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Freaky Friday Casting

  • 1.  Freaky Friday Casting

    Posted 01-11-2019 19:49
    Any ideas how to cast “Freaky Friday” without a 10 year old to play Fletcher

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  • 2.  RE: Freaky Friday Casting

    Posted 01-16-2019 10:28

    Can you go to the neighborhood and local schools and invite a few students to audition for the role? We are in rehearsal for that show and it opens next week. We have a 7th grade portraying that role and it works because his voice hasn't switched over and he's still little.

    Fredreka Irvine
    Teacher of Theater Arts
    Carlsbad CA

  • 3.  RE: Freaky Friday Casting

    Posted 01-17-2019 08:09
    Edited by Eric McNaughton 01-17-2019 20:16
    Good morning!

    When we piloted Freaky Friday last spring, I sent an email out to our faculty to see if anyone had a young son who was interested in theater.  We got a great response, and found an awesome 4th grader to play Fletcher.  I liked pulling from the school community.  Felt like we were keeping it in the family. just so happened that he had a head full of red hair....just like the junior we had playing his mother!

    Good luck.  What a fun show!

    Eric McNaughton
    Theatre Director
    Marist School