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October 14-23 2022
at UWGB Fine Arts Theatre

A new musical adaptation of the classic novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films.

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.

Freaky Friday 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!

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Roles in this production:

Katherine Blake (Female, 40-50) a single mother who runs her own catering business. Overprotective and Type A, she believes she can have it all by doing it all: event planning, designing, and catering her own perfect wedding. Must also portray Ellie in Katherine's body. Strong belter. All Ethnicities. 

 

Ellie Blake (Female, must look 15) - the hero of the story. A rumpled, disorganized "everygirl." She is smart, funny, and passionate about her school's underground scavenger hunt, but sees herself as a "Whats-her-name," and easily forgotten, unlike her "perfect" mom. Must also portray Katherine in Ellie's body. Strong belter. All Ethnicities 

 

Fletcher Blake (Male, must look 8) - Katherine's eccentric son and Ellie's younger brother. He is a budding puppeteer who habitually annoys his sister (but secretly looks up to her). Could be played by either girl or boy. All Ethnicities

 

Mike Riley/Ensemble (Male 40’s) – Katherine’s fiancé and a contractor by trade. A warm, reliable, easygoing guy. He adores Katherine and her kids. Bari-tenor. All Ethnicities 

 

Adam/Ensemble (Male, teen) love interest for Ellie. Slouchy and scruffy, he is a paragon of adorable cool. Acts as the “List Master” of the school’s annual underground scavenger hunt. Tenor. All Ethnicities

 

Torrey/Ensemble (20s-30s) – Katherine’s assistant - a high-strung perfectionist. Supporting role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style. All Ethnicities

 

Savannah/Ensemble (Female, teen) The villain - brilliant, aggressive, a winner. Dancing a plus. Supporting role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style. All Ethnicities

 

Hannah/Ensemble (Female, teen) Ellie’s best friend - intense, emotional, lacks confidence. Supporting role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style. All Ethnicities

 

Gretchen/Ensemble (Female, teen) Also Ellie’s best friend - hacker-geek, self-described nerd. Supporting role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style. All Ethnicities

 

Wells/Photographer/Ensemble (Male, teen) Ellie’s friend - dorky but not meek, best friends with Parker. Dancer. Featured role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style. All Ethnicities

 

Parker/Ensemble (Male, teen)  Ellie’s friend - completely average, best friends with Wells. Featured role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style. All Ethnicities

 

Ensemble (Any gender 13-50) Seeking teenage and adult actors with fantastic singing voices of all ethnicities to be both ensemble and featured roles including teachers, grandparents, cops, students and others. All Ethnicities

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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