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 premier part. The movie might be gracefully animated, but audiences should expect 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 involves Elsa’s dress reveal just as does in the film. It’s a jaw-dropping moment that is even even better in real life. And what makes it even more unsurpassed is the added effect of the “snow” fall, which covers the entire audience with white flakes. Frozen – The Musical leaves you with a brisk, feel-good winter wonderland feeling regardless what season it is. Order your ticket now!
When Frozen: The Musical premiered in the Buell Theatre in August 2017, critics didn’t know what to say. Even after mixed reviews, the general agreement was that the show was promising. The Denver Post wrote that it was “Fun but not transporting”. Some critics wondered if the songs could really hold up the expansion of the story quite like the original score did, especially when the score expanded from 8 songs to 20. While reviews felt that the play was a little padded in parts, it was clear to everyone that Disney Theatrical Productions may have hit gold on the project. That’s why Michael Grandage was called in to help elevate the production during its current Broadway tour. The show tells the story of Elsa and Anna in a story of sacrifice and true love with an evocative winter imagery that manages to capture the magic of the animated film. Original composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez returned to bolster the plot expansions with new music. Altogether, Disney Theatrical Productions took the reviews to heart and created a true experience that will be enjoyed for generations.