The most successful animated movie of all time is being transformed into a live show, and the setting is very fitting.
Disney On Ice announced today that its next ice-skating spectacular will be based on “Frozen,” the Oscar-winning blockbuster about a princess on a quest to bring back summer after her sister uses magical powers to freeze the kingdom.
“Disney On Ice Presents Frozen” will run for seven performances at the Forum in Tampa in 2015, from May 14 to 17.
Tickets, starting at $18, will go on sale 11 months in advance, beginning June 3 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling (800) 745-3000.
The arena tour which will travel throughout the U.S. in 2014 and 2015, kicks off Sept. 5 at the Amway Center in Orlando.
The show, produced by Feld Entertaiment, will mark the first time the characters of sisters Anna and Elsa will be appearing in a live production. The show will follow a magical story based in the film’s kingdom of Arendelle, but will be hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, with guest appearances by other Disney princesses and characters from “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo” and “The Lion King,” the company said.
The “immersive experience” will include a set that incorporates not only the ice surface, but the air above it, with snow machines, video projections and other special effects and a large cast of ice skaters, Feld Entertainment said.
“Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey,” director Patty Vincent said in a statement.
Disney has been moving quickly to capitalize on the massive success of “Frozen,” which won two Academy Awards and has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide since its release in November. Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that a live Broadway musical version is currently in production.
Feld Entertainment has been producing Disney On Ice tours since 1981.