December 12, 2017, 10:44 am
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A Christmas treat for the family with Disney on Ice

A well-loved Christmas tradition for those living in Metro Manila is going with the entire family to watch Disney on Ice. Watching well-loved Disney characters come to life in a skating and musical extravaganza has always been a treat ever since Disney on Ice was staged in the country decades ago and this year is no exception.

For this year, Disney on Ice celebrates Everyone’s Story and this year’s performance hopes to delight kids and kids at heart alike as it brings classic Disney characters and tunes as well as modern favorites. Guests will be able to sing their hearts out with musical pieces from as far back as Pinocchio to recent hits like Frozen.

Over the course of the performance, patrons will travel to the heart of Africa with The Lion King, enjoy an adventure in friendship with Toy Story, watch as Belle breaks the curse in the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast, or join Frozen’s Elsa, Anna, and Olaf as they show that love conquers all.

But before the festivities on ice begin, a pre-show production will run to hype up the crowd and get the energy going. Guests will try to help out Zootopia’s Judy and Nick solve an off-ice caper which needs to be cracked in order for the on-ice show to begin.

“This particular oroduction is by far the largest Disney on Ice show we currently have touring, bringing together everyone’s favorite Disney characters, from Snow White, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, to Elsa and Anna,” Producer Nicole Feld said.

There will be over 30 musical numbers to sing along to while over 50 Disney characters will take to the ice rink and dazzle the audience with their dance moves and skate tricks along with the music. The collection of Disney melodies include favorites like “Hakuna Matata” from the Lion King, Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend  in Me”, Frozen’s hit song “Let it Go”, as well as original compositions like “Turtle Rock” which will showcase the turtles of Finding Nemo.

For those looking for a more romantic experience, the sight of Disney Princes and Princesses pair skating to love songs like “A Whole New World” and “At Last I See the Light” will surely bring butterflies to the stomach.

Feld Production pulled out all the stops in mounting this year’s Disney on Ice. The choreography reflects the individuality of the 14 stories that make up the show while staying true to the legacy of Disney. Some of the things to look out for include the duplication of Aladdin’s Genie and the energetic moves of Mickey and Minnie’s marching band.

Meanwhile, the costumes do more than just bring characters to life, but also tell their own stories. The bright colors and minimal structure of the underwater creature costumes allow the characters to move freely in order to mimic the natural movement in water. Meanwhile, the attire for the citizens of Frozen’s Arendelle provides a seamless transition from summer to winter.

It would not be a Disney on Ice production without the massive set pieces and this year’s show is no exception. The iconic Disney Castle will allow smooth transitions between narratives while elaborate props like a Chinese dragon in the Mulan narrative and Elsa’ ice castle building itself from the ground up will surely mesmerize audiences.

Disney on Ice celebrates Everyone’s Story will be staged at the SM Mall of Asia Arena starting December 25 until January 3 and tickets are now available, starting at P190 for general admission, up to P2,750 for the limited SVIP tickets.
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