Going to see the world premiere of Frank-N-Friend, a show about friendship by Michael Visconti and Joe Sturgeon, at Casa Mañana in Fort Worth meant a longer trip than usual for our intrepid critic, Mila Vincent, 5, and her grandmother, Johannah Luza, but both agree that it was “absolutely worth it!” Our “Grand” team of granddaughter and grandmother loved the show and the theater, which they were both attending for the first time.
Here are their “Grand” reviews:
Mila: Frank-N-Friend was one of my favorite plays! It was about a school bully named Butch and nobody likes a bully! So three kids decided to invent something to put Butch in his place! They invented a kid they called Frank but instead of being mean to Butch, he became Butch’s friend and taught him to be nice to people. Frank was so funny and was made out of cookie dough to make him sweet and lots of other things were used to build him. I loved this show and think every kid should see it!
Johannah: Our first time at Casa Mañana was a real treat. No matter where you sit, you can see the stage. The songs and dialogue were easy to understand for any age and Frank made everyone laugh with his robotic movements and frying pan on his head. Even the youngest kids learned that bullying is not okay and that when you see someone being bullied, you need to stand up for them. Lots of humor for a serious subject! Well worth seeing!
Frank-N-Friend, by Michael Visconti and Joe Sturgeon, and directed by B.J. Cleveland, continues through Feb. 16 at Casa Mañana as part of the company’s Children’s Theatre season.
Where: Casa Mañana, Children’s Theatre season | 3101 West Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.
When: Through Sun. Feb.16 | Visit website for show times | Feb. 7 for ASL interpreted performance.
Cost: $15 – $35