The last time James Corden and The Late Late Show did a Crosswalk Musical—a live musical theatre performance in a crosswalk that lasts for the duration of a red light—it was a sweeping production of Les Misèrables in none other than Paris, France. Hard to top such a modern classic, but he has outdone himself this time by roping in Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, and Adele Dazeem—ahem, that is, Idina Menzel—for a crosswalk production of none other than Frozen!
The stars of the motion picture were more than happy to join the production, even though the setting was a rather drab intersection in L.A. with a gas station backdrop, and James tried the entire time to usurp the lead role of Elsa from Idina. Things got a little tense, but we think we got ourselves another hit here. The lavish costumes! The ornate set pieces! The voices like a choir of angels! And…
Cars! Everybody go! Go! Move, move, move!
When the gang wasn’t trying to avoid a head-on collision, they sang Frozen and Frozen 2’s greatest smash hits, like, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” “For the First Time in Forever,” “Some Things Never Change,” and naturally, everyone’s personal glow-up song, “Let it Go!”
While the film is dramatic in itself (Hans! How could you?), the real drama of this production stemmed from who would take on the starring role of Elsa. While James originally won the part, a hesitant Kristen Bell suggested partway through that he let the “wickedly talented” Idina take over. The challenge (which was more of a polite suggestion, really) prompted an all-out sing-off. You can probably guess who won that one.
Meanwhile, who can help but cackle at the shots of every world-weary driver in L.A. sitting annoyed in their cars, forced to watch a show when they have places to be. None of them seemed phased or remotely impressed with the spectacle, even when powerhouse Idina Menzel hopped up on the hood of a random car, belting out “the cold never bothered me anyway!” How could anyone be angry at that? We definitely wouldn’t. Wreck our car, Adele Dazeem!
There were some pretty close calls with a few antsy cars, and some hilarious behind-the-scenes banter amongst the cast, so make sure you watch the entire clip!
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