BSM Drama Students to Present Disney’s Freaky Friday

2022 Spring Musical Freaky Friday

BSM Drama Students to Present Disney’s Freaky Friday

Performances on April 28 - May 1

An adaptation of the classic novel and beloved Disney films, Freaky Friday will be presented by Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior high drama students at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Susy Haakonson ‘22 will be playing the lead role of Katherine Blake and Josie Turk ‘24 will play the role of Ellie Blake.

All performances will be held in BSM's Hamburge Theater.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://bsmschool.booktix.com/ or at the door prior to each performance, $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, BSM students are free.

"We are thrilled the students finally are able to present the show,” said Caroline Stroh ‘83, Production Manager for BSM’s Drama Department. “Some of the cast members are playing the roles they were originally cast in two years ago prior to being shut down because of COVID restrictions. In a way, we're hoping it’s third time's the charm for this production."

Additional casting features Eddie Wellik ‘22 as Mike Riley, Thomas Herbert ‘22 as Adam, Bianca Mojica ‘23 as Savannah, Greta Hall ‘23 as Gretchen, Betsy Brill ‘24 as Hannah, Christina Taylor ‘23 as Torrey, and Maria Krotz ‘24 as Fletcher Blake.

The student stage manager for Freaky Friday is Grace Ehrmantraut ‘23, and Cordelia Wolf ‘23 as assistant stage manager. 

The play follows teenager Ellie Blake and her mother, Katherine, on the weirdest, strangest, craziest, freakiest day of their whole lives. Try as they might, Katherine and Ellie just can’t seem to understand each other. Ellie wants her mom to stop trying to change her, while Katherine wants her daughter to be the best version of herself.

On a fateful Friday, the day before Katherine’s wedding, something magical occurs when mother and daughter swap bodies. Both have to 一 literally 一 spend a day walking in each other’s shoes, learning about each other and the struggles each goes through and forging a new mother-daughter relationship.

"These students have put so much heart and effort into this production, some having started learning dances two years ago," said Jake Mahler, Artistic Director for BSM's Drama Department. "Sometimes, when life gets hectic, you imagine how much simpler it would be, to be someone else. For Ellie and Katherine Blake, that hypothetical becomes reality. How fitting it is for a show that was stopped mid-rehearsal during the pandemic to finally reach the BSM stages (fingers crossed) in the waning stages of that same pandemic. We invite everyone to take a journey with our cast to see how empathy and love can overcome all odds." 

BSM high school students produce two shows each school year, with the Spring production being a musical. Red Knights sing, act, and dance on stage while other classmates build the set, prepare lighting and sound and manage props and costumes providing students with opportunities to experience all aspects of presenting a full-length production. Learn more about BSM's drama program.