Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at FREAKY FRIDAY, Coming to Cleveland Play House
The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). Blickenstaff and Hunton will reprise their roles as Katherine Blake (mother) and Ellie Blake (daughter) from La Jolla Playhouse's production, which launched a three-theatre co-production that will move to Cleveland Play House and conclude with a run at Houston's Alley Theatre. Get a sneak peek at them in action at La Jolla Playhouse before they hit Cleveland!
Based on the novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, and made famous by the 1976 movie starring Jodie Foster, and subsequent remake in 2003 starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and her teenage daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 hours.
Directed by Christopher Ashley (La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director), with a book by Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), and music and lyrics by Tony-winning collaborators Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then) Freaky Friday will run in the Allen Theatre from April 15 - May 20.
Due to audience demand, Cleveland Play House will be extending the run of Freaky Friday (originally set to close on May 14) through May 20. In addition to closing out CPH's season, Freaky Friday is also the anchor piece of their 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival, which showcases new work. Visit clevelandplayhouse.com for more information.
Photo Credit: Jim Carmody
Emma Hunton (Ellie) and Heidi Blickenstaff (Katherine)
Cast members in La Jolla Playhouse's production of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY
Emma Hunton (Ellie) and the cast of La Jolla Playhouse's production of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY
David Jennings (Mike), Heidi Blickenstaff (Katherine), Jake Heston Miller (Fletcher), and Emma Hunton (Ellie)
Emma Hunton (Ellie) and Chris Ramirez (Adam)
Jeannette Bayardelle (Journalist), Alet Taylor (Torrey), and Heidi Blickenstaff (Katherine)