I have to admit when I read this head line I thought, dreams do come true. You may be wondering why I – a middle aged woman – am getting so excited over a Disney movie. Disney brought on Broadway talent to perform the songs people around the world are now singing. The cast of this Disney gem include Idina Menzel (Wicked), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) and Josh Gad (Book of Mormon).
I saw the movie in theaters with Adam when it first came out in late November and immediately told everyone I knew that they had to see it. One of my friends asked if I would go with them. By that time I had already purchased the soundtrack and knew all of the words to all of the songs; I was ready. I went into the theater, sat down, and it began.
Then my favorite song played, “Do you want to build a snowman?” (For the record, all of the songs are my favorite; this one is just in the beginning of the movie.) I couldn’t help but sing. People were shushing me, and my friend was practically sinking in her chair, but I kept going.
After the movie, I got plenty of glares, and my friend was walking about 5 steps ahead of me. But I didn’t care. I enjoyed myself, and I knew that soon they would find themselves doing exactly what I did: buying the soundtrack, seeing it again, and singing along.
The holidays passed, and I got news that they were releasing a sing-along version of the movie… WHAT?! I told the girls in the box office, and they were onboard to get together and see it once more.
The sing-along version is amazing. It is a theatre filled with people (mostly children and their families) standing, dancing, and singing along with the movie. Here’s a little clip:
I LOVE Frozen. The movie is so different from the other Disney movies out there. It is one where women take the lead, and men are able to cope with it. Kristoff is a wonderful example of what a masculine, 21st century man looks like. He spends the movie being partners with Anna and helps her from making the same mistake twice, as well as being there to support her. Another great example is when Elsa tells Anna very firmly “You cannot marry a man you just met” and does not bless the marriage-which is sort of how the whole town gets frozen, but Elsa stands her ground. I can hardly wait for the next chapter of this wonderful winter tale.
If you have not seen Frozen yet, Valentine’s Day is coming up. It’s the perfect date idea. And while most of the country is frozen and doesn’t want to think about any more snow… We are here in Florida doing what happens to solid water when it gets warm!