By MICHELLE SCHMIDT
Kids — and even some adults — walked out of theaters singing when the movie released last November and, if you’ve been out in public lately, it seems they haven’t stopped. Fortunately (for them, though maybe not for all) they don’t have to: The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow is showing a sing-a-long version of “Frozen” beginning Thursday, May 22, and running through the weekend.
The movie is exactly like the version seen in theaters except the songs have subtitled words with a bouncing ball to help viewers-turned-participants sing along. That, and no one will kick you out of the theater for melodiously asking those around you if they want to build a snowman or for launching into a razzmatazz number speculating about the glories of summer.
“Come ready to sing, ready to have fun,” said Christine Cavanaugh, executive director of the Kenworthy. She adds that the audience is encouraged to come dressed in costume for the show.
Families have been excited about “Frozen” in general, Cavanaugh said. The movie has already been selected a couple times for private parties at the theater, so she anticipates a good turnout for the event.
Popcorn, candy and soda will be available for purchase at the concession counter. And yes, parents are asked to remain with their children, rather than sneak off for some “Frozen”-free silence.
People have a chance to win two tickets to the showing through the Kenworthy’s regular Friday Facebook Trivia contest. Every Friday at noon, a trivia question is posted on the theater’s Facebook page and the first person to answer the question correctly receives two free tickets to the weekend show. To compete for this or future shows, Cavanaugh said to “like” the Facebook page and watch for the question.
If you go:
What: “Frozen” sing-a-long
When: Thursday, May 22 at 8 p.m., Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 24 at 5:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, May 25 at 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow
Cost: $6/adults, $3/kids 12 and younger, free/kids 2 and younger
Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven — to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna’s sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret — she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It’s a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can’t stop. She fears she’s becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her.
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