In February 2018 I saw Frozen in New York. Want to know more – click here

The review of that show and this is pretty much the same

If you’ve not seen Frozen (seriously?) here’s a basic plot; Fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven and sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. The rest, well, go watch it on DVD.

Having watching the film once or twice (maybe more), the first half of the performance seemed to use all the songs – I couldn’t remember what songs were supposed to be in what place, but ending on Let it Go is definitely a show stopper into the interval.

There are several new songs for this production, and they help flesh out the story. True Love and What do you know about love will certainly stay with me, as will Hygge which opens act two. Loved the Frozen 2 reference from Olaf too (Samantha?)

The cast of Samantha Barks (Elsa) and Stephanie McKeon (Anna) are amazing, but stealing the show as Olaf is Craig Gallivan, who I saw in School of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

The ensemble, the effects, and the orchestra all played a part in bringing the most beloved in car karaoke soundtracks of recent years to life, and then some.

I’ll end this review as I did the New York one as I think the performances were just as good  – if not better, maybe more polished since the time I saw the preview in NYC.

Just believe in true love and spend an evening with the fair folk of Arendelle. Hold onto your ticket as you won’t want to lose it…or let it go.


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