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Credit: EW – Frozen on Broadway

In an exclusive by Entertainment Weekly, we get a chance to have a first look at the costumes from the upcoming Broadway adaptation of Disney’s Frozen.

Although this is not the first time a Disney movie has been adapted for the stage, audience members should not expect the stage version to be exactly like the movie. I know. I know. This should go without saying, but sometimes people have gone to these adaptations thinking that it will literally be everything that they saw onscreen.

The Michael Grandage Company explained to EW what differences audiences should expect when attending the live version of Disney’s Frozen:

“The interesting thing about a movie is that it’s going to be exactly the same tomorrow night, whereas a staged piece is absolutely not, and that’s our greatest asset,” says Grandage, the celebrated British director and namesake of The Michael Grandage Company. “I’m not particularly interested in slavishly replicating a movie onstage, because it won’t challenge anybody. We’ve got so many assets at our disposal where we can take that whole experience further. We can present things in new ways. We’ve got a bigger narrative arc. We’ve got more songs than the movie, and an opportunity to develop storylines in greater depth. But the thing we can do most of all is have real, live, breathing, beating hearts in front of people in the dark. I needed a cast where it wasn’t just going to be people who brilliantly pumped out some famous numbers, because I knew we had a bigger book and a bigger arc to explore and, in places, a really highly emotional journey.”

via EW

Patti Murin, Caissie Levy, Jelani Alladin, and John Riddle star as Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Hans in the stage adaptation of Disney’s Frozen. And, based off of the photo we get to gaze at above, they all look spectacular.

Before diving straight into a full Broadway run, The Michael Grandage Company will be testing audience responses in Denver for a few weeks before moving the production to Broadway. I believe when Disney’s Little Mermaid was adapted to the stage, they did the same thing. The Denver show will run from August 17 through October 1.

You should expect the Broadway run to start sometime towards the beginning of 2018. What do you think of the costumes? The cast? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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  • Not going to replicate the ( beloved) movie “Because it won’t CHALLENGE anyone” ?? What liberal, “progressive” CRAP is that? People ( especially young, innocent girls) come to see JUST That, you idiot! ( BTW…. Love your buttoned up “progressive, cool” fly, Mr Grandage). Is Disney now in the Business of Social Engineering, by forcing the audiences to accept a black actor in the role of Kristoff? To say his casting was a product of being “Colorblind” – BULL !! … this is an IN YOUR FACE, INSULT to every child that loves the movie. Every adult will have to explain to their disoriented, confused children, what is going on. “Where is Kristoff?” Will be heard from thousands of disappointed lips before this abortion is through. The upper level of Disney executives that allowed this travesty to go forward are Hyper-Liberals and will like pay a price for this. The storm clouds are Just Beginning to form. Wait till it hits broadway. The “nutcase liberal” Broadway folks may Love it – but their average American Audiences that will come from all over to see it WILL NOT! (See, daddy, it’s OK for Anna to love and kiss an African American man. I can’t wait until I can too! ) This such obvious liberal appeasement – it’s stomach turning. Do this stuff in a play for Adults – Not young children. I’ve already read we’re a lack woman has said – she can’t wait for the “Tears of the White girls” when they realize they have duped by the stupid producers making Kristoff – a figure that many have secretly fallen in love with – not at all what they had hoped to see. Well, I hope the Stupids will be Happy with all the “White Supremacist” tears that will surely Flow‼️

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