Frozen – Live at the Hyperion

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Frozen – Live at the Hyperion
Disney's Frozen - Live at the Hyperion (blue).svg
Disney California Adventure
AreaHollywood Land
StatusOperating
Opening dateMay 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
ReplacedDisney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular
Disney Cruise Line
NameFrozen: A Musical Spectacular
StatusOperating
Opening dateNovember 10, 2016
ReplacedToy Story: The Musical
General statistics
Attraction typeMusical
DesignerWalt Disney Creative Entertainment[1]
ThemeFrozen
MusicJason Michael Webb (arranger)
Duration55 minutes[2]
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Assistive listening icon.svg Assistive listening available
Frozen
Live at the Hyperion
MusicKristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
LyricsKristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
BookChad Beguelin
BasisDisney's Frozen, by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Productions2016-present, Hyperion Theater, Disney California Adventure

Frozen – Live at the Hyperion is a musical stage show inspired by Disney's 2013 animated film Frozen. It is presented at the Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure. The show premiered on May 27, 2016.

A version of the show premiered on board the Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Wonder under the name Frozen: A Musical Spectacular on November 10, 2016.[3]

History[edit]

Frozen – Live at the Hyperion was first announced in September 9, 2015[4] as a replacement for the venue's previous musical, Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular,[2] which played from 2003 to 2016.[5]

The production is directed by Tony-nominated Liesl Tommy, written by Tony-nominated Chad Beguelin, and features sets by Tony-nominated scenic designer Robert Brill. Jason Michael Webb serves as the musical supervisor and arranger. Puppets for the show were designed by Michael Curry. About 3,500 people auditioned for the initial production, from which the production team selected a cast of over 100 people to put on up to five performances daily.[2]

Changes[edit]

As part of the transformation of the Hyperion Theater to accommodate Frozen – Live at the Hyperion, the stage was rebuilt. The new additions include a 2,200-square-foot[2] LED video wall, and large curtains on either side of the stage that serve as a projection surface. The production also includes a large number of mobile sets in addition to the video elements.[3]

Some solo songs like "In Summer" were changed by Webb to ensemble numbers. Some scenes such as Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna and characters such as Marshmallow, the ice monster were removed.[2] For the "Let It Go" sequence, Elsa stands on top of crystal stairs that rotate out over the crowd.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Stage Musical Based on 'Frozen' Opens at Disney California Adventure". NBC Los Angeles. NBCUniversal Media, LLC. City News Service. May 27, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Paulson, Michael; Barnes, Brooke (6 June 2016). "Let It Go Go Go! Three Stage Versions of 'Frozen' Are on the Way". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Setting the Stage for 'Frozen – Live at the Hyperion' at Disney California Adventure Park". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  4. ^ Slater, Shawn (2015-09-09). "All New 'Frozen'-Inspired Stage Musical Coming to Disney California Adventure Park in 2016". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  5. ^ Moe, Jackie; Eades, Mark (May 26, 2016). "Photos: 'Frozen' musical premieres at California Adventure replacing 13-year run of 'Aladdin'". Orange County Register. Retrieved October 7, 2016.

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