As it approaches its much-anticipated Australian premiere in Sydney in July, Frozen is thrilled to announce the two exceptional performers that have been cast in the lead roles of Elsa and Anna.
Jemma Rix (Elsa) and Courtney Monsma (Anna) will bring the iconic roles to life in this new production from the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King and Mary Poppins which begins performances at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from July 2020.
Jemma Rix is one of Australian musical theatre’s most prominent leading ladies, best known for her star turn as Elphaba in the Australian production of Wicked, as well as leading roles in Ghost the Musical, Evita and, most recently, Jekyll and Hyde opposite Anthony Warlow.
Courtney Monsma, a relative newcomer currently starring as Howard in Six, graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and will make her leading lady debut in the pivotal role of Anna.
“Each time we return to Australia we are struck again by the deep and broad pool of musical theatre talent, which makes working here a constant joy,” said Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical Productions. “These two artists represent the cream of the crop of Australian talent; Jemma a beloved and acclaimed leading lady and Courtney brilliantly representing the next wave. I cannot wait to see them bring this gorgeous story to life.”
Some of Australia’s most outstanding musical theatre performers and exciting fresh faces have also been assembled and will be announced at a later date including the roles of Olaf, Kristoff, Hans and Sven.
The Australian premiere of Disney’s Frozen is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
“Disney has set the bar for Broadway blockbusters” The New York Times
“You’ve never seen Frozen like this” Good Morning America
“Amazing special effects, eye-popping costumes and incredible performances.” Newsday
“A brilliant spectacle, as jaw-dropping as it is poignant.” Variety
“Joyous and triumphant! Wonderful! A really magical experience.” ABC News, USA
“Frozen like you’ve never seen it before. The hottest ticket in town!” The Today Show, USA
Frozen, a full-length stage work told in two acts, is the first and only incarnation of the tale that expands upon and deepens its indelible plot and themes through new songs and story material from the film’s creators; in fact, this new stage production features more than twice as much music as the film. Like the Disney Theatrical Broadway musicals that have come before it, it is a full evening of theatre running over two hours.
Frozen is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.
New performances from 2-15 November 2020 go on sale to the general public at 9am on Thursday 20 February 2020 and are available from www.frozenthemusical.com.au