In celebration of the first day of summer, Ryann Redmond, who currently plays Olaf in Frozen on Broadway, is singing out about the lovable snowman's favorite season. Watch her take on the show's "Summer" in the music video above.
Redmond, who's the first female performer to play the snowcreature in a presentation of Frozen (on screen or stage), is joined in the video by Elsa standby Alyssa Fox and ensemble members Lauren Nicole Chapman, Ross Lekites, and Nicholas Ward.
Two other actors recently took over principal roles in the musical as well: original ensemble member Noah J. Ricketts, who now plays Kristoff, and Joe Carroll, who joins the company as Hans. Watch Ricketts accompany himself on "Kristoff Lullaby" and Carroll duet with Broadway's Princess Anna Patti Murin on "Love Is an Open Door" in the music videos below.
The videos feature new arrangements by music supervisor Stephen Oremus and music director Brian Usifer (seen playing the toy piano and melodica in "Love Is an Open Door"). Also featured are Allison Seidner on cello, Michael Olatuja on bass, Jim Hershman on guitar, and Nicholas Ward and Sean McDaniel on percussion.
The musical, with a score by the Oscar-winning duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, continues its run at the St. James Theatre, where it opened in March last year. The cast also includes Caissie Levy as Elsa, Robert Creighton as Weselton, Kevin Del Aguila as Oaken, Zach Hess as Pabbie, and Adam Jepsen and Andrew Pirozzi, who alternate in the role of reindeer Sven.