By Bridget Carpenter
Directed by Katie Gundlach
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. (Via MTIshows.com)
Produced by Fort Atkinson Community Theatre at the Fort Atkinson High School Auditorium, 925 Lexington Blvd, Fort Atkinson, WI
Performances: July 18-21, 2019
July 18-21. Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $16 general adult/$14 senior and student
Call TBA for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
April 23, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
April 25, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Call Backs: April 28th, 2019 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Located in the Fort Atkinson High School choir room
925 Lexington Blvd, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
7 Principles, 17 Named Supporting Roles
The full casting call can be found here: bit.ly/2D19u8r
Completed audition form (pg. 6)
List/calendar of all conflicts between May 7th and July 21st
To Prepare (pg. 5-9)
For Katherine: “What you Got” and listed monologues
For Ellie: “I Got This” and listed monologues
For Mike: “Vows” and listed monologues
For Adam: “Go” and listed monologues
For Fletcher: “Women and Sandwiches” and listed monologue
All other female auditions:
“What you Got,” “I Got This,” or “Watch Your Back”
Ellie or Katherine’s monologues
All other male auditions:
“Vows,” “Go,” or “Women and Sandwiches”
Mike or Adam’s monologue
*Digital Auditions will be accepted until April 24th at Midnight. They must include a monologue, vocal audition, audition form, and conflict calendar/list. They can be sent to email@example.com
ELLIE BLAKE [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: TEEN/YOUNG ADULT]
The hero of the story, and a rumpled, disorganized "everygirl." Ellie is smart, funny, and passionate about her school's underground scavenger hunt, but sees herself as a "Whats-her-name," easily forgotten -- unlike her "perfect" mom. Must also portray Katherine in Ellie's body. Strong belter.
KATHERINE BLAKE [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 35-55]
Single mother who runs her own catering business. Over-protective and type A, Katherine believes she can have it all by doing it all: even planning, designing, and catering her own perfect wedding. Must also portray Ellie in Katherine's body. Strong belter.
FLETCHER BLAKE [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 8-12]
Katherine's eccentric son and Ellie's younger brother. He is a budding puppeteer who habitually annoys his sister (but secretly looks up to her.)
MIKE RILEY [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 35-55]
Katherine’s fiancé and a contractor by trade. A warm, reliable, easygoing guy, he adores Katherine and her kids. Bari-tenor.
ADAM [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: TEEN/YOUNG ADULT]
Teens. Love interest for Ellie. Slouchy and scruffy, he is a paragon of adorable cool. Acts as the “List Master” of the school’s annual underground scavenger hunt. Tenor.
TORREY [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: ADULT]
Katherine’s assistant, a high-strung perfectionist; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.
SAVANNAH [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: TEEN/YOUNG ADULT]
The villain. Brilliant, aggressive, a winner. Dancing a plus; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.