'Frozen' Songwriters to Premiere New Musical at La Jolla Playhouse | NBC 7 San Diego

'Frozen' Songwriters to Premiere New Musical at La Jolla Playhouse



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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Songwriters Robert Lopez (L) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, winners of Best Song Written for Visual Media for 'Let It Go' and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for 'Frozen,' pose in the press room during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    The songwriters of the popular Disney movie “Frozen” are bringing their newest creation to San Diego. 

    “Up Here,” a new musical comedy by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, will debut at The La Jolla Playhouse Tuesday.

    The musical tells the story of an introverted computer repairman in his 30s who connects with an outgoing t-shirt designer. When he tries to push the relationship forward, he is stopped by a technicolor world in his head. Feelings and characters bottled up inside the man’s mind come to life during the show.

    The book, music and lyrics are by Anderson-Lopez and Lopez. The musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers.

    “Bobby Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Alex Timbers are the new musical theatre rock stars of this generation," said Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley in a statement. "We’re tremendously excited to collaborate with them on developing this extraordinarily witty and wonderful piece that taps into the zeitgeist of Millennials everywhere."

    Lopez previously co-created and co-wrote the hit Tony Award-winning musicals “Avenue Q” and “Book of Mormon.” The husband-and-wife composing team won an Oscar for their musical work on “Frozen" this year. 

    The musical’s run at the Mandell Weiss Theatre has been extended to Sep. 6 due to popular demand. Tickets start at $66 and can be purchased by clicking here.

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