First Listen: Disney’s Freaky Friday Musical
After a successful East Coast premiere in late 2016 at Signature Theatre, Disney’s new Freaky Friday musical has hit the West Coast for a run at La Jolla Playhouse which began January 31st and has now extended all the way through March 19th, 2017.
The new musical, based off of the novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers, features music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Brian Yorkey and a book by Bridget Carpenter. Broadway vet Christopher Ashley takes on the production as director with Sergio Trujillo by his side as choreographer. The musical follows the lives of a mother and teenage daughter who magically end up swapping bodies for a day. Suddenly plunged into each other’s worlds, they experience the difficulties, humor and world of each others lives first hand. At this time, no plans of a transfer to Broadway have been announced for the production. Instead, it seems as though Disney will take them same route they did with The Hunchback Of Notre Dame sending Freaky Friday directly to licensing house Musical Theatre International.
The new musical just released its original cast recording electronically on February 10th (YES it’s on Spotify) and is set for a physical release on March 17th, 2017. If you haven’t had the chance to check it out yet, today we’re bringing you an exciting first listen!
First up is “Just One Day” which is the first song of the musical following the Prologue.
Next up is “Oh, Biology” which is just about halfway through the show once Katherine and Ellie have switched bodies.
Finally, here is “Busted” which also comes early in the show and is about the discoveries the mother and daughter make sooner than later once they have switched bodies and lifestyles all together.
Disney’s Freaky Friday runs at La Jolla Playhouse through March 19th, 2017 only! For tickets, visit La Jolla Playhouse’s website and don’t miss your chance to experience Disney’s newest musical put together by a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning team!