Haley Raffaele and Bernadette Russoniello in "Freaky Friday."

Wednesday was opening night for Disney’s “Freaky Friday the Musical,” a production of Maricopa Community Theatre, which performs at Leading Edge Academy-Maricopa. The 18-member cast is led by Bernadette Russoniello and Haley Raffaele as a quarreling mother and daughter who mysteriously switch bodies and have to deal with each other’s problems for a day to gain new perspective. The show is directed by Carrie Vargas and choreographed by Cassandra Jackson. The show runs nightly at 7 p.m. through Saturday. There is also a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Raffaele and co-star Joey Russoniello can also be seen Oct. 24-26 at Maricopa High School in MHS Theatre Company’s “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

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