The new musical Frozen (now in previews) has released a third song written specifically for the stage adaptation of the Disney animated hit. Take a listen above to "Dangerous to Dream," performed by Broadway's Elsa Caissie Levy.
The song was the first that Oscar-winning composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez had written while creating new material for the show. Anderson-Lopez describes it as an “‘I Want’ [song] for a girl who’s not allowed to want anything.” Set during Elsa’s coronation, the song explores her inner monologue and apprehension.
“What was interesting about expanding the movie to the stage was that so much of Elsa’s story is told through close-up,” explains Anderson-Lopez. “All of her angst comes through eyes and shaking hands, and you can’t do that on stage. So we needed to take a song and musicalize those close-ups.” The result: an introspective tune that charts “what she would say if she could say it, what she would wish if she could wish.”
The song is the latest in the musical’s “”#FrozenFridays” series, which will offer a total of four new songs over the course of four weeks during the preview period. Last week, Frozen released the Anna and Kristoff duet “What Do You Know About Love?,” and the week before, Elsa’s 11 o’clock anthem “Monster.” Anna’s second act solo “True Love” will follow.
Each track will be available to stream and download at FrozentheMusical.com.
The musical, directed by Michael Grandage, will officially open at the St. James Theatre March 22.