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Friday, November 21, 2014
Stepping Out
Timeless Disney ‘magic’ on ice
A century of beloved Disney stars share memorable moments
By Karen Bloom
Goofy, Minnie and Mickey bring a bevy of special friends to reprise some iconic stories when “100 Years of Magic” visits Nassau Coliseum next week.

Another Disney on Ice extravaganza arrives at Nassau Coliseum to start the New Year off to the delight of fans who can’t get enough of their favorite Disney moments. Audiences can relive all those iconic characters and stories when Disney on Ice’s “100 Years of Magic,” visits Long Island for four days, opening Thursday, Jan. 9.
This production showcases Disney’s legacy of hit films, including those produced with Pixar. That long list includes “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Mulan,” “Pinocchio,” “Toy Story,” and “Finding Nemo,” along with a special segment celebrating “It’s A Small World,” the enduring Disney theme park attraction.
Those unforgettable stories and enthralling characters are brought to life on ice in a variety show-style production with a cast of over 60 lovable Disney stars — featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Stitch, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Nemo and the Incredibles — and exciting moments from Disney movies, presented through 10 different story segments.
Characters from the Disney treasury skate to award-winning songs “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Under the Sea,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” among other favorites. Thrilling skating, dazzling sets and costumes, along with exciting special effects, transport audiences through decades of beloved Disney stories with these memorable characters.
A staple of Disney on Ice’s repertoire, “100 Years of Magic” remains one the most popular shows for Feld Entertainment, the company that produces ice spectacles. “I have traveled all over the world with it,” said Cory Obst, the show’s production director. “ I love seeing the response to it. It’s hugely successful and it’s such a treat to be part of Walt’s legacy through this show.”

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