Last week Broadway San Diego announced their amazing new season, but as a surprise they also had Alyssa Joy Fox who is the standby Elsa on Broadway to come and sing to end the event on a (literal) high note! Before she rushed back to New York, where she is performing in the title role over multiple March dates, I chatted with her about FROZEN, and the upcoming national tour coming to San Diego.
Alyssa is no stranger to big belting roles or national tours, since she was everyone’s favorite green girl Elpheba on the national tour of WICKED prior to going to FROZEN on Broadway. So what it is like stepping into Elsa’s icy shoes?
“It’s so fun; it’s really exciting to feel the energy of the crowd in front of me. It’s exciting to be playing someone so iconic.”
It’s the messages of the show that Alyssa finds really exciting.
“It kind of breaks the prince and princess mold – and it’s less about the love story and more about the love of the people that you’ve made your family.”
There is plenty of Disney magic in the show as well, and though I tried to get the details of the magical costume change, Alyssa thinks the magical transformation in Elsa is incredibly empowering for audiences to see.
“Elsa becomes herself and really says ‘this is who I am,’ don’t be ashamed of who you are and own it. They’re going to be loved for it; love over fear. That’s the whole message.
You can follow Alyssa’s adventures as Elsa on her Instagram @alyssajoyfox
So check out FROZEN when it comes to Broadway San Diego in the 2019-2020 season, along with the other shows they announced.
NEW 2019-2020 Season Shows:
ANASTASIA October 1-6, 2019
*BLUE MAN GROUP November 8-10, 2019
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR November 12-17, 2019
DEAR EVAN HANSEN December 31, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Disney’s FROZEN March 26 – April 12, 2020
*RENT May 8-10, 2020
MEAN GIRLS June 9-14, 2020
COME FROM AWAY June 23-28, 2020
MY FAIR LADY July 7-12, 2020
Of course it’s never too late to get tickets to the remaining 2018-2019 Season Shows:
Disney’s ALADDIN February 20-March 3, 2019
CATS April 16-21, 2019
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY May 14-19, 2019
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF May 28-June 2, 2019
MISS SAIGON July 9-14, 2019
*THE BOOK OF MORMON July 23-28, 2019
For ticket information go to www.broadwaysd.com