Header Image: Jemma Rix and the Company of Frozen Australian Production – Photo by Lisa Tomasetti
Following seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, Disney Theatrical Productions Australia have confirmed Frozen the Musical will be headed to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) located in South Brisbane starting February 2022. The length of the season has yet to be confirmed, but typically Disney musical productions go for 3-4 months, so I would expect a similar roll-out to be expected.
General public sales for tickets will commence next month. However, those who sign-up for the show’s waitlist before 7 November 2021 will be able to obtain priority access to select tickets starting Monday 8th November 2021. While coming from the same team that brought us The Lion King the Musical, which broke all sorts of records for QPAC and was a golden ticket to get your hands on, ticket sales in previous states don’t appear to have reached the same levels for Frozen the Musical. Therefore, you don’t need to be as concerned about first-day purchases if your Christmas budget is putting a strain on you.
The Australian production of Frozen the Musical includes Courtney Monsma and Jemma Rix in the lead roles of Anna and Elsa – with Matt Lee as the lovable snowman Olaf, Thomas McGuane as Hans, Sean Sinclair as Kristoff, Aljin Abella as Weselton and Jonathan MacMillan and Lochie McIntrye sharing the role of reindeer Sven. The worldwide creative team for Frozen the Musical also includes Jennifer Lee (Book), Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Music), Michael Grandage (Director) and Rob Ashford (Choreography).
Much like other Disney Theatrical Productions musical adaptations such as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Aladdin the Musical, The Lion King and more – while based on the children’s animated feature films, Frozen the Musical features both original and new songs, and has a narrative which is directed more at teenage and adult audiences. This is not necessarily a musical you would bring your 4-year-old child to as a sing-along event, word-for-word with the film.