Watch our latest Children’s Theater production—a live-recorded performance of Frederick filmed at the Barn in Historic Roseberry.
The McCall Arts & Humanities Council’s Children’s Theater proudly presents: Frederick a Musical
Directed by Dawn Kolden. Musical Direction by Linda Moyer. Book by Suzanne Maynard Miller. Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs. From the book by Leo Lionni. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
Sunday, May 23
This is a virtual watch option.
On the evening of Saturday, May 22 you will be sent a password-protected Vimeo link that will be open for 24 hours [until midnight on Sunday, May 23.]
All ages/per viewing: $20
- This is the only virtual watch option for Frederick, with limited availability due to licensing rights [50 spots only]. Buy your tickets early!
- Additional donations to the McCall Arts & Humanities Council always possible and appreciated [via the “optional event donation” section found to the right side of this event listing]. AN OPTIONAL DONATION IS NOT AN EVENT REGISTRATION. Please register below!
- Your confirmation is your “ticket” for the show. No physical tickets required. A Vimeo link will be sent on May 22; it will be open for 24 hours.
- If you would like to sponsor this or future Children’s Theater productions, please contact McCallArtsHumanities@Gmail.com.
More about Frederick
It’s summertime in the meadow, and Frederick and his other friends in the mouse commune—Ernest, Nellie, Sunny, and Baby—gather to enjoy the start of another glorious day: the buzzing of the bees, the fluttering of butterflies, and the warmth of the glowing sun. Together they sing and play games without a care in the world. As summer quickly turns to fall, they each set about collecting supplies for the cold winter that lies ahead. All except Frederick, or so it would appear. For as Ernest, Nellie, Sunny, and Baby gather nuts, seeds, and berries to store in their winter hideaway, Frederick seemingly has his head in the clouds, thoughtfully observing the world around him (much to the charmed delight of some and the envy and frustration of others). But when the darkest days of winter finally arrive and the mice have exhausted their supplies and worn thin their stories and games, it is Frederick who has stored up something special to help save the day. Featuring a roots-flavored country and folk-infused score, Frederick is an “enchanting” (Chicago Reader), “charming and poignant” (Chicago Tribune) new musical for youth and family audiences about friendship, community, and the restorative power of the arts.
“The message … is simple; everyone has something to offer to the world.” —Chicago Critic
“Silliness and seriousness exist side-by-side. … Frederick captures both with wit and humor.” —Chicago Sun-Times
|Frederick May 23 Virtual Watch Option||$20|