FREAKY FRIDAY AUDITIONS

Studio C Performing Arts is now casting "Freaky Friday," a new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films.

COMPANY

Studio C Performing Arts

Jeffrey Scott Parsons, dir.; Cassie Silva, asst. dir.; Kimberly Harris, musical dir.; Nick Womack, choreo.; Tom Kitt, music; Brian Yorkey, lyrics; Bridget Carpenter, book.

ABOUT THE SHOW

When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. 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 in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation. Based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" - and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal.

AUDITION DETAILS

Please sign up by emailing Studio C (studiocperformingarts@gmail.com) with preferred date, time, and role(s) you would like to audition for. You will be contacted with a confirmation if a slot is available.

Auditions: Monday 2/18/19 OR Tuesday 2/19/19

5p Vocal Call (may be asked to stay and dance)

7p Dance Call (may be asked to stay and sing)

Callbacks: Monday, 2/25/19. By invitation. Actors called back will be notified via email.

Location: Studio C; 705 Lakefield Ave. #C, Westlake Village, CA 91361

What to Bring:

1. Headshot and resume stapled.

2. Sheet music, clearly marked for the accompanist. Come prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability. If you have a book of audition material, please bring that as well.

3. Clothes to move in.

4. Conflict list (rehearsal schedule below).

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Intro/Promo Shoot: Saturday, March 16; Time TBD

Rehearsals begin on Monday, March 18; M-Th 6:30-10:30p; Sat/Sun 12p-6p

No rehearsals April 14-21; Sat April 27 rehearsal begins at 10a

Performances at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (Scherr Forum)

Performance dates: May 2, 3, 5, 16, 17, 19 (No Sat. performances; please hold Sunday, May 12)

BREAKDOWN

Our play takes place in the present, and we’re dedicated to representing the same diversity onstage that we enjoy in 2019. Talent from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders are strongly encouraged.

ELLIE BLAKE

16 years old – The hero of the story, and a rumpled, disorganized "everygirl." Ellie is smart, funny, and passionate about her school's underground scavenger hunt, but sees herself as a "Whats-her-name," easily forgotten -- unlike her "perfect" mom. Must also portray Katherine in Ellie's body. Principal role-strong belter.

FLETCHER BLAKE

8 years old – Katherine's eccentric son and Ellie's younger brother. He is a budding puppeteer who habitually annoys his sister (but secretly looks up to her.) Principal role-strong singer.

MIKE

30s-40s –  Katherine’s fiancé and a contractor by trade. A warm, reliable, easy going guy, he adores Katherine and her kids. Principal role-Bari-tenor.

ADAM

16-18 years old – Love interest for Ellie. Slouchy and scruffy, he is a paragon of adorable cool. Acts as the “List Master” of the school’s annual underground scavenger hunt. Principal role-Tenor.

TORREY

20s-30s – Katherine’s assistant - a high-strung perfectionist. Supporting role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.

SAVANNAH

Teen – The villain - brilliant, aggressive, a winner. Dancing a plus. Supporting role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.

HANNAH

Teen –  Ellie’s best friend - intense, emotional, lacks confidence. Supporting role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.

GRETCHEN

Teen – Also Ellie’s best friend - hacker-geek, self-described nerd. Supporting role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.

WELLS/PHOTOGRAPHER

Teen – Ellie’s friend - dorky but not meek, best friends with Parker. Dancer. Featured role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.

PARKER

Teen – Ellie’s friend - completely average, best friends with Wells. Featured role-comfortable singing the contemporary/pop musical theatre style.

FEATURED ADULTS

Four strong singers to cover 13 diverse featured roles.

#1 Pastor Bruno / Dr. Ehrin / Officer Kowalski

#2 Ms. Meyers / Journalist / Officer Sitz

#3 Grandma Helene / Mrs. Luckenbill / Mrs. Time

#4 Grandpa George / Mr. Blumen / Señor O'Brien

TEEN ENSEMBLE

Ten singers/dancers/movers to play select catering staff, Savannah’s minions, high school students, vendors, wedding guests.

The following role has been CAST:

KATHERINE BLAKE

ROLE CAST. 30s-40s – Single mother who runs her own catering business. Over-protective and type A, Katherine believes she can have it all by doing it all: event planning, designing, and catering her own perfect wedding. Must also portray Ellie in Katherine's body. Strong belter.

ABOUT STUDIO C

Studio C Performing Arts is located in Westlake Village, California. In addition to producing musical theatre, Studio C is dedicated to teens and adults seeking professional training in all areas of the musical theatre experience. Classes and workshops are taught by industry pros in very small groups and private settings to accelerate triple threat skills.

For more information visit: www.studiocperformingarts.com; @scperformingarts

Questions? Email: studiocperformingarts@gmail.com