Friends of Herriman Arts Council welcomes you to the 2023 Summer Production of Disney’s Freaky Friday. Friends of Herriman Arts Council (formerly Herriman Arts Council) is part of the new non-profit that took over all the Parks, Trails, Arts, and Culture groups in Herriman City. We are pleased to be working with the city to help grow these programs.
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Friends of Herriman is excited to announce the 2024 summer musical!
Auditions: March 2024
Show Dates: June 13-24, 2024
It was the freakiest of days….it was the Friday-ist of days….
Freaky Friday is—in the simplest phrase—a lesson in learning to walk in someone else’s shoes. Quite literally. However, when we look outside of that, we see a daughter mourning the loss of her father and a mother trying to survive the death of her husband. Both losing a key element to themselves and therefore the bridge to each other. This is a beautiful story of how both take time outside of themselves and search for what makes the other person exactly who they are, and in the end they are able to rebuild the bridge that had been shattered.
Being able to see through the eyes and internal thoughts of both Katherine and Ellie, through what I have called “diary moments,” has brought about a delightful element of letting the audience play a character in Ellie’s world. We see through the set design that we get monochromatic scenes, set against a brightly colored tableau, as if we are seeing sketches within the diary that Ellie is entering her story.
I have found such joy in bringing this beautiful story of reconciliation and understanding to the stage and hope that you, as our wonderful audience member and key character, do as well. Remember, “it’s not the finding, it’s the searching,” it’s a journey before destination, and a moment of understanding that ends super sweet.
I want to especially thank my ever-supportive non-theater husband for being so encouraging of me in pursuing my passion of storytelling in every form. He has been the best to take care of our two young boys while I have been able to breathe life into this story. I would also like to personally shout out Becca, the best stage manager, Wisper, the vamp queen, Tanner, a literal music genius, and Tracey for saving my sanity.
This cast has my whole heart and I hope they steal yours too.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, 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.
Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Brain 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.
Liz is thrilled to be making her HAC debut! Favorite credits include: “Matilda” (Miss Honey) at ACT, “Emma” (Jane Fairfax) at Parker Theatre, and “A Christmas Carol” (Martha/Topper’s Girl/Caroler) at Hale Center Theater Orem. Liz wants to express her deep gratitude to the outstanding directing & production teams and this special cast for such a wonderful experience. And to her incredible husband and three sweet kids, “Thank you for your unconditional love, undying support, and for pushing me to follow my dreams! I love you!!
Megan is thrilled to be playing her dream role for her first show ever! She graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Vocal Pedagogy. She has been a private vocal coach for 11 years and recently became certified in the acclaimed Voice Function 101 course. She loves helping her students develop their talents and increase their confidence. She is most grateful for her sweet, encouraging husband David and his willingness to watch their three darling littles while she was away at rehearsal. She has loved this Freaky experience and she couldn’t have done it without his love and support.
Brax is 13 and thriving! He is super excited to be in the production Freaky Friday and have this opportunity! This is his first show and he is so excited. He has loved singing and dancing since he was little. He is stoked to be on stage for the first time!!
Excited to join the cast, in this, his first production in Herriman. Geoff started acting when he was about 12 in River City as one of Harold Hill’s trumpet players. Then Harvey Johnson in Bye Bye Birdie and most well known for his all star high school performance as Rusty Witts in The Saloon Keeper’s daughter. He has performed in more than 20 shows throughout high school, college and now returning to the stage with his family. Some of his favorite roles include Manny in the female odd couple and Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Geoff is proud to work with such an amazing cast and stellar production team.
Alana has loved being in Freaky Friday this year!! She adores musical theatre and has previously been in High School Musical 2 as Martha Cox at SHMS, Shrek the Musical as a Duloc Dancer/Tap Dancer at HAC, Guys and Dolls as Sarah Brown at SHMS, and Fiddler on the Roof as Mordcha at SHMS!! Alana is about to go into her freshman year! She has loved performing with and getting to know this cast!! This is Alana’s very first full-length musical and she is absolutely thrilled to share it with you! Please enjoy the show!!
This is Lyndsie’s first show with Herriman! She is in 10th grade and loves doing theater!! She is beyond excited to be playing Hannah! Some of Lyndsie’s other roles include Chimney sweep in Mary Poppins at HCT, Babbette in BAB at WJYT, Wicked witch in Shrek the musical at WJYT and Bowery Beauty/Nun in Newsies at WJYT! I want to thank everybody for coming and supporting the show!!!
Ben is happy to join Herriman Arts in Freaky Friday this summer! Favorite previous roles include Catch Me if You Can (Frank Abagnale, Jr), Mamma Mia (Sam Carmichael), Tuck Everlasting (Hugo), A Christmas Carol (Dick Wilkins, Boy Scrooge), The Heart of Robin Hood (Jethro Summers), and Les Miserables (Jean Valjean, Enjolras, and Gavroche). When not performing, Ben attends SLCC, teaches swimming lessons and plays guitar. He also loves to hit the gym and play basketball. It’s been fun performing alongside his dad and siblings this summer. Ben wants to thank his family and friends for all their love and support!
To say Chloe loves performing would be putting it mildly. There is not a place she would rather be than on the stage. Chloe’s favorite productions include University of Utah Opera’s Sweeney Todd, Lady Larkin (Once Upon a Mattress), Miss Honey (Matilda), Charlotte (Cinderella), Louisa (The Sound of Music), and Jane (Mary Poppins). Chloe is an incoming senior at Bingham High School and can’t wait to serve as the Theater Council President. Chloe is incredibly grateful for the guiding influence of her loving friends, family, teachers, and directors who have taught her to be courageous and show kindness in all that she does.
Aedan is excited to be playing Parker in Freaky Friday! His favorite past roles have been Hans in Frozen Jr., Albert in Newsies, Mr. Mayor in Seussical, Big Bad Wolf in Shrek, and Tiny Tim in Scrooged. He loves theatre, songwriting, speaking Spanish, filmmaking, writing, and playing games! Enjoy the show!
Rowan is excited to be playing Wells in this production. He’s had a blast getting to know the show and this wonderful cast. Favorite roles include Doug in Descendants(SAG), Carlos in Descendants(FHMS), and King Louie in Jungle Book Jr.(HAC). Rowan would like to give a special thanks to him mom for being a 5 star Uber driver to every rehearsal.
Hannah is so happy to be in “Freaky Friday” this summer alongside several members of her family. Favorite past productions, include Matilda, Elf, and Annie. She sings with a choir called “Lumina,” and also loves writing music. Many thanks to family and friends for their support! “Let’s get Freaky!”
Brook is excited to be playing Torrey and costuming Freaky Friday with Herriman! She’s only been in one other show 4 years ago (Music Man as Alma Hix) but she has been involved in theater behind the scenes as a costumer, director, West Jordan Youth Theatre board member and crazy theater mom to her children and all the theater kids she claims from all the shows she’s worked on. She would like to thank the production team for giving her the opportunity to perform with her two oldest kids and her husband and three youngest children for holding down the fort while she did something out of her comfort zone.
Dave is so excited to be a part of Freaky Friday! He is often found in the audience cheering on his talented kids, and he’s thrilled to share a stage with them this summer. He is a Financial Planner and father of 7, and now can add theatre to his resume! “Many thanks to my beautiful and supportive wife, Julie, and my family, who all encouraged me to step out of the audience and onto the stage!”
Christy has had so much fun in Freaky Friday! She’s usually behind the scenes in musicals but has had fun being in this one with her hubby and kids. Christy loves spending time with her family and anything Disney! She’d like to thank the production team and cast who have been amazing! Enjoy the show!
Nicole started acting professionally at the age of eight. She found her love for Musical Theater when she was twelve, and has been performing on stage ever since. Some of her favorite rolls include, Kim McAfee in Bye Bye Birdie, Ado Annie in Oklahoma, Maggie Jones/ Ann Rileyin 42nd Street, Mrs Corey in Mary Poppins, Dragon in Shrek, and Narrator in Joseph.
Bart is excited to join the set crew and the cast this year in Herriman. He loves performing and is grateful to share the stage with his beautiful daughter Abigail and niece Katie. He has the best wife on the planet! Remember to smile! It’s the 2nd best thing to do with your lips!
Tanner has enjoyed taking on the challenge of music directing this production, and working with such a fun production staff, along with three members of his family being in the cast. He has previously music directed productions of Little Women and Ghost: the Musical, and performed as the title roles of Jekyll & Hyde and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as well as Jean Valjean and Marius in Les Miserables and Miles Tuck in Tuck Everlasting. He is grateful to his director, Jenna, for entrusting him with this project!
Lizzy is excited to be part of this amazing “Freaky” cast. Having recently been seen as Mrs. McCarthy in Best Christmas Pageant Ever (WJ Arts). Freaky Friday is a show that at times feels more like every day life for her from waiter, to teacher, to parent, to friend, to busy life, to everything in between. When not onstage she is a wife and mom of 3 amazing kids, and when not playing chauffeur, referee, chef, and telling her kids dad jokes, she also works at HCT-Sandy and does photography. Many thanks to all family and friends for your amazing love and support! Love you More!
Abigail is a very musical person. She plays the violin the piano and loves to sing. This is her fourth community theater play with Herriman, and is grateful to be a part of it! She will start seventh grade in the fall and plans to continue to participate in Theatre. She is thankful to her second favorite parent for letting her do this!
Katie can’t wait to perform in Freaky Friday. This is her second production at Herriman. She has had a great time with the choreography and music and a lot of fun getting into character. A few roles and shows she has done include Morticia in The Addams Family Jr., The Russian in Matilda Jr., a dancer in James and the Giant Peach Jr., singing in Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr., Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Jr. She has also sung in multiple choirs and been a member of Falcon Dance Company.
Ally is so excited to be performing again with Herriman! Freaky Friday is one of her favorite shows to have done along with Joseph in the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat as Children Ensemble, Sound of Music as Marta and Shrek Jr as Puss in Boots. Her parents are very happy she can finally drive herself; Ally is so very grateful to her parents for supporting her in all her endeavors! She loves you all!!
Carter is loving his chance to play one of Savannah’s cronies because he never gets to be that mean in real life. This is his first show with Herriman but some of his favorite past roles include Specs in Newsies, Kristoff in Frozen Jr, Ewart Dunlop in the Music Man, Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka, Bruce in Matilda, Oliver in Oliver!, Flounder in The Little Mermaid, Gavroche in Les Miserables, and his first role ever, Michael Darling in Peter Pan. When he’s not on stage he loves playing computer games with friends, working at Desert Star Theater, watching TV with his mom, using Oxford commas, and hanging with his cat Ferguson.
Jude is thrilled to be in the ensemble of Freaky Friday and even more excited to pass as a high school student! This is his first time working with Herriman but some of his favorite past roles include Donkey in Shrek, James in James and the Giant Peach Jr., Olaf in Frozen Jr., Mush in Newsies and Winthrop in the Music Man. When he is not on stage, Jude loves dancing hip hop with his Boy’s Crew at Local Motion Dance Studio, playing switch, watching YouTube and everything Pokemon.
Jenna has been involved in theatre for 5 years and has loved it! She is going into 9th grade and has been in the following productions: My Son Pinocchio Jr and James and the Giant Peach Jr with Center Stage Youth performers; Best Christmas Pagent Ever and Princess Academy at Kensington Theatre; Newies at FHMS; and Jungle Book Jr. with Herriman Arts Council. She has been in theatre classes and choir. She enjoys skiing and mountain biking and is on the Mountain Ridge BikeTeam. She plays the piano and also currently takes voice lessons. She is so excited to perform in Freaky Friday!
Donavin has always enjoyed singing and being on stage. This is his first role in a musical production, and he is super excited to be a part of it. He would like to thank his family for all their support. He hopes you enjoy the show!
This is Kate’s second show with Herriman, and she’s so excited for more! Some of her favorite roles have been the Ugly Duckling Shrek Jr with Herriman and Alma Hix in The Music Man at ERMS. Kate is currently a junior at Bingham High School.
Cali has had so much fun in Freaky Friday! Her favorite past roles have been Bulda in Frozen Jr., Elmer in Newsies and Teen Fiona in Shrek. In her free time, Cali loves to sing, dance, play her ukulele, listen to Taylor Swift, speak Spanish and play with her adorable pups Lincoln and Sookie. Enjoy the show!
Amber has been a part of numerous musical theater productions, bands, and flute ensembles, as well as choirs such as the SLC Vocal Artists. Some of her theater credits include The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Annie, Pirates of Penzance, West Side Story, and was more recently enjoying playing a church lady in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever where she was able to share the stage with her two daughters in their first theater experience. This is Amber’s first foray into the production staff side of theater. She has been grateful for the support of the fantastic production staff and is thrilled to work with this amazing team!
Elizabeth is thrilled to be a part of Freaky Friday. Elizabeth has been a part of music and theater productions from ballet as a young girl, to developing her talents with the Performance Academy, and more recently was cast as an ensemble member of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever with Sugar Factory Playhouse in West Jordan’s 2022 production. This is Elizabeth’s first full musical theater experience and she’s eagerly looking forward to future productions.
Laina is thrilled to be in her first Herriman summer musical. Some of her favorite productions include Shrek Jr. with HAC and Newsies Jr. with her school. She loves being in this show and hopes you will enjoy it too!
Lydia Bucko is thrilled to be a part of the youth ensemble in her first Herriman production, Freaky Friday. She has been doing musical theater since she was 6 and this is her 12th show. Some of her favorite roles include Chava from Fiddler on the Roof, The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz and Little Red in Into the Woods.
Izzy is so excited to be back with Herriman again! She has previously done Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jungle Book kids, and Shrek jr with Herriman. She has also has done multiple other shows. Her favorite production has been Guys and Dolls. She loves to read and hang out with her friends! She is going into 9th grade this year, and is turning 14 during the show! She would love to thank her parents and her sister for giving her rides to practice! <3
Marie Buhler Conductor
Lori Green Woodwinds
Melissa Rankin Trumpet
Brianne Bedingfield Violin
Morgan Winterton Violin
Tabitha Daughtery Violin
Kinsey Call Violin
Stacey Bartholomew Violin
Ellie Davis Cello
Audrey Checketts Cello
Daniel Barfuss Guitar
Jovan Jeffs Bass Guitar
Randy Loveridge Keyboard 1
Zach Wingardner Keyboard 2
Steve Chamberlin Drums
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