“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” a musical based on the animated film, will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016. The audience will be immersed in the exciting tale of Anna and Elsa with all of the thrills of live theater, in a magical musical adaptation that includes stunning special effects, show-stopping production numbers, elaborately detailed costumes, sets, and spectacular theatrical surprises.
“While our production of ‘Frozen’ will stay true to the heart and soul of the film, we have adapted it for the stage so it’s truly a musical theatre production that befits our beautiful Hyperion Theater,” said Dana Harrel, creative entertainment executive with Walt Disney Imagineering. “The goal of this creative team is to take all audiences – including those that know the film, and those new to these characters – on this exciting and touching adventure with Anna and Elsa.
“We know that for many in the audience — adults and children alike – this production will be a first or rare theatergoing experience. We undertake this responsibility with seriousness as we adapt the film to the stage.”
With music done by Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Up Here”) and Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”,””Up Here”), screenplay adaptation by Chad Beguelin (“Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” at Hyperion Theater; Broadway “Gotta Dance,” “Aladdin,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Elf”) , and puppets designed by Michael Curry (co-designed puppets for “The Lion King” on Broadway, and many other Disney shows and projects), this show promises to be a magical experience for the whole family.