Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, today announced that its 34(th) Disney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award(®) winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney's Frozen, to life. Disney On Ice presents Frozen will begin touring in September 2014; tickets go on sale today.
The Academy Award(®) winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as "Let it Go," "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" and "Fixer Upper."
"In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this," says producer Nicole Feld. "While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating."
Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, "Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime. And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling."
In Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney's The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all. Director Patty Vincent says, "Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey."
To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa. Elsa's magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.
Producers Nicole Feld and Kenneth Feld have selected the brightest and most creative minds in the industry to put together this spectacular show.
Patty Vincent (Director) - Directed numerous Feld Entertainment ice and stage shows including Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After, Dare to Dream and Treasure Trove; began her career at Feld Entertainment as a skater 31 years ago and has advanced in the company to become the Character Development Director for all touring Disney On Ice productions. In this role, she creates movement that best suits the performers, as well as the animation of the character they portray in each production. Additional credits include co-director of Playhouse Disney Live! and co-director of High School Musical Summer Celebration (stage show).
Cindy Stuart (Choreographer) - Four-time Professional Skaters Association "Choreographer of the Year award" nominee and the 2014 Sonja Henie award nominee; collaborated with Olympic Gold Medalist Robin Cousins on multiple projects; choreographed for US Champion Gracie Gold, US Bronze Medalist Mirai Nagasu, World and Olympic Champions Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao and Olympic Champions Jamie Sale and David Pelletier; choreographer for several Disney On Ice productions, including Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After.
Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio (Writers) - The brother-sister writing team started their career together as children putting on elaborate puppet shows for neighbors in their parents' living room. Their creativity followed them into adulthood, and their ability to capture a youthful voice has yielded a broad range of projects including Trolls, an upcoming DreamWorks Animation feature film based on the iconic Troll toy property; an animated children's series they are developing for Amazon Studios; and another upcoming Feld production, Marvel Universe LIVE! Their credits extend to other major production companies, including The Weinstein Company, Paramount, Universal and Nickelodeon.
Steve Bass (Scenic Designer) - Multi-Emmy(® )award winner and holds countless credits throughout the entertainment industry as a scenic designer. As a professional known for his ability to interpret avant-garde concepts into masterful, visual displays, his breadth of experience reads as a playbill of the most prestigious events in Hollywood and theatre. His credits include the 83(rd) Annual Academy Awards(®) and several Emmy(®), Tony( ®) and Grammy(®) award productions, along with Good Morning America, Sesame Street Live and Curious George, as well as collaborating on Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey(®) performances.
Gregory A. Poplyk (Costume Designer) - Emmy(®)-nominated costume designer known for his expert use of color has worked in all venues from drama to opera to ballet, he is best known for designing large scale musicals. His work has been seen at theatres across the country, among them the Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, New York City Ballet, the 5(th) Avenue Theatre in Seattle and the Ordway Theatre in Minneapolis. Most recently he created the costumes for the Broadway musical Scandalous and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(®)Presents Built To Amaze!? and DRAGONS?.
Sam Doty (Lighting Designer) - Credits include Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After, Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(®)Presents Barnum Bash?and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(®)Presents Super Circus Heroes?; has assisted in the planning and building of every Feld Entertainment show since 2006. Doty's vast experience with lighting dance shows and his understanding of rhythm and melody play an integral role in his unparalleled ability to translate music and movement into light.