Mary Rodgers’ best-selling 1972 children’s book “Freaky Friday” spawned two Disney movies, the most recent a 2003 hit starring Jamie Lee Curtis and a pre-meltdown Lindsay Lohan as a mother and daughter who mysteriously swap bodies to learn hard-earned life lessons.

Now the story has become the latest Disney stage musical, opening Friday at the La Jolla Playhouse following a premiere last fall at Washington, D.C.’s Signature Theatre.

This “Freaky Friday” has a lot to recommend it, starting with a smartly updated book by TV veteran Bridget Carpenter (“Friday Night Lights”) as well as a mostly bouncy score by composer Tom Kitt and lyricist Brian Yorkey (“Next to Normal”).

Read the full review at TheWrap.

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