Broadway Kids in The County to perform ‘Frozen Jr.’ in Caribou

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CARIBOU, Maine — Some of The County’s youngest performers will bring the popular Disney movie “Frozen” to life onstage at the Caribou Performing Arts Center.

Broadway Kids in The County will perform “Frozen Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The 19-member ensemble cast will feature performers from Presque Isle, Mapleton, Easton, Fort Fairfield, Caribou, New Sweden and Fort Kent.

“Frozen Jr.,” an hourlong play version of the movie, follows Princess Anna as she teams up with a mountainman, a snowman and reindeer to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose magic powers have placed their kingdom in eternal winter.

Playing Anna and Elsa at various ages are as follows: Scarlett Granatowski, 5, of Fort Kent (“Young Anna”), Vivian Pelletier, 8, of Mapleton (“Young Elsa”), Oona Bitker, 7, of New Sweden, (“Middle Anna”), Madison Granatowski, 8, of Fort Kent (“Middle Elsa”), Ellie Powers, 11, of Fort Fairfield, (“Adult Anna”) and Emily Zell, 12, of Caribou (“Adult Elsa”).

Rounding out the principal cast members are: Annie Carlow, 9, of Easton as Olaf the snowman, Jacob O’Clair, 11, of Fort Kent, as Hans, Marleia Stevens, 11, of Caribou as Sven the reindeer and Troy Celik, 11, of Fort Kent as Kristoff.

Based in Caribou, Broadway Kids in The County performs musicals and offers after-school theater programs for elementary and middle school students in central and northern Aroostook. 

Playwright Darci Faye relaunched Broadway Kids earlier this year after a three-year hiatus. The group performed a successful run of the musical “Honk Jr.” in August and now nearly half that cast has returned for “Frozen Jr.”

“We thought it would be a great show to perform at Christmas,” Faye said. “It’s a story that all family members can enjoy.”

Tickets for “Frozen Jr.” are available on the Broadway Kids website and will be sold before both performances at Caribou Performing Arts Center. Ticket costs are $15 for VIP guests, $10 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for children ages 4 and younger.