We all have heard the saying, "Walk a mile in someone else's shoes." Capital City Production's cast is taking that to heart — literally — in its upcoming production, "Freaky Friday."
Based on a 1972 novel and Disney films by the same name, "Freaky Friday" follows the rocky relationship between a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies and only have one day to correct the situation. They must live a day as each other and ultimately gain a better appreciation for one another.
Featuring Danielle Simpson and Kayden Kummer as the mother and daughter, the comedy is family-friendly with several important life lessons mixed in, Director Sarah Sicht said.
"It has such a great message about love and family, and there are a lot of little things in there about body image and things like that," she said. "I think what will set it apart is it's just a family-friendly good time, and I hope people come to see it."
While the storyline is familiar to those who have watched the Disney movies, Sicht said, the CCP production will include more music. The choreography will also be entertaining, she added.
"I'm looking forward to seeing it all put together, with the lights and the music and everything put together on stage after all of the hours of hard work that we've done," she said.
Simpson, who plays the mother, Katherine, said the role has been fun but challenging.
"I feel like it really has challenged me as a performer and pushed me more than I thought," she said. "I'm not one to play a motherly role, but I was very fortunate to have this opportunity and step into a new role that I'm not used to.
The show will run at 6:30 p.m. today and Friday, at noon and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. April 15-16, and at noon and 6:30 p.m. April 17 at CCP's theater, 719 Wicker Lane.
Tickets cost $38 and can be purchased at ccpjc.org/freakyfriday/.
As a playful nod to Disney's "Freaky Friday" movie that features actresses Lindsey Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis and contains a magical fortune cookie, CCP will serve Chinese food, catered by Argyle Catering, during the performance.