Ready to let it go, Denver? We now have the dates for the Colorado world premiere of the Broadway-bound Frozen. Disney Theatricals' out-of-town tryout will take place from August 17, 2017 through October 1 at the Buell Theatre. Directed by Michael Grandage and designed by Christopher Oram, the new musical based on Disney’s Oscar-winning musical is scheduled to bow on the Great White Way in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre (which will have a new back wall).
Frozen follows two royal sisters, Elsa and Anna, whose relationship is put to the test when Elsa’s magical ice powers are unleashed during a power anthem that you’re still singing under your breath. Also in the mix are a strapping iceman, his reindeer, a fast-talking snowman and a too-good-to-be-true prince. We probably didn't need to explain that to you.
The tuner will feature music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the creators of the film score, and a book by Jennifer Lee, the film’s screenwriter and director (with Chris Buck). Frozen won 2014 Oscars for Best Song (“Let It Go”) and Best Animated Feature.