Essay on Long Beach's Jacqueline Crist-Franzen Showcases Her Skills in EngAGE Senior Olympics and "Frankenstein The Musical"

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Long Beach's Jacqueline Crist-Franzen
Showcases Her Skills in EngAGE Senior
Olympics and "Frankenstein The Musical"
Jacqueline Crist-Franzen puts her many years of experience and vocal training on display in
Long Beach as a contestant for the EngAGE Senior Olympics and performing a pivotal role in the California debut of the Off-Broadway sensation, Frankenstein The Musical.
Long Beach, CA, September 20, 2014 /PressReleasePing/ - Jacqueline Crist-Franzen will play Caroline Frankenstein the mother of Victor Frankenstein in the West Coast Premiere production of Frankenstein The Musical (AKA Frankenstein: A New Musical). The production by Art In Relation will bring Mary Shelley’s famous characters to life on stage at the Ernest
Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach, using the music of Mark Baron, lyrics written by Jeffrey
Jackson, and a story adapting the prose of Shelley for the stage, by Jackson and Gary P.
Cohen. Staged almost like an opera, Crist-Franzen will be right at home.

Jacqueline has performed in both opera and musicals for many years. Crist-Franzen was most recently a Supernumerary for Long Beach Opera in their SoCal Premiere of John
Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer at Long Beach's Terrace Theater. She has sung in almost one hundred professional operatic productions and concerts, mostly for Opera Pacific and
Long Beach Opera. Jacqueline is also a Member of Kentwood Players at the Westchester
Playhouse, where she had roles in A Little Night Music, Candide, and more recently, Ragtime.

Currently, Jacqueline is one of five finalists representing the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony in the Solo Performer category at the Senior Olympics, held by Western Senior Housing.

On Saturday, September 27th, EngAGE, Inc. will proudly sponsor the 2014 Senior Olympics.
Held at Cerritos Park East in the City of Cerritos, this all-day event will feature over 320 seniors from across Southern California, participating in a multitude of events, performances, and arts and crafts competitions. Emphasizing EngAGE’s mission of encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle in senior communities, this annual event treats the participants to a day of spirited competition, great food, and quality entertainment at absolutely no cost. Many seniors delightedly return home with medals and ribbons for their efforts. Crist-Franzen hopes to be one of them. is the web address for those who wish to see Jacqueline in Frankenstein The Musical which opens October 23 and plays for only 6 performances (through November 1, 2014). Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 1
(800) 838-3006

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