Plano Metropolitan Ballet will enchant audiences of all ages with an original production, The Frozen Kingdom.  The story opens in a snowy village where we will meet a king, queen, and their two daughters, Elza and Anya, while villagers are milling about amongst fishermen, ice chippers, and Kristofen with his trusty reindeer sidekick.   Anya later begs Elza to create a frozen wonderland with her mystical powers.  The two sisters play in the ice and snow and build a snowman, which comes to life and becomes their friend.  Suddenly, Elza’s powers go awry, and her beloved sister lies injured.  Elza rushes to her parents for assistance, finally traveling to meet Her Highness Helga and the trolls, who heal Anya, but warn Elza that she must learn to harness and control her powers.  Tragically, the sisters’ parents are lost in an accident, leaving Anya and Elza living in the same house, but isolated from one another.  Eventually, Elza is honored at a magnificent coronation, where Anya is introduced to a charming suitor, Hansel.  It is love at first sight for these two, but Elza is infuriated when they announce they plan to marry.  Elza unintentionally unleashes the snowstorm of snowstorms on her now Frozen Kingdom.  As Act II opens, the playful snowman, brought back to life during the snowstorm, dreams of a day at the beach.  Meanwhile, a frantic Anya has disembarked in search of Elza, happening upon Matilda’s Trading Post and meeting a surly Kristofen, who grudgingly agrees to help Anya search for her sister who is finally acknowledging her powers and happy to feel free at last.  As Anya finds Elza, an argument ensues, and Elza once again injures her younger sister.  Helga and the trolls warn that only true love can save Anya now.  Kristofen and his reindeer rush Anya back to the Frozen Kingdom and Hansel, only to find that his love is not true—but that the love of a sister is eternal. 

Some principal cast members include: Chloe Murphy (Elza), Karista Baldwin (Anya), Julia Duggan (Snowman), Isabella Cordero (Reindeer), Elaine Chen (Queen), Ruben Gerding (Kristofen), and Tagir Galimov (Hansel). Plano Metropolitan Ballet is under the Artistic Direction of Cindi Lawrence Hanson. Performances begin on January 2 with a community outreach event at 3 p.m.  General audience performances are January 9 at 7 p.m and January 16 at 3 and 7 p.m. Plano Met will also be performing The Frozen Kingdom for the Girl Scouts on January 2 at 7 p.m., January 8 at 7 p.m., January 9 at 3 p.m., and January 15 at 7 p.m. All performances are at the Courtyard Theater, 1509 Avenue H, Plano.  Tickets are $16 and go on sale November 1.  Buy your tickets early; this event is always a sell out!!!

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