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Miss You Like Hell
October 25 – December 4, 2016 EXTENDED!
Mandell Weiss Theatre
Book and Lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes
La Jolla Playhouse Commission
VIBRANT NEW MUSICAL
When a whip-smart, deeply imaginative teenager agrees to take a road trip with her free-spirited Latina mother, neither can imagine where it will take them. Chance encounters with a medley of characters along the way brings them closer to understanding what sets them apart — and what connects them forever. Featuring compelling original songs that are every bit as diverse and eclectic as America, Miss You Like Hell is a new musical that exudes the joy, love and frustration of being a family in a changing country.
Renowned musician and activist Erin McKeown joins director Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre’s The Winter’s Tale) and Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) in launching this new American musical at the Playhouse.
The La Jolla Playhouse Production of
January 31 – March 12, 2017 EXTENDED!
Mandell Weiss Theatre
Book by Bridget Carpenter, Music by Tom Kitt and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
BUOYANT MUSICAL COMEDY
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 comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update of 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.
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.