Freaky Friday Preview

A look at Langley’s spring musical preview with behind the scenes information


As opening night for Langley’s spring musical Freaky Friday nears, anticipation surges through the school’s halls. The musical begins live in the auditorium with a variety of dates and times open to the audience, including April 27-30 at 7 pm, May 1 at 2:30 pm, May 6 at 7pm, and May 7 at 2:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased through this link (, by visiting, or by scanning the QR code on any of the Freaky Friday flyers around the school.

Many students, families, and community members attend Saxon Stage’s plays due to Langley’s fantastic theater crew and renowned reputation. Freaky Friday in particular is based on a well-known 2003 movie of the same name, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.

“The show is about family, love, friends, [and] support. Also, it’s kind of silly [and] goofy, but the serious side of it is that the mother and daughter are both going through these different difficult times and they’re not sharing that with each other, so they learn about how to share those emotions with each other, to support each other,” theater director Brian Kaufman said. Kaufman, is presenting the first Langley musical directed by him, as this is his first year at Langley.

“The set is designed and built by all the students, and myself obviously assisting them, but no other outside [help], no professionals or anything like that,” Kaufman said. The entire Freaky Friday production is student-produced and student-run, and members of Saxon Stage have dedicated hours each week for rehearsal for the past few months in order to showcase a successful musical.

“Even though this show has been difficult at times, I now know how to make light of hard situations,” junior Samantha Brunjes said. Students put together their own costumes, and even spent time over spring break practicing the dances for the musical. The show also boasts a live band consisting of Langley students.

“We put so much blood, sweat, and tears into this production because of our love for theater and working together as a collective group for the betterment of our school,” junior Talia-Rose Diorio said.