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I was lucky to go to Disney’s new Disney On Ice: Rockin Ever After and man do I have a lot to say. Not only was the music up beat and had me and many other audience members singing and dancing along, but the skating was incredible! Twirls, flips, spins, and jumps are only some of the many tricks that these skaters know! Songs from Disney classics that got everyone singing along but the show doesn’t stop there, Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ and Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls just want to have fun’ are only a couple of the extra songs that Disney On Ice adds!
The show was hosts by Disney classics: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy humor to the performance before announcing which Disney story was up next. The show started with a “dance” from Cinderlla’s two wicked step-sisters, Drizella and Anastasia Tremaine. This ice-skating interpretation of breakdancing would get anyone laughing and ready for the show. The show started after one more opening act, Pinocchio. Here audiences watched as Pinocchio talked about how he is an amazing actor and a real boy and learned that he had to tell the truth and apologize or else his nose grows!
Color flooded the stage as audiences went under the sea to a place where mermaids roam and sing. Ariel, the little mermaid with her friends flounder and Sebastian fill the stage. Through the curtains Prince Eric’s boat emerges sending him crashing and into Ariel’s arms. Villain Ursula makes a guest appearance with her musical number ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’ making Ariel lose her voice, until Sebastian and all other vibrant sea creatures fill the stage telling Prince Eric to ‘Kiss The Girl’. Not only was the performance amazing, but I cannot stress the colors enough! Hot pink and orange starfish, yellow, green, and blue fish, glow in the dark pink, orange and yellow coral- it was a beautiful sight!
Everyone has a dream, even wanted criminals, Disney’s Tangled proves it! As two of the criminals enter the stage in full uniform my mind was blown! The costumes were unbelievably realistic one with a big nose, and the other with a hook; audiences were sure to have gasped. Rapunzel enters singing her hit “When Will My Life Begin” along with her green colored chameleon; even Mother comes in with her musical number “Mother Knows Best”! Rapunzel and her long braided blond hair flow as she skates away with Flynn Rider, making friends with a BIG white horse that chases Flynn around the floor. Though the skating and acting was amazing, what really blew my mind were the lanterns! For the song ‘I See the Light’ lanterns lower from the ceiling and the towns people grouped together to hang lanterns on clothing hooks that rose to the ceiling. They flickered and added a sense of peace to the show as well as beauty.
Disney’s new Pixar film Brave was also incorporated in Rockin Ever After here there were three little rascals (Merida’s younger brothers), Merida, her mother, and the three young suitors. The brothers sat on barrels and made everyone burst into laughter as they made funny faces, banged on the heads of the suitors, and teased Merida. The highlight of the Brave performance was Merida splitting the target during the games to win her hand! The target was huge, and broke in half after her shot! Merida shot into the air causing a red beam of light (explosion) to occur creating a beautiful scene that no audience member would be able to forget.
The last performance was another Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. The ice was transformed to a little town in France where bakers, book salesmen, and women in big poufy dresses sing and dance. Belle gets locked away with the hairiest beast of them all, and all the silverware and objects come to life! Belle becomes surrounded by singing candles, tea cups, plates, and forks as they invite her to dinner. Gaston skates around, twirling, and singings his song ‘Gaston’. His side kick Lefou, causes me as well as other audience members to laugh by making funny faces and being over all a goofy character. ‘Kill the Beast’ had real flames as the skaters lit multiple torches, slamming them down on the ice along with the music. After a quick thunderstorm, and Gaston falling off a high set of stairs, the loving couple (Belle and the Beast) dance, and turn the Beast back into a human along with all the others.
All in all, the show was beautifully done and kept myself as well entertained as well as the rest of the audience. The stories kept true to the films and did a wonderful job at putting all the characters right in front of an audience. Not only did the characters and music keep everyone involved with the show but the skating did as well! Disney On Ice is definitely a show for all ages, it will keep you singing and wanting to see what’s coming next.
If you are interested in going to a Disney on Ice Show, Rockin Ever After will be playing until February 24th at the TD Garden in Boston. Also Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy will be in Springfield, MA at the MassMutual Center from April 17th-April 21st and in Worcester, MA at the DCU Center from April 25th to April 28th.