Freaky Friday the Musical
music & lyrics by TOM KITT
book by BRIDGET CARPENTER
based on the novel by MARY RODGERS & DISNEY FILMS
directed by VANESSA PORTEOUS
ABOUT THE SHOW
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.
This new one-act musical is 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.
JUST ONE DAY from Freaky Friday, on Disney+
For just one day, Ellie (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) and her mom Katherine (Heidi Blickenstaff) wish that they would get along and understand each other better! Watch Freaky Friday
October 16 to November 7 2020
Tuesdays to Saturdays 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays 2pm
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Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
one act musical, approx. 1 hour
$23 child, $28 adult
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Flashing light effects, magical illusions, contemporary songs, body switching
THEMES & TALKING POINTS:
Miscommunication, mother/daughter relationships, second marriage, high school challenges, misbehaviour and rebellion
During these uncertain times, StoryBook Theatre is in continuous communication with the companies who license the shows we intend to present. StoryBook had previously secured licensing to present all our shows live. We are now working with these companies to include the potential for an online streaming option, for each of our shows, should the pandemic dictate this course of presentation. Those conditions for licensing are under review, and in some cases, we are still awaiting confirmation. It is our desire to have both the streaming and online licensing secured for whatever shows we present this season, in order to be able to guarantee the shows we plan to offer. Should streaming licensing not be available for any particular show, we will be forced to replace that show with one allowing for both streaming and live presentations. All affected patrons will be informed on any changes relating to their bookings, as early as possible, in the given circumstances.
COVID-19 - SHOW PERFORMANCE DETAILS
If you buy tickets to our show, you will see the show! It is our hope that all of StoryBook Theatre's 2020/21 Shows will be presented live at our home theatre, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, under the most-current group gathering recommendations. As the provincial and municipal guidelines for public gatherings, and socialization shift and adjust, we are ready and prepared to do the same, moving closer and closer to bringing our community back together again and do what we do best.
Should group gatherings not be permitted during the dates of the show, the show may be changed to an online streaming presentation. All ticket-holders will be notified of details of how we will be presenting the show 30 days prior to opening night by email.
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