Review: Sing-a-Long-a-Frozen

On arrival at the Grand Theatre, and after finding my seat, within minutes I felt compelled to be part of the Sing-a-Long-a-Frozen viewing. The theatre was mostly full, with young children accompanied by their parents. A family show. Some of the audience was in fancy dress, mostly the young children and mainly in Elsa and Anna dresses, but also as Olaf the snowman and Sven the reindeer, four of the main characters from the Disney film.

A sea of blue sparkly dresses and tiaras filled the theatre, along with other bits and pieces given in a goodie bag to the kids who loved their gifts. The music whichplayed was in keeping with the film, so I sat listening to Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby, which put me in the mood for the event.

A white spot light reached for the audience and I realised that the Grand Theatre isn’t just grand, it is an awesome, amazing venue. The lights went down and the song Let it Go began, just as snow flakes filled the theatre, pouring down gently from the ceiling onto the audience in the stalls. It was all very tantalising. We were now in Arendelle as a compère, dressed as Elsa, introduced herself to the awaiting children with the words, “So you wanna build a snowman?” Screams of delight came from the children and so the magic began.

I was the only person there who didn’t know the songs.  Where have I been? In panto style, the scene was set, firstly with a fancy dress parade, and instructions for when to hiss, boo, clap etc. This was very popular. There was a lot of audience participation, and one man was picked out and asked to sing along (sorry to embarrass him even further).Frozen is, after all, more of a girls’ film but boys would like it too.

There was a brief interlude, for me, as the parade took place, so I sketched a drawing of the amazing architecture of the Grand for a while, as the train of Elsas, Annas ,Olafs and Svens all showed off their best outfits (including adults).

The film was fun for all and true to Disney. The effects were brilliant, especially the snow and water, the costumes and landscapes were also worth noting. I truly enjoyed the film, and would recommend it.

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