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Julianne Moore's Childrens' Books Head To Broadway

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Actress and writer Julianne Moore's childrens' book series is inspiring a musical, Freckleface Strawberry, that will be playing at Off-Broadway's New World Stages starting in late summer.

The upcoming musical is about a seven-year-old girl whose freckles mark her as different.

The show is billed:

"Freckleface Strawberry the Musical chronicles the life of seven-year-old Strawberry being teased by her schoolmates for having bright red hair and freckles. She feels different from everyone else and does anything to get rid of them — from scrubbing them with soap and even wearing a ski mask to school. Strawberry goes on a journey and discovers that all people are different. She ultimately learns to accept herself for all of who she is, freckles and all."

Sounds really cute.

BUT.

Adult actors will be playing children in the musical.

That's a little weird to us.

We think children should be playing children in the show.

Who do U think should be cast?? Children or adults??

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17 comments to “Julianne Moore's Childrens' Books Head To Broadway”



  1. 1

    You are a dumbass — ever heard of child labor laws? Try and mount a show with a kid in it off Broadway. Yeah, that won't cost double.



  2. 2

    Ever heard of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"?

  3. Mirax says – reply to this


    3

    If there are only children characters in the play, than it won't appear weird if adults play the roles. Look at "You're a good man, Charlie Brown". It did wonderfully, and they were all adults playing children.
    Of course, if there are also adult characters in the movie, then we have adults playing adult roles as well as adults playing children roles, and here I will agree with you: it might look a little weird and confusing. If all of the characters are children however, then it will be fine.



  4. 4

    awee
    i loooove this :)



  5. 5

    clearly you really don't know much about broadway. pretty much every show where the large majority of characters are children (e.g. you're a good man, charlie brown, spelling bee, etc.) hire adult actors to play the roles. that's just the way it works because otherwise every role would have to be double casted and played by a different child actor on like every other night because of a little something called child labor laws. hello?!? duh!



  6. 6

    Agreed with everyone here, most broadway shows cast adults as children if the cast is mostly characters who are children.

    However, shows with only few children - they may choose actual children, granted they are usually 16 year olds playing 8 year olds anyways.

    Get your facts Perez! Oh, better yet, go see a show….



  7. 7

    I would be perfect for the role, im 20 and i look like im 12. Not to mention i am redheaded and freckled as can be.



  8. 8

    mirax and canoodles…you know your stuff. Was just about to post the same thing.



  9. 9

    Worked for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, too

  10. rsvp says – reply to this


    10

    Freckleface Strawberry was the name of a package drink, like Kool-Aid, when I was a kid. Just saying it sounds familiar.



  11. 11

    Vomit on self. Repeat.



  12. 12

    First rule of theatre. Never work with children or animals



  13. 13

    Change the headline dumbass! It's not headed to "Broadway." Your lead indicates "off-Broadway," which is correct.



  14. 14

    She's faaaaabulous!



  15. 15

    Didn't anyone ever read the book "Freckle Juice" as a kid? This is the same damn story/idea/book. What a rip off!



  16. 16

    Jeez, you people are dramatic. Don't hate, kids do shit on broadway all the time. Adults playing kids is super creepy!



  17. 17

    Peter Pan was always a woman………..