Disney’s ‘Freaky Friday’ Broadway Show: See It In San Diego

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Looking forward to an entertaining night in San Diego? Full of laughter, emotions, and self-acceptance? A San Diego Broadway show is what you’re looking for and, specifically, “Freaky Friday” is the one for you!

Here at San Diego Musical Theatre, we’re thrilled to present Disney’s “Freaky Friday” March 22–March 31. Each performance will leave you feeling all the emotions, and it’s a wonderful night to spend out with family and friends — or even for a mother-daughter duo who could relate to this Broadway show’s main characters.

In today’s blog, we’ll cover some of the plot and history of “Freaky Friday,” along with what makes our musical production of it so special. Order your Broadway tickets today for a memorable night with your loved ones at the historic Horton Grand Theatre.

“Freaky Friday” Plot

Whether you read the 1972 book by Mary Rodgers or have seen its 1976 or 2003 film adaptations — or know nothing about it! — “Freaky Friday” is an endearing tale of self-acceptance, love, and respect between a mother and daughter. When overworked mother Katherine and rebellious teenage daughter Ellie magically swap bodies, they only have one day to reverse whatever happened — Katherine’s wedding is the next day! What ensues is a hilarious adventure where the two reconnect and truly put themselves in the other’s shoes.

“Freaky Friday” History

We’ve already mentioned this, but this story got its legendary start with Mary Rodgers’ 1972 book and then grew in fame with both the 1976 and 2003 film adaptations. Music and lyrics for this Broadway show were created by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey and the book by Bridget Carpenter. In our San Diego musical production, co-directors and choreographers Katie Banville and Noelle Marion are joined by musical director Andrew Orbison.

From 1972 to 1976, 2003, and now 2019, “Freaky Friday” is a story that has withstood the test of time — and you could see it at San Diego Musical Theatre this month.

Pre-Professional Production

If you’ve ever wanted to support youth in reaching their dreams or you want to see the best young talent that San Diego has to offer — before they make it big — then now is your chance! Our pre-professional production of “Freaky Friday” has a cast ranging from 12- to 20-year-olds. All are extremely talented, and everyone is thrilled to expand their talents more with the help of “Freaky Friday.” Check out their impressive bios here.

Limited Showtimes

Don’t delay! This San Diego Broadway show is only running March 22–March 31. Showtimes are as follows:

  • Wednesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2 p.m.

See A Broadway Show In San Diego Today

Musicals in San Diego are great for date nights, exploring the Gaslamp Quarter, or simply getting in a night of cultured fun. There are limited showtimes, so reserve your San Diego theater tickets today to ensure you can see “Freaky Friday” in all its glory on the stage of the Horton Grand Theatre.

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