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How Frozen Reimagines Its Icy World for the Broadway Stage


In the animated film Frozen, instantly coating a room or a field with ice requires creative drawing and rendering. On a Broadway stage, entirely different kinds of skill and craft come into play. Director Michael Grandage and scenic designer Christopher Oram had to figure out how to bring the cold into the St. James Theatre for eight shows a week, conjuring snow and ice with everything from sculptural set pieces to video and lighting effects. “We can’t have the stage covered in small white particles that everyone’s going to slip on,” says Oram. That means the show deploys only the occasional flurry of glitter and paper, and other techniques are used to let it snow...READ MORE.