Frozen the Musical at Capitol Theatre
Originally released in cinemas in 2013, Frozen has since become a pop-cultural phenomenon. The film collected $1.27 billion at the global box office, making it the fifth-highest grossing release of all time (after its initial run), and it remains the third-highest grossing animated film ever (after 2019’s Lion King remake and – ta da! – Frozen 2). Its soundtrack has racked up millions of album sales and streams, and in 2014 the DVD and Blu Ray became Amazon’s best-selling children’s film of all time on pre-sales alone.
Perhaps, then, Frozen was always destined for the stage.
Frozen the Musical first debuted on Broadway back in August 2017 and has now been brought to life in Sydney, with Capitol Theatre transformed into the magical icy kingdom of Arendelle.
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (The Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins), the musical features all the original songs plus a dozen new numbers written by Academy Award-winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, along with direction by Tony-winner Michael Grandage and choreography by Tony-winner Rob Ashford.
The all-Australian cast features Jemma Rix in the role of Elsa, Courtney Monsma as Anna, Matt Lee as Olaf, Thomas McGuane as Hans, Sean Sinclair as Kristoff, and Aljin Abella as Weselton.
Expect ornate costumes, grand special effects and a real-life retelling of a story that has melted hearts, young minds and DVD players the world over.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Destination NSW and City of Sydney.