REVIEW: Freezing at the Gladstone (as evaluated by an eight-year-old)


Krisco and Beavertail from Freezing: The Musical

Krisco (Chad Connell) and Beavertail (Cara Pantalone) from Freezing: The Musical


Last weekend our family went to see Freezing at the Gladstone Theatre. It’s billed as “a fun-filled musical fairy tale for the whole family”, packed full of songs and bad puns. This is the second year for the show, and our second year watching. Our eight-year-old daughter Maddie wrote a review:

  • Great use of songs, especially the Ice Man. It was really good how they used pop songs and made them about ice.
  • Good for lots of ages.
  • Loved the actors, they were very into the scene.
  • Great use of props, like the tables and the tree stump.
  • Much better than last year’s show.
  • All the scenes kind of went together, but some leave you with questions like the Justin Trudeau scene.
  • Costumes are well done.
  • I liked the way that they kept the audience involved.
  • I think that Hans should be more evil.
  • Great “sisters” song. (I was there at the show with my sister.)
  • Ice Man was great.
  • Use of the background screen for videos was good.
  • Good band.
  • Awesome story.
  • Do it again next year.

Freezing runs until January 4 at the Gladstone Theatre. More info and tickets: For showtimes, click here.

OttawaStart Staff


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