Disney’s Freaky Friday musical is looking to leap from the stage to the small screen. Playbill reports that casting notice indicated that the show is being adapted for television and will shoot this fall. The book for the musical, which debuted in Arlington, Virginia last year, was written by Bridget Carpenter and the score was penned by Tom Kitt and Kevin Yorkey.
UPDATE (9/29/17): It has just been confirmed that the Freaky Friday musical is coming to Disney Channel and will debut as a Disney Channel Original Movie in 2018. The project will be directed by Steve Carr with Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff starring. “A classic story like Freaky Friday has a magical capacity to engage multiple generations – whether it’s in the form of a book, a theatrical film, a stage show – or all of the above!” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. “Working with our partners at Disney Live Theatrical, we’re thrilled to bring this classic story to life in a whole new form – a music-driven movie for television – that will be enjoyed by tens of millions of kids and families around the world.”
— Disney Channel PR (@DisneyChannelPR) September 29, 2017