This Year's Rose Parade Adds a Mid-Parade Performance

Published : Monday, December 30, 2019 | 5:45 AM

Caroline Innerbichler (Anna) and the Company of Frozen North American Tour (Photo by Deen van Meer)

Midway during the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, stars Caroline Bowman (who plays Elsa) and Caroline Innerbichler (Anna) will lead the entire North American tour company of “Frozen” in an exclusive performance of the song “For the First Time in Forever,” live at the intersection of Colorado and Orange Grove Boulevards in Pasadena.

Following the performance, several of the show’s stars will continue down the parade route in a sleigh decorated by FTD, the Official Floral Company of the Tournament of Roses, and featuring California-grown flowers, the Tournament of Roses said in an announcement.

“Frozen” the musical is melting hearts on Broadway and across the country in an all-new production created for the stage by an award-winning team. It features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar-winning 2013 film of the same name, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters.

The North American tour officially opened in Los Angeles on December 6, and so far, critics have described the musical as “simply magical,” according to LA Daily News.

“’Frozen’ blows into the Pantages with gorgeous singing, heartrending emotions, and a symphony of stagecraft,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

The LA Daily News further reports, “‘Frozen’ is surprisingly deep, sweetly romantic, visually opulent, and plentifully humorous, stunningly bringing the movie to life onstage.”

Another story, by ABC7, says “‘Frozen’ warms hearts with familiar characters, familiar songs, and so much more.”

“Frozen,” already a Tony-nominated Best Musical, has joined Disney Theatrical hits “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” on tour across North America. Heralded by The New Yorker as “thrilling” and “genuinely moving,” “Frozen” has emerged as the biggest hit musical of the last two Broadway seasons, breaking four house records in the legendary St. James Theatre, its New York home where it is currently celebrating its second smash year.

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The film’s story follows the lives of two sisters, Anna and Elsa, who are also princesses of the Kingdom of Arendelle. The eldest, Elsa, has “Snow Queen” powers, and gives Elsa the ability to freeze things just by touching them, start snow blizzards in the summer, and build castles out of ice.

Later in the story, after both their parents perish in a shipwreck, Elsa estranges herself from Anna to protect her from the icy powers Elsa cannot control. After a dispute over a marriage blessing for Anna, Elsa loses all control, starts a giant snow storm in Arendelle, and runs away into the snowy mountains, building herself an isolated and icy castle.

Anna must leave her fiancé, Hans of the Southern Isles, whose marriage to whom she desires even if they’d known him for only a day, and go get her sister. Along the way, she makes new friends, including Sven the reindeer, Olaf the talking snowman, and Kristoff, the rugged ice merchant.

Elsa and Anna both wanted to bring their family back together again. Both are searching for love, but they’ll learn that to find it, they’ll have to look inside themselves first.

Like the film, “Frozen,” the musical, is giving audiences on Broadway and across the country an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances.

“Frozen” the musical is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.

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