The award winning husband and wife team behind 'Frozen' are planning a new musical.
Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez - the Oscar-winning and now very rich husband-and-wife team behind the movie 'Frozen' - are plotting an original romantic comedy musical called 'Up Here'. Prestigious Californian theater company La Jolla Playhouse said on Tuesday that the show will be part of its 2015-2016 season and will be directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers.
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'Up Here' will tell the story of a man who falls in love and is described as ".about moving past ourselves - and those little voices in our head - to find happiness." Lopez and Anderson-Lopez have written the songs, lyrics and story.
"As you can imagine with the Lopezes, it is witty, it is wicked smart, it is irreverent, and it's youthful in its energy. It will appeal to a broad audience but it certainly will be something that even Millennials will relate to," said producer Scott Sanders, who has produced the Tony nominated 'After Midnight'.
Director Timbers recently helmed Rocky on Broadway as well as Peter and the Starcatcher and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
"Some of the characters are written in one of the protagonist's imagination and it's going to allow for some creative staging - so, of course, nobody's better at that than Alex Timbers," Sanders added.
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Lopez has plenty of experience on Broadway and helped write The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q. His wife is the brains behind Disney World's Finding Nemo show and co-wrote the 2011 Disney movie Winnie the Pooh. They pair co-wrote the songs for 'Frozen' - now the highest grossing animated movie of all time. It spawned the monster hit 'Let it Go', performed by Idina Menzel.
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