Julianne Moore kids' story comes to Circa


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Posted Online: Nov. 21, 2012, 9:17 am
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Circa '21's new children's musical, "Freckleface Strawberry," is based on a popular kids' book penned by four-timeOscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actress Julianne Moore.

It tells of a young heroine willing to do anything to get rid of her freckles. But with the help of her schoolmates – including a talented ballerina, a cute jock, a charming ditz and a kooky teacher – Freckleface learns through song and her adventures everyone is different, and that's what makes everyone special.

Bringing the show to life is veteran children's show director Kimberly Furness, and it features seven performers, includingMariah Thornton as the title character. Other cast membersare Danielle Barnes, Don Denton, Brad Hauskins, Dani Westhead, Janos Horvath, and Tracy Pelzer-Timm.

Circa presents morning and afternoon performances on selected dates from this Friday throughDec. 29. The Saturday performances are all show-only and begin at 10 a.m. while the Sunday shows offer a brunch before the show begins at noon. The theater also will offer a special "family night" performance on Monday, Dec. 3, including a buffet dinner and special visit by Santa after the show.

Tickets for the Sunday brunch performances and family night on Dec. 3 are $20 for adults and $18 for students. Tickets to the Saturday show-only performances are $10.50 for everyone, available at the Circa '21 ticket office at 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, (309) 786-7733, ext. 2, or circa21.com.






















 



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