Forever Frank

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FRANK: Forever Frank

Presented by Emily June Newton
January 19-21, 2024 @ 7:30 PM

“The world’s most entertaining entertainer has returned.”
Runtime: 70 minutes

World-renowned! The Rat Pack’s 17th member! America’s ritzy, sophisticated songster and most entertaining entertainer, invites you, his most devoted fans, to this very special performance; a tour of his talent throughout the ages, his greatest hits, his finest moves, his most exciting stories. But when an unexpected guest shows up, his very existence is thrown into question. Could this be FRANK’S final performance? A tour de force of heartfelt ridiculousness, FRANK will grab you by your shoulders and make you feel nostalgic for a star you never knew! 

This world premiere is brought to you by Australian comic Emily June Newton and director Deanna Fleysher (aka Butt Kapinski).
Together, they are drawn to the intimate and the outrageous.

Expect audience inclusion and comedy art at its finest. An event not to be missed.

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The Reviews Are In

‘…a solo show that is actually good.’
– The Mercury, OR, USA

‘…you will definitely want to go back again.’
– The Watermark, FL, USA

‘Newton – a performer of great verve and imagination’.
– Oregon Arts Watch, USA

Emily Newton stole the show…Every scene she’s in is comedic gold’.
– Broadway World OR, USA 

‘…complete and beautiful nonsense. Uniquely twisted and inane…’.
– PLANK magazine BC, CA

About the Creative Team

Emily June Newton (Creator and Performer) is an international comedic performer. Originating from Australia, she now resides in Portland, Oregon. She has performed with companies including Terrapin Puppet Theater (AUS), Oregon Children’s Theater (OR, USA), CoHo Productions (OR, USA), The Children’s Art Theater of China (Shanghai, CHN) and Dell’Arte International (CA, USA). Newton’s solo comedic work reflects an ongoing interest in exploring the boundaries between performer and audience and is best known for her characters FRANK (the world’s most entertaining entertainer), Pat McKensie (Australia’s Cultural Ambassador for Australia (self appointed)), and The Rat King (Mike Bennett Studios). Emily holds a MFA in Physical Theater from Dell’Arte International CA, is a member of the CoHo Clown Cohort (PDX) and is a faculty member of the Institute of Contemporary Performance in Portland, Oregon. Connect online at and on Instagram: @emilyjunenewton and @frank_entertainingentertainer.

Deanna Fleysher (Co-writer and Director) is a performance artist, teacher, and director specializing in interactive/immersive comedy. She has toured extensively around the world with her hit show Butt Kapinski, including two smash runs at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her popular workshops Naked Comedy and Drag King Comedy routinely sell out internationally as well. She directs/co-creates solo and duo comedy shows around the world and is currently at work on a new interactive/immersive comedy experience incorporating role play, puzzle games, mystery and audience/performer inversion. Her popular blog was just written about in the New York Times, and her website is

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