Disney’s Frozen will have the honour of being the first musical to re-open the magnificent Her Majesty’s Theatre since the pandemic began, when the much-anticipated Melbourne season of the hit Broadway musical opens in June 2021.
The incredible new production from the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King and Mary Poppins opens at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in June 2021, following its successful Australian premiere in Sydney in December 2020.
The Australian principal cast features Melbourne’s Jemma Rix in the role of Elsa, Courtney Monsma as Anna, 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.
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.
The stage production features a full score, including 12 new songs from the original Academy Award-winning songwriters written especially for the stage. Frozen is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.
Frozen is designed by Tony Award winning scenic and costume designer, Christopher Oram, six-time 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.
Frozen commences at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on Wednesday 9 June. Tickets are now on sale, visit: www.frozenthemusical.com.au for details.
Image: Jemma Rix and the Company of Frozen (Australian Production) – photo by Lisa Tomasetti