Review: How to Make the Perfect Friend: Frank-n-Friend at Casa Mañana – Tanglewood Moms Blog

Review: How to Make the Perfect Friend: Frank-n-Friend at Casa Mañana – Tanglewood Moms Blog image

By: Angela Weaver, February 5, 2020

Running through February 16th, this adorable and touching show makes for a great family night out. “Frank-n-Friend” is a brand new, never-before-seen musical that tells a story about friendship, overcoming obstacles, and compassion set amidst the teen angst of the dreaded middle school years.

The show begins with an adorable backdrop of the middle school and town and with Oliver, played by Jacob Hemsath, starting his first day at a new middle school. Oliver is introduced to his classmates by his teacher, and kids immediately start to make fun of him for being a dork. Dork he may be, but all his math and science knowledge comes in handy when faced with the school bully, Butch. Played by Jarrett Self, Butch makes it his mission to ruin Oliver’s middle school years and challenges Oliver and his two new friends to a sudden death match of dodge ball at the school’s upcoming field day. Oliver and his new friends, Kendra and Michael, played by Morgan Haney and Isaiah Christopher-Lord Harris, decide to come up with a plan to beat the bully in the dodge ball match Butch has proposed.

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