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22 August, 2017, 23:04 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • Here’s our first look at the cast of Disney’s Frozen The Musical – Credit EWMore

In the behind-the-scenes footage, Anna (Patti Murin), Elsa (Caissie Levy), Kristoff (Jelani Alladin), and Hans (John Riddle) are all smiles as they show off their brilliant getups in group and solo shots.

Though we haven't yet gotten a glimpse of Elsa's iconic second act dress that appears mid-"Let It Go", as audiences will at the Denver premiere on August 17, the first act looks are still impressive.

New York Times theater reporter Michael Paulson wrote about what it takes to transform this Disney re-imagination of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen" into a large-scale stage production.

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.

While Elsa and Anna command the most attention, the show is doing its best to bring Hans and Kristoff alive as well in terms of their costumes. "We're never going to have as many Swarovski crystals as Aladdin, and we've just got to live with that".

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Disney has now finally give us our first glimpse of its new stars as the iconic roles. We've got more songs than the movie, and an opportunity to develop storylines in greater depth. The movie's screenwriter Jennifer Lee has been on board throughout development, and they promise a few surprises in seeing Frozen on the stage.

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. Grandage divulges, "There are a number of immediate problems to solve when putting something like Frozen on stage, but for every known "big deal" in the narrative, we've come up with at least one to match that is going to be new for an audience".

Costume designer Christopher Oram relished the challenge of bringing these costumes into real life, though it helped that the original film also had a costume designer.

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. "The thing is, they're wearing big, heavy, warm clothes, and the one thing it is not on stage is freezing cold".

See our cast together in costume for the first time! "That's dramatic irony for you".

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