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Education & Outreach
Student Matinees

Each season, special student matinees of selected mainstage productions are offered for shows which fall during the school year. To enhance the theatre-going experience, complimentary engagement guides and in-school pre-performance workshops are made available to the schools who attend a student matinee performance.

2016/2017 Season

Freaky Friday

New Musical

Freaky Friday

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Mandell Weiss Theatre

Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
Based on the novel “Freaky Friday” by Mary Rodgers
and the Walt Disney motion pictures
Directed by Christopher Ashley


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 is a new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films. In this hilarious, contemporary update of an American classic, a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family, and experience first-hand each other’s lives, if only for a day.

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey are the composer and lyricist behind such hit Broadway shows as Next to Normal and If/Then. Librettist Bridget Carpenter is an accomplished playwright and an award-winning writer for television’s acclaimed Parenthood and Friday Night Lights. Directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, following up on last season’s smash new musical Come From Away.

Recommended for middle school and high school aged students.

Freaky Friday eGuide

For booking and more information regarding student matinees, contact Paola Kubelis, Education & Outreach Coordinator, at
(858) 550-1070 x101 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .