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Frozen the Musical (2021)

Starring:
Courtney Monsma, Jemma Rix*, Sean Sinclair, Matt Lee, Thomas McGuane, Aljin Abella, Jonathan MacMillan, Lochie McIntyre

Venue:
Her Majesty’s Theatre (Melbourne, Australia)

Running time:
Approx 2 hours 20 minutes (including 20 minute intermission)

* During the performance I saw, Samm Hagen played the role of Elsa.

In 2013 Disney’s Frozen took the world by storm. I saw it twice in cinemas and was captivated by another magical movie from the House of Mouse. Every parent of a small child I knew was sick to tears of ‘Let It Go’ and, to be fair, if my mum still had to listen to everything I listen to, she would’ve been sick of it too. 

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Sleeping Beauty – A Knight Avenger’s Tale (2018)

Review by CJ

Starring:
Rhonda Burchmore, Melissa Tkautz, Kev Orkian, Frazer Hines, Katrina Retallick, Embla Bishop, Daniel Milne, Matt Geronimi, Cameron Taylor

Venue:
The Comedy Theatre (Melbourne, Australia)

Running time:
150 minutes (including intermission)

 

The fairy Carabosse (Burchmore) is snubbed from attending the christening of King Louis’ (Hines) daughter Aurora (Bishop). In retaliation, Carabosse curses Aurora to die after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel before the end of her 21st birthday. The good fairy (Tkautz) alters the curse to ensure Aurora does not die, but instead slumbers for 100 years until awakened by true love’s first kiss.

It is up to Aurora’s true love Prince Valiant (Milne), best friend Silly Billy (Orkian), governess Nanny Tickles (Retallick) and father King Louis to ensure the curse does not lay claim to Aurora on her 21st birthday.

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The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell in Return to PantoLand (2017)

Review by CJ

Starring: 
Todd McKenney, Tim Maddren, Robyn Loau, Katrina Retallick, Jaime Hadwen, Kev Orkian, Ksenia Zofi, Ric Pragnell, Matthew Geronimi, Michael Stone, Jay Johns, Samuel Richardson, Brandon Ware, Justin Rive, Michael Francisco

Venue:
The Comedy Theatre (Melbourne, Australia)

Running time:
150 minutes (including intermission)

 

The story of Peter Pan (Maddren) and Tinker Bell’s (Hadwen) journeys with Wendy (Zofi), John and Michael Darling in Neverland. They meet Tiger Lily (Loau), fight Captain Hook (McKenney) and think all of the happy thoughts that their hearts desire.

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Disney On Ice: Frozen

Review by CJ

Starring:
Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, Prince Hans, Marshmallow, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Princess Ariel, Prince Eric, Princess Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Princess Cinderella, Prince Charming, Princess Snow White, The Prince, Buzz, Woody, Timon, Pumbaa, Nemo, Marlin, Dory

Venue:
Hisense Arena

Running time:
100 minutes (including 15 minute interval)

 

Disney On Ice: Frozen presents an abridged telling of Disney’s Frozen hosted by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald, and with appearances by much loved Disney characters from throughout the decades.

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Bill Condon

Starring:
Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Other notable appearances:
Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald

Running time:
129 minutes

 

The tale as old as time of a young girl who dreams of more, the cursed Prince whose cold heart has doomed him, and the lengths they go to trying to save each other.

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