We’re taking a break from our “Inside Looks” to give teachers and families a chance to take a deeper dive into the production, creation and development of Disney's Frozen by exploring a variety of educational resources and activities.
Each activity has variations to accommodate younger and older students:
A LITTLE BIT OF YOU, A LITTLE BIT OF ME
Goal: To explore how to make art collaboratively and bring it to life on stage
Introduction: In Frozen, sisters Anna and Elsa work together to create Olaf, a friendly snowman and playmate who embodies the qualities of each sister. Collaborating in pairs, you’ll explore how two people can create art together using qualities and ideas from each other.
LET IT GO!
Goal: To connect with Elsa’s feeling of strength and freedom in “Let it Go”
Introduction: After fleeing Arendelle, Elsa yields her power to build an ice castle, a place she feels most free. The lyrics of “Let it Go” communicate the strength and freedom Elsa experiences after years of fearing the power within herself. By writing your own lyrics, you’ll be able explore the power of their own strengths.
Goal: To examine specific plot points from multiple perspectives
Introduction: In Frozen, love is a powerful force that drives several of the characters’ decisions throughout the story, causing chain reactions. By physically exploring characters’ actions and reactions at specific plot points, students will develop an understanding of multiple perspectives.
FROM SCREEN TO STAGE
Goal: To introduce students to the process of adapting source material for the stage
Introduction: Frozen began as an animated feature film before it was adapted into a Broadway musical. The creators of the musical had to determine how the story could best be told on stage. By trying your own hand at the process of adaptation, you’ll learn to think theatrically and appreciate the creative team’s work.
Interested in learning more? Click the link below for additional content including the origins of Frozen, behind-the-scenes access to rehearsals and what it takes to bring this magical tale to life on the Broadway stage.