Come on down to Paramount Theatre in Seattle for a magical night of Frozen the Musical! Be transported to the far away kingdom of Arendelle where magical creatures roam the wilderness, and watch as the now-world-famous story of Elsa unfolds. The soon to be Magical Queen of Arendelle, must struggle with her terrifying powers: will she overcome her fear and be the queen she truly wants to be; or will she succumb to her magic and destroy everything and everyone she loves? Buy your tickets now to find out, you don’t want to miss this production as its even better than the movie!
Frozen The Musical Tickets:
“IT WILL GIVE YOU CHILLS! Amazing special effects, eye-popping costumes and incredible performances.” – NEWSDAY
“JOYOUS AND TRIUMPHANT! Wonderful! A really magical experience.” – WABC
“A CAN’T MISS BROADWAY EVENT!” – WNBC
“The Hottest Snow on Broadway!” – VANITY FAIR
“You’ve Never Seen FROZEN Like This!” – GOOD MORNING AMERICA
As with all good stories, this happened a long, long time ago. In a land far away, the two young sisters Elsa, played by Alyssa Kim or Jaiden Klein, and Anna, played by Stella R. Cobb or Arwen Monzon-Sanders, thrive amid warmth and love in the magical kingdom of Arendelle. One night, while playing, Elsa inadvertently strikes Anna with her magic. The Hidden Folk shaman Pabbie, played by Tyler Jimenez, draws the magic and memories of it out of Anna’s head. Now terrified of her power, Elsa isolates herself, and the sisters grow up apart. Years later, Elsa, now played by Caroline Bowman, is crowned Queen. When Anna, now played by Caroline Innerbichler, and the visiting handsome Prince Hans, played by Austin Colby, suddenly become engaged, Elsa in a panic, unleashes a blast of ice. The Duke of Weselton calls her a monster, and Elsa flees, setting off an unending winter. Anna pursues her sister, leaving Hans in charge. Kristoff, played by Mason Reeves, the mountain man and his reindeer Sven, played by either Collin Baja or Evan Strand, offer to help Anna. Along the way, they discover Olaf, played by F. Michael Haynie, the sisters’ magical childhood snowman. Now feeling safe on the North Mountain, Elsa lets her powerful magic go and creates a spectacular palace of ice. With supplies from Wandering Oaken’s, Anna finally finds Elsa, who refuses to return and accidentally strikes Anna in the heart with her magic. Kristoff takes Anna to the Hidden Folk, but Pabbie cannot draw this magic out; perhaps an act of true love can heal her in Arendelle. Refusing to be a monster, Elsa surrenders to Hans. Back at the castle, all is not as it seems and Hans reveals his villainous plot and locks Anna in the library to die! But Olaf, sweet brave Olaf, sneaks in and rescues her. Meanwhile Elsa denies Prince Hans’s charge of treason and breaks free! Kristoff and Anna seek each other amid the blizzard while Hans hunts Elsa. Seeing her sister in danger, Anna blocks Hans’s sword as she freezes solid. This act of true love heals Anna and releases Elsa from fear. The Queen brings summer back to Arendelle, which rejoices and embraces her, magic and all.
Frozen is an original story, loosely based on Hans Christen Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.” Published in 1845, “The Snow Queen” begins when a magic mirror created by trolls shatters and pieces lodge in the eye and heart of a boy named Kai. The mirror shards change Kai, and he leaves his home to go live with the Snow Queen. His playmate, Gerta, goes in search of Kai and after many adventures finds him. Her kisses melt the mirror-shards and free him from the Queen. Since its publication, “The Snow Queen” has been adapted into numerous movies, plays, operas, and ballets. Disney’s journey with the story began in the 1940s, when many of Andersen’s fairy tales were being explored for animation. The project was ultimately shelved, though exploration continued in the 1970s for a Disneyland attraction called “The Enchanted Snow Palace” that didn’t come to fruition. “The Snow Queen” began its transformation into Frozen in the early 2000s. While the final film departs from the original story, the theme of “regeneration through faith,” its title character’s abilities, and a journey through mountains for reunification remain. The filmmakers also gave a nod to Gerta in the character of Anna and to the faithful reindeer who comes to Gerta’s aid in the character of Sven.
Frozen draws inspiration from the diverse geography, mythology, and cultural traditions of Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, each with its own unique languages, customs, and histories. The towering mountains and picturesque fjords of Norway, in particular, inspired the setting of Frozen’s Arendelle, a fictional seaside kingdom. The songs of the Saami people, who today live across the far northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and even Russia – well above the Arctic Circle – are rooted in a unique vocal style called joiking, which is featured in Frozen. Norway’s iconic trolls, which were featured in the animated Frozen move, have been transformed in this stage adaptation into “Hidden Folk,” more human-like fantastical creatures inspired by the elfin huldúfolk mythology from Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the musical won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Puppet Design, and is created by a Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Oscar Winning Creative Team, Music and Lyrics By Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez who have written 23 new songs for the show, a book By Jennifer Lee with Michael Grandage as director, Rob Ashford as choreographer and Stephen Oremus as music supervisor, Scenic and costume design by Christopher Oram. The award-winning puppets were created by Michael Curry and the same team who built puppets for The Lion King. The musical cost a reported $30 million to produce and churned through three choreographers, two set designers, two Elsas and two directors.
“You already know how you feel about “Let It Go.” At this point, after a 2014 Oscars performance by Idina Menzel (and subsequent win for best original song), a Grammy, and constant in-home sing-alongs by every child with a dream, Frozen’s anthem of self-acceptance has taken on a life of its own, and it’s too late to train a fresh eye on the tune. But there is a moment in the new Broadway musical that captures the energy of the song as you first heard it and focuses it into a lightning-fast quick change. In a single sequined gasp, Queen Elsa becomes Ice Queen Elsa. The applause is immediate; you might say it could set off an avalanche. The sets are crystalline or candlelit; the sisterly angst between its leads is all too human. There are elements of the production that feel so intimate as to be brand new. But this is an adaptation of a Disney sensation, and it debuts to an audience of fans young and old who know every word of the original — in some cases, not by choice. In bringing the 2013 animated hit to the Great White Way, the film’s original creative team — composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and writer Jennifer Lee — face the unenviable task of turning a family movie into something a little sleeker, a little deeper, and a little more sophisticated, all without losing its most beloved elements. They aren’t reinventing the snowman, but they’ve certainly built a better Frozen.”
– Kelly Connolly, Entertainment Weekly.