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
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.