October 2017
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Contact: Craig Shafer
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News Release
PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre
Presents Disney's mondern-day fairytale
Freaky Friday, A New Musical

Launching PCPA’s 54th season on November 9, and playing through December 23, in the Marian Theatre is the new Disney musical Freaky Friday. When an overworked mother and her contrary teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding day.  In this hilarious modern-day fairytale based on two Disney hit movies, a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day. Freaky Friday is a delightfully entertaining musical for anyone with a perfectly imperfect family.

Freaky Friday is directed by Erik Stein, Choreographer is Katie Fuchs-Wackowski, Music Director is Paul Marszalkowski, Scenic Designer is Jason Bolen, Costume Designer is Arnold Bueso, Light Designer is Jennifer ‘Z’ Zornow, Sound Designer is Elisabeth Weidner, Sound Engineer is Andrew Mark Wilhelm, and Stage Manger is Zoia N. Wiseman.

The cast includes PCPA Resident Artists Karin Hendricks (Katherine), George Walker (Mike), Andrew Philpot (Dr. Ehring / Pastor Bruno / Well’s Dad), Amani Dorn (Ms. Meyers / Officer Sitz / Adam’s Mom), Kitty Balay (Grandma Helene / Mrs. Luckenbill / Mrs. Time), Peter S. Hadres (Grandpa Gordon / Security Guard), and Leo Cortez (Mr. Blumen / Parker’s Dad / Senior O’Brien / Officer Kowalski). Ellie is played by Intern Molly Dobbs.

Director Erik Stein said he really loves the idea of finding out what it’s like to walk a mile in somebody else’s shoes. “I think that concept is really important right now. We tend to live in our own personal bubbles surrounded by people who are like minded. And to step out of our bubble and see the world through somebody else’s eyes, hopefully, will open up the conversation and maybe we can start to find more common ground,” Stein said.

Freaky Friday began as a children’s novel in 1972 written by Mary Rodgers daughter of composer Richard Rodgers. Her early career began with writing children’s music. Later she would collaborate with lyricist Marshall Barer and write the music for the comedy Once Upon a Mattress which opened off Broadway in 1959.  Rogers wrote three sequels to Freaky Friday: A Billion for Borris, Summer Switch, and Freaky Monday. The book was adapted by Disney for the silver screen twice. Rogers wrote the first screenplay in 1976 that featured Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster.  The 2003 film featured Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. In between those two was a television remake. Disney’s musicalized play adaptation premiered in 2016 at the Signature Theatre followed by a run at the La Jolla Playhouse with book by Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), and score by the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then).

 

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Freaky Friday is generously sponsored by
Jerry & Sharon Melson
Ng & Ng Dental & Eyecare Center

Just the Facts

What: Freaky Friday
When: November 9 – December 23
Venue: Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria
GPS 870 S. Bradley Rd.
Tickets: $34.50 - $46.50
With discounts for Senior, Student, Child, Military, and preview performances Nov. 9 and 10.
Pricing based on day, time, and may increase upon demand.
Box Office: (805) 922-8313
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PCPA Season 54

The PCPA Production of
Freaky Friday
Book by Bridget Carpenter,
Music by Tom Kitt,
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey,
Based on the novel "Freaky Friday" by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films
Freaky Friday is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Marian Theatre

November 9 –
December 23, 2017

The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
The Crucible is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Marian Theatre

February 15 –
March 4, 2018

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
by Madeleine George
The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Severson Theatre

March 8 - 25, 2018

Disney's
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
A New Musical
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Marian Theatre
Solvang Festival Theater

April 26 - May 13
June 14 - July 8

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Marian Theatre
Solvang Festival Theater

June 28 - July 7
July 12 - 22

Mamma Mia!
Music and Lyrics by
Benny Andersson &
Björn Ulvaeus
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally conceived by Judy Craymer
Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Marian Theatre
Solvang Festival Theater

July 18 - 21
July 27 - August 26

Arcadia
by Tom Stoppard
Arcadia is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Marian Theatre
Solvang Festival Theater

August 16 - 25
August 30 - September 9

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