For the first time in forever, Sydney's getting something first: the Broadway musical based on Disney's hit movie Frozen will have its Australian premiere in July 2020 at the Capitol Theatre.
Melbourne might be getting a certain boy wizard, but we've won Elsa's heart.
The musical premiered on Broadway in March 2018 and features all the characters and songs from the movie – plus a few new tunes by the songwriters behind the film (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez).
And what makes this announcement really exciting? Sydney will be the first place Frozen is seen outside of Broadway; not even the West End has it yet!
The show has been selling brilliantly on Broadway, but the reviews haven't been as ecstatic as Disney might have hoped. But hell, the chance to hear somebody belt the bejesus out of 'Let it Go' while an entire icy castle materialises around them is always enough to make us part with our hard-earned cash and buy a ticket.
"This Frozen is like Elsa in protective gloves; it plays things safe, and perhaps that will be enough for fans of the movie who want to see some version of it on Broadway. But in its reluctance to embrace its own potential enchantments, the show will likely leave many people lukewarm."
UPDATE: Tickets to Frozen go on sale to the general public at 9am on Friday October 25. If you want to secure tickets early, sign up to the waitlist at frozenthemusical.com.au and you can access tickets from 9am on Monday October 21. And although there'll be premium tickets, you can get into the theatre for as little as $49.95.