The Des Moines Community Playhouse production of: Disney’s Freaky Friday

oct 18 - nov 3, 2019
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.
Run Time:
1 hour 45 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre

How freaky would it be if you turned into your mother?!

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.

Click here for music videos from the Disney Channel movie on the MTI (Music Theatre International) website.

Children’s Theatre Age Intention: Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

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

Sponsored by:

Ellie Blake
Anastasia Deace
Katherine Blake
Chelsea Haaland
Fletcher Blake
Quentin Steinbach
Mike
Chris Ennis
Karl
Michael Bundy
Monica
Tatum Lowell
Adam
Jordan Potter
Savannah
Annika Baker
Kitty
Maisy Russell
Torrey
Stacie Bendixen
Daniel
Jack Griffin
Louis
Daniel Perkins
Dr Ehrin/Minister
Michael Howland
Ms Blumen/Office Kowalski
Emily Griffin
Ms Luckenbill/Mrs Time
Jenny Throckmorton
Senorita O'Brien
Shelby Kephart
Ms Meyers
Lyndsy Darland
Student Ensemble
Marquis Bundy
Madeline Davis
Bailey Dorr
Mya Fisher
Will C Johnson
Joe Maxwell
Addison Tullis
Addie Van Dyke
Cater Waiters
Bailey Dorr
Shelby Kephart
Taylor Lantz
Joe Maxwell
Elaine Struthers
Rachael Watrous
Jenna Wieskamp
Director/Choreogrphaer
Megan Helmers
Music Director
Taylor Layden
Scenic Designer
Kevin Shelby
Costume Designer
Jessica Van Essen
Lighting Designer
Abby Kilpatrick*
*Teen Mentorship Program
Sound Designer
Aaron DeBoer
Properties Designer
Barb McClintock
Stage Manager
Rachel Meyer
Technical Director
Nate Lawrence-Richards
Assistant Director/Choreographer
Taylor Millar
Assistant Stage Managers
Sydney Allen
Mary Bricker
Lighting Design Mentor
David Kilpatrick
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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 Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

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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Daughter Ellie (Anastasia Deace, left) and mom Katherine (Chelsea Haaland) switch places in Disney’s Freaky Friday, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019, at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Daughter Ellie (Anastasia Deace, left) and mom Katherine (Chelsea Haaland) switch places in Disney’s Freaky Friday, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019, at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

A magic hourglass causes daughter Ellie (Anastasia Deace, left) and mom Katherine (Chelsea Haaland) to switch places in Disney’s Freaky Friday, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019, at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

School is tough when you’re not quite yourself in Disney’s Freaky Friday, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019, at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Students compete in an annual scavenger hunt – clues sent via smartphone – in Disney’s Freaky Friday, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019, at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

School is tough when you’re not quite yourself in Disney’s Freaky Friday, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2019, at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.