Why Frozen is the hottest ticket in Melbourne

With tickets to see Frozen the Musical available through the Club, we find out why children are obsessed with this Disney tale.

Frozen the Musical is one of the most dazzling stage shows to come to Melbourne, with 53,000 Swarovski crystals used for the ice palace and more than 18,000 beads and crystals were sewn into the main character Elsa’s dress.

But it’s not just the amazing sets and artistry in the costumes that make this musical worth seeing with other Club Members and their families during the school holidays. The storytelling power of Disney’s Frozen reaches across generations and from screen to stage.

Reinventing the traditional fairy tale of the hero prince and doting princess, Frozen hit the big screen in 2013 with the power of sisterhood as its main theme.

Children can relate to the concepts of sibling love and rivalry, and the main characters face challenges they understand, such as making mistakes, overcoming loneliness and learning to be resilient.

With catchy songs, stunning animated scenes of ice and snow-covered mountains and loveable characters, Frozen became the highest-grossing animated film of all time. 

A professional still from Frozen the Musical


Jemma Rix as Elsa in Frozen the Musical. Photo by Lisa Tomasetti.

The movie won Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, and a BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film. Its well-known feature song Let It Go also won a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

The hit Broadway musical, which is based on the movie, will open in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre in June, with Melbourne’s Jemma Rix in the role of Elsa, Courtney Monsma as Anna and Thomas McGuane as Hans. The two-and-a-half-hour show features 12 catchy tunes, including Let It Go

Disney Theatrical Productions president Thomas Schumacher says Frozen the Musical will be part of the renaissance of Melbourne’s vibrant theatrical community as it recovers from last year’s lockdown.

He says the Australian premiere of Frozen the Musical at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre was a career highlight. 

“The opportunity to work in Australia late last year alongside Frozen’s remarkable cast, crew, and orchestra creating the first international production of this gorgeous show was one of the joys of my career,” Schumacher says.

“And now to bring the show to the great city of Melbourne – where we’ve done The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and Aladdin – and to be a part of the renaissance of Melbourne’s vibrant theatrical community is another honour.”

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Frozen the Musical in Melbourne. Box Office tickets are available through the RACV Club events team for Thursday, 8 July, 1-3.30pm, $110 per person, A Reserve - stalls seats. Bookings essential. To book, call Club Events on (03) 9944 8888 or email clubevents@racv.com.au

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