Penn Manor to present ‘Freaky Friday’ March 1, 2, 8 and 9

   Penn Manor Productions will present the Disney musical Freaky Friday March 1, 2, 8 and 9 on the auditorium stage at Penn Manor High School.

    The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. all four nights and at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be ordered online at . Tickets also are available by calling 717-872-9500, ext. 1958.

    Based on the Mary Rodgers novel and two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

    The stage version gives a fresh, modern point of view to the themes of the novel and films. The new book by Bridget Carpenter (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) places the action in the social media age, using a high school Instagram scavenger hunt as the dramatic thrust of the story.

   Freaky Friday delivers a crowd-pleasing, family-friendly musical with sharp wit and buoyant tunes.

   Cast members include Bri Shyver, Leilani Torres, Elijah Weber, Alex Detter, Emily Witmer, Hailey Fafel, True Herbert, Elizabeth Lebo, Amanda Wolf, Jordan Stum and Saerra Barshinger.

    Ensemble members include Damian Allman, Kayla Connelly, Kristin Huyser, Rowan Sufieann, Adelyn Beans, Brynne Davidson, Sheridan Kinser, Nathan Thompson, Janae Beiler, Grace Fafel, Natalie Krahulik, Holly Wagner, Rowan Brooks, Marie Flinchbaugh, Ella Layton, Shayna Welch, Jalyn Clow, Eleanor Helm, Joy Perkins, Lindsey Witmer and Julie Raugh.