Pictured are: (Back) Caleb Jackson, Wes Fowler, Daryl Jenkins, and Michael Reed; (Fourth Row) Addy Huddleston, Sarah Stoddard, Coen Mooney, Chole Vizier, and Katelyn Tanaka; (Third Row) Lucy McCain, Isabella Ragazzi, Colin Ridgeway, Jory Tanaka, and Cate Purvis; (Second Row) Devin Ranftle, Hannah Dill, and Finley Ezell; (Front) Payton Dill, Harrison Palmerton, Adrienne Tanaka, Lucy Harper, and Erin Morton. Not pictured: Olivia Spell (Madison).
Pictured are: (Back) Caleb Jackson, Wes Fowler, Daryl Jenkins, and Michael Reed; (Fourth Row) Addy Huddleston, Sarah Stoddard, Coen Mooney, Chole Vizier, and Katelyn Tanaka; (Third Row) Lucy McCain, Isabella Ragazzi, Colin Ridgeway, Jory Tanaka, and Cate Purvis; (Second Row) Devin Ranftle, Hannah Dill, and Finley Ezell; (Front) Payton Dill, Harrison Palmerton, Adrienne Tanaka, Lucy Harper, and Erin Morton. Not pictured: Olivia Spell (Madison).
Students from Madison County are set to play big roles in the casts presenting the play “Frozen, Jr.” at New Stage Theatre in Jackson this weekend.

Two different troupes of students from the theater’s intensive summer day camp will present seven performances from Thursday through Sunday, with a nightly show at 7 p.m. and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Two different casts will perform, and both include actors from Madison County. 

The first group, the “Fantastic Freezes” includes Cate Purvis, Michael Reed, Hannah Dill and Payton Dill of Ridgeland, Wes Fowler, Olivia Spell, Isabella Ragazzi and Harrison Palmerton of Madison and Sarah Stoddard and Lucy Harper of Canton. They will perform Thursday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening.

The second group, the “Ferocious Flurries” includes Adrienne Tanaka, Jory Tanaka, Devin Ranftle, Erin Morton, Daryl Jenkins and Lucy McCain of Ridgeland, Colin Ridgway, Chloe Vizier, Caleb Jackson and Coen Mooney of Madison and Finley Ezell, Addy Huddleston of Canton. They will perform the evening shows on Friday and Saturday and Sunday’s matinee.

“This was the year to do Frozen, Jr. as the summer camp show,” said Sharon Miles, camp director and director. “The talent of the kids this year is amazing and we could have cast a third cast with no problem.”

Tickets for the show are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling the New Stage box office or ordered online at www.newstagetheatre.com.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their own Frozen costumes to the theater. For matinee shows, there will be opportunities to get photos with select members of the cast following the performance and shaved ice will be available for purchase outside the theater.

“With Frozen II coming out later this year, we wanted to help everyone dust off their costumes and get reacquainted with the story,” Miles said. “We’ve double cast the show, giving more students an opportunity to shine, and gives the camp staff more opportunities to impart some of our theatrical experience to the students.”