Summer at the Herberger auditions for ages 11+: April 9 & 10
These auditions will be for the Arizona premiere of Disney’s Freaky Friday, The Musical as well as our To Be Announced August 2019 show. Auditioners are welcome to audition just for Disney’s Freaky Friday, both productions or just the August production. If auditioning for both shows, please complete 2 audition forms prior to the audition.
Note- there will be an additional audition date solely for the August production for ages 7+. However, we encourage all those 11+ yrs old, to audition on one of the April dates.
Disney’s Freaky Friday, The Musical - (Center Stage, Herberger Theater Center) - June 14 – 30, 2019
- Rehearsals begin as early as Monday, April 22, 2019
- Load In: June 6 & 7, 2019
- Tech: June 8-13, 2019
- Shows: June 14-30, 2019 (with some private field trip weekday matinees in addition to regular Thursday through Saturday evening and Saturday & Sunday. Extra special Sponsor A Seat Performances on Thursday, June 27, 2019 & Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:00am for underserved & at risk youth from various social service agencies around the valley)
TBA August 2019 show- (Center Stage, Herberger Theater Center)
- Rehearsals begin as early as June 24, 2019
- Additional details TBA
For more information on how to audition at VYT, click here. To download an audition form to complete in advance of your audition, click here.
More info about Freaky Friday:
The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films (and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres), 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 and If/Then.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday 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.
Ellie Blake- teenage protagonist
Katherine Blake- Ellie's mother
Fletcher Blake- Ellie's younger brother
Caspian- another family member
Mike- Katherine's fiance
Gretchen- Ellie's best friend
Hannah- Ellie's best friend
Adam- student, the Listmaster, a paragon of cool
Savannah- student, villainous, brilliant, a winner
Parker- Ellie's friend and best friend of Wells
Wells- Ellie's friend and best friend of Parker
Torrey- Katherine's assistant
Grandpa Gordon- Katherine's father
Grandma Helene- Katherine's mother
Danielle- Wedding magazine journalist
Louis- Wedding magazine photographer
Dr. Ehrin- school counselor
Mr. Blumen- Biology teacher
Mrs. Luckenbill- English teacher
Senor O'Brien- Spanish teacher
Ms. Meyers- Gym teacher
Officers Sitz & Kowalski- Police officers
Mrs. Time- Antique Shop proprietor
Various ensemble roles incl catering staff, additional students & teachers, parents, etc.