A good friend recently invited my kids and I to the Chopin Theater to see Rose and the Rime. Although I did want to go and always enjoy small theater productions (the good and the bad!), this was late on a school night and I kept putting off looking into the production and giving her a firm answer that we would go to see it. Finally we said yes and I’m so glad we went! First of all, there is not a bad seat in the Chopin Theater- because we were early we had front row seats. My kids, 6 and 8 years old, were fascinated by the entire production. It was very magical-the actors even interacted with my kids throughout the play.
Reviews that I had previously read compared the story line and production to Disney’s Frozen. That did go a long way with my kids in getting them excited about going, but the 2 stories are very different. After the performance they could not stop talking about it. They kept comparing and contrasting Rose and the Rime to Frozen, meticulously picking out all of the similarities and differences while retelling the stories. Both agreed that it was the best play they’d ever seen and were asking if we can arrange for their classes to take a field trip so their friends could see the show too. I asked my daughter if it was even better than Wicked. She said, “Well… yes, but they’re both my favorite!”