Disney's Frozen began rehearsals yesterday for its pre-Broadway run at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Performances will be in the Buell Theatre August 17-October 1 before the production heads to Broadway's St. James Theatre next spring. Check out photos from the rehearsal room in the gallery below.
Frozen will star Caissie Levy (Elsa), Patti Murin (Anna), Jelani Alladin (Kristoff), Greg Hildreth (Olaf), John Riddle (Hans), and Robert Creighton (Duke of Weselton). Joining them in the principal cast will be Kevin Del Aguila (Oaken), Timothy Hughes (Pabbie), Andrew Pirozzi (Sven), Audrey Bennett (Young Anna), Mattea Conforti (Young Anna), Brooklyn Nelson (Young Elsa), Ayla Schwartz (Young Elsa), Alyssa Fox (Elsa standby), and Aisha Jackson (Anna standby).
Rounding out the ensemble are Alicia Albright, Tracee Beazer, Wendi Bergamini, Ashley Blanchet, James Brown III, Claire Camp, Lauren Nicole Chapman, Spencer Clark, Jeremy Davis, Kali Grinder, Ashley Elizabeth Hale, Zach Hess, Donald Jones Jr., Nina Lafarga, Ross Lekites, Austin Lesch, Synthia Link, Travis Patton, Adam Perry, Jeff Pew, Olivia Phillip, Noah J. Ricketts, Ann Sanders, Jacob Smith, and Nicholas Ward.
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 winner Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon) and a book by Jennifer Lee (Zootopia), the film's screenwriter and director (with Chris Buck). Tony winner Michael Grandage (Red) directs, with choreography by Tony winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie).
The design team for Frozen includes scenic and costume design by Tony and Olivier Award winner Christopher Oram, lighting design by six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, sound design by four-time Tony nominee Peter Hylenski, video design by Tony winner Finn Ross, puppet design by Michael Curry, hair design by David Brian Brown, makeup design by Anne Ford-Coates, and special effects design by Jeremy Chernick.
Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus is music supervisor and creates vocal, incidental, and dance arrangements. He is joined on the music team by Dave Metzger (orchestrations), Chris Montan (music consultant), and Brian Usifer (music director).