United States of Frozen Winners Announced

United States of Frozen Winners Announced

The Educational Theatre Association, Disney Theatrical Group, and Music Theatre International have announced 51 winners of the United States of Frozen contest, after an extraordinary response from high schools across the US.

The nationwide competition called out to high schools to be the first in their state to produce Frozen in their local communities. Applicants were asked to describe their unique vision of Frozen and how they will use the theme "Love is an Open Door" as an opportunity to strengthen their school community, provide outreach to underserved groups, and support inclusive and diverse theatre programs. Winners will receive production performance rights and script and score materials along with support from the partner organizations.

Winners were greeted by a special video message from one of the stars of the North American tour of Frozen, Lauren Nicole Chapman (Anna), who congratulated the schools on their achievement.

The 50+ winning productions will mark the first-ever school productions of Frozen anywhere in the world. The winning schools' productions of Frozen will take place from now until January 2024, with exact dates to be announced at a later time. The winning schools, listed alphabetically by state, are:

Alabama: Opelika High School
Alaska: Ketchikan High School
Arizona: Highland High School, Gilbert
Arkansas: North Little Rock High School
California: Diamond Bar High School
Colorado: Castle View High School, Castle Rock
Connecticut: Conard High School, West Hartford
Delaware: Mount Pleasant High School, Wilmington
Florida: Parrish Community High School
Georgia: Hiram High School
Hawaii: James Campbell High School, Ewa Beach
Idaho: Coeur d'Alene High School
Illinois: Lake Zurich High School
Indiana: North Central High School, Indianapolis
Iowa: Johnston High School
Kansas: Olathe Community Schools
Kentucky: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington
Louisiana: Hahnville High School, Boutte
Maine: Marshwood High School, South Berwick
Maryland: Long Reach High School, Columbia
Massachusetts: Triton Regional High School, Byfield
Michigan: Mercy High School, Farmington Hills
Minnesota: Ely Memorial High School
Mississippi: Ocean Springs High School
Missouri: Chillicothe High School
Montana: Flathead High School, Kalispell
Nebraska: Millard West High School, Omaha
Nevada: Damonte Ranch High School, Reno
New Hampshire: Salem High School
New Jersey: Eastern High School, Voorhees
New Mexico: Los Alamos High School
New York: Jericho High School
North Carolina: Jordan-Matthews High School, Siler City
North Dakota: Williston High School
Ohio: Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati
Oklahoma: Heritage Hall School, Oklahoma City
Oregon: Westview High School, Portland
Pennsylvania: North Penn High School, Lansdale
Puerto Rico: The TASIS School, Dorado
Rhode Island: West Warwick High School
South Carolina: Spartanburg High School
South Dakota: Rapid City Central High School
Tennessee: Northview Academy, Kodak
Texas: Frisco High School
Utah: Skyridge High School, Lehi
Vermont: Middlebury Union High School
Virginia: Rock Ridge Performing Arts, Ashburn
Washington: Tahoma Senior High School, Maple Valley
Wisconsin: Wauwatosa West High School
West Virginia: University High School, Morgantown
Wyoming: Evanston High School
Department of Defense Education Activity: Wiesbaden High School, Germany

Based on the hit 2013 animated feature film, Disney's stage adaptation of Frozen opened on Broadway in March 2018. The film's co-director and screenwriter Jennifer Lee wrote the musical's book, and songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez penned brand-new music for the stage. The Broadway production of Frozen is currently on tour in North America. In 2019, Disney released Frozen JR. (a 60-minute adaptation for middle school-aged performers) and Frozen KIDS (a 30-minute adaptation for elementary school-aged performers), which continue to thrill and delight students in grades K-9 around the world. The full-length version of Frozen is not available for wider licensing at this time, making The United States of Frozen a truly momentous celebration of this timeless story.

More information about The United States of Frozen can be found at https://schooltheatre.org/frozen/

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