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FREAKY FRIDAY WORKSHOP

DECEMBER 9th | 6-9pm TEENS & TWEENS (age 12-20 yrs old)

Want to get a leg up on your auditions? Join Freaky Friday’s co-director/choreographer Katie Banville on December 9th to learn choreography in the style of the show plus get coaching & feedback on your song! Whether you’re preparing for the upcoming audition or just looking to expand your professional audition skills, this workshop will support you in being trained by working professional experts.

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We are thrilled to announce that our 2019 pre-professional production will be…

Based on the novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the Disney Films

BOOK BY: Bridget Carpenter
MUSIC BY: Tom Kitt
LYRICS: Brian Yorkey

Actors cast in our pre-professional productions will work with a variety of Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors and technical Crew who regularly work our Main stage productions to explore everything it takes to bring Broadway to San Diego!

CO-DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER:  Katie Banville and Noelle Marion
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Andrew Orbison

AUDITION LOCATION:
SDMT Rehearsal Space located at 4650 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111

SEEKING:
YOU MUST BE 12-20 YEARS OLD TO AUDITION. Open call seeking a diverse cast of actor/singer/dancers for this dynamic Disney musical! This production requires and welcomes a truly diverse cast of performers, and we strongly encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, body types, and abilities to attend.

AUDITION SCHEDULE:

DANCE CALL– Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10am
(Open call but please make an appointment on Casting Manager so we know how many people to expect)

SINGER CALL– Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 5p-9p
(Please sign up for an appointment on Casting Manager)

CALLBACK– Monday, December 17, 2018 starting at 5:30p
(Callback will be by invitation only and will include singing/reading from the script and possible dancing for principals and ensemble.

To schedule an appointment, use the following link and create a free profile:
FREAKY FRIDAY AUDITION LINK
You may not schedule two appointments on Casting Manager. Please sign up for the ONE call you would like to attend by scrolling down and finding the correct date.

PREPARATION:

Dance Call: Please bring one headshot and resume. Come stretched and ready to work.  Dancers should wear comfortable clothing, appropriate for movement. Tennis shoes or flat dance shoes are requested, though character shoes may be worn if preferred.  Anyone desiring a featured role in the student or adult ensemble MUST attend the dance call. *Note* Dancers may be asked to sing immediately following the dance call, so please bring sheet music.

Singer Call: Please bring one headshot and resume. Prepare a short, 16-bar song in the style of the show (Broadway/Pop).  An accompanist will be provided so please have your sheet music marked and in the appropriate key.  Anyone desiring a principal or featured ensemble role MUST attend the singer call. (If kept to sing on Saturday following the dance call, there is no need to attend Sunday’s singer call.)

REHEARSAL INFORMATION:
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesday-Friday 5p-9p, Saturday and Sunday 12p-5p
*Please note on the rehearsal/performance calendar that during tech the hours are longer on the weekend and during the week of opening.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION:
All performances at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego.
Runs: March 22 – March 31, 2019
Show Schedule:
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7p
Fridays and Saturdays at 8p
Sundays at 2p

PRODUCTION FEE: $225 (Due by the first day of rehearsal and includes a video of our production)

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

THE FAMILY

ELLIE BLAKE (Female; to play 16): our hero — smart, funny; she is a tomboy wearing baggy, rumpled clothes; messy hair that hasn’t seen a comb today — or yesterday (Strong pop belter)
ELLIE ACTING / ELLIE VOCAL

KATHERINE BLAKE (Female; to play 40s): Ellie’s mother — decisive, lovely, punctual (Strong pop belter)
KATHERINE VOCAL / KATHERINE ACTING

FLETCHER (Male; to play 10): Ellie’s brother — eccentric, naïve, obsessed with his puppets Angry Bob (an enraged purple hippo) and Caspian (a proper British starfish) (Must sing)
FLETCHER VOCAL / FLETCHER ACTING

MIKE (Male; to play 40s): Katherine’s fiancé — a contractor. Confident, charming, and kind (Bari-tenor)
MIKE VOCAL / MIKE ACTING

STUDENTS

ADAM (Male; to play 16): The Listmaster — a paragon of adorable cool (Strong pop tenor)
ADAM VOCAL / ADAM ACTING

GRETCHEN (Female; to play 16): Ellie’s best friend — intense and emotional, lacks confidence (Must sing)
ACTING / VOCAL 1 / VOCAL 2

HANNAH (Female; to play 16): Ellie’s best friend — hacker-geek nerdgirl (Must sing)
ACTING / VOCAL 1 / VOCAL 2

PARKER (Male or female; to play 16): Ellie’s friend — completely average, best friends with Wells (Sings with ensemble)
VOCAL

WELLS (Male; to play 16): Ellie’s friend — dorky but not meek, best friends with Parker (Sings with ensemble)
VOCAL

SAVANNAH (Female; to play 16): the villain — brilliant, aggressive, a winner (Pop belter)
VOCAL

LAUREL (Female; to play 16): Savannah’s sidekick (Sings with ensemble)
ACTING / VOCAL 1 / VOCAL 2

ADULTS

TORREY (Female; to play 20-40): Katherine’s high-strung assistant, a perfectionist (Must sing)
VOCAL

GRANDPA GORDON (Male to play 60s): Ellie’s grandfather — grumpy, stubborn, old-school (Sings with ensemble)
VOCAL

GRANDMA HELENE (Female to play 60s): Ellie’s grandmother — fiercely opinionated because she cares (Sings with ensemble)
VOCAL / ACTING

DANIELLE (Female; to play any age): Journalist from Weddings Magazine –– polished, grimly cheerful (Must sing)
VOCAL / ACTING

LOUIS (Male; to play any age): Photographer from Weddings Magazine –– seen it all, loves his job (Must sing)
VOCAL

EHRIN (Male or Female; to play 40-60s): Ellie’s school counselor — test-obsessed, overworked (Must sing)
VOCAL

MR. (OR MRS.) BLUMEN (Male or Female; to play any age): Ellie’s biology teacher — a cynical lifer (Sings with ensemble)
VOCAL / ACTING

PASTOR BRUNO (Male or Female; to play any age): Pastor marrying Katherine and Mike — cheerful, loves weddings (Sings with ensemble)
VOCAL / ACTING

MRS. (OR MR.) LUCKENBELL (Male or Female; to play any age): Ellie’s English teacher –empathetic (Must sing)
VOCAL

SENOR (OR SENORA) O’BRIEN (Male or Female; to play any age): Ellie’s Spanish teacher — pugnacious (Must sing)
VOCAL

MEYERS (Female; to play any age): Ellie’s gym teacher — extremely intense (Must sing)
ACTING / VOCAL

OFFICER SITZ and OFFICER KOWALSKI (Male or female; to play any age): police officers who never received sensitivity training (Must sing)
VOCAL

MRS. TIME (Female; to play 60s): antique shop proprietor — apathetic, doesn’t much like teenagers (Sings with ensemble)
VOCAL

Note* Featured Students and Adults may have some additional ensemble features including: CATERING WAITER, FISH VENDOR, FLORIST, STUDENTS and TEACHERS at Grover Cleveland High School, SAVANNAH’S MINIONS, PARENTS (ADAM’S MOM, GRETCHEN’S MOM, SAVANNAH’S MOM, PARKER’S DAD, WELL’S DAD) and WEDDING GUESTS

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TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE PROGRAM

“What an awesome experience for these young performers. A few of my students attended and they had nothing but positive things to say about all aspects of this program. Well done, SDMT!”
– Chrissy Burns (Theatre professional)

 

“It was an amazing experience for our daughter. She can’t wait to attend next year’s camp! Thank you so much!”
– Meredith D’Anchise Kolod (Parent of student)

 

“A wonderful experience! My daughter loved it. Can’t wait for next year!”
– Felicia Broschart (Parent of Student)

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