You heard correctly. Over 180 students from 22 different Valley schools are coming together to participate in the ATP Kids Fall Session and Disney’s Frozen Jr. making it the largest undertaking for the 11 year educational program. Since 2008, almost 2,000 students have participated in the ATP Kids program dedicated to empowering and inspiring students through theatre education. The production runs October 19 & 20 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center.
Disney's Frozen is now the top grossing animated film of all time. It was then adapted for the stage and opened on Broadway with a book by Jennifer Lee and music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.
The ATP Kids program is truly inclusive, with no student ever turned away. This year, that resulted in over 180 students from all over the Valley getting involved. ATP’s Artistic Director, Betsi Morrison, says the program is able to thrive thanks to its volunteers.
“This is by far the largest turnout we’ve ever seen for the program,” Morrison says. “It’s our legion of dedicated volunteers who make this program possible. Their work allows us to focus on creating the best experience possible for these students!”