Over the weekend, originally I was going to see the stage show of Frozen. That was the musical I wanted to see the most this year. In addition to Come From Away, Frozen was another show that I already had tickets for. I knew how to make up for that loss. What did I do?
I decided to watch both of the animated films. My love for Frozen began when I saw the animated Frozen. I loved the songs, characters, and plot. Recently, I figured out another reason why I love Frozen. I think it has something to do with Wicked- Frozen feels quite parallel to that musical.
Like Wicked, Frozen is a double protagonist musical. It centers on Elsa and Anna, two sisters. In some ways, it reminds me of the friendship between Elsa and Anna. The story truly kicks off once Elsa accidentally shows her powers, which she is ashamed of- that act caused her to run away, but ended up casting an eternal winter on Arendelle. Due to that, Anna ended up looking for sister. During Anna’s journey, she bumps into Kristoff and Olaf. The musical is most well-known for the song, “Let it Go”. Here is one thing I really loved about the film- what the True Love is. The True Love in Frozen is between the two sisters.
While I never saw the stage show, I did listen to some of the new songs. The songs I heard are amazing- from “What Do you Know about Love”, “Monster”, and “True Love”. I still can’t believe that the US Tour decided to take out “True Love”- seriously, that is one of our two protagonists main song, and it does happen at a very pivotal and emotional moment for Anna. Still I always view “True Love” as a part of Frozen- I know when this song happens- right after Hans betrays her.
Seeing the film really made up for that.
Musical sequels can struggle a lot. For the most part, sequels never seem to work. However, this one has. Just like Frozen, you still have Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven. It mostly takes place in an enchanted forest. New characters are introduced such as Ryder for example. There is a lot more emotional struggle for the characters. Kristoff and Anna finally have their own song- “Lost in the Woods”, and “The Next Right Thing”. Anna actually does end up with a heartbreaking song, but it is also hopeful at the same time. You have Elsa trying to figure out she got her powers, Kristoff’s struggle in proposing to Anna, and seeing Anna’s love and protectiveness for Elsa.
The Original Broadway Soundtrack
Yes, I never saw the stage show. However due to that postponement, I will be asking for the soundtrack for Christmas. I already fell in love with some of the new songs and already love the musical.
I had to find some way to make up for the postponement. That is why I watched both animated films. That really did make up for that, and it was the right thing to do. 2020 has been the first year where musicals I wanted to see get postponed- that wasn’t easy at all. I already have a feeling Wicked is already postponed- that really isn’t that much of a disappoint due to already seeing that musical four times. All the postponed shows I wanted to see this year will return- Anastasia, Frozen, and Wicked. Wicked was pretty obvious because it always returns to Blumenthal.