Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton, and More Record Disney's Freaky Friday
The musical is written by Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey, and Bridget Carpenter.
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's new musical, Freaky Friday was recorded for posterity earlier this week. The Walt Disney Records album will be released in early 2017.
The studio album features Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, who starred in the show's world premiere production at Arlington's Signature Theatre, alongside Jason Gotay, Alan H. Green, Ann Harada, Jake Heston Miller, Shayna Blass, Tyler Bowman, Sherri Edelen, Katie Ladner, Jess LeProtto, Storm Lever, Thaddeus McCants, Tanisha Moore, Julian Ramos, Preston Sadleir, Bobby Smith, Jason Sweettooth Williams, and Natasha Yvette Williams.
Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theaters, the musical features a book by Bridget Carpenter, and music and lyrics by Tony-winning collaborators Kitt and Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). The premiere production was directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (On Your Feet!). It is a musical adaptation of Mary Rodgers' 1972 novel, which subsequently inspired two hit Disney films.
Music supervision for Disney's Freaky Friday Studio Cast Recording is by Bryan Perri, orchestrations are by Tom Kitt and Michael Starobin, vocal arrangements are by Tom Kitt and Carmel Dean, and dance and incidental arrangements are by Tom Kitt.