This Thursday, December 1st, a youth production of Disney’s Frozen opens at the Historic Owen Theater in downtown Branson.
Directed by Hollister High School theater director Kyle Bradley, this musical production featuring 37 young actors will run eight performances during the first two weeks of December.
“JR’s Frozen is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna, and the fairyland of Arendelle to life on stage at the Owen Historic Theater in downtown Branson,” BRAC said in a press release. “The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.”
The cast of Disney’s Frozen Jr. features the talents of Paisley Pritchett as young Anna, Tensley Asbury as middle Anna, Beka Williams as Anna, Sophie Douglas as Anna’s stunt double, Josslyn Sylvie as young Elsa, Rebecca Barney as middle Elsa, Abby Wheeler as Elsa, Trenton Bryant as King Agnarr, Maisie Everett as Queen Iduna/Elsa’s stunt double, Emma Spurling as Pabbie, Kate Hurd as Bulda, Georgia Griffith as Bishop, Jacob Smith as young Kristoff, Pace Gillman as Kristoff, Caleb Sperling as Sven, Ben Stevens as Hans, Jack Brown as Weselton, Ella Kroll as Olaf, Jael Frost as Olaf’s stunt double, and Juanita Wilson as Oken.
The ensemble cast will showcase the abilities of Savannah Alkire, Jessica Barney, Olivia Buttram, Paisley Buttram, Kaynadi Carter, Emma Chandler, Indy Griffith, Holly Groff, Katherine Lynn, Maggie Marks, Scarlett McManus, Ryan Merrifield, Landin Mitchell, Grayson Stevens, Amber Straka, Kate Sutherland and Zoe Viola.
“A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands on the emotional relationship and journey between princesses Anna and Elsa. Faced with danger, they discover their hidden potential and strong sisterly bond. “Frozen JR with lots of beloved characters, magic, adventure and lots of humour. will surely melt even the coldest heart!”
Frozen JR production team includes: Kyle Bradley (director/set designer), Julie Brinkman (music director), Cary Dyckman, Kim Hale (producers), Stephanie Callahan, Ellen Barney (choreographers), Kellsey Bradley (production designer/costume designer) . , Brooke Sams (Associate Director), George Hultom (Sound/Set Designer), Pamela Meadows (Lighting), Abby Moulin, Lauren Tifri, Kirsten Rainey, Gilbert Stevens (Lighting), Jacob Estes (wigs), Laurie Best ( Volunteer Coordinator), Josh Sylvie (Inventory Manager), Marshall Meadows (Photographer), and Jim Barber (BRAC Executive Director/Marketing).
Reserved seats are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or call the box office at 417-336-4255. Public ticket prices are $17 for adults 18 and over and $12 for youth ages 4-17.
Disney’s Frozen JR screenings begin at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 1st; Friday, December 2; Saturday, December 3; Thursday, December 8; Friday, December 9; and Saturday, December 10th. There will also be performances at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th; Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th.
For more information, visit bransonarts.org.