Disney announces Australia’s Elsa and Anna

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Frozen the musical
Frozen the musical

The 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.

Based on the 2013 film written by a trio of Oscar® winners, Frozen features music and lyrics by the creators of the film score Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Up Here, Winnie the Pooh, In Transit) and EGOT-winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Up Here) and a book by Jennifer Lee (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph), the film’s screenwriter and director (with Chris Buck). Frozen won 2014 Oscars for Best Song (“Let It Go”) and Best Animated Feature.

Frozen’s director is Michael Grandage, a Tony Award® winner (Red) and director of three Olivier Award-winning Outstanding Musicals (Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel and Guys and Dolls), and Rob Ashford, Tony Award winner (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and multiple Tony and Olivier Award nominee choreographer.

Jemma Rix is one of Australia’s 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.

Frozen the Musical
frozenthemusical.com.au
Performances from 7 July 2020
Capitol Theatre, Sydney
Tickets from $49.50 – $199.50*

*image supplied Disney