Why “Frozen- Live at the Hyperion” Is One of Disney California Adventure’s Hidden Gems
“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” a theatrical adaptation based on Disney’s animated blockbuster film, opened on May 27, 2016, at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park and has been dazzling fans of all ages ever since!
A basis for Frozen: A Broadway Musical, this theatrical interpretation immerses audiences in the beloved world of Frozen and the heartwarming journey of Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the rest of the gang. The project was directed by Tony Award-nominated Liesi Tommy and features stunning costumes, towering sets, dazzling special effects and show-stopping musical numbers. The show also features a cast and crew of more than 200, 6 full musical numbers and 2,200 foot video wall which all combine to create a theatrical experience you won’t soon forget.
Guests are immersed in the world of “Frozen” from the moment they enter the 2,200 seat theater and are surrounded by a specially lit “Aurora” curtain. As the musical unfolds, the scenic design and incredible moving set pieces create a cinema-style energy enhanced by state-of-the-art projections that create dynamic environments for the performers. Custom sound design envelops the audience in music and audio effects. And who can forget thesnow throughout the interior of the theater – on stage and over the audience!?
“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” is based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Frozen” which took the world by storm in 2014 and went on to win two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
“While our production of ‘Frozen’ stays 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. “The goal of this creative team is to take all audiences – including those who know the film, and those new to these characters – on this exciting and touching adventure with Anna and Elsa.” She added, “We know that for many in the audience — adults and children alike – this production will be a first or rare theater-going experience, and we want to make it as magical as possible.”
The adaptation features music and lyrics by the creators of the film score, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Up Here”) and Robert Lopez (“Avenue Q,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Up Here”), and is adapted from the screenplay by four-time Tony Award® nominee Chad Beguelin (“Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” at Hyperion Theater; Broadway: “Gotta Dance,” “Aladdin,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Elf”).
Disney left the challenge of creating the non-human characters of Sven and Olaf in the musical to master puppet designer Michael Curry who worked with esteemed director Julie Taymor for The Lion King on Broadway. Curry’s intricate designs created for Olaf and Sven add an extra element of Disney magic allowing the performers to connect with the characters and bring them to life on stage.
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