Sometimes cross-promotions just makes sense. This is the case with Disney on Ice Presents Frozen—a cool retelling of the story of princesses Elsa and Anna.

Where else would you expect to see the famous residents of Arendelle, if not a giant slab of ice?

Park City native Emerson Alvarez has been performing with the show since June and she'll be part of the ensemble cast when it skates into town next week. She says she's looking forward to performing in Salt Lake. “It will be great for me to come home and perform in front of some familiar faces,” she told Salt Lake magazine during a phone interview this week.

Frozen is, by all accounts, the biggest thing in the kid-entertainment world right now. “It's been a success,” Alvarez says, “It's been incredible for people to see something they are so enamored with come to life.”

If you think the show is just for little girls, it's time to Let it Go, says Alvarez, “It's a family show,” she says. “I've seen grown men just beaming at this show.”

Alvarez says that the show's special effects are what to watch. “They go above and beyond,” she says. And keep an eye our for the snow. Alvarez notes that kids in Utah are used to seeing snowfall, but when the show travels to places like Florida or California, “Kids' eyes just light up!”

She also says that fans should keep an eye out for beloved Disney characters in the first song and the finale, and be patient, because Olaf, everyone's favorite snowman, makes his appearance in the second act.

What makes Frozen so popular? Alvarez says, “It's a Disney movie that says you don't need a prince. It tells girls they don't need to be with a man to be loved. It's about the sisterhood. It's a story of girl power.”

I'll raise my blinking princess Sno-cone glass to that.



Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt is at Vivint Smart Home Arena March 2-6. Tickets are available at Smithstix locations.