Freaky Friday Kind of Night
Review by Jess
It’s a Freaky Friday kind of night! Pop some popcorn, grab your daughters, and make it a girls’ night! Rock out the night with Ellie and her mom, Katherine while they sing and dance their way into your hearts. We had so much fun reliving the old classic with a new spin – the musical aspect of the modern, theatrical version of a beloved novel and movie – while remaining heartwarming and comedic. With catchy tunes and a heart-warming storyline, Freaky Friday is a new favorite in our house.
A contemporary musical update of the classic comedic story, “Freaky Friday” is based on Disney Theatrical Productions’ stage adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Blake and her uber-organized mom Katherine, are constantly at odds about Ellie’s messy room, sloppy clothes, and seemingly careless attitude. Ellie misses her dad who passed away a few years ago; she bickers with her younger brother and argues with Katherine who’s getting ready to marry her fiancé, Mike – tomorrow. As mother and daughter quarrel, they accidentally break the treasured hourglass given to Ellie by her father and then, suddenly, they magically switch bodies. Now, Ellie and Katherine must trade places at work and school, and, during one crazy day, they’ll learn to understand and appreciate each other. Enjoy the pop songs to sing along with like, “Go!” , “At Last, It’s Me,” Just One Day,” and “Parents Lie.”
You will not be disappointed! Through laughter and tears, Freaky Friday once again warms our hearts and causes us to think – what would it be like to be someone else for a day? So make it a girls night – make some pallets on the floor, paint your nails, and giggle and sing along with Freaky Friday’s fantastic cast.