April 10 – May 24
Due to COVID-19 and health concerns for our artists, audiences and others, all Porchlight Music Theatre events have been cancelled until further notice.
Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Based on the novel by Mary Rodgers & the Disney films
Direction by Tammy Mader
Choreography by Shanna Vanderwerker
Music Direction by Linda Madonia
Porchlight Music Theatre is excited to present the Chicago premiere of Disney’s newest musical comedy for the whole family! Based on the hit book and beloved films, and from the combined talents who created Once Upon a Mattress, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Next to Normal, American Idiot, High Fidelity, If/Then and Bring it On, this is the modern story of an overworked mother and her teenage daughter who magically swap bodies and, with hilarious results, have only one day to put things right again before Mom’s big wedding.
Featuring a fresh, fun and high energy musical score, this NEW Disney musical is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional take on an American classic for the young and young at heart.
Featuring Maya Lou Hlava (Ellie), Cory Goodrich, (Katherine), Christopher Wayland (Mike), Ethan Warren (Adam), Ian Michael Pinski (Fletcher), Joe Scott (Fletcher), Ty Schirmer (Parker, Ensemble, US Adam), Derek Fawcett (M1: Grandpa George, Mr. Blumen, Señor O’Brien), Ziare Paul-Emile (Savannah, Teen Ensemble), Erin Parker, (W1: Grandma Helene, Mrs. Luckenbill, Mrs. Time, US Katherine), MacKay Whalen (Gretchen, Teen Ensemble, Us Ellie), Myrrh Gobenciong (Wells, Teen Ensemble), Jenna Schoppe (Torrey, Ensemble / Dance Captain), Elliot Sagay (M2: Pastor Bruno, Dr. Ehrin, Officer Kowalski, US Mike), Nina Jayashankar (Hannah, Teen Ensemble, US Savannah), Jayla Williams-Craig (W2: Ms. Meyers, Journalist, Officer Sitz, US Torrey), Natalie Wiley (Laurel, Teen Ensemble / US Gretchen, Hannah), Jonathan Warner (Louis (Photographer), Teen Ensemble, US Parker, Wells) Shane Roberie (male swing) and Catherine Reyes McNamara (female swing)
Anne and Greg Taubeneck are the production sponsors for Disney’s Freaky Friday.
Based on availability, a select, limited number of Mainstage tickets will be on sale for $25 day of select performances. Rush tickets are subject to availability and limited to two (2) per person. All handling fees still apply. When tickets are available, they may be purchased directly through our box office, either in person or via phone, when we open each day at noon.*
*On Saturdays, Sundays, and select Mondays; box office hours vary. Please view our complete box office hours here.
STUDENT TICKETS: Based on availability, a limited number of student tickets are on sale for our Mainstage shows for $20. Tickets are subject to availability and limited to one (1) per student. Students must present a valid student ID when picking up tickets from will call. All handling fees still apply.
When available, tickets may be purchased directly through our box office, either in person or via phone, when we open each day. Tickets at 12 and Student Ticket discounts cannot be combined with additional offers or applied to previously purchased tickets.
For more information about our ticketing options, please call our box office at (773) 777-9884.
Meet the cast of Freaky Friday as they share their experiences from this production and answer audience questions. The Post-Performance Conversation is free and open to the public, and immediately follows that day’s performance.
Dates coming soon!
OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES
Saturday, May 2 – 3:30pm
Saturday, May 16 – 3:30pm