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freaky friday

2023 |  Chapman University

Directed by Susanna Vaughan  | Lights by John Hyrkas  | Costumes, Hair, & Makeup by Kaylynn Sutton | Sound by Dave Mickey | Stage Manager by McKenna Bartoli | Technical Direction by Orlando Montes

A musical adaptation of the novel and films, Freaky Friday follows teenager Ellie Blake and her mother Katherine on the freakiest day of their whole lives. Try as they might, Katherine and Ellie just can’t seem to understand each other: Ellie wants her mom to stop trying to change her, while Katherine wants her daughter to be the best version of herself that she can be.


On a fateful Friday, the day before Katherine’s wedding, an argument between the two over a magical hourglass causes them to swap bodies. Now, both will have to一literally一spend a day walking in each other’s shoes, learning about each other and the struggles each goes through and forging a new mother-daughter relationship.

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