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.
Gray is a lifelong Disney fan! From Disney+ to the parks, he loves it all. His favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast, and his favorite attraction is The Haunted Mansion.