South Australian audiences will experience the magic of Disney’s Frozen when the much-anticipated Adelaide season of the hit Broadway musical opens in May 2022. Following the incredible local success of Aladdin in 2019, this brand new musical will open at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre in May 2022.
The Australian principal cast features 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 McIntyre.
“We are proud to have been part of Australia’s pioneering return to live performance at the end of 2020 and have watched in awe as Australians have made so many tough sacrifices since,” said Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical Productions.
“But Frozen is about a return from isolation and a community healing. So, bringing this show to Adelaide – which so warmly welcomed Aladdin in 2019 – at this moment in time is a thrill,” said Mr Schumacher.
“South Australian audiences love musicals and to have Disney return to Adelaide Festival Centre is a highlight of our 2022 program,” said Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier AM.
“Aladdin was Adelaide Festival Centre’s best-selling musical, and we know our patrons will be just as enchanted by this magical production of the hit Broadway musical, Frozen.We look forward to welcoming theatre lovers and newcomers alike to Festival Theatre when this season begins in May,” said Mr Gautier.
“To have Disney return to South Australia with their world-renowned production of Frozen is a tremendous result for South Australia and will add to Adelaide’s vibrancy while supporting the arts and entertainment industry and economic activity in the state,” said South Australia Premier and Minister for the Arts Steven Marshall.
This feel-good musical is just what South Australians need right now and we recognise the importance of the arts in helping our community stay connected and in supporting wellbeing. We look forward to eagerly welcoming Frozen to Adelaide this year,” said Mr Marshall.
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.
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.
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 is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.
A waitlist to be first in line for tickets is now open at www.frozenthemusical.com.au – hose who sign up prior to 25 February 2022 will get priority access to tickets with pre-sales beginning at 9.00am on 28 February 2022.
Frozen plays the Lyric Theatre – QPAC, Brisbane from 10 February, before playing the Festival Theatre – Adelaide Festival Centre from May. For more information, visit: www.frozenthemusical.com.au for details.
Image: Jemma Rix (Elsa), Matt Lee (Olaf) and Courtney Monsma (Anna) in Frozen – photo by Lisa Tomasetti