‘Frozen’ comes to East London

The East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) returns to the stage from October 7-8 with A Frozen Adventure, an adaptation of the popular movie franchise, Frozen.

The cast is made up of 28 actors of all ages, ranging from 11 to 36, and truly is a community theatre effort.

It is directed by Nasine van Rensburg of ELPAS, with musical direction by new-comer to musical theatre, Michelle Wiseman.

Performed in full musical theatre glory with amazing sets, beautiful costumes and dazzling choreography, it is not to be missed.

Olaf and Sven are life-size animatronic puppets that are so animated in their movements, they appear life-like.

The production is the ultimate show for any Frozen fan or lover of good musical theatre for that matter, because the choreography and voices will blow you away.

Children attending are invited to dress up as their favourite characters and can have their photo’s taken with Elsa, Anna and the gang at the end of each show.

It runs during the school holidays, with two evening shows and one matinee on October 8, at Hudson High School’s Gibson Kente Theatre.

Tickets are R100 per ticket and can be purchased at Lee Gold Music.

Van Rensburg, who plays the lead role as Elsa, said her character resonated with children irrespective of gender.

She added: “I wasn’t initially a Frozen fan, but the more time I spent with Elsa, the more I understood her and eventually realised that I share many similarities with her in my own personality, that I eventually truly understood the story and fell in love with it.”

The adaptation remains true to the story, exploring the impact of insecurity and feeling misunderstood by others and how this ultimately can be overcome with love.

It sidesteps the conventional romantic trope involving a helpless damsel in distress being rescued by a prince.

Instead, it focuses on the love we can find among family and the many ways which this supersedes romantic love.

The show has been slightly altered as more songs have been added to the musical score, but all the favourites have been retained, such as Let it Go, For the First Time in Forever, and Love is an Open Door.

LET IT GO: The East London Performing Arts society returns to the stage from October 7-8 with their latest dazzling production, ‘A Frozen Adventure’, adapted from the popular Disney movie ‘Frozen’. Picture: SUPPLIED


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