Frozen at the Royal Theatre

For the first time in forever, I have a Frozen post for you!  Sorry, sorry, no more Frozen puns.  Maybe.  So I got the chance to catch the Frozen storytelling show over at the Royal Theatre (located at Disneyland’s Princess Fantasy Faire).  I had seen Tangled there previously and loved it and I was hoping for the same experience with Frozen.  If you actually want to sit in the audience during the show, you should get a Fastpass (distribution is located in the main hub, near the Partners Statue).  We were there during the week, so we walked up to the standing area ten minutes before show time and snagged a great spot.  Inside the theater, children are invited to sit on the floor in front of the stage.  Here’s my take on the show!  Warning: spoilers ahead!

The premise behind the storytelling shows is just that: they tell the (condensed) stories of your favorite princesses.  You have Mr. Smyth and Mr. Jones leading the audience along in the chosen story.

They use puppets, props, and their fair maiden helpers to set the scene and take the audience through the tale of Frozen.  There are lots of clever gags and several Shakespeare references (which I obviously loved as a theater teacher), and in true Disney fashion, tons of cute puns.

And of course, it wouldn’t be Frozen without a visit from Anna and Elsa.  They play themselves and Mr. Smyth and Mr. Jones play all of the other characters.

Here is one of our storytellers (I don’t know which is Smyth and which is Jones) as Kristoff with his Sven puppet.

And the other storyteller as Olaf…

The use of silly props makes the storytelling entertaining for both the kids and adults.  I loved this “frozen” Anna prop.

And of course, like every good story, there is a happy ending.

One thing Disney does better than anyone else is their live shows.  They are always entertaining for both kids and adults, which as a sort of new momma, is becoming more and more important to me.  I would have enjoyed this show just as much before I had a kid, but it is even more awesome when I can watch and be entertained, and my kid can be too.  Plus, the storytelling shows in particular do a great job of getting the audience involved.  The Frozen show at the Royal Theatre was funny and fun for the entire audience.  I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is going to be visiting Disneyland!

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