Disney’s popular On Ice arm has announced a Frozen show which will tour the United States beginning this September.
In addition to seeing all of your favorite songs, the New York Times reports that the show will feature “a blizzard created by 20 snow machines, a stage inspired by a six-sided snowflake and towering video projection panels that, among other things, would simulate the movie’s jagged North Mountains.”
Feld Entertainment, who runs all of Disney’s On Ice shows, says that they’ve been working with Disney creative head John Lasseter as well as Frozen’s directors and producers to create a loyal adaptation. “Their input has been extraordinarily helpful as we try to exceed the very high fan expectations,” said Frozen On Ice director Patty Vincent. For example, “they helped us with Elsa’s style of movement — balletic, vertical — and how it differs from Anna, who is more playful and horizontal.”
Many young adults are familiar with the On Ice shows Disney has produced over the years whether they saw a commercial or attended a show themselves. Obviously Frozen is very well suited to becoming an ice skating show thanks to its ice-world setting.
Check out this promotional video released by On Ice today which includes concept art and Anna and Elsa skating:
Frozen On Ice will include appearances from Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie at the beginning and end of the show. It is one of several On Ice productions Disney and Feld are currently hosting.
You can check out dates and purchase tickets on Disney On Ice’s website (warning: The site is not easy to use).
Frozen On Ice is just one of several ways Disney plans to capitalize on the success of Frozen which is now the highest-grossing animated film in box office history. There are also plans for a Frozen Broadway show which already has a website.
The New York Times notes in their On Ice report that Frozen is so popular, Disney Consumer Products has had to airlift merchandise from China to the United States instead of bringing it over on boats like they normally do because the latter method is too slow.
Will you see ‘Frozen On Ice’?