Last night, surely prompted by Frozen's Golden Globe win and upcoming Oscar run, I dreamt that I discovered a magical threat to Arendelle. I helped Queen Elsa find enemy spies who were watching her every move through carefully planted glittery baubles placed around the kingdom. Since Disney princesses veritable sweat glittery knickknacks, you can imagine how difficult the foreign objects were to discover and destroy. [more...]
I basically saved Elsa's ass so all I ask in return is that I be hired as a consultant on both the upcoming stage musical and the inevitable direct-to-dvd spinoffs. My only goal on the latter is to convince them not to do it. My first task on the former is to demand more songs for Krystoff because Jonathan Groff.
Should Disney pursue a stage version, they will have to do something about that last act which is song free. Boy would that land on Broadway with a thud. It'd be a disaster. It's kind of a miracle that it even works in movie form, that frontloaded song scoring. The most likely change will be an added love duet between Krystoff and Anna, to deliver their future romance rather than implying it. But I'm not sure that's the way to go.
The ending of Frozen, wherein you're surprised to find that the love story is actually about the sibling bond rather than romance, is such a singular move. It's the key to why Frozen feels so fresh and not at all like Disney Princess: The Musical Part 8 That final love duet? Let it go to Elsa & Anna.