Freaky Friday Audition Sign-Ups Now Live!

Freaky Friday Auditions November 18 and 19

Freaky Friday Audition Sign-Ups Now Live!

Audition sign-ups are now live for Freaky Friday, SCP’s highly anticipated winter junior production! Open auditions will take place on Monday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 19 in one-hour blocks between 7:00pm and 10:00pm at the Sunnyvale Theatre (550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087). You must reserve an audition slot in order to participate in this production. Walk-ins may be taken on a first-come-first-served basis but are not guaranteed. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled audition appointment. 

What do you need to do to sign up? It’s easy: 


Audition Preparation

Prepare 1 minute of a song to sing for your vocal audition. A piano accompanist will be provided. You are strongly encouraged to bring sheet music and sing to the piano accompaniment as this is the process of a professional musical theatre audition. However, if you are unable to acquire sheet music, you may bring an instrumental/karaoke track on an MP3 player or CD and we will provide a sound system to play your music. If your music is on an MP3 player (such as a smart phone), it is important for you to know that there is not reliable Wi-Fi at the theater, and therefore, you must have the song downloaded to your device player to successfully play it at auditions. Streaming the music from the Internet will not work. In addition, you must have your song pulled up on your player with your phone case removed and lock screen turned off before entering the audition room.  

You will not need to prepare a monologue for these auditions. 

Character descriptions and production information is provided below. More information about auditions and how best to prepare will be provided to you during your online registration process. Be sure to sign up early because audition slots will go quickly for this highly-anticipated production!


About Freaky Friday

The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, 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 and If/Then.

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. 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.

Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Based on the Novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films.

Directors: Aaron and Cindy Weisberg
Choreographers: Marcie Shapiro and Jen Tipton
Music Directors: Kevin Surace and Joe Kelly
Vocal Director: Gaby Catipon
Producers: Steve Shapiro, Ramesh Krishnan, and Emily Oberheim
Stage Manager: Sam Saunders

Performances run February 21 – March 8, 2020    
Fridays: 7:30 p.m
Saturdays: 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m
Sundays: 2:30 p.m.   


Character Descriptions

FAMILY

Katherine – Leading role. Singer with strong belt and vocal range. Mother of Ellie and Fletcher. As Katherine: decisive, smart, perfectionist. As Ellie in Katherine’s body: Awkward, brash, and funny, cracking jokes and trying to stay cool, has a bit of a temper. She thought being an adult would be easier than this. Vocal range: E3-A5

Ellie – Leading role. Singer with strong belt and vocal range. As Ellie: smart, funny, and a bit sloppy – still adjusting to the loss of her dad. As Katherine in Ellie’s body: confident at first, she becomes overwhelmed by the intense social and physical demands of being a teen again. Vocal range: G3-G5

Fletcher – (Ten years old) Ellie’s younger brother, eccentric, naive. Makes funny voices for his two hand-puppet friends. Small solos in several songs. Vocal range: B3-G4

Mike – Katherine’s fiancee, Ellie’s future step-dad. Kind, funny, and understanding. Strong actor, sings “Vows” and is heavily featured in other songs and scenes. Vocal range: A2-A4

STUDENTS
Some roles may be combined

Adam – Ellie’s crush. Both adorable and cool. Adam is in charge of the Hunt, the social event of the year. He likes Ellie but hasn’t confessed. Strong singer and smooth mover. Soloist for “Women and Sandwiches”, “Go”, featured in other songs. Vocal range: F3-B4

Savannah – Ellie’s school rival, has an over-the-top attitude and always gets her way. Soloist in multiple numbers, strong mover/dancer type. Vocal range: B3-D5

Hannah – Ellie’s best friend – eccentric, lacks self-confidence. Featured actor/soloist. Vocal range: A3-C5

Gretchen – Also Ellie’s best friend – hacker-geek, self-described nerd. Featured actor/soloist. Vocal range: F3-D5

Parker, Wells, Lauren – Friends of Ellie and Adam, featured heavily in school scenes and songs. Vocal range: E3-A4

ADULTS / TEACHERS
Some roles may be combined

Torrey – Katherine’s assistant, neurotic and high-strung, with a quirky comedic style. Significant solo singing including “Just One Day,” “What You Got,” and “I’m Not Myself Today.” Vocal range: C4-A5

Danielle, Louis – Journalist and photographer featured in interview scenes and “What You Got”

Officer Sitz, Officer Kowolski – classic comic duo. Featured in “Bring My Baby (Brother) Home.” Vocal range: E3-F5

Ms. Myers – Gym teacher, extremely intense! Lead singer in “Watch Your Back!” Vocal range: E3-F5

Mrs. Luckenbill – English teacher, empathetic. Soloist in “Take the Blame.” Vocal range: A3-D5

Señor O’Brien – Spanish teacher, argumentative. Soloist in “Take the Blame.” Vocal range: B3-A4

Dr. Ehrin – School counselor, overworked. Soloist in “Take the Blame.” Vocal range: B3-E5

Mr. Blumen – Biology teacher, sarcastic speaking-role. Vocal range: B3-A4

Mrs. Time, Grandma Helene, Grandpa Gordon, Pastor Bruno – Comedic acting roles

…and MANY MORE ROLES including more parents, teachers, students, waiters, etc. with lines, singing solos, and incredible choreography!

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