The incredible new production from the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King and Mary Poppins opens at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in February 2022, following successful seasons in Sydney and Melbourne.
The Australian principal cast features Queensland’s own Courtney Monsma as Anna, Jemma Rix in the role of Elsa, Matt Lee as Olaf, Thomas McGuane as Hans, Sean Sinclair as Kristoff, Aljin Abella as Weselton and sharing the role of Sven, Jonathan MacMillan and Lochie McIntrye.
“It was a great honour for me to be in Australia late last year with our production of Frozen, to be part of Australia leading the world in theatre’s return. And, since then, we’ve watched in awe as Australians made the tough sacrifices in so many aspects of their life,” said Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical Productions.
“But Frozen is about a return from isolation and a community healing. And to now bring this show to beautiful Brisbane – which so warmly welcomed The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Aladdin – is a thrill, particularly since it’s the home state of our glorious Anna, Courtney Monsma. We are delighted to be coming back.”
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (The Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins), Frozen features music and lyrics by Academy Award®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, with book by Academy Award®-winning writer Jennifer Lee, direction by Tony® Award winner Michael Grandage and choreography by Tony® Award winner Rob Ashford.
Adapted from the Disney film and original 1844 fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen – Frozen is brought to fresh theatrical life in this luxurious new musical.
Frozen’s journey sweeps audiences up into its thrilling world of adventure and classic comedy. While it does feature true love, the story has become beloved around the world for breaking the princess mold of girls needing to be saved by a prince, instead, focusing on the bond of two sisters, Elsa and Anna.
Frozen is designed by Tony® Award winning scenic and costume designer, Christopher Oram, sixtime Tony® winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Tony® winning video designer Finn Ross, and seven-time Tony® nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski.
The production team also includes acclaimed puppet designer Michael Curry, special effects designer Jeremy Chernick, hair designer David Brian Brown and makeup designer Anne Ford-Coates. The music team is headed by music supervisor Stephen Oremus, joined by orchestrator Dave Metzger.
Following its Melbourne season, Frozen will play the Lyric Theatre – QPAC, Brisbane from 10 February 2022. A waitlist to be first in line for tickets is now open at www.frozenthemusical.com.au. Those who sign up prior to Sunday 7 November 2021 will get priority access to tickets with pre-sales beginning at 9.00am on Monday 8 November 2021.
Image: Jemma Rix and the Australian Company of Frozen – photo by Lisa Tomasetti