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.
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:
If you have any issues signing up, please contact Stage Manager Lexi Snoddy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following links will allow anyone with Kent credentials (signed in to their Kent Gmail accounts) to view the documents:
November 19, 2021 starting at 6:30 p.m.
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
Catering staff- including waiters, vendors and florists
Students/ teachers at Grover Cleveland HS
Savannah’s assorted minions
Parents- and wedding guests
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.