For this episode, we take a deep dive into the new Disney musical Freaky Friday, which was developed by disney theatrical productions expressly for licensing to professional and then amateur theatres. Cast member Jason SweetTooth Williams moderates a chat—recorded backstage at La Jolla Playhouse—with the show's two stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. Based on the classic Mary Rodgers novel and the hit Disney films, the show has a score by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning songwriters Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then) and a book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's "Parenthood" and "Friday Night Lights"). Freaky Friday was directed and choreographed by Broadway vets Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis) and Sergio Trujillo (On Your Feet, Jersey Boys).
Following its world premiere at the signature theatre in Arlington, VA, Freaky Friday is currently playing a regional co-production that began at the La Jolla Playhouse. The production will play the Cleveland Playhouse from April 15th - May 20th. Tickets can be purchased at www.clevelandplayhouse.com.
Freaky Friday will play Houston's Alley Theater from June 2nd - July 2nd. Tickets can be purchased at www.alleytheatre.org.
The Freaky Friday studio cast recording is now available in CD hard copy or digital download wherever music is sold or streamed.