Frozen Will Heat Up California Adventure This Summer

By Michael Berick

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You can see Elsa and Anna live on the Hyperion Theater stage. PHOTO BY PAUL HIFFMEYER/DISNEYLAND RESORT

The Frozen phenomena reaches a new level when “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” premieres in Disney’s California Adventure May 27. This stage version of the blockbuster film will, naturally, include songs by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the dynamic duo who wrote the movie’s music. The show has been adapted by four-time Tony nominee Chad Beguelin and is directed by Broadway vet Liesl Tommy.

The musical will be a big-time show at the 1,873-seat Hyperion. It will feature impressive production numbers, elaborate sets and effects dreamed up by the imaginative folks at Disney Parks and Walt Disney Imagineering. Acclaimed puppet designer Michael Curry, who co-designed puppets for the stage production of “The Lion King,” got the job of bringing the lovable animated characters Olaf and the Trolls to the stage.

Frozen’s arrival at the Hyperion does signal the end of the spectacular run of “Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular.” Aladdin has made the Hyperion its home for 13 years, which adds up to 14,000 shows seen by around 13 million park guests.  For more information about Disney’s California Adventure visit the Disneyland website, disneyland.disney.go.com.

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