‘Frozen’ Songwriters to Premiere New Musical at La Jolla Playhouse

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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