NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and Broadway Across America announced today that tickets for the long-awaited production of Disney’s Frozen will go on sale to the public on Friday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will play 14 performances at The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans from Feb. 10- Feb. 20, 2022. Opening night is set for Friday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, Frozen is part of the Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans 2021-2022 season.
In New Orleans, Frozen will play Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. VIP Ticket Packages, which include prime seat locations and a VIP Fan Pack, are also available. Beginning Friday, Dec. 3 tickets will be available at The Saenger Theatre Box Office (1111 Canal St., New Orleans, LA, 70112), BroadwayInNewOrleans.com and through Ticketmaster. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (504) 287-0372.
Ticket buyers are reminded that BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, Ticketmaster and The Saenger Theatre Box Office are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances at that The Saenger Theatre. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that The Saenger Theatre 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.
“Audiences of all ages will love seeing the magical adventure on stage that is Frozen,” said Liz Hefler, Hancock Whitney senior vice president. “It’s an honor for Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans to attract these amazing shows that our community will treasure forever.”
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 creative team for Frozen also 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, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick and casting by The Telsey Office/Rachel Hoffman, CSA and Laura Wade, CSA.
Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen 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.
The Saenger Theatre will comply with all City of New Orleans safety protocols, which at this time requires all patrons 12 years of age and older to have at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine. Patrons unable to be vaccinated will be required to show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the performance.