Disney’s Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate each other’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

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Note: Freaky Friday will be presented in the Mainstage auditorium.

Performance Times:
7:00 PM Fridays; 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays
School Matinees:
9:30 AM & Noon, Oct. 28-29, 2019
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre
Run Time:
1 hour 45 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Content Advisory:
Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.
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Company

  • Annika Baker

    Savannah

    Annika Baker
  • Stacie Bendixen

    Torrey

    Stacie Bendixen
  • Marquis Bundy

    Student

    Marquis Bundy
  • Michael Bundy II

    Karl

    Michael Bundy II
  • Lyndsy Darland

    Ms. Meyers

    Lyndsy Darland
  • Madeline Davis

    Student

    Madeline Davis
  • Anastasia Deace

    Ellie Blake

    Anastasia Deace
  • Bailey Dorr

    Student/ Cater Waiter

    Bailey Dorr
  • Chris Ennis

    Mike

    Chris Ennis
  • Mya Fisher

    Student

    Mya Fisher
  • Emily Griffin

    Ms. Blumen/ Officer Kowalski

    Emily Griffin
  • Jack Griffin

    Daniel

    Jack Griffin
  • Chelsea Haaland

    Katherine Blake

    Chelsea Haaland
  • Michael Howland

    Dr. Ehrin/ Minister

    Michael Howland
  • Will C. Johnson

    Student

    Will C. Johnson
  • Shelby Kephart

    Senorita O'Brien

    Shelby Kephart
  • Taylor Lantz

    Student

    Taylor Lantz
  • Tatum Lowell

    Monica

    Tatum Lowell
  • Joseph Maxwell

    Student

    Joseph Maxwell
  • Daniel Perkins

    Louis

    Daniel Perkins
  • Jordan Potter

    Adam

    Jordan Potter
  • Maisy Russell

    Kitty

    Maisy Russell
  • Quentin Steinbach

    Fletcher

    Quentin Steinbach
  • Elaine Struthers

    Cater Waiter

    Elaine Struthers
  • Jenny Throckmorton

    Ms. Luckenbill/ Mrs. Time

    Jenny Throckmorton
  • Addison Tullis

    Student

    Addison Tullis
  • Addie Van Dyke

    Student

    Addie Van Dyke
  • Rachael Watrous

    Cater Waiter

    Rachael Watrous
  • Jenna Wieskamp

    Cater Waiter

    Jenna Wieskamp
  • Megan Helmers

    Director/ Choreographer

    Megan Helmers
  • Taylor Anne Weaver

    Music Director

    Taylor Anne Weaver
  • Kevin Shelby

    Scenic Designer

    Kevin Shelby
  • Jessica Van Essen

    Costume Designer

    Jessica Van Essen
  • Abby Kilpatrick

    Lighting Designer

    Abby Kilpatrick
  • Barb McClintock

    Properties Designer

    Barb McClintock
  • Taylor Millar

    Assistant Director/ Assistant Choreographer

    Taylor Millar
  • Rachel Meyer

    Stage Manager

    Rachel Meyer
  • Sydney Allen

    Assistant Stage Manager

    Sydney Allen
  • Mary Bricker

    Assistant Stage Manager

    Mary Bricker
  • David R. Kilpatrick

    Lighting Design Mentor

    David R. Kilpatrick
  • Nate Lawrence-Richards

    Technical Director

    Nate Lawrence-Richards
  • Katy Merriman

    Artistic Director

    Katy Merriman

Photos/Video

  • How freaky would it be if you turned into your mother? Ellie (Anastasia Deace, left) and Katherine (Chelsea Haaland) find out in the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Disney’s Freaky Friday One Act, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

  • How freaky would it be if you turned into your mother? Ellie (Anastasia Deace, left) and Katherine (Chelsea Haaland) find out in the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Disney’s Freaky Friday One Act, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

  • How freaky would it be if you turned into your mother? Ellie (Anastasia Deace, left) and Katherine (Chelsea Haaland) find out in the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Disney’s Freaky Friday One Act, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents its production of Disney’s Freaky Friday One Act, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents its production of Disney’s Freaky Friday One Act, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents its production of Disney’s Freaky Friday One Act, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Press Release

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: November 3, 2019
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Production of Disney’s Freaky Friday
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Marketing & Public Relations Director, 515.974.5358, Lbakros@dmplayhouse.com

The Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Disney’s Freaky Friday hits the stage Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Freaky Friday is sponsored by Nationwide.

Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, teenager Ellie and her mother, Katherine, come to appreciate each other’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond them together.

The Playhouse cast includes Annika Baker, Stacie Bendixen, Marquis Bundy, Michael Bundy II, Lyndsy Darland, Madeline Davis, Bailey Dorr, Chris Ennis, Mya Fisher, Emily Griffin, Jack Griffin, Chelsea Haaland, Michael Howland, Will C. Johnson, Shelby Kephart, Taylor Lantz, Tatum Lowell, Joseph Maxwell, Daniel Perkins, Jordan Potter, Maisy Russell, Quentin Steinbach, Elaine Struthers, Jenny Throckmorton, Addison Tullis, Addie Van Dyke, Rachael Watrous, and Jenna Wieskamp. Freaky Friday is directed and choreographed by Megan Helmers with music direction by Taylor Anne Layden.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and Freaky Friday, contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

The Des Moines Playhouse Production of Freaky Friday Performances: October 18-November 3, 2019
7:00 PM Fridays
1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays

The Des Moines Playhouse Production of Freaky Friday Tickets
Ticket prices start at $14
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Show Credits

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
Freaky Friday One Act Edition is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax: 212-397-4684, www.MTIShows.com.

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