder, costume design by Amanda Wolff , a lighting design by Shelley Hicklin, prop design by Annie Heath and Shannon Powlick and a sound design by Toby Pettit. All shows are under the technical direction of Cat Johnson with Paul Moffitt as production manager. Freckleface Strawberry at Upper Darby Summer stage is sponsored by Saint Joseph’s University.
It is hard to believe we are more than halfway through the season for the six children’s theatre productions featured this year at Upper Darby Summer Stage! The rest of the children’s theatre season includes A Year With Frog & Toad TYA and Willy Wonka Jr.! The mainstage production, a full-scale Broadway musical performed by youth ages 16-28, this season is Fiddler on the Roof! Check back to Luner on Theatre later this week for a post on this specific production. We will continue to bring you full coverage of Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 38th magical season as it continues!
Freckleface Strawberry hit the stage this week at Upper Darby Summer Stage! Performances are July 31st, August 1st and August 2nd at 10:30 AM with an evening performance on August 1st at 7:30 PM! Click here if you are interested in tickets for Freckleface Strawberry! Don’t miss out on this brand new children’s theatre production making it’s debut during Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 38th magical season! It is an adorable new show about the most important thing in the world; being yourself. Check out Luner on Theatre’s Upper Darby Summer Stage Page for more information and details! For more information, visit Upper Darby Summer Stage’s Official Website! Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!