Frozen fans, admit it. You sing along shamelessly to the movie and soundtrack, and are warming up your vocals for the moment when Frozen comes to Broadway in Spring 2018. Well, brace yourselves, because Disney Theatrical Productions just released the first photos for the stage production, which is set to have more than twice as much music as the film. After taking a sneak peek at what’s in store for us, we’re ready to belt out “Let it Go.” Take a look for yourself:
Okay, we’re not going to argue. Reindeer are better than people, or at least our favorite companion Sven. We can’t wait to hear Kristoff (Jelani Alladin) and his best buddy’s silly and heartwarming duet.
Mood: Anna (Patti Murin) gazing in awe at Elsa (Caissie Levy). Just a casual shot of Elsa being a queen, literally.
At first glance, we want to say this picture of Anna and Hans (John Riddle) is adorable, but we’ve seen the movie and aren’t fooled. Not today Hans, not today.
But we can attest to the adorableness of this picture of Anna and Kristoff.
Here are some of the cast (a total of more than 40!) in Frozen. They look like they’re struggling against the wrath of Elsa’s blizzard, but we wouldn’t mind the frostbite if we got to join in.
The show’s pre-Broadway engagement at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts opens tonight and continues through October 1, 2017. Following its pre-Broadway engagement, Frozen will join Disney Theatrical hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway, beginning performances at the St. James Theatre on Thursday, February 22, 2018 and opening Thursday, March 22, 2018. Tickets for Broadway performances are on sale now through August 12, 2018, so you can finally grab them ASAP!
Along with the actors featured above, we can’t forget about Olaf, played by Greg Hildreth! We can’t wait to see them bring the beloved Frozen characters from the 2013 film to life, directed by Tony Award and triple Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage.
Disney Theatrical Productions’ Broadway-bound show is also produced under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, featuring the music we’ve grown to love from the creators of the film’s score, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT-winner Robert Lopez. Choreographer Rob Ashford, Tony Award winner and multiple Tony and Olivier Award nominee, is sure to light up the stage by pulling musical scenes right off the screen. Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus is the music supervisor, joined on the music team by Tony nominee Dave Metzger (orchestrations), Chris Montan (executive music producer), and Brian Usifer (music director).
The design team for Frozen includes scenic and costume design by two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner Christopher Oram, lighting design by six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, sound design by four-time Tony nominee Peter Hylenski, video design by Tony winner FinnRoss, puppet design by Michael Curry, hair design by David Brian Brown, makeup design by Anne Ford-Coates, and special effects design by Jeremy Chernick. What. A. Team.
From the looks of the production pictures so far, we’re obsessed with the cast and crew. It’s only September, but we’re ready to build a snowman.