Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAY

By: Jul. 12, 2018
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Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2018 Season with the new Disney musical Freaky Friday. The third of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Freaky Friday plays July 11-15 at the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS.

The musical version of Mary Rodgers' famous mother-daughter body-swap story stars Kim Huber (Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard) as Katherine, and Chelsea Lynn Alfredo (Annie National Tour) as daughter Ellie. Several of the 2018 resident performing company members are performing featured roles, including Keith Gruber as listmaster Adam, Alyah Scott as Katherine's assistant Torrey, and McKenzie Kurtz as mean girl Savannah. Steve Hitchcock as Mike and Kilian McGaffin as Fletcher complete the family, and other adult roles are played by Karen L. Robu, Timothy W. Robu, and Betti O. Musical director Thomas W. Douglas leads the orchestra, bringing to life the score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey.

MTWichita's production is directed by Producing Artistic Director Wayne Bryan, with choreography by Brian J. Marcum (Elf the Musical). The scenic design includes a fluidly moving physical environment created by J Branson, augmented by a wealth of static and moving images created by projection designer Michael Commentadore. Colorful costumes were designed by Dixon Reynolds, with hair and makeup design by Danae Jimenez. Other members of the artistic team include lighting designer David Neville, sound designer David Muehl, and property master Anna Rosell.

About Music Theatre Wichita - Founded in 1972, MTWichita is internationally recognized for self-producing five high-quality Broadway-scale productions each summer during an intense 10-week period, while providing unparalleled learning experiences for young up-and-coming artists. It has been the site for the world premiere of the revised Good News!, the U.S. premiere of Betty Blue Eyes, and the regional premieres of such Disney titles as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, and High School Musical. MTWichita has also created cast albums for Honk! and Good News!


Notable artists who began their theatrical careers in Wichita include performers Kelli O'Hara, Kristin Chenoweth, Jenni Barber, Christiani Pitts, Chris Mann, and Ashley Park, as well as choreographers Andrew Palermo, Josh Rhodes, Josh Prince, Sara Edwards, Dontee Kiehn and Nicholas Palmquist. MTWichita alumni performing on Broadway this season include Caesar Samayoa, Shina Ann Morris, Jeremy Davis, Riza Takahashi, Cory Lingner, Sasha Hutchings, Halli Toland, Max Clayton, Erin Clemons, Ryan Vasquez, Molly Rushing, Jacob Gutierrez, Cameron Hill, Michael Hartung, Becca Petersen, Wes Hart, Lauralyn Mcclelland, Gilbert L. Bailey II, Alex Finke, Kevin Munhall, Kathryn Boswell, Alex Michael Stoll, Kaleigh Cronin, Benjamin Rivera, Kimberly Elayne Sprawl, Max Kumangai, Ximone Rose, and many more.

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAY
Chelsey Lynn Alfredo, Kilian McGaffin, Kim Huber

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAY

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAY
Steve Hitchcock, Chelsey Lynn Alfredo, Kim Huber

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAY
Chelsey Lynn Alfredo, Kim Huber

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAY
Keith Gruber and the Cast of Freaky Friday

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAY
Alyah Scott, Kim Huber

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAY
Kilian McGaffin, Keith Gruber

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAY
Chelsey Lynn Alfredo and the Cast of FREAKY FRIDAY



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