Frozen fever has already taken over the world. Now it’s headed to the sea. The animated hit will soon appear as “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” aboard the Disney Wonder. This theatrical stage show debuts on cruises starting November 10, 2016, from Galveston, Texas.
In addition to new enhancements to the ship itself, the “Frozen” story will be presented with a combination of traditional theatrical techniques, modern technology and the classic Disney whimsy that we’ve all come to expect.
“We’re so excited to bring ‘Frozen, A Musical Spectacular’ to the stage of the Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Wonder. The production is going to delight each one of our guests because it’s a story for absolutely everyone in the family,” said Jim Urry, Vice President, Entertainment, Disney Cruise Line.
“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” follows the adventures of royal sisters Anna and Elsa as they embark on a journey to discover the meaning of sisterhood, inner strength and true love. Passengers aboard the Disney Wonder will be enchanted by favorite characters brought to life onstage along with beautiful renditions of the movie’s music.
The Frozen stage show features dynamic costumes and sets, special effects and spectacular production numbers that will delight Disney Cruise Line guests. The creative disciplines blend to create a seamless environment that blurs the lines between costume and scenic, set piece and video, puppet and puppeteer as well as expand upon the most imaginative elements of the film.
“The story of ‘Frozen’ is one of the most iconic animated movies ever, so this is a unique and special opportunity to retell the story on board the Disney Wonder, transporting guests right into the world of Arendelle,” said Kevin Eld, Creative Portfolio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering.
To adapt the blockbuster feature into a successful stage production, Eld assembled a team of distinguished creative talent brimming with Broadway credits and theatrical accolades.
The “Frozen” musical production team:
- Tony Award-nominated director Sheryl Kaller (“Next Fall” and “Mothers and Sons”)
- Tony Award-winning costume designer Paloma Young (“Peter and the Starcatcher”)
- Choreographer Josh Prince (“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’)
- Scenic designer Jason Sherwood (“Paint Your Wagon”)
- Writer Sara Wordsworth (“In Transit”)
- Music direction by Marco Paguia
- Projection design by Aaron Rhyne and lighting design by Rui Rita.
- Michael Curry (Disney’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “The Lion King”) brings his dynamic puppetry creation skills to characters like Sven and Olaf
The production features the popular music and lyrics by the creators of the “Frozen” film score, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit” and “Up Here”) and Robert Lopez (“Avenue Q,” The Book of Mormon” and “Up Here”) and is adapted from the screenplay by four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (“Gotta Dance,” “Aladdin,” “The Wedding Singer” and “Elf”).
The 977-seat Walt Disney Theatre is the perfect setting to immerse audiences in the kingdom of Arendelle. Songs like “For the First Time in Forever” and “Love is an Open Door” will be expanded into ensemble pieces. The film’s wintry wizardry will be unleashed in lavish production numbers of “In Summer” and “Fixer Upper.”
As we all know, it’s just not “Frozen” without that one song. The movie’s blockbuster song “Let it Go” will be transformed into a full-fledged stage spectacle. Complete with the real life magic of transformative scenery, snow flurries and state-of-the-art video technology, this show stopping number will bring Elsa’s enchanted icy blasts to reality like never before. Better bring a scarf.
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