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Tickets on sale for two performances of 'Frozen Jr.' at Surgoinsville Middle

STAFF REPORT • Dec 11, 2019 at 8:30 PM

SURGOINSVILLE — A cast of 40 Surgoinsville Middle School students will present performances of Disney’s “Frozen Jr.” — a spectacular 60-minute musical designed for middle school-aged performers — on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

The play is based on the 2013 Disney film “Frozen” and its 2018 Broadway adaptation.

SMS’ fifth-eighth grade cast features 40 students led by Robin and Josh Fritts, Jeff Klepper, and Staci Knipp.

Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale at the school for $5 each.

“Our students have been rehearsing since September to put on a spectacular performance full of singing, dancing, action, laughs, and special effects,” said co-director Josh Fritts.

About the play

Do you want to build a snowman? You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the top-grossing animated film of all time. Join Anna, Elsa, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love.

This musical includes favorite “Frozen” songs such as “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” and “Let It Go,” as well as wonderful new songs from the Broadway production.

With its empowering message of love and understanding, “Frozen Jr.” is sure to melt your heart!

For information on purchasing tickets, visit the SMS website at  http://sms.hck12.net/ or call (423) 345-2252 for reservations.

Continuing a theater tradition

SMS musical theater has a long history of performances dating back decades when the campus was a high school.

Most recently, SMS students have performed “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” “Peter Pan Jr.,” and “Getting to Know ... Footloose” under the direction of husband and wife co-directors, Josh and Robin Fritts.

“This small, rural school represents its community well by encouraging performance, dedication, and teamwork among cast members in pursuit of a common goal greater than the individual,” Josh Fritts said.

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