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The Stars Of Disney’s Frozen Performed The Film’s Songs And Score Live

The event was a "love letter" to the cast and crew.

by
Chris Queen

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February 11, 2014 - 9:45 am

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Leave it to Disney to find the coolest way to promote one of its Oscar-nominated films. The studio recently hosted an exclusive evening at a Bel Air jazz club in which the cast of the animated megahit Frozen performed songs from the movie while the composer of the film’s score conducted a small contingent of musicians.

“Apparently Disney didn’t realize they have a concert (hall) named after them so we’re here at this Bat Mitzvah venue,” joked Josh Gad as he kicked off an evening in which the cast of Disney’s Oscar-nominated “Frozen” performed songs from the animated hit live inside Bel Air’s’ Vibrato Grill on Sunday night.

The tribute to the songs and score from the film, which has passed the $900 million mark at the global box office, included Glad performing “In Summer,” while Menzel ended the evening with the Oscar-nominated “Let It Go.”

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Kristen Bell, in particular impressed the small gathering with her live performance of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” during which she also sang the younger versions of her character Anna from the film, sung by others on the film’s soundtrack.

Bell was elated on stage to have been able to work on “Frozen” and become a Disney princess, a dream of hers since she was five years old.

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Attending the event were “Frozen” co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the film’s songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar president Ed Catmull, and thesps Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and Ariel Winter.

With Frozen raking in major box office and garnering two Academy Award nominations (Best Animated Feature and Best Song for “Let It Go”), the studio billed the evening as a “love letter” to those who worked on the production. One could also see it as a test run for a forthcoming stage production, which is in the works. The timing couldn’t be more fortuitous, as Hollywood is in the height of Oscar campaigning season. Did the tactic turn the heads of Academy voters? We’ll have to see.

All Chris Queen wanted to be growing up was a game show host, a weather man, or James Bond. But his writing talent won out. By day, Chris is a somewhat mild-mannered office manager for an IT managed services provider, but by night, he keeps his finger on the pulse of pop culture and writes about it. In addition to his Disney obsession (as evidenced by his posts on this website), Chris's interests include college sports -- especially his beloved Georgia Bulldogs -- and a wide variety of music. A native of Marietta, GA, Chris moved with his family as a child to nearby Covington, GA, where he still makes his home. He is an active charter member of Eastridge Community Church and enjoys spending time with family and friends. In addition to his work at PJ Media, Chris spent nearly a year as a contributor to NewsReal Blog. He has also written for Celebrations Magazine and two newspapers in Metro Atlanta. Check out his website, www.chrisqueen.net.

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