2016/2017 Season

Freaky Friday

Buoyant Musical Comedy

January 31 - March 19, 2017 EXTENDED! | Mandell Weiss Theatre

In Association with Cleveland Play House and Alley Theatre

Book By Bridget Carpenter | Music By Tom Kitt

Lyrics by Brian Yorkey | Based on the novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films

Choreography by Sergio Trujillo | Directed by Christopher Ashley

The classic story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours has been given a contemporary spin with a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) and “a driving pop‐rock score” (DC Metro Theatre Arts) by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). With inventive staging by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and sharp choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this dynamic production is “delightfully spunky” with “timeless appeal” (Variety).

Production Sponsors:

Debby Jacobs & Lindsey Jacobs

US Bank

Photo credit: Emma Hunton (left) and the cast of Freaky Friday, photo by Jim Carmody.

Cast & Creators
  • Bridget CarpenterBook
  • Tom KittMusic/Co-Orchestrations/Co-Vocal Arrangements/Dance & Incidental Arrangements
  • Brian YorkeyLyrics
  • Christopher AshleyDirector
  • Sergio TrujilloChoreographer
  • Noah BairdFletcher Understudy
  • Bryan PerriMusic Supervisor
  • Andrew GrahamMusic Director/Conductor
  • Michael StarobinCo-Orchestrations
  • Carmel DeanCo-Vocal Arrangments
  • Beowulf BorittScenic Designer
  • Emily RebholzCostume Designer
  • Howell BinkleyLighting Designer
  • Kai HaradaCo-Sound Designer
  • Brian RonanCo-Sound Designer
  • Tara Rubin CastingCasting
  • Shirley FishmanDramaturg
  • Paul J. SmithStage Manager
  • Julianne MenassianAssistant Stage Manager
  • Amanda NussbaumAssistant Stage Manager
  • Amy CorcoranAssociate Director
  • Wayne GreenAssociate Music Director
  • Jermaine R. RembertAssociate Choreographer
  • Alexis DistlerAssociate Scenic Designer
  • Ken WillsAssociate Lighting Designer
  • Christopher Annas LeeMoving Light Programmer
  • Steve RotramelAssistant Costume Designer
  • Emily GrailyAssistant Costume Designer
  • Alyssa SwannProduction Assistant
  • Kayla GeleynseStage Management Intern
Venue Info

Mandell Weiss Theatre

The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.

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