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FREAKY FRIDAY : One-Act Edition

This page information is about auditions for the main stage production of Freaky Friday. If you are looking for information about the kids and teens musical theater program, please visit our FREAKY FRIDAY SUMMER CAMP page.

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PRODUCTION STAFF

Director/Music Director: Jeanette Airen

Assistant Director: Isabella Phillips

(We are currently seeking a choreographer. All who audition can be considered if interested.)

PLOT

When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. In the end, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation.

Based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" - and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal.

CHARACTERS

Ellie Blake

Our hero - 16, smart, funny; baggy, rumpled clothes; messy hair that hasn't seen a comb today, or yesterday

Gender: Female

Age: 16 to 20

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Katherine Blake

Ellie's mother - 40s, decisive, lovely, punctual

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Fletcher

Ellie's little brother - 10, naïve, eccentric, obsessed with magic

Gender: Male

Age: 10 to 13

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: F3

Mike

Katherine's fiancé - confident, handsome, kind

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: Db3

Karl

Ellie's best friend - confident, funny

Gender: Male

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: D3

Monica

Ellie’s best friend – cautious, afraid of just about everything

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Adam

The Listmaster - a paragon of adorable cool

Gender: Male

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Savannah

The villain - brilliant, aggressive, a winner

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Kitty

The accomplice - daft but vicious, accompanies Savannah everywhere

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Torrey

Katherine's sous chef - a high-strung perfectionist

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range bottom: Eb5

Danielle

Down the Aisle journalist - polished, grimly cheerful

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 40

Louis

Down the Aisle photographer - seen it all, loves his job

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 40

Dr. Ehrin

School principal - test-obsessed, overworked

Age: 40 to 60

Mr. Blumen

Biology teacher - a cynical lifer

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 60

Mrs. Luckenbill

English teacher - empathetic

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 60

Senor O'Brien

Spanish teacher - pugnacious

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 60

Ms. Meyers

Gym teacher - extremely intense

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Officer Kowalski

Police officer who never received sensitivity training

Age: 40 to 60

Mrs. Time

Antique shop proprietor - apathetic, doesn't much like teenagers

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 60

Minister

Ensemble

Acts as Cater Waiters, Students, Wedding Guests

Gender: Any

All characters will sing and dance.

REHEARSAL DATES

 

June 24th -July 25th

6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 

+ Occasional Saturdays

Tech Week: July 22-25, 2024 (Tech week rehearsals are mandatory.)

End time is highly approximate; generally, it may be earlier in the beginning and last longer as we get closer to opening. We are very respectful of everyone's time. There will be no specified end time during tech week, it will depend on the run time of the show.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

July 26, 27 & 28, 2024

All performances are mandatory

AUDITION INFO

NOW ACCEPTING VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

This is an "open call" audition. Non-Equity, NO PAY.

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS : June 20, 2024 T 6:30PM

Email jeanetteairenstudio@gmail.com to schedule your audition time.

Submit videos to jeanetteairenstudio@gmail.com 

Submissions accepted now until June 19, 2024

CALL BACKS by invitation only

June 22, 2024 9:30am-12:00pm

LOCATION

Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio Studio

1459 Thousand Oaks Blvd Unit C1

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Please prepare a one (1) minute song in the style of the show. Songs from the show may be sung as well. 

  • Please prepare a one (1) minute monologue in the style of the character you wish to audition for.

 

When submitting, please list any and all commitments/conflicts during the rehearsal period - even on days not currently listed as rehearsal days. To the greatest extent possible, the schedule will be built around the cast's availability. No additional conflicts will be accepted after casting, and no conflicts will be accepted for performance dates or the week before opening. Please just be upfront with us, and we will afford you the same courtesy.



Post-audition feedback will not be given.

TO SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE AUDITION

  • Email the following to jeanetteairenstudio@gmail.com

  • Include your First and Last Name, Phone Number, Email Address, Age Range (Please specify whether  you are over 18 year old or not.), Roles interested in.

  • When emailing make sure to attach your resume and headshot.

  • Ensure to list any and all rehearsal and performance conflicts. No additional conflicts will be accepted after casting, and no conflicts will be accepted for performance dates or the week before opening. Please just be upfront with us, and we will afford you the same courtesy.

Email your video files or links (Youtube, Google drive, Dropbox, etc.) to jeanetteairenstudio@gmail.com

*Since there will be minors in our cast all adults will need to pass a background check to be past in our show.*

A Little About Us...

Jeanette Airen Performing Arts Studio is a safe space for young performers to learn and grow in an encouraging environment. We offer classes, lessons and musical theater productions for kids and teens but we also love producing musicals with adult casts. Freaky Friday is the perfect show to join both with a cast of adults and teens. We will also be producing the show with our summer camp and would love our main stage cast to support them if possible.

At our intimate black box theater, we specialize in crafting immersive experiences that captivate our audience. We encourage performers to bring any costume pieces they already own, and we'll take care of the rest. No need for our cast members to worry about purchasing anything for the show—we've got you covered.

 

Positivity is our mantra, and we strive to create a welcoming environment where everyone can thrive. Leave negativity at the door and join us in creating magical moments on stage.

Upcoming Auditions

SNAPSHOTS: A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK

Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz

Conceived by: Michael Scheman and David Stern

Auditions: July 29, 2024

Callbacks: August 8, 2024

Show Dates: October 4-6, 2024

HOLIDAY MUSICAL (Show to be determined)

For Kids and Teens

Auditions and Callbacks: End of September (date TBA)

Show Dates: December 13-14, 2024

LADY IN THE MOON - A New Rock Musical

Music and Lyrics by: Jason Lally

Book by: Patrick Burns

Auditions & Callbacks: (date TBA)

Show Dates: January (dates TBA)

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