Oh wow, FINALLY!
I’ve only been looking forward to this since I heard they were bringing the movie version to stage in Sydney.
Then I was only looking forward to it, since they announced they would be doing Melbourne shows.
Then tickets were released! We booked them, and the countdown was on… it was going to be baby girl’s birthday present.
We were looking forward to it!
Then… well, you know, world narrative at the moment… 🙄
Bloody covid happened.
EVERYTHING was cancelled. And so the wait commenced and the question was valid, would we still get to go?
Shows that had been rescheduled a second time, a third time, were still getting cancelled. Horror stories of multiple reschedules and cancellations ensued, and since only last week the show had NOT gone on in light of cast and crew being absent due to ‘covid-related’ reasons, I was still unsure, up until the very last minute, whether it would actually go on.
But, I grew excited as we got near the theatre today and saw all the little Elsas and Annas in costume, so excited like baby girl to see their favourite characters up on stage.
Hell, as you can see, I WAS EXCITED! I really wanted this for baby girl. I wanted this for us. So much crap has been passed around the past two years, I just wanted something to go right.
And so fortunately for us, it did.
We had the most amazing time. I went all emotional Mum and was teary SO much, especially at the start where the announcer said before the show “…and a special welcome to those in the audience seeing their very first musical. We hope this is the beginning of a beautiful journey with you and the theatre.”
The show and performances were spectacular as expected. I’ve seen snippets of the overseas stage show, and I have to say us Aussies pretty well smashed the Frozen interpretation. 💪💪 Sure they stuck to the main plot and elements, but there were little additions, adjustments, that made it so well-rounded, inclusive and unique, that I was left with tears in my eyes at the end (again, I know!)
Feeling so very grateful for our beautiful day. 💖🙏