Students record "Freaky Friday," meet-and-greet Broadway star

Albion's cast, crew, and pit members with Heidi Blickenstaff.

Albion's cast, crew, and pit members with Heidi Blickenstaff.

On Saturday, March 27 the Albion High School Arts Department recorded their production of Disney's "Freaky Friday." 

In an effort to make this year special, the high school production team invited Heidi Blickenstaff, the original cast member who portrayed Katherine Blake in the Broadway production and actress in the recent Disney film (2018), to meet-and-greet the student cast, crew, and orchestra before recording their production of “Freaky Friday.”

Ms. Blickenstaff talked about how the magic of music & theater is needed in this world, especially in the time of the pandemic, giving the students a new appreciation for the show. She also talked about what this show means to her: what themes are present throughout the script, how the music made her feel, and what audiences can gain from watching this production. 

We are so appreciative to Ms. Blickenstaff, the production team, High School Principal Jennifer Ashbery, and the district administrators who helped to make this happen! 

The virtual show will be available for the public to stream on April 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be bought here.