Did you know that Julianne Moore has written kiddie books a la Madonna? Two of them, called Freckleface Strawberry and Freckleface Strawberry and The Dodgeball Bully. Surely they must be biographical, right? Moore and freckles, check. Moore and strawberry hair, check. Hmmm.
The books are now being turned into a musical called Freckleface Strawberry the Musical, scheduled for Off-Broadway’s New World Stages during late summer. Previews start on September 9, while the show starts on October 3. Moore commented, “Writing a children’s book was always a dream. Seeing the story come to life on stage in a musical is more than I ever imagined.”
The billing reads, “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.”
Awww. *Tear* Will you give it a watch?
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