UPDATE: This production prematurely closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disney Theatrical's lavish stage adaptation of the two-time Academy Award-winning animated feature film Frozen played the St. James Theatre on Broadway.
With costumes and sets sumptuously designed by Christopher Oram, drawing inspiration from its source material as well as Norwegian folklore, the fictional kingdom of Arendelle is brought to stunning, three-dimensional life on stage. In addition, the movie's screenwriter Jennifer Lee has fleshed out the book for the Broadway musical to delve deeper into the torn relationship of the two lead protagonists, sisters Elsa and Anna, whilst the Oscar-winning, husband-and-wife songwriting duo of Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Lopez offer up more than double the amount of songs as those cherished from the animated classic. New additions such as Elsa's anthemic numbers "Dangerous to Dream" and "Monster," as well as Anna's emotionally stirring climax in "True Love," are moving, theatrical alternatives to the infectiously upbeat familiarity of "Love is an Open Door" and "Fixer Upper". And "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" seems to take on a new level of poignancy on stage. Of course, the show-stealing transformation sequence during Elsa's "Let It Go" number at the end of Act I promises the Disney magic Broadway audiences have grown accustomed to over the years and now demand. Kudos to Finn Ross' video design and Jeremy Chernick's special effects, who spectacularly aid the birth of the Snow Queen and her ice palace under the gaze of the mesmerizing aurora borealis.
Disney's Frozen - an icy masterpiece of theatricality - is sure to remain one of the hottest tickets in town for a long time to come, so book yours today and experience the winter wonderland of Arendelle come alive on stage in this epic musical for theatregoers of all ages!
(Photos by Mary Ellen Matthews / Deen van Meer)
2hr 15min (incl. intermission)
February 22nd, 2018
May 14th, 2020
By: Book by Jennifer Lee, with Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Director: Michael Grandage
Producer: Disney Theatrical Productions
Cast list: Ciara Renée (as Elsa), McKenzie Kurtz (as Anna), Noah J. Ricketts (as Kristoff), Ryann Redmond (as Olaf), Ryan McCartan (as Hans), Robert Creighton (as Duke of Weselton), Kevin Del Aguila (as Oaken), Donald Jones, Jr. (as Pabbie), Andrew Pirozzi / Adam Jepsen (as Sven), Fiona Morgan Quinn / Charlie Tassone (as Young Anna), and Anna Rae Haller / Suri Marrero (as Young Elsa)
Design: Christopher Oram
Lighting: Natasha Katz
Costume: Christopher Oram
Choreography: Rob Ashford
Sound: Peter Hylenski
Other info: Music Supervision and Vocal & Incidental Arrangements by Stephen Oremus, Orchestrations by Dave Metzger, Music Consultation by Chris Montan, Music Direction by Brian Usifer, Video
Design: by Finn Ross, Puppet
Design: by Michael Curry, Hair
Design: by David Brian Brown, Makeup
Design: by Anne Ford-Coates, and Special Effects
Design: by Jeremy Chernick
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen, the musical tells the story of fearless princess Anna who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer, and a naive snowman to find her estranged sister Elsa, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.
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