Ellis Middle School Drama Club presents ‘Frozen Jr.’

By Rhonda Regan

Ellis Middle School Language Arts teacher

The Ellis Middle School Drama Club is excited to inform you that their fall production, “Frozen Jr.,” will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Ellis Auditorium.

“Frozen Jr.” is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, bringing Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

Tickets are $5, $3 for students and children 4 and up, and free for ages 3 and under.

Kalli Porter as Elsa in the Ellis Middle School Drama Club production of “Frozen Jr.”

‘Frozen Jr.’ Cast

Directors are Rhonda Regan, Jennifer Wiebrand and Grant Sharstrom, who have assembled an amazing cast of seventh and eighth graders:

Kalli Potter – Mid/Old Elsa

Dinora Juarez – Young Elsa

Jocelyn Voth – Mid/Old Anna

Payton Nelson – Young Anna

Owen Lillis – Kristoff

Sam Langstaff – Hans

Gage Helgeson – Oaken

Arianna Keefe – Olaf

Ella Spear – Sven

Gabriella Nack – Queen Iduna

Elijah Kline – King Agnaar

Hayley Nickels – Pabbie

Grace Anderson – Bulda

Haylie Meyer – Weselton

Damaris Lopez – Bishop

Ryan Capp – Ensemble

Aubrey Miklya – Ensemble

Alexus Hovey – Ensemble

Hannah Keenan – Ensemble

Julia Zerke – Ensemble

Crystal Root – Ensemble

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