Freaky Friday

Musical

Writers: Bridget Carpenter Tom Kitt Brian Yorkey

Overview

Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Based on the Play/Book/Film
"Freaky Friday" by Mary Rodgers
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2016
Genres
Comedy, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
Suburbs of Chicago, one freaky Friday in April
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, High School, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, adult, child, mature adult characters

Synopsis

An adaptation of the classic novel and beloved films, Freaky Friday follows teenager Ellie Blake and her mother, Katherine, on the weirdest, strangest, craziest, freakiest day of their whole lives. Try as they might, Katherine and Ellie just can’t seem to understand each other: Ellie wants her mom to stop trying to change her, while Katherine wants her daughter to be the best version of herself that she can be. On a fateful Friday, the day before Katherine’s wedding, something magical occurs when mother and daughter swap bodies. Now, both will have to一literally一spend a day walking in each other’s shoes, learning about each other and the struggles each goes through and forging a new mother-daughter relationship in this hilarious, energetic, and moving musical comedy.

Lead Characters