CenterStage Theatre Company
Freaky Friday (One Act Edition) Auditions
CenterStage Theatre Company is pleased to announce open auditions for Disney's Freaky Friday (One Act Edition). 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.
Directed by Luke Perkins
Music Direction by Melissa Williams
All auditions are by appointment: Friday, January 25 4-8pm and Saturday January 26, 2-6pm at CenterStage Theatre Company's studios at Koko Plaza (901 Front St in Louisville.) Callbacks as needed January 27th, TBA.
Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled for Wednesdays (4:30-6:30, Sundays (12:00-3:00) and some Fridays as needed (4:30-6:30). Rehearsals will be at CenterStage 901 Front Street, Louisville. Actors will only be called when their character is needed. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the start of rehearsals.
Performances tentatively scheduled for May 3-5th and May 10-12th at the CenterStage Black Box at 901 Front Street, Louisville.
Freaky Friday Audition Requirements
All actors must be 6th to 9th grade to be eligible to audition.
If cast, there is a fee to participate: $420 per participant. Limited Scholarships based on financial need may be available.
Please prepare approximately 32 bars (around one minute) of a musical theatre song in the Pop/Rock style of the show (think Legally Blonde, 13: The Musical, School of Rock, etc.). For your audition, you will be able to sing along to the same backing track (no vocals) that you've been practicing with. The track can be either a piano recording you have made with a voice teacher/accompanist or a prerecorded track that you found elsewhere (YouTube has lots of karaoke versions of popular musical songs). We will be provide speakers, a computer and an auxiliary cord, so you can provide us with your track in any of the following ways:
1) Bring in a USB drive with an mp3 version of your track loaded onto it.
2) Email an mp3 version of the track to the director ([email protected]).
3) Bring an aux compatible phone or ipod with the track on it (we will have the adaptor for newer iphone models)
4) Know an exact website or link with your track on it that you can direct us to (YouTube or SoundCloud, for example).
In case of potential technical difficulties, please have a second option available if possible.
NOTE: An accompanist will NOT be provided at the audition, so bringing sheet music only is not an option. No a cappella auditions.
Actors will also be asked to read a short selection from the script.
All those auditioning are encouraged to provide a résumé of their onstage experience and training (or can list these on their audition form) and bring a headshot (if available – this does not have to be a professional photo). Digital photos of all actors will also be taken at the auditions.
A link to an online audition formed will be emailed to you prior to your audition. The online form must be filled out before your audition. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Director and agreed to before casting can be confirmed.
Roles may be double cast.
We look forward to meeting you at auditions!
Show synopsis: 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 in a way they never could have imagined. In the end, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation. Check out the Character Breakdown below to learn more about this full cast of unforgettable friends, teachers, mean girls, singing caterers…and even a magic loving little brother!
**Note: We would love to have an extremely diverse cast, and actors of all types and ethnicities are encouraged to audition
Ellie Blake - our teenage hero. Smart, funny; baggy, rumpled clothes; messy hair that hasn't seen a comb today, or yesterday
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F3
Ellie's mother - decisive, lovely, punctual
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Ellie's little brother - 10, naïve, eccentric, obsessed with magic
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: F3
Katherine's fiancé - confident, handsome, kind
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Db3
Ellie's best friend - confident, funny
Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: D3
Ellie’s best friend – cautious, afraid of just about everything
Vocal range top: Bb4 Vocal range bottom: Ab3
The Listmaster - a paragon of adorable cool
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C3
The villain - brilliant, aggressive, a winner
Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: D4
The accomplice - daft but vicious, accompanies Savannah everywhere.
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Katherine's sous chef - a high-strung perfectionist
Vocal range bottom: Eb5
Down the Aisle journalist - polished, grimly cheerful
School principal - test-obsessed, overworked
Biology teacher - a cynical lifer
English teacher - empathetic
Spanish teacher - pugnacious
Gym teacher - extremely intense
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Police officer who never received sensitivity training
Antique shop proprietor - apathetic, doesn't much like teenagers
Down the Aisle photographer - seen it all, loves his job
Ensemble: Acts as Cater Waiters, Students, Wedding Guests
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