Press Release – Circle Theatre opens their 67th Main Stage season with the musical production of Freaky Friday on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College.
Under the direction of Chris Grooms, Freaky Friday presents a story of an overworked mother and her teenage daughter who magically swap bodies and have just one day to put things right again. 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. Freaky Friday is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films.
“Freaky Friday is a show that’s hilarious, tugs at your heart strings, and the music is amazing! It’s just got a little hint of everything!” – Phoebe Dawson, Freaky Friday Cast Member
“This show is an upbeat and heartwarming story about family relationships and ultimately empathy. In today’s world we could all learn a lesson from “walking in someone else’s shoes…” – Larry Young, Freaky Friday Cast Member
Circle Theatre audience members can take advantage of the Lobby Bar on select nights throughout the summer, including the May 3 performance of Freaky Friday. Michigan craft beer and wine are available starting at 7:00 p.m.; beverages can be enjoyed inside the theatre on those evenings. Other performances of Freaky Friday will run May 3 & 4, 8-12, 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. Mother’s Day performance on May 11th at 5:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the box office at 616.456.6656 or visit circletheatre.org.