It’s no secret that Walt Disney World recent animated classic Frozen is quite the top seller, even a few years later. The property has grossed Walt Disney World Corporation millions and millions of dollars, and continues to entertain children and families of all ages.
Now, ITM’s Audra Stafford had the opportunity to get a “first time in forever” look at the newest staged representation of the land of Arendelle, Frozen, A Musical Spectacular. The show will appear aboard the Disney Wonder starting November 10, and will feature a full representation of the film with all-new choreography, amazing talent, and charm to spare — all from the awesome folks at Disney Cruise line!
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Here’s what Disney has to say about the production via their official website:
A Tale of 2 Sisters
Behold a heartwarming yet humorous, full-length retelling of Anna and Elsa’s Frozen adventure in Arendelle.
Based on the hit Disney animated movie, Frozen, A Musical Spectacular revisits the captivating escapades of royal sisters Anna and Elsa when an accident as children changes their lives—and their relationship—forever. Estranged from her sister as an adult, perpetual optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey to find Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.
Encountering white-out conditions, mythical trolls and a not-so-charming prince, Anna battles the elements in a race to save her sister and the kingdom, while discovering the true meaning of sisterhood, inner strength and love along the way.
Featuring enchanting costumes and sets, show-stopping musical numbers, spectacular special effects and stunning surprises—plus all the characters you’ve come to love including Kristoff, Sven and everybody’s favorite summer-loving snowman Olaf—this larger-than-life theatrical triumph is destined to inspire and delight your entire family.
Songs to Melt a Frozen Heart
Frozen, A Musical Spectacular features many of the songs you’ve been singing since you saw the movie for the very first time. Tunes from the iconic score you’ll see performed include:
- For the First Time in Forever
- Let It Go
- Love Is an Open Door
- In Summer
- Fixer Upper
With choreography by Josh Prince and under the musical direction of Marco Paguia, the show includes classic songs from the hit film that remain true to their original arrangements, although some have been expanded into ensemble pieces while others have transformed into lavish production numbers, allowing you to experience the story in a fresh, new way.
Under the Ice
Traditional theatrical techniques, state-of-the-art technology and classic Disney whimsy make this original stage show a flurry of fun.
Led by Tony Award-nominated director Sheryl Kaller and writer Sara Wordsworth, Frozen, A Musical Spectacular includes an all-star creative team of Broadway-caliber talent.
Tony Award-winning designer Paloma Young’s elaborate costume design faithfully recreates everything from Elsa’s sparkling wintry gown and Kristoff’s rugged, mountain-man garb to the trolls’ remarkable rocky appearance.
Scenic designer Jason Sherwood and projection designer Aaron Rhyne—combining the latest in motion-tracking video graphics with large-scale mobile set pieces—construct the majestic kingdom of Arendelle and its surrounding locales from the ground up, completely immersing you in the windswept world of Frozen.
Dynamic puppeteer Michael Curry—whose ingenious designs are featured in Disney’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Lion King—breathes amazing new “animated” life into faithful reindeer Sven, kind-hearted snowman Olaf and even the fun-loving trolls.
The iconic ballad Let it Go—a stand-out moment of the show—features a full-fledged stage spectacle complete with real-life magic: transformative scenery, snow flurries throughout the Walt Disney Theatre and state-of-the-art video projections bring Elsa’s enchanted icy blasts to reality.
So what do you all think? Are you ready to embrace Frozen once again, this time aboard the high seas? Let me know in the comments below, and stick with Inside the Magic for all things fun and awesome!