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CCP sets summer aside while presenting Frozen Jr.

by Jordan Thornsberry | July 28, 2022 at 3:35 a.m.
Capital City Productions rehearses their performance of "Frozen JR" on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Capital City Productions in Jefferson City. (Kate Cassady/News Tribune photo)


Capital City Productions is letting go of summer for a weekend and taking audience members to the cold, magical land of Arendelle with Frozen Jr.

Performances will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at 719 Wicker Lane in Jefferson City.

"It's your classical 'Frozen,' but it's made for a junior camp, which means our oldest person is 17 going all the way down to a 9-year-old," director Troy Donehue said.

In Disney's "Frozen," Princess Anna teams up with Kristoff, an ice harvester with a pet reindeer, to find her sister, Queen Elsa, after she accidentally used her powers to put their kingdom in eternal winter and fled the town.

CCP's show is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and includes the catchy songs from the original movie and five other songs written for the Broadway play.

As a part of Theo's Thespians -- the children's theatre partnered with CCP -- the kids have spent just two weeks leading up to the show practicing songs with musical director Sharman Banks, learning dances with choreographer Markeith Robinson, and making sets and props with designer Tina Donehue.

The biggest challenge the crew had to overcome was the casting process.

"On the second day, we still hadn't chosen our cast," Troy Donehue admitted. "We had so many girls and guys who would have been perfect in several different roles."

Even with the casting obstacles, just a couple of days into camp the team of 40 kids and four counselors had already run the show once with a read-through.

When it comes to the final product, Troy Donehue isn't one to give hints about the show, but he is especially excited about one aspect of the play.

"I am anxious to watch Elsa melt the people's hearts," he said.

Tickets were on sale for $6 through the CCP website and are now sold out.

  photo  Capital City Productions rehearses their performance of "Frozen JR" on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Capital City Productions. (Kate Cassady/News Tribune)
 
 
  photo  Capital City Productions rehearses their performance of "Frozen JR" on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Capital City Productions. From left, Taylor Miller as "Sven", Cole Schuemann as "Kristoff", and Lainey Hood as "Anna" rehearse a scene. (Kate Cassady/News Tribune)
 
 
  photo  Capital City Productions rehearses their performance of "Frozen JR" on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Capital City Productions. Laila Lovelady, center, as "Olaf" leads the rest of the cast through "In Summer". (Kate Cassady/News Tribune)
 
 
  photo  Capital City Productions rehearses their performance of "Frozen JR" on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Capital City Productions. Katie Roling as "Elsa" rehearses "Let it Go". (Kate Cassady/News Tribune)
 
 
  photo  Capital City Productions rehearses their performance of "Frozen JR" on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Capital City Productions. Katie Roling as "Elsa" rehearses "Let it Go". (Kate Cassady/News Tribune)
 
 


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