Frozen is a Broadway show based on the 2013 hit Disney film. The film turned out to be the highest-grossing animated feature film in history and, now, the characters that everyone has grown to love are hitting the stage. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Snow Queen, Frozen is a tale of friendship, bravery, and loyalty. The plot is set around Princess Elsa of Arendelle who sets off on a journey alongside an iceman named Kristoff, his loyal reindeer, and a friendly snowman named Olaf to find her estranged sister, Anna.
Elsa has the power to create ice and snow with her bare hands, while her sister Anna is a warm girl with a sunny disposition. An accident from when they were younger leaves them separated, with secrets peppered between them, but ultimately they find their way back to each other.
What made Frozen so unique was that the creators worked to blend together features of both computer-generated imagery (CGI) and traditional hand-drawn animation. This mix of new technology and effects paired with traditional methods captivated audiences around the world. A lot of research went into this film as well; visuals were inspired by the region of Scandinavia, specifically Norway. Several research trips went into creating Frozen, including excursions to Quebec City, Wyoming, and Norway.
And then, of course, there was "Let It Go," the iconic song from the movie that fans have been singing for years since its release. Nobody could, in fact, let it go! Folks around the world have been recording their children singing along to this song, and even if you haven't seen the movie, you've probably heard of it. In fact, the song ended up winning several awards. Idina Menzel, who voiced Elsa and sang Let It Go, took home the Radio Disney Music Award for Favorite Song from a Movie or TV Show. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, the Frozen soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
The movie itself took home a number of awards for its incredible storyline and graphics as well. Frozen was awarded the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, and the Blimp Award for Favorite Animated Movie. The voice cast included the wonderful Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa, and Josh Gad as Olaf.
Though the show will be sure to replicate much of what fans love about the movie, it also features new songs and story material.
Frozen Show Dates
Frozen will begin previews at the St. James Theatre on February 22, 2018 and will open mid-March. It's the perfect show to bring your kids to: lively, captivating, and full of color. Frozen originally began performances in the summer of 2017 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The show will run through the rest of the year in 2018, giving folks plenty of time to catch the performance.
Frozen, the show, is over two hours long, including one intermission. The show is intended for children who are at least eight years old.