Halloween is just about here, but there is no denying the crisp chill in the air. Is winter arriving already? Oh, right, it’s just that Disney’s Frozen theatrical production has arrived in Salt Lake City! Seeing Broadway productions has always been one of my very favorite things to do and this past year and a half has had me missing it big time. I’m thrilled that even though I have relocated far from the lights of Broadway, the magic that occurs on stage can travel to us.
When I found out Disney’s Frozen was coming to the Eccles Theater, I knew my adorable niece and nephew needed to to see it*! They are huge fans of the movie, so probably the ones best suited to give their stamp of approval or their honest opinion of if it’s worth seeing. Let’s see what they thought!
Right now the Broadway musical of Disney’s Frozen is playing at Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. We decided to take the leap by bringing our 4 and 5 year olds to the show. Like all 4 and 5 year olds, they are huge fans of the movie, so we thought, what the heck, it’s worth the risk. Spoiler alert, it was worth it!
Eccles is a beautiful, state of the art theater that brings in awesome Broadway talent every year; however, this show seemed to up the ante. To start, the cast was truly amazing. The performers for Elsa and Anna took the original songs and made them even better. We heard them sung the entire car ride leaving the theater, as well. That part needed some work. On top of the original songs, there were a handful of new big musical numbers that were every bit as good as the ones you already know.
The costumes were to die for and the set was jaw dropping. There were a few times my kids couldn’t tell whether or not real magic was happening up on stage. The performances were funny and heartwarming and delivered the feel- good ending you go to the theater for.
I can’t say it enough, our kids loved it. They were entertained the entire time. My husband and I loved the show as well. Definitely one to take the whole family to!
Sounds to me that the show was definitely a hit! Talking to them afterwards, you could clearly see that the show was so much fun for them. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than by creating your own special family memories like these. You can pick up your own tickets to the show and see it during this limited engagement while it is in Salt Lake City.
The Hit Broadway Musical
Opens at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City
The Salt Lake City premiere of Disney’s Frozen opened Wednesday, October 27 at 7:30pm at the Eccles Theater for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Saturday, November 13. In Salt Lake City, Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, will play Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm and Sundays at 1:30pm & 6:30pm.
Tickets to Frozen are available online at Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com, at the Eccles Box Office, (Mon.–Fri. 10am-6pm; Sat. 10am-2pm) or by calling ArtTix at 801.355.ARTS (2787). Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling 801.703.2057 (Mon.–Fri. 9am-5pm). VIP Ticket Packages, which include prime seat locations and a VIP Fan Pack, are also available.
Ticket buyers are reminded that the Eccles Theater box office/ArtTix/ Broadway-at-the-Eccle.com are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances at Eccles Theater. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that Eccles Theater is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.
Frozen stars Caroline Bowman as “Elsa” and Caroline Innerbichler as “Anna,” the sisters at the heart of the joy-filled musical. Joining them are principal cast members Austin Colby (Bowman’s husband) as “Hans,” F. Michael Haynie as “Olaf,” Mason Reeves as “Kristoff,” Robert Creighton as “Weselton,” Collin Baja and Evan Strand alternating as “Sven,” as well as Natalia Artigas (“Young Elsa”), Olivia Jones (“Young Anna”) and real-life sisters Natalie Grace Chan (“Young Elsa”) and Victoria Hope Chan (“Young Anna”).
Frozen also features Caelan Creaser, Jeremy Davis, Colby Dezelick, Michael Everett, Berklea Going, Michael Allan Haggerty, Tyler Jimenez, Hannah Jewel Kohn, Marina Kondo, Dustin Layton, Nika Lindsay, Tatyana Lubov, Adrianna Rose Lyons, Michael Milkanin, Kyle Lamar Mitchell, Jessie Peltier, Naomi Rodgers, Brian Steven Shaw, Daniel Switzer, Zach Trimmer, Brit West, and Natalie Wisdom.
Heralded by The New Yorker as “thrilling” and “genuinely moving,” Frozen has joined Disney Theatrical Productions’ megahit The Lion King on tour across North America, and the critics agree, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News).
“Disney’s struck gold! Sumptuous sets, gorgeous costumes, and plenty of special effects to wow the audience!” raves the New York Post. “With the magic, the dancing, and all those iconic tunes, Frozen was born to be a stage musical!” writes the Evening Standard. The Los Angeles Times declares “the North American tour is irresistible in its creativity and verve” and The Hollywood Reporter proclaims that Frozen is “thawing hearts from coast to coast!”
By the end of 2021 there will be five productions of Frozen around the world, including Australia, Japan, London and Hamburg. The Tony®-nominated Best Musical completed its Broadway run in March 2020 after breaking four house records at The St. James Theatre.
Frozen has been created for the stage by an award-winning team and features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. Joining them on a creative team that has won a cumulative 16 Tony Awards are Oscar winner Jennifer Lee (book), Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (director), and Tony winner Rob Ashford (choreographer).
The design team for Frozen includes scenic and costume design by two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner Christopher Oram, lighting design by six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, sound design by seven-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 winnerStephen Oremus is music supervisor and creates vocal, incidental and dance arrangements. He is joined on the music team by Tony nominee Dave Metzger (orchestrations), Chris Montan (executive music producer), David Chase (additional dance arrangements), and Faith Seetoo (music director).
Anne Quart serves as co-producer.
Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Led by 14-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions
in North America, operating in 48 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird.
The John Gore Organization is the leading presenter, producer, distributor, and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 15-time Tony-winning theatre producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 48 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards. The John Gore Organization is committed to supporting theater access and education programs that introduce Broadway to the next generation of audiences and theater professionals.
*we were invited to see the show to facilitate a feature, all opinions are our own*