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WeGo Drama presents Disney's Freaky Friday

Wego Drama Brings Freaky Friday To Life

Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues its 2022-2023 Season with Disney’s Freaky Friday, a new musical adaptation.  Based on the novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, this musical comedy is a sure crowd-pleaser.  On the day of her wedding, Katherine Blake magically “switches” bodies with her teenage daughter.  Hijinks follow as they have to cover not being themselves.  After spending time in each other’s shoes, mother and daughter learn a great deal about each other.  It is the perfect culmination of the Wego Drama season theme of “Discover Who You Are.”

Junior Sentia Irakoze, who plays the daughter, states, “The body switch story is so fun to play; it allows me to be multiple characters.”  Additionally, Elizabeth Hurley continues, “It is full of such joy.  At its heart is a family.  It is a great story that everyone really should see.”  Junior Alex Bradley states, “This show is actually deep, too.  The lyrics keep making me think so much about life and the world we live in today.”  Finally, Mariah Varnado states, “I love singing these songs and dancing up a storm.  It really is a great one to bring the whole family to!” 

The company of actors and crew for the show includes from Carol Stream: Alex Durkin, Arson Gutierrez,  Sarah Larimer, Alysa Solomon, and William Wenberg; from West Chicago: Mariana Acosta, Stephanie Alfaro, Noemi Amaro, Michael Angeles, Issac Argomaniz, Kenya Bahena, Leo Barrientos, Alex Bradley, Lucas Brown, Wil Cooper, Cristina Correa, Emmanuel Cruz, Pamela Cruz, Chris Garcia, Danais Gomez-Garcia, Sentia Irakoze, Kayliana Koeune, Matthew Krysinski, Ali Manspeaker, Michaela Miller, Karidja Monjolo, Milly Mora-Zarco, Leah Nika, Chris Nunez,  Edgar Oropeza, Romina Pietanza, Kaitlyn Pilon, Jocelyn Ramirez, Jack Riconosciuto, Vincent Ross, Sam Rutledge, Ryley Salazar, Nancy Sanchez, Justin Vazquez, Ja’Nyah Villa, Kai Weems, Dayan Zenteno, and Connor Zentner; From Wheaton: Luca Fantozzi; and from Winfield:, Bo Dragosh, Carolyn Fleming, Elizabeth Hurley, Avery Moffatt, Ella Moffatt, and Mariah Varnado. 

Mark Begovich directs the Wego Drama production. Technical Direction is by Christopher Jensen.  Musical Direction is by Brandon Fantozzi.  Choreography is by Nancy Bocek.  Orchestra Direction is by Marissa Janiszewski.  Costumes are by Kim Maslo.  Hair and make-up is by Jaime Elza.

Assigned seating tickets are now on-sale at  Tickets will also be available at the door.  The price is $5 for students and $8 for adults.  Performances are on April 27, 28, and 29 at 7pm.  All performances are at West Chicago Community High School, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago IL 60185. 

Disney Freaky Friday, A New Musical is produced through special arrangement With Music Theatre International (MTI), New York, New York.  The book is by Bridget Carpenter.  The music is by Tom Kitt.  The lyrics are by Brian Yorkey.