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  • 4 June 2014, 15:17

Frozen Songwriters Write New Stage Musical

The husband and wife team who wrote the award-winning songs for the film Frozen are creating a romantic comedy for the stage.

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have already written the songs, lyrics and story for Up Here.

The show is about a man who falls in love and it is described as "about moving past ourselves - and those little voices in our head - to find happiness".

"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.

"I've been fans of the Lopezes for a very long time," he said.

Sanders said Alex Timbers, who directed Rocky on Broadway, is perfect to direct the new musical, which will be shown at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse during the 2015-16 season.

"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," he said.

Lopez helped write The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q, while his wife is behind Disney World's Finding Nemo show and co-wrote with him the 2011 Disney film Winnie the Pooh.

Together they wrote the songs for Frozen, including the monster hit Let It Go.

Frozen is the highest-grossing animated film ever, having taken over $1.2bn worldwide.

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