Trading Places: The Timelessness of Body-Switching Stories

Freaky Friday is one of the most popular and enduring high-concept stories in popular culture. There’s something irresistible about the idea of a mother and daughter swapping bodies and learning to understand each other by literally spending a day in each other’s shoes. But did you know that Freaky Friday is far from the only or even the first body-switching story?

The Road to Freaky Friday: The Next Generation

Welcome to Part Three of our three-part series on the history of Freaky Friday and how it started as a funny little early-70s novel very much of its time to becoming the very sophisticated musical production hitting the Sunnyvale Theatre stage next month. Last week, we looked at two key film remakes released both before and just after the new millennium. This week, we’re looking at Freaky Friday’s newest incarnation as a world-class musical…

The Road to Freaky Friday: New Millennium Bookends

Over the course of a few weeks, we’re taking a little walk through memory lane to learn all about how Freaky Friday started as a funny little early-70s novel very much of its time to becoming the very sophisticated musical production hitting the Sunnyvale Theatre stage next month. We kicked things off last week with a look at the original 1972 novel by Mary Rogers and the groovy 1976 feature film starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris. This week, we’re looking at two key film remakes both before and just after the new millennium.

The Road to Freaky Friday: The Groovy 70s

Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a little walk through memory lane to see just how we got to the new Freaky Friday musical hitting the Sunnyvale Theatre stage next month. This week, we're kicking things off with the groovy 70s.!