It has been known to some people that I finally own the Original Broadway Soundtrack. Usually after owning a new soundtrack, I usually am listening to it. Frozen is coming to Charlotte in 2022.I thought today to review the soundtrack.
Vuelie/ Let the Sun Shine On- this is the opening number. I think this is a stronger opening then the animated one. It actually sets up the stage really well- you begin to see the relationship of Elsa and Anna when they were children.
A Little Bit of You- this is a really cute duet between Anna and Elsa. You really get to see their bond as kids.
Do You Want to Build a Snowman- one of the well-known songs from the animated movie. I even think this song has improved especially towards the ending. Now, you see Anna wanting to get close to Elsa further
For the First Time in Forever- one of my favorite songs from the movie.
Hans of the Southern Isles- he finally gets some more songs
Queen Anointed- as expected, it happens during Elsa’s coronation. I am glad we see most of her coronation during song
Dangerous to Dream- this also happens during the coronation. It is one of Elsa’s songs, and I love how you see more of her fear of what will happen while she is Queen
Love is an Open Door- this song has improved as well. It is a lot more catchy and feels more like a love song even thought it “technically not a love song”
Reindeer(s) are are better than People- the duet where we really first get to meet Kristoff and Sven. Turns out this song happens sooner in person as opposed to the movie
What do you know about Love- this a funny duet between Kristoff and Anna arguing what they think love is
In Summer- Olaf is such an adorable snowman.Even. Olaf’s idea of Summer is crazy, but cute in a way. Crazily enough, the original Broadway Olaf sounds almost exactly like the animated one
Hans of the Southern Isles (Reprise)- I think this song does (in my opinion that Hans is the antagonist and villain of the musical)
Let it Go- everyone knows this song. This ends the first act, which I had a feeling it would be
Hygge- this song is a fun opening to the 2nd act. I believe this is now we start to realize that Arendelle is set in Norway. Now we meet Oaken, the guy at the shop
For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)- having those beginning parts are an improvement from the film. The rest of the song is what I am familiar with. This song is only on the soundtrack (sadly the US Tour cut it out)
Fixer Upper- we know when this happens. The moment Kristoff is trying to get help for Anna
Kristoff Lullaby- finally, we have a moment when Kristoff realizes he loves Anna, but scared that he might lose her (due the the Frozen Heart that was picked up on after Fixer Upper)
Monster-this is one of my favorite additions to the musical. It is Elsa’s big moment in act II- when she decides to try to make everything alight done in Arendelle instead of being the “Monster” people are calling her
True Love- this is actually my favorite addition to Frozen. I am glad Anna has this heartbreaking song, and happens after Hans betrays her. I relate strongly to Anna. Sad that the tour cut it- seriously, this song is sung by one of our two protagonists and happens a pivotal and emotional moment for her. I still see this song as part of Frozen.
Colder by the Minute- lots of things happen in this song. Kristoff trying to get to Anna, Anna trying to get to Kristoff, Hans trying to get to Elsa to kill her, and Elsa trying to figure out how to stop the Winter (I believe) and looking for her sister. It is when the storm is more like a blizzard
Finale/Let it Go- finally the eternal Winter is going to be over. Anna finally shows Elsa how- even though Anna has no magical love. You realize in this song that the True Love was between the sisters.
“The two cuts were thing I wish never happened especially “True Love”. At least the song is on the soundtrack”