Frozen fans, get excited!
As the Oscar voting period continues, last Sunday night the Vibrato Grill in Bel Air saw our beloved stars take the stage to perform songs from the soundtrack in celebration of the box office phenomenon.
Voice of Olaf the snowman Josh Gad acted as an emcee of sorts for the evening, providing comedy gems such as, “our creative team has decided to repurpsose all of the characters as Lego figures”, in reference to last weekend’s release of The Lego Movie, and “apparently Disney didn’t realize they have a concert hall named after them so we’re here at this Bar Mitzvah venue”. He later went on to perform ‘In Summer’, before Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) took to the stage to sing all parts of ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman’, despite Young Anna being voiced by different singers on the soundtrack. Bell later teamed up with Santino Fontana for ‘Love Is An Open Door’, and on-screen sister Idina Menzel in ‘For The First Time In Forever’. Christophe Beck also appeared, presenting pieces from the film’s score, before Broadway favourite and current If/Then star Menzel closed the show with a breathtaking performance of Oscar-nominated ‘Let It Go’, the breakout song of the 2013 film. Sad news though as Jonathon Groff, the voice of Kristoff, was unable to attend the event due to illness.
Stars, however, were not only shining on the stage. The small audience for this special performance included those directly involved in the success of the film, such as co-directors Jennifer Lee and, Chris Buck, songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar president Ed Catull. In addition to this, high profile industry names including Modern Family star Ariel Winter and Glee alums Jane Lynch and self-confessed Disney fanboy Darren Criss were also in attendance.
The film had now passed $900 million mark in the global box office, and I am extremely jealous of all those who were offered this rare chance to see songs from an animated film live! This could also be viewed as a smaller taster of what is to come when Frozen hits Broadway in the future!
You can check out a video from the festivities below:
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