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.”