St. James Theatre | New York City, New York
The welknown hit Frozen‘s has a lot going for it, but its visual elements are the finest part. The movie might be beautifully animated, but audiences should anticipate no less on stage from Disney’s Broadway adaptation. The sets are striking and elaborate, and the costumes bring the world of Arendelle to life. Of course, the highlight in terms of theatrics has to be “Let It Go,” which includes Elsa’s dress reveal just as does in the film. It’s a striking moment that plays even better in real life. And what makes it even more epic is the added effect of the “snow” fall, which covers the entire audience with white flakes. Frozen – The Musical will leave you with a brisk, feel-good winter wonderland feeling regardless what season it is. Get your ticket now!
Many critics were unsure about Frozen: The Musical when it was first pitched. The idea that any director would be able to capture the full magic of the animated film in a live stage format seemed impossible. But Disney Theatrical Productions was more than happy with the challenge. It all began with finding the best talent to expand on the work. Many fans were thrilled to find out that original film composers, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez were recalled to score the musical. A song list that numbered 8 songs in the film was expanded to an amazing 20 songs. Mark Shenton wrote in The Stage that the musical choices had “surging power ballads that are the score’s signature and are stunningly delivered…” While some reviewers argue that the story slows down in the second act, many more reviewers agree that the experience is fun and enjoyable. Theater lovers will not be disappointed by Frozen: The Musical!