“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” opens at Disneyland California Adventure, which is a family-friendly one hour and forty-two minutes theatrical version of the film. This follows the smashing hit of the Oscar-winning animated film "Frozen" of Disney that earned over $1 billion internationally.
For the last 13 years, “Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” was presented in Hyperion but now it will tell the story of sisters Anna and Elsa, directed by Liesl Tommy.
Invited audience were present during the preview of the show, which had some technical sound glitches but still turned out very successful. Many park goers were even lined up on the blue carpet to inquire about the show. With that, Fastpasses available due to overwhelming demand.
Director Tommy and creative portfolio executive, Dana Harrel, did an introduction before the show began noting that it “builds on the film’s emotional intensity using beautiful performances, thrilling choreography and the most cutting-edge design elements.”
Seen on the Hyperion are snow effects from the ceiling and those that rise from the ground and projections that extend beyond the stage. Crisp and flawless landscapes were also created for the show. It used a custom curved 2,200 square-foot LED wall on the stage as well as a massive aurora borealis-inspired curtain, Broadway World reported.
The nearly 2,000-seat theater was filled with happy audiences who can see Olaf the Snowman and Sven the Reindeer as puppets by Michael Curry.
Aside from “Let It Go,” the songs “Love Is An Open Door” and “Fixer Upper” were also featured in the Broadway musical which is arranged and supervised by Jason Michael Webb. The screenplay was adapted by Chad Beguelin, the colorful, eye-popping costumes were designed by Tony nominee Clint Ramos, and the stunning scenery is designed by Robert Brill. Other designers involved in the show are Charles Lapointe (wigs),Aaron Rhyne (projections), David Weiner (lighting), and Broken Chord (audio), Variety reported.