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MHT Brings Popular Disney's Frozen, JR. to the Stage

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Market House Theatre brings a family musical favorite to the stage to kick off the holidays. Market House Theatre's Family Series production of Disney's Frozen, JR. opens on December 12 and runs through Dec. 22.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Disney's Frozen, JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! This enchanting modern Disney classic is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and includes all of the memorable songs from the animated film, as well as five new songs written especially for the Broadway production! 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.

Growing up in the magical land of Arendelle, Elsa struggles to control her magical powers. After accidentally striking Anna with her icy touch, their parents insist that Elsa's powers must remain a secret. "Conceal it. Don't feel it." As the sisters grow up . . . and apart, Elsa keeps herself locked away. Anna forgets about her sister's powers altogether but longs for her companionship. When Elsa's powers are accidentally revealed on Coronation Day, a magical chain of events occurs and some loveable characters act quickly to find Elsa and bring back summer to Arendelle.

The cast of Disney's Frozen, JR. includes MHT veterans and newcomers! Playing Elsa is Karly Jones (Beauty and the Beast, JR.), with Kathryn Johnston (Beauty and the Beast, JR.) as her sister, Anna. Henry Stratemeyer (Beauty and the Beast, JR.) plays Kristoff, the loveable ice salesman, with Leyton Morris (Junie B. Jones The Musical, JR.) as Sven, his reindeer. Elsa and Anna's childhood snowman, Olaf, is played by Skater Houser (Junie B. Jones The Musical, JR.). The handsome Prince Hans is played by Jesse Jones (MHT Debut!), and the weasel-like Duke of Weselton is Braden Talbert (Ramona Quimby).

The large ensemble for Frozen, JR. includes Annie Peck (MHT Debut!) playing Young Anna and Dagny Page (Something Dark) playing Young Elsa. Middle Anna and Elsa are played by Olivia Edwards-Bachuss (MHT Debut!) and Taylor Egbert (Beauty and the Beast, JR.). Anakin Womble (The Addams Family) is King Agnarr and Oaken, and Hadley Pierce (Junie B. Jones The Musical, JR.) is Queen Iduna. Trolls Pabbie and Bulda are played by Corban Williams (James and the Giant Peach) and Nadia Adamson (Beauty and the Beast, JR.), with Jacob Harris (As You Like It) playing the Bishop. The ensemble also includes MHT newcomers Olivia Baker, Coryon Brooks, Mason Burrus, Tristin Drake, and Abby Meadows. Also appearing are Carson Chesnut (James and the Giant Peach), Charlystyn Heath (Junie B. Jones), Stevie Collins (Just Like I Wanted), Owen Hibbs (Junie B. Jones The Musical, JR.), Anna Johnston (James and the Giant Peach), Sydnie Midyett (As You Like It), Laurel Swanz (Les Misérables), and Lilly Watson (Junie B. Jones The Musical, JR.).

"Love, family, fear, courage, communication, acceptance, and selflessness - just a few of the words our cast brainstormed when posed the question, "What is Frozen, JR. about?" Yes, it is a story of sisterly love that overcomes fear though courage and honest communication. Yes, it is about accepting the wonderful qualities that make each of us unique, whether those be magical powers or magical persistence. And finally, as Olaf says, 'Love is putting someone else's needs before yours.' What lovely themes any time of year, but especially during the holiday season." - Alison Shafer, Director

MHT's production of Disney's Frozen, JR. is Directed and Choreographed by guest artist Alison Shafer with Music Direction by Savannah Fallis, and Stage Management by Caleb Buford. Our production team includes Tom Hansen, Set and Lighting Designer; Angela Hoerner, Costume Designer; Jennifer Miller, Assistant Costume Designer; Bryan Chapman, Production Manager; and Jim Keeney, Master Carpenter.

Disney's Frozen, JR. runs December 12-22 with performances on Thursdays at 7 PM, Friday the 13th at 7 PM, Saturdays at 11 AM & 2:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM. Special photo opportunities with Anna and Elsa will be available at select performances. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets can be purchased through the MHT Box Office at 270.444.6828 or in person at 132 Market House Square, or online at MarketHouseTheatre.org.

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