Grades K-8+

Music & Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez


Book by Jennifer Lee


Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

Auditions
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:00am

Performances:
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00pm

Rehearsals:
(If we have one cast)

Fridays:
September 20, 2019 - January 3, 2020
4:30pm-7:30pm 
(No rehearsal Nov 29 nor December 27)
and
Select Thursdays: 
September 19, 2019 - January 2, 2020
5:30pm-7:00pm
(No rehearsal Nov 28 nor December 26)

OR

Rehearsals:
(If we have two casts, one will rehearse on Thursdays, the other on Fridays)

Thursdays: 
September 19, 2019 - January 2, 2020
4:30pm-7:30pm
(No rehearsal Nov 28 nor December 26)
or
Fridays: 
September 20, 2019 - January 3, 2020
4:30pm-7:30pm 
(No rehearsal Nov 29 nor December 27)
Please note: We will not know if we will have two casts until we see how registration is going. An email will be sent to all who have registered in the event of two casts. In that email, we will let you know about age breakdowns and rehearsal, tech and performance schedules specific to your cast.

Also, a note about Fall Ballroom Classes: We realize that many of your kids would like to participate in ballroom dance classes as well as to be a part of our production. Although it's not ideal, we have always worked around these conflicts as it only impacts 6 of Friday rehearsals. As long as we know the dates and times of your conflicts, we can either excuse your child early or have them come to rehearsal after their ballroom class. Normally, the kids stay at rehearsal as late as they can, change at rehearsals, then go to ballroom so it is possible to do both. We just ask that you note their conflicts on their audition forms.
(If your kids are anything like mine, they want to do it all!)
 
 General Information

 

Tuition

 

$450


Coop Option

(Requires Parent Volunteer Commitment) 


What is Co-op Theater?


-OR-



$650

 

Non-Coop Option


 (Requires NO Parent Volunteer Commitment)

 

 

Each Cast Member Receives 
A Cast T-shirt!

 

 

Registration is first-come-first serve and is only complete when both registration form and payment are received. 

Times & Dates*
 
Auditions:
Acton Congregational Church
Saturday, Sept 14, 2019
9:00am-12:00pm
(Check-in starts at 8:30am)
Please let us know immediately if you have a conflict with the audition date.

Parent Meeting:
Acton Congregational Church
Friday, Sept 13, 2019
6:30pm-8:00pm
One parent or guardian must attend this meeting
   
Rehearsals:
Acton Congregational Church
Fridays: 
Sept 20, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020
4:30pm-7:30pm 
(No rehearsal Nov 29 nor Dec 27)
 and
Select Thursdays: 
Sept 19,2019 - Jan 2, 2020
5:30pm-7:00pm
(No rehearsal Nov 28 nor Dec 26)

(Please see notes above in the event of two casts)

 Tech/Dress Rehearsals:
R.J. Grey Jr. High School
Sat, Jan 4th- (if we have 2 casts)
Sun, Jan 5th-(if we have 2 casts)

Mon, Jan 6th: 5:00-8:30pm
Tues, Jan 7th: 5:00-8:30pm
Wed, Jan 8th: 5:00-8:30pm
Attendance at all tech and dress rehearsals is mandatory
 
Performances:
R.J. Grey Jr. High School
Friday, Jan 10th at 7:00pm
Saturday, Jan 11th at 2:00pm
Sunday, Jan 12th-TBD/Snowdate
(We will add performances on either Saturday or Sunday in the event of two casts)


*All times and dates are subject to change


  

Call Times:
Rehearsals will be broken down into call times. This means that your child will be required to attend only when their character is called- which may be anytime during their scheduled rehearsal.  Each week an email will go out letting cast members know what time they will need to attend. Cast members may not be dropped off early.
Synopsis:

The Townspeople of Arendelle and the royal family — Queen Iduna, King Agnarr, Young Elsa, and Young Anna— celebrate summer ("Let the Sun Shine On"). As the princesses play, Young Anna goads Young Elsa into using her magical powers to create ice and snow, but Queen Iduna reminds them that magic must stay secret.


Later that evening, the sisters create a magical toy snowman named Olaf ("A Little Bit of You"). As their games grow more adventurous, the Snow Chrous joins in and Young Elsa accidentally strikes Young Anna with her powers. The King and Queen rush to help, and Queen Iduna calls on the Hidden Folk to revive Young Anna ("First Joik"). Pabbie and Bulda, the mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk, remove the ice from Young Anna's head as well as all memories of Young Elsa's magic.


Young Elsa grows fearful of her powers and isolates herself from her sister until she can learn to control them; the gates to the castle are closed. With no memory of the magic strike, Young Anna wonders why her sister will no longer play with her ("Do You Want to Build a Snowman?").


Years later, Middle Elsa still struggles to control her powers as her fear grows, while Middle Anna still yearns for her sister's affection. The King and Queen leave the kingdom to search for answers but are lost at sea.


On the day of Elsa's coronation as queen, the Castle Staff reopen the gates. Anna daydreams about how exciting it will be to have life back in the castle, while Elsa practices controlling her powers for the coronation ("For the First Time in Forever"). As guests arrive, Anna bumps into the charming Prince Hans, and both of them slam into Kristoff, a local ice harvester, and his reindeer, Sven, knocking Kristoff's bag of ice to the ground.


The Bishop crowns Elsa as she contemplates the relationship she wishes she could have with Anna ("Dangerous to Dream"). At the coronation ball, the two sisters finally talk and laugh together, particularly at the expense of the arrogant Duke of Weselton. Later, Anna finds Hans, and the two immediately fall in love ("Love Is an Open Door") and decide to marry. The elated couple asks Elsa for her blessing of their marriage, but she refuses. As tensions rise, Elsa accidentally shoots ice into the ballroom. Elsa flees, and Anna runs out to find her.


On the snowy mountainside, Kristoff sings a song to Sven ("Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People") when a freezing Anna comes upon them. They agree to help her find Elsa, and are startled when Olaf, a magical snowman, appears. Olaf vows to help them bring back summer, and along with the Summer Chorus, fantasizes about what it will be like ("In Summer"). The group also comes across Oaken and Oaken's Family, who teach them about hygge and provide them with winter gear ("Hygge").


Isolated in an ice palace of her own making, Elsa lets go of her fear and embraces her powers ("Let It Go"). Meanwhile, Hans and Weselton send out a search party to find Anna and capture Elsa.


Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf finally find Elsa. Elsa's newfound liberation doesn't last long, however, once Anna reveals that her powers have set off an eternal winter everywhere. In her panic, Elsa accidentally strikes Anna again ("For the First Time in Forever – Reprise"). When Elsa blasts the group down the mountain ("Mountain Fall"), they seek a cure for Anna from the Hidden Folk ("Kristoff's Joik"), who think she and Kristoff are a couple ("Fixer Upper"). When Anna faints, however, Pabbie and Bulda inform them that only an act of true love can thaw her frozen heart, so they return to Arendelle to find Hans.


Meanwhile, Elsa is captured and brought back to the castle. When Anna arrives, Hans reveals that he never loved her and was just using her to become King of Arendelle. He leaves Anna to freeze to death, but Olaf helps her escape to find Kristoff.


Hans tells the kingdom that Anna has died and sentences Elsa to death, who, in her fear, creates a massive blizzard ("Colder by the Minute"). As Anna is about to reunite with Kristoff, she sees that Hans has drawn his sword over Elsa. Anna sacrifices herself, stopping Kristoff's sword as she turns to ice.

This act of true love between sisters thaws Anna, and Elsa realizes that love can thaw the effects of her powers ("Finale – Part 1"). Anna sends Hans away, and the kingdom celebrates while all vow to fill the world with light and love ("Finale – Part 2").

Character Breakdown:

Young Anna, Middle Anna, & Anna: Young Anna, Middle Anna, and Anna are all the young Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. 

 

Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, & Elsa: Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa are all the elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn as she grows older, before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus. 

 

King Agnarr: The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle is committed to protecting both his family and the Townspeople from his eldest daughter's powers. 


Queen Iduna: The queen possesses a sense of rightness and kindness that guides her in her protection of her two young girls. A daughter of the Northern Nomads, this queen has the ability to communicate with the Hidden Folk of the mountains and so understands Elsa's powers deeply.


Pabbie & Bulda: Pabbie and Bulda are the mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk who have a soft spot for "strays." Ever-benevolent, these parental figures want what's best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts. 

 

Bishop: The bishop officiates the coronation and passing of the crown to Elsa. This spiritual supervisor communicates to the Townspeople of Arendelle in a serious and formal manner.


Kristoff: Kristoff is a hardworking ice harvester. Kristoff has a sarcastic veneer and a rough-around-the-edges exterior that hides a big heart. Taken in by the Hidden Folk when he was young, he loves Pabbie and Bulda dearly, but is a bit of a loner with a reindeer for a best friend- until he meets Anna. 


Sven: Sven is a reindeer of few words, fiercely loyal pal to Kristoff, and loves giving the ice harvester a hard time. Sven requires a performer with good comic timing and terrific physical acting skills who can devise a strong movement vocabulary to bring this furry 


Hans: The ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles and overlooked thirteenth son of a king. Hans constantly strives to find a way to make good and stand out. He boasts an exceedingly charming facade that fools everyone into believing he's Prince Charming, when really, he's just a jerk. 


Weselton: A visiting duke who possesses a huge inferiority complex. A bombastic, overbearing sycophant, Weselton's sole purpose is to hobnob with influencers and royalty.


Olaf: The magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were young. Olaf is endearingly delighted by everything - especially the idea of summer. Goofy and sweet, Olaf possesses a childlike innocence and excellent comic timing.


Oaken: An exceedingly cheerful and convivial wandering salesperson and ardent devotee to all things cozy and comfortable. He is a peppy peddler with infectious warmth,  flair and good humor.


Ensemble: Includes the following roles: Townspeople, Snow Chorus, Hidden Folk, Castle Staff, Housekeeper, Butler, Handmaiden, Cook, Steward, Guards, Summer Chorus, Oaken's Family