FRANKIE J.
GRANDE

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Hello everyone and thank you so much for taking the time to come and check out this website!

By now you must be thinking, who does so many things with their life and why? I mean he looks so young (thanks for that, regardless of whether or not you were thinking it!). Wouldn’t it be simpler to just be a performer, or just a philanthropist, or just a producer, or something that doesn’t start with the letter “P”? Well my answer to all these questions is simply “no”.

Ever since I was old enough to remember my own actions, I realized that when I am passionate about something, I must do it 130%, regardless of what other passions I may already be pursuing. At Muhlenberg College, I was a Biology/Theatre/Dance triple major, pledged a fraternity (Sig Ep in the house!), performed in every main stage production (be it in theatre or dance), and graduated with both a Bachelor of the Arts degree

and a Bachelor of Sciences degree in four years. How? By giving myself entirely to everything I did. Yes it was difficult, yes I barely slept, but I was happy with the knowledge that I was pursuing my dreams… all of them… at the same time.

So then comes the question, how do you choose which path to travel once the safety net of college has been ripped away? Well the answer did come, albeit in a very unexpected form. It came in the form of a small dancing grey monkey in knee high red boots. Yes, pretty much right after I graduated college I was cast as Boots the Monkey in the Equity National Tour of Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure, and it was a blast! I got to see some of the most incredible cities in this country, places I would never have gone had it not been for this tour, and it was an extremely eye opening experience.