Published: Tue, August 22, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

FROZEN The Musical: Costume First Look

FROZEN The Musical: Costume First Look

Performances of Disney Theatrical's new stage musical "Frozen" began Thursday night in Denver.

The musical merchandise is nearly all Denver-centric.

Don't worry though, the film's most famous songs, including Do You Want To Build A Snowman? and Let It Go will still feature.

Some users were even more enthusiastic about Frozen, making the grand statement that it was even better than the movie, applauding the puppetry and the addition of more intimate songs for Anna and Elsa.

The Frozen team that worked on the movie is also on the stage musical: Tony-winning director Michael Grandage, choreographer Rob Ashford, and scenic/costume designer Christopher Oram.

Based on the hit 2013 animated film, Frozen features music and lyrics by the creators of the film score, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit) and EGOT victor Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon), and a book by Jennifer Lee (Zootopia), the film's screenwriter and director (with Chris Buck).

"I'm not particularly interested in slavishly replicating a movie onstage, because it won't challenge anybody". In his piece, "Disney's Challenge: Keeping It 'Frozen, ' But Still Fresh", Paulson interviews the show's creators about how they found "the right balance between replica and reinvention" and how Denver audiences could influence the version that goes on stage in NY. "We're never going to have as many Swarovski crystals as Aladdin, and we've just got to live with that". We can present things in new ways.

Sven, played with a prosthetic assist by the dancer Andrew Pirozzi, joins Olaf (Greg Hildreth) in representing the film's more overtly hard visual challenges for stage adaptation. "The thing is, they're wearing big, heavy, warm clothes, and the one thing it is not on stage is freezing cold". In honor of the occasion, the production has released a first look at the stars in costume. "I never stop to count". Unless Elsa has something to say about it.

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