New “Frozen” Casting!

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Posted: 1/15/19 at 2:06pm
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Ryann-Redmond-to-Take-Over-as-Olaf-in-FROZEN-Joe-Carroll-and-Noah-J-Ricketts-Assume-Male-Leads-20190115
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Posted: 1/15/19 at 2:24pm

Cool to see a female Olaf!!! 

Does anyone know what's next for Jellani/John/Greg?

 

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Posted: 1/15/19 at 2:44pm

Are they keeping Patti Murin??

Updated On: 1/15/19 at 02:44 PM
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Posted: 1/15/19 at 2:59pm

tomwsjr said: "Are they keeping Patti Murin??"

At least until February 17! That’s what Playbill is reporting.

 

This is so exciting! Noah is an amazing Kristoff so I’m excited he’s getting bumped up to principal and a female Olaf is so exciting!!

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Posted: 1/15/19 at 3:05pm
Good for joe! Big fan of his. Was kind of hoping he would continue with Moulin Rouge, though.
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Posted: 1/15/19 at 3:44pm

I wonder if Disney did this or if the actors left by choice. Looks like I'll just miss them as I'm seeing this on Feb 9. 

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Posted: 1/15/19 at 4:34pm

A female Olaf? How random. I wonder if she'll "deepen" her voice or just sing normally. I feel like it could confuse the kiddies.

It says that Patti Murin and Caissie Levy will both continue with the production.

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Posted: 1/15/19 at 5:00pm

RWPrincess said: "I wonder if Disney did this or if the actors left by choice. Looks like I'll just miss them as I'm seeing this on Feb 9."

I'll be a year next month that the show started previews, so it's about the time the cast starting turning over. I'm sure as with most actors, they want to move onto something new, I can't imagine Disney forcing anyone out that doesn't want to go.



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Posted: 1/15/19 at 5:05pm

everythingtaboo said: " I can't imagine Disney forcing anyone out that doesn't want to go."

 

HAHAHA!   Maybe ask Alex Timbers, Chris Gattelli, Betsy Wolfe, etc. etc. about that? 

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Posted: 1/15/19 at 5:06pm

everythingtaboo said: "RWPrincess said: "I wonder if Disney did this or if the actors left by choice. Looks like I'll just miss them as I'm seeing this on Feb 9."

I'll be a year next month that the show started previews, so it's about the time the cast starting turning over. I'm sure as with most actors, they want to move onto something new, I can't imagine Disney forcing anyone out that doesn't want to go.
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Jelani, John, and Greg have also been with the show since Denver so they've been doing their respective roles for quite some time now. 

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Posted: 1/15/19 at 5:08pm

Ado Annie D'Ysquith said: "A female Olaf? How random. I wonder if she'll "deepen" her voice or just sing normally. I feel like it could confuse the kiddies.

It says that Patti Murin and Caissie Levy will both continue with the production.
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I would imagine she would sing with her normal voice. It's an animated/talking snowman, so I guess I don't see why there would be any confusion about a female voice. 

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Posted: 1/15/19 at 5:18pm
How exciting! Inspired casting for once.
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Posted: 1/15/19 at 6:30pm

So excited for a female Olaf!!! And I loved Joe as Topher! He'll be perfect

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Posted: 1/15/19 at 7:01pm

I'm a fan of Ryann from Bring It On, but is it that big of a deal? (She'll be a puppeteer).... Haven't seen the show, though, so there might be more to the role.

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 4:03pm

Caissie and Patti will be departing the show on February 16th 2020 per their social media posts. 

After almost 3 years, we'll be leaving Arendelle. Words cannot express how grateful we are to Disney, Jujamcyn & all of the exceptional people we get to work w/every single day. Strangers became friends, friends have become family & we will leave with full hearts Feb 16th, 2020


https://twitter.com/CaissieLevy/status/1176586219414806528?s=20

https://twitter.com/PattiMurin/status/1176587044081942528

Updated On: 9/24/19 at 04:03 PM
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 4:04pm

A two year run is impressive, both great actresses. 

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 4:22pm
Any idea If they’d go to London
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 4:25pm

They've both been with the show for almost 3 years so not unexpected. Disney likes to move people around or use them elsewhere so I'm sure we will see both ladies again soon. I wonder if we might be getting some type of stunt cast for one of them. I'd love to see Christy Altomare as Anna if there isn't a stunt cast.

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 4:52pm

RWPrincess said: "They've both been with the show for almost 3 years so not unexpected. Disney likes to move people around or use them elsewhere so I'm sure we will see both ladies again soon. I wonder if we might be getting some type of stunt cast for one of them. I'd love to see Christy Altomare as Anna if there isn't a stunt cast."

I think Stunt Casting could be possible (if it keeps Frozen open a few months more) but the characters should be the main stars. At the risk of sounding ageist, I would like actors who are closer to Elsa and Anna’s ages. In addition, the fear of a Pretty Woman effect (where the production closes just a few weeks after the new leads start) is uncomfortably tangible at the moment...

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 5:12pm

SouthernCakes said: "Any idea If they’d go to London "

They probably won’t, as Disney Theatrical have been holding auditions for the West End Frozen since June. They also specified they wanted 18-30 year olds, which would rule out both Levy and Murin.

At the risk of inflaming controversy, I feel like it was not a great idea to cast two actresses in their late thirties as a 21 year old an an 18 year old. I’m aware that Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel are a similar age, but there is a world of difference between voice acting and playing these roles on stage 8 times a week.  The point of this is not to complain about Levy and Murin - they’re both good singers. But I would have preferred it if they cast a 20-Something unknown like Susan Egan and Sierra Bogess...

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 5:27pm

According to his Instagram, Joe Carroll is also leaving on the same day as Caissie and Patti. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zs0Q7pWT3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 5:38pm

ClumsyDude15 said: "According to his Instagram, Joe Carroll is also leaving on the same day as Caissie and Patti.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zs0Q7pWT3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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Which means that he can get to grow his beard back...

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 5:41pm
I was hoping joe would get another year and his wife Alex Finke would play Anna, but I’m excited to see what he does next!
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 5:42pm

ClumsyDude15 said: "According to his Instagram, Joe Carroll is also leaving on the same day as Caissie and Patti.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zs0Q7pWT3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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Sounds like some agents were busy yesterday. 

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 5:44pm

BritCrit said: "ClumsyDude15 said: "According to his Instagram, Joe Carroll is also leaving on the same day as Caissie and Patti.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zs0Q7pWT3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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Which means that he can get to grow his beard back...
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Hahahaha! I actually thought about this too after I saw this post. I'm sure he's thrilled.  

Updated On: 9/24/19 at 05:44 PM