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Frozen photo shoot

Get behind the scenes at a photo shoot with Courtney Monsma

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Disney’s acclaimed new hit musical Frozen has finally arrived at QPAC for its highly anticipated Queensland premiere season in our Lyric Theatre from 10 February 2022.

The 38 strong cast includes our very own Queenslander, Gold Coast born Courtney Monsma, who plays the leading role of Anna alongside renowned musical theatre star Jemma Rix (The Wizard of Oz, Wicked) who plays Elsa.

There’s a lot more than what you see on stage for stars of blockbuster musicals with many hours of photo shoots and interviews happening behind the scenes.

We tagged along with the hard-working and effortlessly glamorous Courtney during a recent Courier Mail QWeekend photo shoot.

The first photo shoot was at Brisbane’s iconic Kangaroo Point Cliffs where Courtney was snapped in a stunning pink gown. 

Courtney Monsma during photo shootFrozen's Courtney Monsma during photo shoot.

Here’s how it looked through the camera lens.

Courtney Monsma through the camera lensCourtney Monsma through the camera lens.

The photo was so spectacular it was voted Courier Mail’s Picture of the Week.

Frozen photo makes pic of the week

Then it was back to QPAC for costume changes and more photos on our Lyric Theatre stage and at QPAC’s stage door. 

Courtney Monsma at QPAC's stage doorCourtney Monsma at QPAC Stage Door.

The photos and interview with Courtney, who is a Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) Musical Theatre degree graduate, ran in a three-page feature entitled Back Stage Pass in QWeekend.

Jemma Rix and Courtney MonsmaStars of Frozen Jemma Rix and Courtney Monsma check out the QWeekend article.

We hope you enjoyed a peek behind the scenes of a publicity photo shoot, and will have the chance to see Courtney light up the Lyric Theatre stage with the amazing company of Frozen during the limited Queensland premiere season. Check out the gallery below for some more backstage shots.


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