This Disney Theatrical Production is being directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage and will feature a talented cast and crew, including Caissie Levy as Elsa and Patti Murin in the role of Anna. Frozen will be a full-length musical in two acts that is expected to run over 2 hours. It will feature more than twice as much music as the original animated film (!!!), with new material by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—the musical team behind the 2013 animated film. The musical’s book is by Jennifer Lee—screenwriter and co-director of the film—and the musical’s story will expand the plot of the film and further explore its themes. Sounds amazing!

Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Frozen, the new Broadway musical, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and book by Jennifer Lee, opening night March 22nd, starring Caissie Levy (Elsa), Patti Murin (Anna), Jelani Alladin (Kristoff), Greg Hildreth (Olaf), John Riddle (Hans), Robert Creighton (Weselton), Kevin Del Aguila (Oaken), Timothy Hughes (Pabbie), Andrew Pirozzi (Sven), Audrey Bennett and Mattea Conforti (Young Anna), Brooklyn Nelson and Ayla Schwartz (Young Elsa). Michael Grandage is director.

Obviously, we’ll be counting down the days until we can experience this magical new musical for ourselves, but until then, let’s journey behind the scenes of the production with the musical’s director Michael Grandage, as he posts about the cast and crew on his Instagram account. Grandage has been sharing insider information leading up to the first performance of Frozen’s pre-Broadway run in Denver. These posts will melt your heart with happiness! Enjoy:

Last picture of the cast before they head to Denver:

What a delightful ensemble. We can’t wait to see them bring our favorite characters to life on stage!

This poster is everything.

Intriguing preparations!

Pictured above are the show’s music supervisor, Stephen Oremus (a two-time Tony Award winner who is creating all the vocal, incidental, and dance arrangements), as well as Brian Usifer, who is the show’s music director. Frozen’s music team also includes Tony nominee Dave Metzger (orchestrations) and Chris Montan (executive music producer).

Every great show needs a great stage manager, like Lisa Dawn Cave!

So many wigs! Frozen’s hair designer is David Brian Brown, and we can already tell the hair in this show is going to be fabulous.

Just thinking about all the show-stopping dance numbers that will be in Frozen the musical (choreographed by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford) is making us giddy.

Actors Greg Hildreth (Olaf) and John Riddle (Hans) get into character by helping each other apply makeup! Frozen’s makeup designs are by Anne Ford-Coates, and we bet they’re perfection. Look at this body art she designed for the hidden folk:

So artistic. So many great details.

It looks like Anna will be wearing pants while climbing the North Mountain in this production, with costume designs by two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner Christopher Oram.

Christopher Oram is also the scenic designer. We know what these plant props are for! Do you? (Hint: they have something to do with rocks … and a certain fixer-upper.)

Pictured here is actress Nina Lafarga in costume. Six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz will help set the show’s mood with her lighting designs.

Ahhh we’re so excited to see Arendelle come to life!

This show is going to be epic. We cannot wait!

For more posts about the production, be sure to follow Michael Grandage on Instagram @michaelgrandage and don’t forget to buy your Frozen tickets for the Broadway production ASAP!

Frozen arrives in Sydney in July 2020

Visit  https://signup.disney.com.au/frozen/  for waitlist and more information.

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Melbourne has confirmed its place as the theatre capital of Australia with Moulin Rouge! The Musical set to light up the city in 2021.

The new stage production, fresh from an acclaimed Broadway debut and based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning musical film Moulin Rouge!, will take over Melbourne’s much-loved Regent Theatre for its Australian debut.

The Andrews Labor Government has backed this latest theatrical coup for Victoria, as well as a major $19.4 million refurbishment of the Regent – the first significant works at the theatre since 1996.

Set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris during the Belle Epoque at the turn of the 20th century, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the story of Christian, a young composer who falls in love with actress Satine, star of the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret.

As in Baz Luhrmann’s film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates some of the greatest popular music of the past 50 years. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie plus hits released since the movie premiered in 2001.

Global Creatures, the Australian production powerhouse created by Melbourne entrepreneur Gerry Ryan and acclaimed producer Carmen Pavlovic, is behind the new musical and will bring the show to Melbourne.

Victoria continues to be the creative and cultural capital of Australia, with recent industry reports showing the state generates the highest share of national live performance attendance, as well as the highest share of attendance at musical theatre productions.

Confirmation of Moulin Rouge! The Musical continues a run of major theatrical triumphs for Melbourne.

Locals and visitors continue to flock to the Princess Theatre to experience the magic of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child while the Comedy Theatre this month launched the debut Australian season of acclaimed musical Come From Away.

Major events are a key player in the state’s economy, generating more than $1.8 billion each year and bringing visitors from across Australia and around the world to Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula

“Melbourne’s thriving cultural scene and its major events calendar are renowned around the world, and securing huge productions like this is why we are so highly regarded.”

“Securing Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a genuine coup for Victoria and a further boost for jobs in the events and creative sectors.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

“The iconic Regent Theatre will provide the ideal backdrop for this stunning musical production, cementing Melbourne’s reputation as the live performance capital of Australia.”

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