Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Hampton Roads will be ‘Frozen’ in March

Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of The Hurrah Players)
(WYDaily photo/Courtesy of The Hurrah Players)

VIRGINIA BEACH — The Hurrah Players will take this city “by (snow) storm in March with Disney’s latest worldwide phenomenon – Frozen jr., the first licensed production of this world premiere musical to Hampton Roads.

Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen jr. brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production, according to a news release from The Hurrah Players.

Under the direction of Hugh R. Copeland, choreography by Lisa Wallace, vocal direction by Dianna Swenson, set design by Scott Chasey, lighting design by Erin Hollis, and costumes by Anne Hilton,  Frozen jr. plays The Sandler Center for Performing Arts on March 15 and 16. Tickets are on sale now via .

Frozen jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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