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Review: DISNEY'S FROZEN at Orpheum Photo Review: DISNEY'S FROZEN at Orpheum
by Linda Hodges - Nov 23, 2022

What did our critic think of DISNEY'S FROZEN at Orpheum?

Photos: First Look at All New Photos of FROZEN on Tour Photo Photos: First Look at All New Photos of FROZEN on Tour
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2022

All new production photos have been released of the North American tour of Frozen. Check them out here! 

Review: FROZEN Is an Icy Blast at Benedum Center Photo Review: FROZEN Is an Icy Blast at Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan - Oct 13, 2022

Disney's biggest 'princess show' ever is weirder and more fun than you remember. When Frozen fever hit a decade ago, it was inescapable. No matter how you felt about Anna, Elsa and Olaf, they were quickly overexposed. Bizarre Frozen merchandise is still on the shelves to this day- Frozen cereal, Elsa shirts with no-context phrases like 'Hashtag selfie!' Olaf himself has become a Christmas character, and lawn Olafs have nearly replaced Frosty decorations. 'Let It Go' was a surprise pop hit, and propelled theatre actress Idina Menzel into a new life as 'Adele Dazeem,' movie regular and internet meme. Naturally, a Broadway musical was inevitable. The question is, given Disney musicals' track record of falling between brilliance and mediocrity, how would Frozen do?

Disney's FROZEN Comes to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, November 2-13 Photo Disney's FROZEN Comes to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, November 2-13
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2022

Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and the Fabulous Fox Theatre have announced casting for the St. Louis engagement of Disney's Frozen. From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will play a 2-week premiere engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre beginning Wednesday, November 2 with performances playing through Sunday, November 13.

Disney's FROZEN is Coming to the Benedum Center in October Photo Disney's FROZEN is Coming to the Benedum Center in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2022

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will play a two-week premiere engagement at the Benedum Center. Find out how to get tickets, and all of the details on the show's run.

Cast Announced to Join Caroline Bowman and Lauren Nicole Chapman in the Tour of FROZE Photo Cast Announced to Join Caroline Bowman and Lauren Nicole Chapman in the Tour of FROZEN
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2022

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced casting for the 2022-2023 season of its blockbuster North American touring production of Frozen.

Photos: FROZEN on Tour Releases New Photos in Honor of National Sisters Day Photo Photos: FROZEN on Tour Releases New Photos in Honor of National Sisters Day
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

Disney’s Frozen North American tour released new photos of Caroline Bowman (Elsa) and Lauren Nicole Chapman (Anna), in celebration of National Sisters Day on Sunday, August 7.

Review: Disney's FROZEN Warms Hearts at Fair Park Photo Review: Disney's FROZEN Warms Hearts at Fair Park
by Emily Short - Jul 23, 2022

Disney’s FROZEN is a family-friendly show that awes adults and children alike. Take a break from the heat to build a snowman, sing, dance, and fall in love. Music Hall at Fair Park July 20-August 7.

Review:  FROZEN: THE MUSICAL Brings a Snowy Escape to the Hobby Center Photo Review: FROZEN: THE MUSICAL Brings a Snowy Escape to the Hobby Center
by Armando Urdiales - Jul 12, 2022

As the temperatures rise fairly quickly in our city, a musical of snowy and theatrical bliss inhabits the Hobby Center. Yes, I am talking about the much anticipated tour of the movie and Broadway hit, Frozen: the Musical. While I was a big fan of the movie, the musical takes the concepts from the film and creates a blizzard of talent and technical grandeur rarely seen from a touring production. 

Disney's FROZEN Presented By Broadway Dallas, July 20 - August 7 Photo Disney's FROZEN Presented By Broadway Dallas, July 20 - August 7
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, Broadway Dallas, and Broadway Across America (BAA) have announced casting for the Dallas engagement of Disney's Frozen.

Ryan McCartan Will Return to FROZEN on Tour Next Month Photo Ryan McCartan Will Return to FROZEN on Tour Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

Ryan McCartan will return to the role of “Hans” on the Frozen North American tour from July 12 – September 4, 2022, replacing Austin Colby, who will play his final performance on July 10, 2022. McCartan has previously played “Hans” in the Broadway and touring productions of Frozen.

BWW Interview: Collin Baja & Evan Strand Play the Loveable Reindeer, Sven in DISNEY'S Photo BWW Interview: Collin Baja & Evan Strand Play the Loveable Reindeer, Sven in DISNEY'S FROZEN at Hobby Center For The Performing Arts
by Armando Urdiales - Jun 14, 2022

When the movie Frozen came out, I was in New York City, and the most fascinating part about that time in Disney movie history was how Frozen was so excellently merchandised. Elsa and Anna dolls were on shelves everywhere, and little did anyone know in those early days how big of a hit the movie, and now the musical would become. When the decision to bring the movie to musical life came to fruition, I had my trepidations, but after discussing the production with the talented, athletic, and down-to-earth actors that play the lovable reindeer, Sven, it only heightens the excitement that Houston will be able to witness the incredible talents of not only Collin Baja and Evan Strand. These two wonderful actors are double cast in the touring production of Disney's Frozen because of the physical demands of the role. I personally can't wait to witness the athletic mastery of these two actors in one of the most iconic Disney musicals of our age.

FROZEN North American Tour is Coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Photo FROZEN North American Tour is Coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will play an exclusive two-week premiere engagement at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, May 17, 2022, with performances playing through Sunday, May 29, 2022. Opening night is set for Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30pm.

Lauren Nicole Chapman Takes Over as Anna on the Tour of FROZEN Photo Lauren Nicole Chapman Takes Over as Anna on the Tour of FROZEN
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

Original Broadway cast member Lauren Nicole Chapman will join the Frozen North American tour as “Anna.” Chapman begins performances on Thursday, May 19 at The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI.

BWW Review: DISNEY'S FROZEN CASTS A MAGICAL SPELL  at Straz Center For The Performing Photo BWW Review: DISNEY'S FROZEN CASTS A MAGICAL SPELL at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Drew Eberhard - Mar 25, 2022

For Thursday evening’s performance of Frozen the Musical the crowd was buzzing, little girls and women of all ages appeared in Elsa and Anna dresses, and some were carrying Olafs by their side in anticipation of a magical trip to the fictional Arendelle. Like many of us immersed in pop culture and especially here in the Sunshine State where Disney makes Central Florida a primary vacation destination, the magic of Frozen has appeared in our lives in some form or fashion over the course of the last 8-9 years. Since its release in November of 2013, the Disney film Frozen has captivated audiences and families of all ages. From its hit musical numbers to the lovable characters Disney once again created something for everyone. In 2019 Disney released a sequel to the behemoth film and added yet another magical adventure to Arendelle with the release of Frozen 2. Led by an all-star cast of Broadway Legends from Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff to film actress Kristen Bell, Frozen and Frozen 2 warmed even the coldest of hearts and the world of Disney animation has never been the same since, and for that, we are forever thankful.

VIDEO: Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler in the All New Music Video For 'I Ca Photo VIDEO: Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler in the All New Music Video For 'I Can't Lose You' From FROZEN
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

An all new music video has been released for the song 'I Can't Lose You' from Frozen, sung by Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler. The song is also now available to stream on all platforms.

McKenzie Kurtz to Join the National Tour of FROZEN as 'Anna' Photo McKenzie Kurtz to Join the National Tour of FROZEN as 'Anna'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, has announced that McKenzie Kurtz, who made her Broadway debut playing “Anna” in Frozen, will reprise the role on the North American tour March 17 – April 11, 2022.  She will play opposite her Broadway co-star Ryan McCartan, who is starring in the tour March 17 – April 17.

FROZEN is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Photo FROZEN is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will play an exclusive 2-week premiere engagement at The Au-Rene theater beginning Wednesday, March 9, 2022, with performances playing through Sunday, March 20, 2022. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 8pm.

Ryan McCartan Will Join the FROZEN Tour For a Limited Time Beginning This Month Photo Ryan McCartan Will Join the FROZEN Tour For a Limited Time Beginning This Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022

Ryan McCartan, who was last seen on Broadway playing “Hans” in Frozen, will reprise the role on the North American tour from March 17 – April 17, 2022, temporarily replacing Austin Colby.

BWW Interview: Sue McLaughlin of FROZEN at Saenger Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Sue McLaughlin of FROZEN at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - Feb 4, 2022

Disney’s staged version of FROZEN, set to arrive at the Saenger Theatre February 10-20, brings the world of Arrendale to life with jaw-dropping pageantry. One of the biggest (and smallest) reasons behind the magic goes to the two non-human roles of reindeer Sven and snowman Olaf, created through the designs of Michael Curry.

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