Alumni and current students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Musical Theatre Program are featured in the Chicago-area premiere of the musical Freaky Friday, presented August 2 through September 1 by Williams Street Repertory at the Raue Center for the Arts, located at 26 N. Williams in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
The show’s cast includes Columbia College alums Michelle Huey ’17 and Madelyne Forrester ’18, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, and Joseph Kuchey ’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre. Also in the show is Logan Friese, a junior in the Musical Theatre Performance BFA Program.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update on an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day.