Return to Arendelle with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s Frozen, Jr.
When I first saw the movie Frozen, I thought it was cute. Better than cute, even; it was great. When my youngest son first saw the movie Frozen, however, he thought Frozen was the best thing on this entire planet.
This is why, six years after the release of the film, I am still singing “For the First Time in Forever” for his nightly bedtime song.
Yes, really. Every night.
Every. Single. Night.
So when we heard that Grand Rapids Civic Theatre was showing Frozen, Jr.? I mean, we had to be there.
It’s Time to Welcome Back Winter (But Only the Magic Kind)
In case you don’t live with an Anna and Elsa-obsessed kindergartener, let me refresh your memory. Two sisters and royal heirs, Anna and Elsa, live in the kingdom of Arendelle. Near the start of the movie Elsa is to be crowned the Queen.
But… since this is a Disney movie, nothing is really so simple. It is revealed that Elsa has magic ice powers she can’t control, she accidentally freezes the kingdom, and she runs away. Anna spends the rest of the movie trying to find her. Hijinks ensue.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre does an amazing job of bringing the movie to life. The characters are just as lovable and unique as we all remember. The music is fantastic!
Before we even walked into the theatre, my five year old had an excellent question: how can they show us Elsa’s powers? I’m not going to give away any secrets – you really need to see for yourself! – but GRCT delivers a magical ice queen.
Become the “Coolest Parent Ever” by Bringing Your Littles to this Fun Show!
When we left the theatre, my son kept repeating “that was the best show ever! It was the best show ever! Ever!” I tried to be a detailed reporter and ask some good questions to get him talking.
What was your favorite part? All of it.
Who was your favorite character? Oh! Um… all of them.
What did you think of the magic? It was the best ever!
Admittedly, my interview game needs a little bit of work. But the sentiment remains – score tickets to this show, and you will be the talk of the school.
How to get Tickets to This Family-Friendly Musical!
This show has a shorter run than most GRCT productions. Don’t let Frozen, Jr. pass you by! Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at (616) 222-6650. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is located in downtown Grand Rapids, just north of Fulton Ave, on Division St.
October 19, 24 & 25 | 7:30 PM
October 19, 20, 26 & 27 | 2:00
October 27 | 5:00
I realize by taking my Frozen-obsessed child to this show, all I’m doing is adding fuel to the fire that is the nightly rendition of “For the First Time in Forever.” That is… until the sequel comes out in theatres, presumably bringing an entire new soundtrack along with it.
It’s ok! We’ll tackle the new music head-on. For the first time in forever… nothing’s in our way!