Audition Notice: Disney's Freaky Friday

About Disney's Freaky Friday

Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Directed by Eric van Baars
Music Directed by Jonathan Swoboda
Choreographed by Jennifer Black

The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films (and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres), features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" - and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.


Preliminary Auditions

November 13, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
November 17, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

Location: D205, Center for the Performing Arts

What to Prepare

2 contrasting contemporary songs, in the style of the show,  not to exceed 3 minutes total. Accompanist provided.  Headshots and resumes are appreciated.


How to Sign up for auditions

Sign up for an audition on the Google Spreadsheet, linked below:

Sign Up for an Audition

If you have any issues signing up, please contact Stage Manager Lexi Snoddy at asnoddy@kent.edu


Audition Materials

The following  links will allow anyone with Kent credentials (signed in to their Kent Gmail accounts) to view the documents:

Act 1 

Act 1 Materials

Act 2

Act 2 Materials


Callbacks

November 19, 2021 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Access Callback Sides


Character Breakdown

Ellie Blake – 16, smart, funny and messy

Katherine Blake – Ellie’s caterer Mom. Decisive, confident and overextended.

Fletcher Blake – Ellie’s 10-year-old brother; eccentric and obsessed with puppets

Mike – Confident charming contractor. Katherine’s fiancé.

Torrey – High strung production assistant to Katherine. Caffeinated.

Gretchen – Ellie’s BFF - intense, emotional wing gal

Hannah – Ellie’s other BFF - hacker- geek nerd girl

Adam –the List-master- a 16 yo  paragon of teen cool

Savannah – High school power queen. Brilliant and aggressive

Parker –Ellie’s friend ala average. BFF with Wells

Wells-Ellie’s friend – a dork but not meek. BFF with Parker

Laurel – random teen trapped in the world

Grandpa Gordon – Grumpy stubborn old schooler

Grandma Helene – Kat’s Mom- fiercely opinionated

Danielle – a Journalist- polished, grimly cheerful

Louis – a Photographer, seen it all loves  their job

Dr. Ehrin – a School councilor- test obsessed, overworked

Mr. Blumen – a Biology teacher- a cynical lifer

Pastor Bruno – a Cheerful Padre

Mrs. Luckenbill – Empathetic English Teacher

Senor O’Brien – Pugnacious Spanish teacher

Ms. Myers – Intense PE teacher

Officers Sitz and Kowalski –  Police officers in need of sensitivity training

Mrs. Time – an Antique shop owner - doesn’t like teenagers

Ensemble

  • Catering staff- including waiters, vendors and florists

  • Students/ teachers at Grover Cleveland HS

  • Savannah’s assorted minions

  • Parents- and wedding guests


Rehearsal Schedule

Two music rehearsals will be held in December 2021, dates to be determined.

Rehearsals resume Saturday, January 15, 2022.


Opening and Performances

Performances of Disney's Freaky Friday will take place February 25 – March 6, 2022.