NRACT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR DISNEY'S FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL
Auditions for Freaky Friday the Musical will be held Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 6:00 pm and Sunday April 2, 2023, at 1pm at NRACT.
SHOW DATES: JUNE 9-25, 2023 (Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays)
Director: Thomas Mauney
Music Director: Mary Kathryn Walston
Choreographer: Jess Barbour
*** To continue promoting the safest work environment for our artists, educators, and students, NRACT is requiring all cast and production team members to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 Virus.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
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.
Music and movement, no monologues.
ACTORS ARE ASKED TO PREPARE 16-32 bars of music appropriate to the style of the show. Bring sheet music in the correct key, acapella is not appropriate.
Wear comfortable clothing and be ready to move.
We'll start with a group warmup and for choreography and movement.
PLEASE FILL OUR AUDITION FORM AT THIS LINK BELOW:
ABOUT THE ROLES:
Ages listed below are not hard and fast. We are seeking actors of all ethnicities for the cast.
• Gender identity and age listed below are for the character.
• We are seeking actors of all gender identities, ages, and ethnicities for the cast.
• All Roles are open.
Ellie Blake (Female, age 17 and up): The hero of the story, and a rumpled, disorganized "Every girl." Ellie is smart, funny, and passionate about her school's underground scavenger hunt, but sees herself as a "What’s-her-name," easily forgotten, unlike her "perfect" mom. Must also portray Katherine in Ellie's body; strong belter.
Katherine Blake (Female, age 35 and up): Single mother who runs her own catering business; over-protective and type A, Katherine believes she can have it all by doing it all: event planning, designing, and catering her own perfect wedding; must also portray Ellie in Katherine's body; strong belter.
Mike (Male, age 35 and up): Katherine’s fiancé and a contractor by trade. A warm, reliable, charming, easy going guy, he adores Katherine and her kids; bari-tenor.
Hannah (Female, age 17 and up): Ellie’s best friend, intense, emotional, lacks confidence; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.
Gretchen (Female, age 17 and up): Ellie’s best friend, hacker-geek, self-described nerd; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.
Adam (Male, age 17 and up): The List master. a paragon of adorable cool. Acts as the List Master of the school’s annual underground scavenger hunt; tenor.
Savannah (Female, age 17and up): The villain, brilliant, aggressive, a winner. Dancing a plus; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.
Torrey (Female, age 25 and up): Katherine’s assistant, a high-strung perfectionist; comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style. Will also play Adam’s Mom in the song BUSTED.
Fletcher (Male, age 10): 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.); strong singer with ability to do two different puppet voices (Angry Bob, an enraged purple hippo, and Caspian, a proper British starfish).
Ensemble: Adult and Teen Roles: Grandma Helene, Mrs. Luckenbill, Mrs. Time, Danielle, Ms. Meyers, Officer Sitz, Savannah’s Mom, Grandpa Gordon, Mr. Blumen, Senor O’Brien, Well’s Dad, Parker’s Dad, Dr. Ehrin, Pastor Bruno, Officer Kowalski, Florist, Security Guard, Wells, Parker, and others.