Freaky Friday changes things up for their musical debut.
If you’re a child of the 80s like me, you remember the Jodie Foster version of Freaky Friday (the original). If you’re a millennial you probably know the Lindsay Lohan version better. Either way, they’ve changed things up for Freaky Friday, the musical, so there are several surprises waiting.
Here’s the synopsis of Freaky Friday from the website:
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the two hit Disney movies, is a hilarious and heartfelt update of an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it takes to be a family when they experience each other’s lives first-hand for just one freaky Friday.
As the Freaky Friday opens, a frenzied Kathrine is busy as it’s the day before her wedding. Oh and she happens to be a caterer and has decided to prepare ALL the food for her own wedding in addition to planning most of it herself. As a single mom and business owner, she’s determined to make her business a success. She’s even got a high profile magazine doing a story on her. So everything has to be perfect. She certainly doesn’t have time for any missteps, let along swapping bodies with her teenage daughter, Ellie.
Here are some of the highlights of Freaky Friday, the musical:
- Songs are original and catchy
- While the play doesn’t get too preachy, I loved that it addressed body issues in a really positive way
- It’s got some laugh out loud moments (even for guys)
Freaky Friday is playing at the Horizon Theatre in Atlanta until April 22nd. Tickets are just $30 each. Pro tip: Although the Horizon Theatre is small and every seat is a good one, get there early so you can sit on the side closest to the entrance or in the middle. We sat on the section that is furthest away from the entrance when we saw Freaky Friday and because of the way some scenes were positioned we missed seeing some key moments. Also, I love seeing plays there on a Sunday evening. It’s early enough at 5:00 pm that you can get down to Inman Park easily and then have dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants in the area.