The Denver Center for the Performing Arts in Colorado will see the try-outs of Disney’s next theatrical offering, ‘Frozen’ on August, 2017. The theatre adaptation of the 2013 hit movie joins the ranks of other adaptations such as Aladdin and The Lion King that will hit Broadway on 2018. The Buell Theatre, which also played host on the pre-Broadway try-out for Disney’s 2007 production of the ‘The Little Mermaid’, will be the venue for the said Frozen try-outs.
‘Frozen the Musical’ will feature music and lyrics by creators of the film score Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit, Up Here) and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Up Here) and a book by Jennifer Lee (Wreck-It Ralph), the film’s screenwriter and co-director (with Chris Buck). Frozen won 2014 Oscars for Best Song (“Let It Go”) and Best Animated Feature. Lee also hinted that the musical will include ‘many new songs’ created just for the staged production.
The cast is yet to be announced, but Broadway star and the voice behind Elsa, Idina Menzel, expressed her desire to reprise her character’s role on stage. She is absolutely hoping to take on the role as she mentioned in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine.
Golden Globe Award and Obie winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Here Lies Love, Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle) is Frozen’s director while Tony-winner Peter Darling (Billy Elliot, Matilda) is choreographer.
The design team for Frozen The Musical includes scenic and costume designs by seven-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins, The Coast of Utopia, An American in Paris), lighting design by five-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Aladdin, An American in Paris, The Glass Menagerie) and sound design by four-time Tony nominee Peter Hylenski (The Scottsboro Boys, Motown, After Midnight).
Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus (Avenue Q, Wicked, The Book of Mormon) is music supervisor and creates vocal and incidental arrangements.
Casting and Broadway dates and theatre will be announced at a future date.
“Frozen’ became a global phenomenon after it was released in cinemas in 2013 and is currently the ninth highest grossing film of all time, grossing at $1.28 billion worldwide at the box office. A sequel was officially announced last year, but a release date and production details are yet to be announced. If your a Frozen fan, check out our Frozen coloring pages for some family fun.