Can Team Lopez do it again? The Oscar-winning couple behind the songs of “Frozen,” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, are working on an original romantic stage comedy called “Up Here” that will be part of the 2015-2016 season at California’s La Jolla Playhouse.
According to Billboard, the show will be directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, who directed “Rocky” on Broadway.
The show is describe as a story of a man who falls in love and explores the idea of “moving past ourselves – and those little voices in our head – to find happiness.” The couple have already written the songs, lyrics and story and a few preliminary table readings have been held, though no casting has been announced.
“As you can imagine with the Lopezes, it is witty, it is wicked smart, it is irreverent, and it’s youthful in its energy,” said producer Scott Sanders (“The Pee-Wee Herman Show”). “It will appeal to a broad audience but it certainly will be something that even Millennials will relate to… 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.”
Sorry, Olaf, sounds like there’s no room for you in this one.