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A New Musical Based on the Novel by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney Motion Pictures

Book by Bridget Carpenter
Writer of TV hits Friday Night Lights and Parenthood
Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
Pulitzer Prize winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then
Directed by Heidi Cline McKerley
Music Directed by Alli Lingenfelter

Horizon’s hit musical comedy is back – but OUTSIDE IN PIEDMONT PARK!

“A delightfully spunky musical!” –VARIETY
“FREAKY FRIDAY is both touching and hilarious!” –THEATERMANIA
“FREAKY FRIDAY is lively, agile, and full of fun, fun, fun!” –DC THEATRE SCENE

When a mom and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before the big wedding. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the two hit Disney movies, is a hilarious and heartfelt update of an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it takes to be a family when they experience each other’s lives first-hand for just one freaky Friday.

With a score by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then and a book from the writer of TV’s Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, Freaky Friday is a delightfully entertaining new musical for anyone with a perfectly imperfect family.

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So come laugh and party with us in Piedmont Park this summer (in The Promenade area near the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Sage Parking Garage).

Bring your own picnic or purchase from onsite food trucks and concessions/bar. Audiences can bring their own food, water, and soft drinks – but no alcohol or glass. Wine, beer, water and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Grounds open for picnicking at 6pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ** $15* RESERVED SEATING SECTION – Up front near the stage! ** $35* TABLE SEATING – Up front near the stage!


 Length & Content

Freaky Friday runs about 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.


JUNE 20-23, 2018 • PIEDMONT PARK

RAIN POLICY: If the show is cancelled by Horizon Theatre due to rain, your tickets may be exchanged for another performance in the Park.


Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM


  • General Admission: Free
  • Reserved Seating (closer to stage): $15
  • Table Seats: $35
  • Private Table (seat 6): $200







Piedmont Park Rules

  • No outside alcoholic beverages.
  • No glass allowed in the park.
  • No fire arms or weapons.
  • Only beach chairs 30 inches or shorter permitted.
  • Only service animals permitted.

Acceptable Chairs

Please use the below image to guide your chair choices.









Rain Policy

*RAIN POLICY: For current information on Rain Delays or Cancellations, check our Facebook page. If the show is cancelled by Horizon Theatre due to rain, your tickets may be exchanged for another performance in the Park. If you cannot attend another performance, please contact the boxoffice.

Park Map


Ellie: Abby Holland
Katherine: Jennifer Alice Acker
Mike: Frank Faucette*
Gretchen: Hannah Lake
Hannah: Daniela Cobb*
Adam: Christian Magby
Savannah: Randi Garza*
Character Man 1: Jeff McKerley*
Character Man 2: Juan Carlos Unzueta
Character Woman 1: Jill Hames
Character Woman 2: Brittani Minnieweather
Fletcher: Joseph Masson
Fletcher: Vinny Montague

Wells/Adam Understudy: Russell Scott
Ensemble/Alexandra Understudy: Cat Catlin
Ensemble/Savannah Understudy: Miranda Dyer
Ensemble/Pastor Bruno Understudy: Sloka Krishnan
Laurel/Ensemble/Ellie Understudy: Amy Levin
Ensemble/Mike, Grandpa Understudy: Shaun MacLean 
Ensemble/Hannah Understudy: Alexis Young
Understudy: Maariyah Espinoza
Understudy: Heather Pharis

Creative Team

Director: Heidi McKerley
Music Director: Alli Lingenfelter
Scenic Designers: Moriah & Isabel Curley-Clay 
Lighting Designer: Andre Allen
Assistant Lighting Designer: Keisha Lambert
Sound Designer: Alan Kirkland
Audio Engineer: Paul Glaze
Costume Desinger: Cole Spivia
Props Designer: Kathryn Muse
Stage Manager: Julianna M. Lee*
Assistant Stage Manager: Kayla Zinke
Bass: Dan Bauman
Drums: Lorenzo Sanford
Guitar: Bennett Walton

*member of Actor’s Equity Association

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Video Trailer

CLICK HERE for the FREAKY FRIDAY PARK video trailer!


Reviews & Press

A hoot to see musical comedy… appeals to parents and kids alike!… The songs are catchy; the message has heart!… An avenue for laughter and letting go!
–Wendell Brock, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Simply a bundle of fun, with impressive showstoppers that bring down the house… this production is delightful, funny, heart-wrenching, and is a surprise must-see this season!
Sally Henry, The Broadway Ginger

The Horizon Theatre made a genius move in selecting this show to be apart of its season. Their audience spans generation which means some people would remember the book and movie from the 70s and others, like me, would remember the remake from 2003… Freaky Friday is an ensemble show, in every form of the word and I was living for these performances. I just must shout out this ensemble, it doesn’t get any better than this casting!
Marshall W. Mabry IV Review

There is a cast of stellar actor/singers… Ultimately, it is the relationship between Ms. Acker’s Katherine and Ms. Holland’s Ellie and the empathy that they necessarily forge that furnishes the emotional bonding that makes the audience smile… we root for them.
Manning Harris, Atlanta INtown

While there have been several stories and plays about exchanged personalities; this one is really upbeat and unique! It’s really fun in a place like Horizon where you are right up close to the players as if they were in your living room! The extraordinarily energetic cast stages 19 high intensity numbers… they swim into it with ease.
–Robert Heller, Atlanta Arts Scene Review

Get ready to massage your face cheeks after the show. You’re going to laugh, laugh some more, and laugh again. There may be a tear or two, but you’ll find yourself mostly surrendering to the fast-paced hilarity breezing by before you… It’s perfect for a group of friends, a mommy-and-me night, girls night out, a first date…pretty much anyone who likes to laugh will love this show!
Travis Taylor, wanderlustATLANTA

A comedic bunch of laughs that everyone in the family will enjoy!
–Serena Hale, God4bAndMe

Not having read the book or seen the movie, but understanding the premise, I’d anticipated something fairly predictable and goofy. Instead, I found solid acting and singing, fun and clever and apt music, and a fairly incisive grasp of the challenges and dynamics of parents and teens. By the end of the play I felt energized and absolutely smitten by all the characters. Truly I think the play will be a delight to anyone who’s ever been, or known, (or suffered) a parent or a teenager. I would recommend the play especially to working moms who have raised kids. Indeed, secretly, to anyone who’s had difficulty understanding, never mind having compassion for, that particularly annoying someone else.
-Rev. Jill Oglesby-Evans

I just wanted to reach out and thank you for presenting such a wonderful show. I absolutely loved Freaky Friday. It was a perfect show to see with my family. My favorite scene was when the girls swam in the fountain. It was so beautiful to see these girls love their appearances and their bodies — especially with my little sister sitting next to me. Thank you for being so kind and for keeping such exciting theatre alive in Atlanta!
–Audience Member

I absolutely loved this play last night! I just want to tell you what a professional and talented organization you are. I was invited by a friend and went just to be with him, but I have to say, I was just enchanted by all of you. The choreography, music, sheer energy and youth, not to mention that each actor stayed true to character the entire time, the set – all were extraordinary. Thank you for filling up my very large need for the arts last night. I’ll be back!
–Audience Member