Thoughts on some of the new songs from the Froze The Musical

Ok so here's my review of some of the new songs from" Frozen The Musical"

If you don't want any spoilers please don't continue reading.

There are 24 songs in the musical

This is what was played in order

Act I

1. Vuelie

2. Anna And Elsa

3. A little bit of you

4. Do you want to build a snowman?

5. For the first time in forever

6. Hans of the Southern Isles

7. Dangerous to Dream

8. Love is an open door

9. Reindeer(s) are better than people

10. What do you know about love?

11. In Summer

12. Hans of the Southern Isles (Reprise)

13. Let it go

Act II

14. Hygge

15. For the First Time In Forever (Reprise)

16. When Everything Falls Apart

17. Fixer Upper

18. Monster

19. Hans Of The Southern Isles (Reprise 2)

20. True Love

21. Colder by the Minute

22. Vueille (Love Thaws)

23. Resolution

The thing about the new songs is that they went deeper into the characters minds. The thoughts and emotions we never really saw in the movie. It gave us a better perspective on the characters point of view and how they were feeling during certain parts of the film. They had a couple outtake songs from original soundtrack that didn't make it in the movie, incorporated into the show.

The song "A little bit of you" is about Elsa and Anna as little kids, building Olaf their "snowman" and they were singing about how bits of each other were put into making Olaf's personality. It's a very sweet song about sisterhood and bonding.

"Hans of the Southern Isles" is about Prince Hans and his past. He talks about how he's the youngest brother of all of the Southern Isles. He explains his place in his kingdom and how he'll never achieve greatness because he's 13th in line. It's such a sad song, and he actually has two (2) reprises later on in the show.

"What Do You Know About Love" is a duet between Anna and Kristoff (which ultimately replaces the sled scene with the wolves) but it shows the disagreements between Anna and Kristoff talking about true love because at the time neither of them knew what "true love" really meant.

"Dangerous to Dream" is a song about Queen Elsa's inner thoughts before and during her coronation. She's singing to her sister (whos unaware of course) that she feels like a monster and she can't wait for the day where it's just Anna and her without the struggle of the powers in the way. She dreams about being the sisters they once were in their younger days, but to her it's "dangerous to dream."

Hygge is a fun but weirdly placed song. It's in the beginning of Act II. It takes place at oaken's cabin. The ensemble plays oaken's, extended family. It was all about family, friends, love, and acceptance. Although what bothered me that it took away the personality we all know and love from Princess Anna. It looked like they gave more power to Kristoff, and the portrayal was that Kristoff had more power over Anna which wasn't so apparent in the film.

"Monster" is probably my favorite new song out of the musical. Elsa is singing to herself in the middle of a fight between her and Prince Hans, Duke of Wesleton, and the minions. She's thinking about suicide or exiling herself from the kingdom of Arendelle. Despite just singing "Let It Go" and finally feeling free, after years of isolation, anxiety and untreated depression Elsa seemed to go back into this state of mind that she has to be the "monster" that everyone tells her she is. She sings about how it would be better if she wasn't around and that the Kingdom and her sister would be better off without her. She sings to herself that she can't handle all of that, but she made the conscious decision to be taken alive by Prince Hans, so she can see that her sister is safe and sound.

Partial Lyrics for the song "Monster"

You try to be good, but you fail, you fail

Fear will be your enemy and death it’s consequence

That’s what they both said to me and it’s starting to make sense

All this fear and all this pain began because of me

The thing I have to be, a monster

Were they right? Has the dark in me finally come to light?

Am I a monster full of rage? Was I a monster from the start?

No where to go but on a rampage. Or am I just a monster in a cage?

What’ll I do? No time for crying now

I started this storm, gotta stop it somehow

Do I keep on running? How far do I have to go?

And would that push the storm away or only make it grow?

I’m making my world colder. How long can it survive?

Is everyone in danger, as long as I’m alive?

Was I a monster from the start? How did I end up with this frozen heart?

…Do I kill the monster? Father, you know what’s best for me. If I die, will they be free?

Mother, what if after I’m gone, the cold gets colder and the storm rages on?

No, I have to stay alive to fix what I’ve done.

Save the world from myself and bring back the sun

…I cannot be the monster. I will not be the monster. Not tonight!

This is all I have for now, Hope you guys get the oppurtunity to watch Frozen The Musical.

It's still in Denver until October 2017 at the Denver Center of Performing Aarts.

Next year it will be playing at St. James Theater next Februrary in New York City.

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Live Music Is Better Than Pre-Recorded Music

Have you ever been in an arena with 15,000 people singing along to your favorite songs? It gives me goosebumps every time.

As an avid concert goer myself, sometimes going to two or more per month, I fully believe that hearing music live is way better than listening to it on Spotify.

First off, if you’re going to hear it live, you’re more than likely going with a friend. What’s better than being at the barricade singing along to your favorite songs? Nothing! Being with my best friends at a concert for an artist we all love dearly has grown to be one of my happy places.

Second, you get to hear things live that you’ll never get to hear with a pre-recorded track. Something that’s pre-recorded is the same thing over and over again, you can never change it, but with live music, it’s different every time. Some bands that I’ve seen throw in extra guitar solos or drum solos and even climb into the audience to let fans sing into their microphones, which is something you don’t get to hear on pre-recorded tracks.

There is no autotune at a concert, and if the artist is really good, they sound just like they do on the pre-recorded track. All Time Low is a great example of this - and if you haven’t seen them live, I highly recommend that you do! They are one of my favorite bands and they put on an amazing show whether it’s your first one or your one hundredth.

Acoustic songs and hearing the crowd sing the song right back is something that will always give me chills, especially big arena shows with more than 15,000 people in attendance. Nothing warms my heart more than knowing that thousands of people are there together for one night to do one thing - sing their hearts out to their favorite artists.

Getting the chance to possibly meet the artist is another added benefit of live music that I like to throw in. If you don’t have meet and greet, most artists will usually meet fans in the back by the busses! It’s one of the most exciting things about the after-concert, hoping they’ll come out and say hello.

I could go on forever about why live music is better than pre-recorded, but if I had to pick a reason over everything, I would say the memories of live music.

Sure, I can capture them on my phone and re-watch them later, but nothing beats being there with your friends and listening to all your favorite songs unfold in front of you. Nothing beats screaming the lyrics and forgetting about everything stressful in your life for awhile.

My next concert is not until June and I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do until then. Attending concerts is one of my favorite past times, and this year, my friends and I will be traveling to see quite a few shows, which I can’t wait for.

Next time you attend a live show, think of all of these things discussed in this article and ask yourself which you prefer: live music or pre-recorded?

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11 Of The Best 'Powerpuff Girls' Quotes

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Growing up, the Powerpuff Girls was one of my favorite television shows. I spent a lot of time with my sister and cousin, watching and re-watching episodes, and running around pretending to be the amazing super-heroines we looked up to. When I watch the show again at age 20, I realize how funny, clever, and insightful some of the lines are. If you grew up watching the Powerpuff girls and you need a laugh, these 11 quotes are sure to remind you of the three wonderful girls who save the day, as well as their friends (and enemies)!

1. Bubbles: "There's nothing wrong with talking to yourself."

2. Blossom: "I'm not boring! I'm a... a fiery redhead! And who made Bubbles the cute one? I'm cute! Look at this bow!"

3. Mojo Jojo: "Annoying little girl, you must wait your turn, in which I am first and you are second, which, in essence, makes you last, since 1 is before 2."

4. Bubbles: "Goodness gracious! Sir, you are being slowly digested. We need to get you to a hospital."

5. Buttercup: "It takes a lot more than a couple of cheap shots to make us cry."

6. Princess: "QUIET. Now listen. It doesn't matter that you've got your little gadgets, or that you're the ultimate evil. All that matters is that I destroy the Powerpuff Girls, which I will because I have the most powerful power in the whole wide world. COLD HARD CASH."

7. Talking Dog: "Well, I may be able to talk, but I sure as heck can't drive!"

8. Bubbles: "What are you doing in our closet, Mr. Mayor?"

Mayor: "You mean...we're not in my house?"

Buttercup: "Sorry, Mayor."

Mayor: "Well that explains all the cool furniture!"

9. HIM: "You see, the thing about gift giving is it's the thought that counts. And obviously, thinking isn't your strong point."

10. Brick: "If you're gonna do graffiti, at least spell the words right! Sheesh! Talk about dum-BUH."

11. Professor Utonium: "Hey, where's Bubbles?"

Buttercup: "She's probably upstairs combing her hair so she'll be the 'prettiest girl at the party'!"

Bubbles (upstairs, combing her hair): "I'm gonna be the prettiest girl at the party!"

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