Freaky Friday has been a long time favorite of Disney fans. And now Freaky Friday the Musical is coming to Disney Channel in 2018.
The Comedy was first brought to the screen in 1976 in the Disney film starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. Then again in 1995 with Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffman starring in the lead roles in a television remake. And finally in 2003, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan headlined the Walt Disney Pictures feature film.
Freaky Friday the musical will star Heidi Blickenstaff, who originated the role in the stage musical, as Katherine, and Cozi Zuehlsdorf (Liv and Maddie) as Katherine’s daughter Ellie. Rounding out the cast are newcomer Rickey He as Ellie’s friend Adam, Alex Désert (Let it Shine) as Katherine’s fiancé Mike, Jason Maybaum (Raven’s Home) as Ellie’s little brother, Fletcher, and Kahyun Kim (Austin & Ally) as Katherine’s high-strung business associate. Additional cast members include Dara R. Moss as Savannah, Jennifer LaPorte as Monica, Isaiah Lehtinen as Karl, and Sarah Willey as Kitty.
Freaky Friday will be directed by Steve Carr, who will also serve as executive producer, with a teleplay written by Bridget Carpenter. Also joining the Freaky Friday team are Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award®-winning composers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Emmy® nominee David Lawrence (Descendants, High School Musical) will compose the score. Susan Cartsonis and Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions, are also executive producers. Two-time Tony nominee John Carrafa is the choreographer, and Perry Andelin Blake is the production designer. Academy Award® winner Angus Strathie is the costume designer.
Are you looking forward to the musical version of this Disney Favorite?
Source and Photo: D23
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