Complete Casting Set for Heidi Blickenstaff-Led Freaky Friday Musical
Signature Theatre of Arlington, Virginia has has announced complete casting for its upcoming world premiere of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's new musical Freaky Friday.
As previously announced, Heidi Blickenstaff (Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening) will costar as Katherine and Ellie Blake, an overworked mother and her teenage daughter who magically swap bodies and have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding.
They will be joined by Jason Gotay as Adam, Alan H Green as Mike, along with Shayna Blass, Tyler Bowman, Cicily Daniels, Jamie Eacker, Sherri L. Edelen, Katie Ladner, Storm Lever, J.Elaine Marcos, Thaddeus McCants, Calvin McCullough, Jake Heston Miller, Tanisha Moore, Julian Ramos, Olivia Ashley Reed, Bobby Smith, Robert Walters, and Jason "SweetTooth" 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 Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). The premiere production will be 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.
The creative team includes music supervision by Bryan Perri, co-orchestrations by Michael Starobin, co-vocal arrangements by Carmel Dean, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Brian Ronan and Kai Harada, makeup and wig design by Leah Loukas, and special effects consultant Jeremy Chernick.
Performances of Freaky Friday will run at Signature Theatre October 4-November 13.