We’re sharing a first look at the new Rogers: The Musical, available for a limited time this summer at Disney California Adventure.
It’s finally here! Rogers: The Musical is now available to see for a limited time at Disney California Adventure. The musical was first featured as a plot point in the Disney+ show Hawkeye, but has been brought to life for the summer at the Hyperion Theater. Available for showtimes from June 30th to August 31st, 2023, the show brings with it a collection of merchandise, new treats, and even special opportunities like photo ops. We were able to get a special preview of the show the day before its official opening, so we’re bringing you a first look at what we saw!
Rogers: The Musical in Disney California Adventure
Rogers: The Musical is a one-act musical performance with several showtimes on select dates from June 30th to August 31st, 2023. The show follows the journey of Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, in a fun musical retelling of some of his adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Along with Steve Rogers, the talented cast includes Peggy Carter, Nick Fury, along with select members of the Avengers.
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The project was brought to live by Disney Live Entertainment in partnership with book write Hunter Bell, and features five all-new songs with music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Lennertz and lyrics by Jordan Peterson, Christopher Lennertz, and Alex Karukas. Some of these songs will be recognizable to fans of Hawkeye, such as “Save the City,” written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The show also features a performance of “Star Spangled Man” (written by Alan Menken and David Zippel), which was featured in Captain America: The First Avenger.
The music in the show covers genres such as big band jazz, modern funk, classic orchestra, and more, with the music brought to life from instrumental recordings done by a 60-piece orchestra. The show uses a combination of layered two-dimensional scenery, physical set pieces, as well as the theater’s 2,200-square-foot video screen.
The show was an incredibly fun production, and one that will be incredibly entertaining whether you’re a big Marvel fan or not!
New Merchandise and Treats
At the media event, we were able to check out some of the new treats and merchandise that are available during the show’s run! This includes patriotic treats (Pastrami Pretzel Dog, anyone?), as well as Captain America-inspired apparel and accessories.
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Along with merchandise and treats, you can also take advantage of commemorative Magic Shots with the purchase of Disney PhotoPass. The Magic Shot is available in front of the Hyperion Theater.
Rogers: The Musical Virtual Queue and Premium Viewing
Rogers: The Musical performs several times per day, Tuesday through Saturday most weeks, through its limited-time engagement. To see the show, you can take advantage of the virtual queue through teh Disneyland app to access viewing areas for the show. Each day that Rogers: The Musical is performing, you can access the virtual queue beginning at 10:30 AM PST for the first two shows and 2:00 PM PST for the remaining shows of the day. To join the virtual queue, guests must have already entered Disney California Adventure with a one-park ticket or Park Hopper ticket or Disneyland with a Park Hopper ticket.
While the virtual queue is not required to view Rogers: The Musical, since it’s a limited-capacity show, Disney highly recommends it. Once a guest joins the virtual queue, they’ll be called back to the Hyperion Theater when the physical queue is open (approx. 30 to 45 minutes before the show starts).
There is also the option to purchase the Rogers: The Musical Premium Viewing Experience package. This package can be bought from the Studio Catering Co. Truck in Hollywood Land and is available in limited quantities per performance. This is something we’d highly recommend because it ends up giving you guaranteed premium seating (plus some food!). The package includes a Rogers: The Musical popcorn bucket with kettle corn and a choice of bottled beverage, plus access to lounge seating before the show and a priority choice of seating in the theater. Guests who purchase this can also receive a souvenir lanyard and “access to a unique photo opportunity.”
Thank you to Disney for inviting us to a first look at Rogers: The Musical at Disney California Adventure! We were able to see an early preview of the performance and were given the chance to speak with the team behind the show to learn more about the making of the limited-time special.