Disney Cruise Line Announces ‘Frozen’ Musical

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Let’s be honest, it was only a matter of time before Disney Cruise Line adapted their hit movie Frozen as a musical for one of their ships.

That time has come.

“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” will debut aboard Disney Wonder on cruises beginning November 10 from Galveston, Texas.  The story will be told like never before, with modern technology, traditional theatrical techniques, and a touch of pixie dust.

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. – Jim Urry, VP of Entertainment for Disney Cruise Line

Of course, the musical is based on the film, which follows royal sisters Anna and Elsa on a journey to discover the meaning of sisterhood, inner strength, and true love.  The show will feature everything guests have come to love about Disney: special effects, huge production numbers, and a seamless set and costume environment.

photo: Disney Cruise Line
photo: Disney Cruise Line

The production is led by Tony-nominated director Sheryl Kaller, with Tony-winning costume designer Paloma Young, choreographer Josh Prince, scenic designer Jason Sherwood, and writer Sara Wordsworth.  Musical direction is by Marco Paguia, lighting by Rui Rita, and projection design by Aaron Rhyne.  Puppetry will be by Michael Curry, whose designs are featured in the Broadway musical “The Lion King.”

Audiences will be immersed in the story set in the kingdom of Arendelle, and feature everyone’s favorite songs, like “Love is an Open Door,” “For the First Time in Forever,” and “In Summer.”

It wouldn’t properly be Frozen without “Let it Go,” and it will be an all-out stage spectacle.  Snow flurries, state-of-the-art video technology, and transformative scenery will immerse the audience into the power ballad.

For guests who aren’t going to be going on a Disney cruise anytime soon, there’s another option.  An entirely separate Broadway production of Frozen is currently being prepared by Disney and is slated to join “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” in spring 2018 at a theater to be announced.  It will have a pre-Broadway engagement beginning summer 2017 in Denver.

To watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular,” click here.

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