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Friday, October 31, 2014
A 'Treasure Trove' of Disney favorites on ice
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Simba and Nala and their friends join in the Circle of Life in a dramatic sequence from “The Lion King.”
Audiences then escape to Never Land with Peter Pan and hang out in the Lost Boys’ hideout, complete with a slide. Wendy and Tinkerbell fly through the air and Captain Hook’s pirate ship emerges into a big production, complete with 32 pirates. “It’s an exciting action sequence that closes Act 1,” said Vincent.
Act II opens with Simba and Nala as audiences visit Africa in “The Lion King.” This theatrical segment involves a stampede and an emotional Circle of Life sequence. From there, Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs emerge. “The dwarfs come out in the dark and the kids get very excited,” said Vincent. This section involves a romantic pairs duet with Snow White and her prince.
The romance continues with Jasmine and her Aladdin as their exotic tale unfolds in the colorful kingdom of Agrabah, transported to the ice. “Audiences are in awe as Aladdin makes his entrance atop a 20-foot elephant,” said Vincent. “It creates quite an entrance and was a huge challenge for our set designer [James Younis]. The skaters dazzle the audience with another beautiful pairs duet between Jasmine and Aladdin.”
The mood quickly changes to a tropical motif as the familiar sounds of “Under the Sea” can be heard, to everyone’s delight. It’s off to that tropical underwater world of “The Little Mermaid.”
“Besides being fun, it’s a beautiful visual sequence,” said Vincent, with tropical sea creatures, and of course, Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian, and the entire gang. “The audience just loves this segment and sings along.”
Actually, families can be heard singing throughout the entire show. Audiences are caught up in the Disney magic from start to finish. “It’s such a fun show for everyone,” said Vincent. “Everybody gets involved from the top of the show. You can hear all these little voices singing, it’s just adorable. This production highlights everyone’s favorite characters and music and has everyone excited from beginning to end.”
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