Elsa and Anna have set a move-in date for their new home at Disneyland’s Disney California Adventure: Frozen, the new live show adapted from the hit 2013 movie, will officially begin performances May 27.
Frozen — Live at the Hyperion is slated to play at California Adventure’s Hyperion Theater, the 1,873-seat venue that was home to Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular for 13 years.
Like Aladdin, which closed in January, Frozen is expected to have a running time of around 45 minutes. The stage show will have an open-ended run at California Adventure.
The new Frozen is different from the planned Broadway musical that Disney is scheduled to open in New York in 2018, with a pre-Broadway run in the summer of 2017 in Denver.
Frozen will feature music and lyrics by the movie’s Oscar-winning songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
The show has been adapted from the movie by Chad Beguelin, who penned the live versions of Aladdin at California Adventure and on Broadway.
Frozen will be staged by Liesl Tommy, director of the Danai Gurira play Eclipsed, which opened this month on Broadway. That production’s cast includes Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o as one of a group of women who endure hardships and abuse during Liberia’s civil war.
Tommy also directed a 2010 staging for Ruined, by Lynn Nottage, that was a co-production of the La Jolla Playhouse, the Huntington Theatre Company of Boston and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
“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 theater production that befits our beautiful Hyperion Theater,” said Dana Harrel, creative entertainment executive with Walt Disney Imagineering, in a statement.
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