In addition to the Broadway-bound musical Frozen, which is expected to make a spring 2017 debut in Denver with a Broadway premiere in 2018, and the immersive theme park theatre experience, Frozen – Live at the Hyperion, which began performances May 27 at California's Disneyland Resort, a third stage production based on the international hit film is in the works.
This third production will be seen on the Disney Cruise Line. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in Toronto at the end of the summer.
Sheryl Kaller, the Tony-nominated director of Next Fall, is attached to the production, according to a Disney casting notice. She will join forces with choreographer Joshua Prince (Beautiful, Shrek) and artistic and production editor Ed Whitlow.
According to the casting notice, Disney will hire a repertory company of “19 performers to portray roles in each of our musical theatre style productions.” The breakdown of characters includes, among others, the following:
“Elsa: Princess who becomes Queen; fearfully plagued by powers she hasn't yet learned to control; lives a life of isolation
separated from society and those she loves, including her sister. Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano; mix/belt.”
“Anna: Elsa's younger sister; persistent, daring and highly optimistic; at times reacts impulsively; longs to reconnect with her sister Elsa; readily believes she's found her one true love in Hans. Vocal Range: Soprano; mix/belt.”
“Kristoff: Ice harvester; rugged blue-collar type; a little rough around the edges, yet endearingly awkward; not your typical Disney hero; protector and loyal. 6’0” and above. Vocal Range: Baritone.”
The 2013 Frozen film, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, is based on Hans Christian Andersen's story The Snow Queen, about a princess with the double-edged power to freeze things at will. It warmed up the box office, however, earning more than $1.3 billion worldwide. Voices for the original film were supplied by Idina Menzel, Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana. Songwriters Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez penned the award-winning “Let It Go.”