‘Rogers: The Musical’ Live Theater Show Premieres at Disneyland Resort June 30, 2023
- All-new, one-act musical performs at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure Park for a limited time, June 30-Aug. 31, 2023
- Classic tale for Super Hero fans and guests of all ages follows the journey of Steve Rogers – Captain America
- Themed food, beverages and merchandise salute the show
ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 29, 2023) – As part of the Disney100 celebration, Disneyland Resort presents “Rogers: The Musical” – an all-new, one-act musical theater production – at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure Park for a limited time, June 30 through Aug. 31, 2023. A classic tale of heroes, time travel and romance, the approximately 30-minute show features a talented cast of singers and dancers telling the story of Steve Rogers – Captain America, joined by Peggy Carter, Nick Fury and select members of the Avengers.
The real-life production of “Rogers: The Musical” draws inspiration from the fictional Broadway musical theater sequence featured in the first episode of the Disney+ series “Hawkeye.” This new musical project will come to life through the creativity of Disney Live Entertainment in partnership with book writer Hunter Bell, star and book writer of the Tony Award-nominated “[title of show],” and will feature five all-new songs with music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Lennertz and lyrics by Jordan Peterson, Christopher Lennertz and Alex Karukas. The show will also include fan-favorite songs “Save The City” from the Disney+ series “Hawkeye” (written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman) and “Star Spangled Man” from the film “Captain America: The First Avenger” (written by Alan Menken and David Zippel).
“Rogers: The Musical” is scheduled to perform several times per day, Tuesday through Saturday most weeks during its limited-time engagement. Guests can check Disneyland.com and the Disneyland app* for show times.
A timeless story of a timeless hero
Exploring universal themes of heroism, romance and self-discovery, “Rogers: The Musical” is an exhilarating and heartfelt experience for Super Hero fans, theater enthusiasts and families alike. As the story follows Steve’s journey becoming Captain America and his relationship with Peggy Carter, Avengers aficionados will appreciate creative interpretations of iconic objects and moments, such as Steve’s notebook and the use of the Time Stone to revisit his past.
“Rogers: The Musical” will be super powered by an eclectic array of musical styles, including five new original songs written for the Disneyland Resort production and unique arrangements of “Star Spangled Man” and “Save the City.” Covering genres such as big band jazz, modern funk, classic orchestra and more, instrumental recordings heard throughout the show were brought to life by a 60-piece orchestra. From a romantic ballad to an action-packed battle song, the emotional music is complemented by original choreography that incorporates dance styles from across the decades.
Developed by an expert team at Disney Live Entertainment, the creative direction for “Rogers: The Musical” at Disney California Adventure Park transforms the Hyperion Theater stage for each scene through a combination of layered two-dimensional scenery, physical set pieces and the theater’s 2,200-square-foot video screen. The Avengers and other characters are portrayed in representational costumes that offer a fun, more casual take on their iconic looks.
Guests will be able to access viewing areas for “Rogers: The Musical” through a virtual queue system available only via the Disneyland app.* Each day that “Rogers: The Musical” is scheduled to perform, distribution for the complimentary virtual queue will begin at 10:30 a.m. PT for the first two show times of the day and 2 p.m. PT for the remaining show times of the day.** How-to details on the virtual queue system are available at Disneyland.com. Joining the virtual queue is not required to view “Rogers: The Musical,” but it is highly recommended. If the virtual queue reaches capacity, guests can check in at the Hyperion Theater before “Rogers: The Musical” begins for any walk-up viewing options.
Supporting cast of limited-time offerings
During the limited-time run of “Rogers: The Musical,” select locations across Disney California Adventure Park will serve patriotic and heroically themed food and beverages fit for a Super-Soldier, such as a cherry, vanilla and blue raspberry shake; sausage and pepperoni wrap; and pastrami pretzel dog. Vending carts outside the Hyperion Theater will also offer a “Rogers: The Musical” popcorn bucket that comes with red, white and blue kettle corn at the time of purchase.
Available in limited quantities per performance, guests may choose to purchase a “Rogers: The Musical” Premium Viewing Experience package from the Studio Catering Co. Truck in Hollywood Land. The package includes access to lounge seating before the show, priority choice of seating in the theater, a “Rogers: The Musical” popcorn bucket with kettle corn, choice of bottled beverage, souvenir lanyard and access to a unique photo opportunity.
The new musical is also commemorated by collectible merchandise items available near the Hyperion Theater, including a tee, magnet and ornament. At the Super Store Featuring Avengers Campus shop in Hollywood Land, guests can gear up with a wide assortment of Avengers merchandise and apparel.
Available for a limited time, two special Magic Shots from Disney PhotoPass service offer guests the opportunity to capture a unique photo memory with Captain America’s shield in front of the Hyperion Theater marquee.
Credits for ‘Rogers: The Musical’ at Disney California Adventure Park
I Want You
Star Spangled Man
What You Missed
Save the City
End of the Line
Just One Dance
Rogers: The Musical Finale / Save the City (Reprise)
Overall Show Credits
Created and directed by Jordan Peterson
Book by Hunter Bell
Music by Christopher Lennertz
Lyrics by Jordan Peterson, Christopher Lennertz and Alex Karukas
Additional Music by Alex Karukas
Conducted by Christopher Lennertz
Arrangements by Alex Karukas
Vocal Arrangements by Alex Karukas, John Glaudini and Matthew P. Selby
Orchestrations by Michael Starobin, Charlie Rosen, Macy Schmidt, Andrew Kinney
Additional Orchestration by Matthew Leeds
Orchestra Contractors – David Low and Dan Savant
Recording and Mixing Engineer – Frank Wolf
ProTools and Post-Production Engineer – Melissa Atwell
Executive Music Producer for Walt Disney Imagineering – Tricia Holloway
Principal Music Producer – Matthew P. Selby
Music Director – John Glaudini and Alex Karukas
Executive Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering – Dan Fields
Executive Producer for Walt Disney Imagineering – Roger Heartsner
“Save The City”
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
“Star Spangled Man”
From “Captain America: The First Avenger”
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by David Zippel
“Captain America Theme”
From “Captain America: The First Avenger”
Music by Alan Silvestri
From “The Avengers”
Music by Alan Silvestri
From “Star Wars”
Music by John Williams
“I Love Lucy”
From “I Love Lucy”
Music by Eliot Daniel
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*Message, data and roaming rates may apply for the use of the Disneyland app. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.
**Please note, in order to enter the virtual queue, you must have entered Disney California Adventure park with a valid admission media or Disneyland park with admission media that includes Park Hopper privileges. The virtual queue is only accessible beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. via the Disneyland app, and is subject to availability. Guests who begin their day at Disneyland may then enter Disney California Adventure park with their Park Hopper ticket after 11 a.m. for their designated entrance and show time. Joining the virtual queue does not guarantee the ability to view “Rogers: The Musical,” and show times are subject to change or cancellation without notice.