As a stage version of Disney’s Oscar-winning animated hit “Frozen” prepares to open on Broadway this month, the voice stars of the 2013 movie are hinting they’d be game to re-create their roles on stage.
Seems that Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and their castmates don’t want to just let it go.
It all started on Wednesday when Christina Barnes, a musical theater student at Indiana’s Ball State, floated what she called “a Million dollar idea.”
As she tweeted: “Hollywood Bowl 2019. Frozen the Broadway musical. Original movie cast playing their respective roles. You’d make BANK.”
Barnes’ suggestion soon took on a life of its own when Josh Gad, who voiced the snowman Olaf in Disney’s Oscar-winning 2013 animated hit, retweeted Barnes’ proposal to the rest of his big-screen co-stars.
“I’m ready to dye my hair orange at anytime!!! YES,” wrote Santino Fontana, who played Hans, the redheaded prince of the Southern Isles.
Soon, Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel — who play the rival sisters Anna and Elsa — voiced their support as well. “IM DOWN,” Bell wrote, while Tony winner Menzel chimed in, “Yes!! Let’s do it!!!”
“I guess we’re doing this,” said Gad, a Tony nominee for “The Book of Mormon.”
The only main cast member who has yet to respond is Jonathan Groff, who played the rugged mountain man Kristoff and who, true to his character, remains defiantly off the Twitter grid.
A rep for the actor, a Tony nominee for “Hamilton,” did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. A rep for Disney Theatrical, which produces the Broadway musical, also did not respond to a request for comment.
The Broadway version of “Frozen,” which is now in previews and officially opens March 22, features a score by Oscar winners Kirsten Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez with both old and new songs and a script by Jennifer Lee, the film’s Oscar-winning screenwriter and co-director.
Broadway veterans Caissie Levy and Patti Murin take over as the polar-opposite sisters Elsa and Anna, respectively.
Check out the online exchange among the movie’s stars — who all have considerable Broadway experience themselves (with the possible exception of Bell).
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 7, 2018
Yes!! Let’s do it!!! Xoxox https://t.co/OjQxMTbNl9
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) March 8, 2018
— Kristen Bell (@KristenBell) March 8, 2018
I’m ready to dye my hair orange at anytime!!! YES
— Santino Fontana (@SantinoFontana) March 7, 2018
I guess we’re doing this ? https://t.co/qo27wd9RtT
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 8, 2018