Heidi Blickenstaff Unleashes Her Inner Teen in Clip From Disney Channel’s Freaky Friday TV Musical

Film & TV News   Heidi Blickenstaff Unleashes Her Inner Teen in Clip From Disney Channel’s Freaky Friday TV Musical
The TV presentation of the musical adaptation, featuring a score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, premieres this summer.

Disney has released a scene from its upcoming TV musical Freaky Friday, starring Broadway favorite Heidi Blickenstaff as Katherine (the part she originated in the musical's world premiere and three subsequent productions). Check out the clip, which also features Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Dolphin Tale) as Ellie, above.

The movie will premiere on Disney Channel this summer.

The scene shows the mother-daughter pair post-swap, as the two are brought into the principal's office to discuss Ellie's behavior and performance. As expected, tension and comedy simultaneously ensue as the two try to hide the bizarre, body-swapping circumstances.


The TV adaptation is based on the Tom Kitt-Brian Yorkey stage musical, which debuted in October 2016 at Virginia's Signature Theatre (the show is based on Mary Rodgers' 1972 novel and the various screen adaptations that followed). The Disney Theatrical Productions project subsequently played La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, and Houston's Alley Theatre.

The Steve Carr-helmed project features songs by Kitt and Yorkey as well as David Lawrence, plus a screenplay penned by the musical's book writer, Bridget Carpenter.

Freaky Friday also features Ricky He as Adam, Alex Désert as Mike, Jason Maybaum as Fletcher, Kahyun Kim as Torrey, Dara R. Moss as Savannah, Jennifer LaPorte as Monica, Isaiah Lehtinen as Karl, and Sarah Willey as Kitty. Two-time Tony nominee John Carrafa (Urinetown and the 2002 revival of Into the Woods) choreographs.

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