Atlanta theatre gets 'Freaky' with latest musical production

- They say you’ll never know what someone else is going through until you walk a mile in their shoes.  And that’s definitely the case in the latest musical to take over Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre Company, where a mother and daughter are forced to live each other’s lives for one very “freaky” day.

Freaky Friday runs through April 22 at Horizon Theatre Company, and is based on the famed children’s novel by Mary Rodgers which inspired a trio of successful Disney film and television adaptations in 1976 (with Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster), 1995 (with Shelly Long and Gabby Hoffman), and 2003 (starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan).  In this stage musical, Jennifer Alice Acker and Abby Holland play the mother and daughter who magically switch bodies, forcing them to see life from each other’s perspectives and deal with some very stressful situations as they try to figure out how to switch back.  The musical was written by Bridget Carpenter, writer on the hit TV show “Friday Night Lights,” and features music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey.

Showtimes for Freaky Friday at the Horizon Theatre are Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m.  Tickets start at $25 for Wednesday and Thursday shows, $30 for Friday shows, and $35 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at Horizon Theatre going behind-the-scenes of the musical…and let’s just say things got a little freaky before it was all over!

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