Review: Frozen – Live at the Hyperion

'FROZEN – LIVE AT THE HYPERION' -- A new theatrical interpretation for the stage based on Disney’s animated blockbuster film, Frozen is now playing at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park. The show immerses audiences in the emotional journey of Anna and Elsa with all of the excitement of live theater, including elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and show-stopping production numbers. (Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort)

Last week I had the chance to see the premier of Frozen – Live at the Hyperion theater. Before I go on, I’ll just start with this… it’s amazing.

YOUNG KRISTOFF AND SVEN IN 'FROZEN Ð LIVE AT THE HYPERION' -- A new theatrical interpretation for the stage based on DisneyÕs animated blockbuster film, Frozen is now playing at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park. The show immerses audiences in the emotional journey of Anna and Elsa with all of the excitement of live theater, including elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and show-stopping production numbers. (Piotr A. Redlinski/Disneyland Resort)

As I sat there watching the actor, immersed in the overall production, it really got me thinking. When I was a child, I never saw a live performance of any kind. I remember my first musical: Annie. But again, that was in a movie theater and not a live performance. Trying to think back as far as I can, I don’t know when I finally saw a real live musical. I’m sure there was a musical production or two throughout my school days. But for the most part, I don’t remember anything spectacular.

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That’s when it really hit me how lucky, and fortunate, my children are. They’ve been exposed to musicals and live acts their entire lives. We’ve been taking our youngest to Disneyland since she was 15 months old. Our girls are now 7 and 4 and don’t know life without live theatrical experiences. And I’m grateful. They’ve been exposed to so much more than I could have ever imagined as a kid. I love seeing how these inspiring performances bring magic to their already imaginative minds.

Frozen Hans

When Disneyland announced the big Hyperion Theater change, I think a lot of us were nervous about the future of live performances at the park. After all, Aladdin had made the Hyperion home for over 13 years. However, in true Disney fashion, we didn’t need to worry.

ELSA IN 'FROZEN – LIVE AT THE HYPERION' -- A new theatrical interpretation for the stage based on Disney’s animated blockbuster film, Frozen is now playing at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park. The show immerses audiences in the emotional journey of Anna and Elsa with all of the excitement of live theater, including elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and show-stopping production numbers. (Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort)

Frozen – Live at the Hyperion was remarkable. From the cast to wardrobe, to animations. I can go on and on about how mesmerizing this production was. It follows the movie in the true sense and doesn’t disappoint. The directors and producers were determined to bring a Broadway style musical to the Disney California Adventure park and they did just that.

Frozen – Live is now playing in Disney California Adventure park at the Hyperion Theater.

Disclosure: I attended the blogger preview night to be able to provide you with the most up to date information about Disneyland. Tickets were provided. All opinions are my own.

9 comments

  1. I loved Aladdin but I’ll admit this looks fab! Can’t wait to go.

    1. I felt the same way Patty. I was worried because I loved the humor of Aladdin. They’ve given Anna a little bit snark so that helps!

  2. Alright, you’ve sold me. It sounds incredible and your little Rapunzels are adorable!

    1. It really is incredible. My girls are 7 & 4 and they’re going to freak. Sadly, only I got to see it! ;)

  3. I can’t wait to see it! We’re adding it to our summer bucket list.

  4. So looking forward to seeing this!

  5. I was admittedly sad when I learned that Aladdin was leaving; in many ways, I loved it more than the Broadway production. You have convinced me to keep an open mind!

  6. Didi Marie DIStherapy.com

    I am so happy to read that this show met its musical mark. I can’t wait to sit in the Hyperion once again!

  7. Can’t wait to see it.

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