Review by Jeanne Kinley Deller
Spectacular in every way, Disney’s “FROZEN” is one splendid spectacle for all to behold. Young and old alike are mesmerized by this truly superior compilation of talent, staging, music, costuming, choreography, and so much more, now at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle. Magic is in the air from the moment you enter the theatre and far beyond the spontaneous standing ovation. A phrase that perpetually comes to mind is pure joy.
As royal sisters Elsa (played by the boldly dynamic Caroline Bowman) and Anna (played by the perfectly impish Caroline Innerbichler) are entrapped in intrigue and high adventure, the audience is gifted with a journey through the most exquisite Winter Wonderland one might possibly imagine.
Beyond exquisite is a thoroughly bewitching transformation of Elsa’s attire and surroundings, drawing gasps and cheers from the spellbound audience. Highest praise goes to Christopher Oram, Scenic and Costume Designer, for this enchanting, live, on-stage achievement.
Magical merriment for the very youngest crowd (and all, of course) are reindeer Sven (played by the nimble Evan Strand) and snowman Olaf (played by the dexterous F. Michael Haymie). What a cast! What a production! Every bit of this beautifully orchestrated stage production stole the hearts of most, if not all, of the rapturous crowd fortunate enough to take it in.
Photo by Deen van Meer
“FROZEN” features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new musical numbers.