Review: The Snowman at Melbourne Recital Centre

Christmas has arrived early at the Melbourne Recital Centre, with the beautiful tale of The Snowman accompanied by the Melbourne Recital Centre Orchestra.

Review: The Snowman at Melbourne Recital Centre

Performed in the magnificent Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, which is lined with plywood panels that resemble the back of instruments. The Snowman is brought to life by the live orchestra.

Review: The Snowman at Melbourne Recital Centre

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Review: The Snowman at Melbourne Recital Centre
Image: The Snowman at Melbourne Recital Centre

The Snowman is a Christmas favourite short animation film, which tells the story of a young boy who builds a snowman on Christmas eve, that magically comes to life at the stroke of midnight. The boy walks the snowman around his house before the snowman takes the boy on a magical adventure to meet Santa Claus. The Snowman was first released in 1982 and is a popular Christmas film to so many families around the world.

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Review: The Snowman at Melbourne Recital Centre
Image: soloist Harry Hendel at Melbourne Recital Centre

Watching The Snowman on the big screen with a live orchestra was such a special Christmas treat. The highlight for us was the stellar performance from Harry Hendel, who sung Walking on the Air, I’ve never heard such a beautiful voice from such a young performer. The show runs for about 50 mins (The Snowman 27 mins). Families can enjoy the Night Before Christmas poem and music before the show starts and after the main show, there is a fun Christmas sing-a-long that encourages everyone to sing the 12 days of Christmas. It’s pretty special. Loved every minute of it!

Keep a lookout for The Snowman at the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2020.

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