A new Frozen musical will be added to the lineup of stage shows aboard the Disney Wonder beginning this fall. “Frozen: A Musical Spectacular” will debut on the November 10 cruise out of Galveston, Texas.
Disney says the “story will be presented like never before, with an innovative combination of traditional theatrical techniques, modern technology and classic Disney whimsy, completely unique to the Disney Wonder production.”
Jim Urry, Vice President, Entertainment, Disney Cruise Line, said, “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.”
The iconic film score will return as Anna and Elsa discover the “meaning of sisterhood, inner strength and true love.” The characters of Sven and Olaf will be brought to life through puppetry, designed by Michael Curry, who designed the puppets used in the Broadway musical, The Lion King.
The songs “For the First Time in Forever” and “Love is and Open Door” will become ensemble pieces and winter will come to the Disney Wonder during “In Summer” and “Fixer Upper.” “Let It Go” will become “a full-fledged stage spectacle” with “transformative scenery, snow flurries and state-of-the-art video technology.”
The production team consists of: “Tony Award-nominated director Sheryl Kaller (“Next Fall,” “Mothers and Sons”). Joining the creative team are Tony Award-winning costume designer Paloma Young (“Peter and the Starcatcher”), choreographer Josh Prince (“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”), scenic designer Jason Sherwood (“Paint Your Wagon”), and writer Sara Wordsworth (“In Transit”).
A separate two-act production of Frozen is being created by Disney Theatrical Productions for Broadway and should be ready for spring 2018. It will also run in Denver in summer 2017.
News source: Disney Cruise Line
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