SHOW SYNPOSIS

Freaky Friday” is a musical with music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, and a book by Bridget Carpenter. PLOT-Disney Channel’s “Freaky Friday” is a madcap body swap musical comedy about a mother and daughter (Katherine and Ellie Blake) who magically spend a day in each other’s shoes. Katherine and Ellie face a variety of challenges trying to get through the day as each other and ultimately learn a lot about what life is really like on the other side of the generation gap. In the process, mom and daughter navigate relationships, work, school, fitting in, standing out, and getting by all while facing the hard truth of their altered reality.

Freaky Friday” story tells the truth about the push and pull relationship between parents and kids – it’s a story that is ultimately optimistic with a fitting dose of sincere emotion.

CHARACTERS

— THE FAMILY —

ELLIE BLAKE –  16; smart, funny, and messy. Female lead – Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

KATHERINE BLAKE – 40s; Ellie’s mother; decisive, lovely, punctual. Female lead – Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano

FLETCHER BLAKE – 10; Ellie’s brother; eccentric and naïve; he is obsessed with his puppets, especially ANGRY BOB, and enraged purple hippo, and CASPIAN, a
proper British Starfish. Male Supporting – Tenor

MIKE – 40s; Katherine’s fiancée; confident, charming, kind. Male Supporting-Tenor, Baritone

 

— THE TEENS –

GRETCHEN – 16; Ellie’s best friend; intense, emotional, lacks confidence. Female Supporting-Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

HANNAH – 16; Ellie’s best friend; hacker-geek, nerd girl. Female Supporting-Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano

ADAM – 16-ish; the Listmaster (in charge of the Scavenger Hunt), adorably cool. Male Supporting-Tenor

SAVANNAH – 16-ish; the villain; brilliant, aggressive, a winner

PARKER – 16-ish; Ellie’s friend, completely average, best friends with Wells. Female Supporting-Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano

WELLS – 16-ish; Ellie’s friend; dorky but not meek, best friends with Parker. Male Featured-Tenor, Baritone

LAUREL – Random Teen, unimpressed. Female Featured-Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

 

— THE ADULTS –

TORREY – Katherine’s assistant; high-strung perfectionist. Female Supporting-Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

GRANDPA GORDON – Katherine’s father; grumpy, stubborn, old-school. Male Featured-Tenor, Baritone, Bass

GRANDMA HELENE – Katherine’s mother; fiercely opinionated (because she cares) . Female Featured-Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

DANIELLE – Weddings Magazine journalist; polished, grimly cheerful. Female Featured-Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

LOUIS – Weddings Magazine photographer; seen it all, loves his job. Male Featured-Tenor, Baritone, Bass

BLUMEN – school counselor; test-obsessed. Male Featured-Tenor, Baritone, Bass

PASTOR BRUNO – cheerful, loves weddings. Male Featured-Tenor, Baritone, Bass

MRS. LUCKENBILL – English teacher; empathetic. female Featured-Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

SEÑOR O’BRIEN – Spanish teacher; pugnacious. Male Featured-Tenor, Baritone, Bass

MEYERS – Gym teacher; extremely intense. Female Featured-Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

OFFICER SITZ – SITZ and KOWALSKI never received sensitivity training. Female Featured-Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

OFFICER KOWALSKI – SITZ and KOWALSKI never received sensitivity training. Male Featured-Tenor, Baritone, Bass

MRS. TIME – Antique shop proprietor; apathetic, doesn’t much like teenagers. Female Featured-Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

 

— THE ENSEMBLE
For parts and ensemble, I am wanting a very diverse cast:

CATERING STAFF (including CATER WAITERS, FISH VENDOR and FLORIST)

STUDENTS/ TEACHERS

SAVANNAH’S MINIONS

PARENTS (including ADAM’S MOM, GRETCHEN’S MOM, SAVANNAH’S MOM, PARKER’S DAD, and WELLS’ DAD WEDDING GUESTS)

Ensemble Either Gender-Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass

 

— PARTS THAT CAN BE DOUBLED —

Wells/Louis

Pastor Bruno/Dr. Ebhrin/ Officer Kowalski

Ms. Meyers/ Danielle/ Office Sitz

Grandpa Gordon/ Mr. Blumen/ Senor O’Brien

Grandma Helene/ Mrs. Luckenbill/ Mrs. Time

AUDITION INFO

Show Dates:
August 5 – 13, 2022

Auditions:
Friday, May 20th at 6pm
Saturday, May 21st at 1pm

Please sign up for an audition date & time HERE.

Callbacks:
Monday, May 23rd at 6pm

Location:
Corn Stock Theatre Center

What to Prepare:
Wear comfortable clothing for movement, bring 16 – 32 bars of sheet music to sing along with, and bring a detailed and honest list of conflicts.

Rehearsals will begin with a meeting on Tuesday, May 24rd at 6pm to hand out scripts and read through the script. On May 25th, we will begin rehearsals at 6:00pm. A schedule will be given at the first meeting.

Rehearsal space for most of the rehearsals will be at First Federated Church, 3601 N Sheridan Rd, Peoria, IL, 61604.

If there are any questions, please contact Peggy through Facebook Messenger or pbdancer54@yahoo.com

PRODUCTION CREW

  • Director – Peggy Breaux Hupp
  • Choreographer – Sophie Challacombe
  • Music Director/Orchestra Director – Amanda Connon
  • Stage Manager – Meghan Pantages
  • Costumer – Paula Graves
  • Production Secretary – Tracie Carey
  • Light Design & Execution – Riley Reynolds
  • Props – Theresa Black & Kristin Whitaker
  • Sound – Brady Varwig & Brittaney Varwig
  • Set Design – Chas Killen
  • Set Builder – Ken Hupp
  • Hair & Makeup – Rebecca Sierra
  • House Manager – Erika Johnston-Poch
  • Graphic Design – Kenney Delaney