Lakeland Civic Theater Opens February 1 with the Musical “Freaky Friday”

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Lakeland Civic Theatre will present the celebrated musical comedy “Freaky Friday” running February 1st through February 17th, on the college’s main campus in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center,7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094. Performance dates are: February 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th at 7:30 p.m. and February 3rd, 10th and 17th at 2:00 p.m.

About the Play

In a zany turn of events, a stressed-out mom and her rebellious teenage daughter wake up to find they have magically exchanged minds. Now mom Katherine and daughter Ellie have to learn to live as the other person while trying desperately to find a way to reverse the curse. To make things worse, they have only one day to figure it out before the mother’s big wedding. Their many challenges bring about both humorous and touching situations, and both must learn important lessons about self-acceptance and mutual respect to undue the spell. Along the way, they find out just how much they love each other.

The play is an updated version of the classic novel written by Mary Rodgers and follows the popular Disney movies. The book is by Bridget Carpenter and the music and lyrics are by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey.

Tickets

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $7 for students. Call 440.525.7134 for ticket purchases. Visit lakelandcc.edu/arts to order tickets online.

Call 440.525.7526 for production information.

About Lakeland Civic Theatre

Lakeland Civic Theatre produces two shows annually where members of the community can enjoy exceptional play productions that range in themes from classical literature to the avant-garde, famed musicals to beloved comedies. Performers can include equity actors, community members and students. These professional productions take place in the 400-seat Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, where every seat has a great view of the stage and the feel of an intimate theater setting.

In addition to productions, Lakeland’s theater program also offers classes that include the following: two survey courses in the history of theater; and classes in voice and movement, scene study, set construction, and lighting and sound. Students are afforded opportunities to perform in the Lakeland Civic Theatre or be a part of the production crew, where they gain a great deal of hands-on work experience using state-of-the-art technology.

Lakeland’s faculty is drawn from the ranks of professional actors/directors and those who currently work in radio and television broadcasting.

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