Northwest School of the Arts will close out their 2018-2019 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday.
Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights), and a pop-rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Tony Award® winning educator Corey Mitchell, music direction by Matthew Hinson, and choreography by Emily Hunter. Freaky Friday has been hailed as “a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale” by The Washington Post and since becoming available for licensing, it has been steadily rising in popularity among regional, community and high school theatres.
Director Corey Mitchell states: “It is tremendously exciting to premiere a work that hasn’t been performed in this area before. The themes of parental expectations, independence, love, loss, moving on, and empowerment in this musical are timely and universal for both parents and teens. We are all looking forward to sharing this new spin on an old story written by one of Broadway’s most prolific contemporary writing teams.”
Freaky Friday will take place in the NWSA Theatre from April 5 – April 6. Tickets range in price from $5 – $15 each. To order tickets please visit NWSATAG.com.
Northwest School of the Arts is recognized internationally and is the only public arts magnet school serving Mecklenburg County students in grades 6 through 12. The school’s unique educational approach combines elements of creativity, art, and technical prowess with a strong academic foundation.