Frozen – Live at the Hyperion, a new musical based on Disney’s animated blockbuster film, will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016. Audiences will be immersed in the emotional journey of Anna and Elsa with all of the excitement of live theatre, in an entertaining musical adaptation that includes elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, show-stopping production numbers and unique theatrical surprises.
Disney Creative Entertainment, the arm of Walt Disney Imagineering responsible for live theatrical entertainment at Disney Parks, is producing Frozen – Live at the Hyperion with all of the creativity and resources of its predecessor Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular which ran for a remarkable 13 years, with a total of 14,000 performances to 13 million park guests at the Hyperion Theater.
The 1,873-seat Hyperion is equipped with a backstage facility to support a production of the kind that plays in any venue of that size in the world, as well as the full creativity of Walt Disney Imagineering.
Frozen – Live at the Hyperion is based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film Frozen, which is the No. 1 animated feature of all time and among the most critically acclaimed animated films. It is the winner of two Academy Awards (2014), for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
The new musical features music and lyrics by the creators of the film score, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and is adapted from the screenplay by four-time Tony nominee Chad Beguelin.