Frozen to reopen Her Majesty’s Theatre this June

Disney’s Frozen will have the honour of being the first musical to re-open the magnificent Her Majesty’s Theatre since the pandemic began, when the much-anticipated Melbourne season of the hit Broadway musical opens in June 2021.

Tickets are on sale today from 9am via www.frozenthemusical.com.au

The incredible new production from the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King and Mary Poppins opens at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in June 2021, following its successful Australian premiere in Sydney in December 2020.

The Australian principal cast features Melbourne’s Jemma Rix in the role of Elsa, Courtney Monsma as Anna, Matt Lee as Olaf, Thomas McGuane as Hans, Sean Sinclair as Kristoff, Aljin Abella as Weselton and sharing the role of Sven, Jonathan MacMillan and Lochie McIntrye. 

Ticketing Information

Disney Theatrical Productions are pleased to offer accessible pricing options, including tickets for as low as $49.50.

There will be no transaction fees for tickets purchased via Ticketek and customers will now have the choice of many payment methods including AfterPay.

Get a group of 4 together and save up to $77 with a Frozen ME+3 ticket option. To purchase, find your preferred Wed and Thu evening performances outside school holidays in A Reserve Grand Circle and select four seats with ME+3 prices.

Experience the magic of Frozen with friends and family. Take advantage of our Early Bird Period. Save up to $30 per ticket when you book a group of 12 or more and pay before Friday, 30 April 2021. Contact the Ticketek Groups team on [email protected]

COVID-19 Ticketing Information

Guest safety is Disney Theatrical Productions’ top priority and a COVID exchange policy is in place for peace of mind.

If a ticker-holder tests positive or is awaiting test results they are asked to not come to the theatre. Ticketek will exchange tickets free of charge for a later performance, outside of the isolation period. Ticket holders just need to contact Ticketek here.

If a ticket holder wakes up feeling unwell on the day of the performance they need not worry. They can call the Her Majesty’s Theatre Box Office on (03) 8643 3300 and staff will happily exchange their tickets to a new performance.

Disney Theatrical Productions will continue to follow all state and federal government advice and should advice or circumstances change, patrons will be contacted as soon as possible. No patron is allowed to attend the theatre if they are symptomatic, have tested positive to COVID-19 or are awaiting test results.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (The Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins), Frozen features music and lyrics by Academy Award®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, with book by Academy Award®-winning writer Jennifer Lee, direction by Tony® Award winner Michael Grandage and choreography by Tony® Award winner Rob Ashford.

Adapted from the Disney film and original 1844 fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen The Snow Queen, Frozen is brought to fresh theatrical life in this luxurious new musical.

Frozen’s journey sweeps audiences up into its thrilling world of adventure and classic comedy. While it does feature true love, the story has become beloved around the world for breaking the princess mold of girls needing to be saved by a prince, instead, focusing on the bond of two sisters, Elsa and Anna.

The stage production features a full score, including 12 new songs from the original Academy Award-winning songwriters written especially for the stage.

Frozen opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in March 2018 with the highest box office advance in Broadway history. Frozen was also the highest grossing new musical of its Broadway season in its first year on Broadway. Its global footprint has expanded to include a North American tour, with productions due to open on the West End as well as Germany and Japan. The Australian production was the first Disney Theatrical Productions show to open worldwide since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down theatres across the globe in March 2020.

The animated film Frozen was released by Disney on November 19, 2013 and was a critical and box office smash, earning over USD$1.28 billion in worldwide box office revenue and becoming the highest-grossing animated film at the time as well as the highest grossing musical film, before being surpassed by the remake of The Lion King in 2019. Frozen II had the highest all-time worldwide opening for an animated film and went on to gross USD$1.45 billion worldwide.

The first film won two Academy Awards including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”), and two Grammy Awards for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Let It Go”).

Frozen is designed by Tony® Award winning scenic and costume designer, Christopher Oram, six-time Tony® winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Tony® winning video designer Finn Ross, and seven-time Tony® nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski. The production team also includes acclaimed puppet designer Michael Curry, special effects designer Jeremy Chernick,

hair designer David Brian Brown and makeup designer Anne Ford-Coates. The music team is headed by music supervisor Stephen Oremus, joined by orchestrator Dave Metzger.

Frozen is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.

DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, was formed in 1994 and operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.  Worldwide, its 10 Broadway titles have been seen by more than 200 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 60 Tony® Awards, winning Broadway’s highest honor 20 times.  At the time of the global shutdown in March 2020, with 21 productions being produced or licensed, a Disney musical was being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.

DTP proudly returns to Australia with Frozen, its fourth presentation following The Lion King (2003 and 2013) Mary Poppins (2010) and Aladdin (2016).  Those four seasons played a total of 11 years and were seen by more than 7 million people.  Prior to that, Beauty and the Beast was presented here in 1995 in partnership with Kevin Jacobson and Michael Edgely.

The company’s inaugural production, Beauty and the Beast, opened on Broadway in 1994. It played a remarkable 13 year run in New York and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide.

In November 1997, Disney opened The Lion King, which received six 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical. After 22 landmark years on Broadway, it has welcomed more than 100 million visitors worldwide to date, and could be seen in nine productions worldwide at the time of the shutdown.  Having played 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida opened on Broadway next, winning four 2000 Tony Awards. A brand new production has been announced for Germany in 2021. Aida was followed by Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, which opened in London in 2004 and went on to enjoy a six year Tony-winning Broadway run and a West End revival.

Tarzan®, which opened on Broadway in 2006, went on to become an international hit with an award-winning production running 10 years in Germany.  In January 2008, The Little Mermaid opened on Broadway and was the #1-selling new musical of that year.

Disney Theatrical Productions opened two critically acclaimed productions on Broadway in 2012, receiving seven Tony Awards between them: Peter and the Starcatcher and Newsies, each of which enjoyed a two-year run with the latter spawning a record-breaking Fathom Events in-cinema release.

Aladdin, Disney Theatrical’s 2014 hit, was still selling out on Broadway at the time of the shutdown; it has launched five additional productions around the globe and been seen by more than 10 million guests.  DTP’s newest hit, the 2018 Tony-nominated Best Musical Frozen, recently concluded a record-setting Broadway run and will soon be seen again on tour across North America with future productions set to open in Japan, London and Germany.

Other successful stage ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert on Broadway.  DTP has collaborated with America’s preeminent theatres to develop new stage musicals including The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Freaky Friday and Hercules.

As a part of the recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox, DTP also heads the Buena Vista Theatrical banner which licenses Fox titles for stage adaptations including Anastasia; Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Mrs. Doubtfire and The Devil Wears Prada.


Ticket Information

Performances from 9th June 2021

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne

Book at www.frozenthemusical.com.au or 1300 558 878.

Groups 12+ call 1300 364 001 or email [email protected]

In person at Her Majesty’s Theatre

 

 

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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