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How Denver Audiences Could Shape Disney's Musical Adaptation Of 'Frozen'

How Denver Audiences Could Shape Disney's Musical Adaptation Of 'Frozen'”

If the show is a success, and selling seats certainly won't be a problem, then the shindig will arrive on New York's Broadway in February 2018.

Because the musical is in its pre-Broadway run here in Denver, Critic at Large Greg Moody isn't allowed to see the production until September 19, but he reported from the theater lobby on Thursday.

The musical merchandise is nearly all Denver-centric. At no point does someone go, 'You know what?

Entertainment Weekly debuted the image of the musical's main foursome, which features, from left to right, Hans (John Riddle), Anna (Patti Murin), Elsa (Caissie Levy), and Kristoff (Jelani Alladin) decked out in decadent costumes that look just as magical in real life as they do in animated form.

After Frozen became the highest grossing Walt Disney Pictures release ever back in 2013, it was only a matter of time before the House of Mouse reworked it for a big stage production - and opening night is almost upon us.

Glowing: Patti Murin Caissie Levy Jelani Alladin and John Riddle star as Anna Elsa Kristoff and Hans
Glowing Patti Murin Caissie Levy Jelani Alladin and John Riddle star as Anna Elsa Kristoff and Hans

One challenge the show had to figure out how to tackle effectively was the depiction of non-human characters Olaf and Sven. Among the movies to get the stage musical treatment in the past are Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin.

Listen up, Frozen fans!

We can't wait to see how it all comes together. His style was influenced by a love of sci-fi and Disney animated movies, coupled with a research trip to Norway that exposed him to the timber-based culture's painterly, rosemaled design aesthetic and the region's panoramas, all of which have wiggled their way into Frozen in major and miniature ways. Not that the cold really bothered us anyway. Let's put Elsa in black. "You want people to believe in it, to get that balance between seeing Hans in a very fine, beautifully embroidered jacket and Kristoff in his big chunky mountain gear", says Oram, whose designs must contend with practical reveals and copious quick changes for the 40-strong cast populating the kingdom of Arendelle and its surrounding mountains.

Oram and the team built a stunning amount of costumes, building out 363 in total. "Is that the number?"



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