Albion cast members in ‘Freaky Friday’ do meet-and-greet with Broadway actress

Photo courtesy of Albion Central School: Heidi Blickenstaff, who portrayed Katherine Blake in the Broadway production of Freaky Friday, met through video conference with Albion cast members Saturday.

Posted 1 April 2021 at 8:54 am

Press Release, Albion Central School

ALBION — The Albion High School Arts Department recorded their production of Disney’s “Freaky Friday” on Saturday, and also met a Broadway actress who starred in the show.

In an effort to make this year’s show extra 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 and 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 at