Mickey and Minnie have searched the globe for the hippest and hottest acts to perform in the most sensational talent showcase to rock the ice in Cleveland for the Disney on Ice production "Rockin' Ever After."
Sixteen performances will take place between Jan. 11 and 21 at Quicken Loans Arena. Tickets are on sale. The Reflector also is giving away for tickets to any one of the 16 performances. Details appear at the end of this story.
In a new twist on fairy tale fun, favorite Disney characters compete to be the next superstar in comical segments leading up to the tales of show stopping princesses -- Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle and Merida from Disney-Pixar's "Brave."
"The most exciting part of bringing a fearless and independent character like Merida to the ice for the first time is knowing that she has a powerful and inspiring message to deliver about finding the courage to determine one's own fate," says producer Nicole Feld. "We think her story translates well to the ice and will really resonate with today's audience."
Produced by Feld Entertainment, "Rockin' Ever After" remixes the stories of Disney's most adventurous heroines with upbeat music and energetic choreography that will have audiences singing, dancing and cheering for their beloved Disney idols.
Mickey and Minnie encounter the most talented performers in the land with an all-star lineup that includes Sebastian and the daughters of Triton from "The Little Mermaid," the rowdy pub thugs from "Tangled" and the spunky enchanted servants from "Beauty and the Beast." The journey continues to the Scottish highlands, where audiences will be captivated and star struck by Merida, as an exhilarating archery contest ensues for the right to marry the fiery redhead.
"Our challenge in developing Rockin' Ever After was figuring out how to highlight moments from these beloved stories in a way that reflects the type of entertainment that families value today," says producer Juliette Feld. "By pulling elements from the talent show trend on contemporary television, we developed a truly unique way to lead into each fairy tale."
Sister producers Nicole Feld and Juliette Feld have composed their own lineup of talent to create this star studded skating extravaganza. They include director Patty Vincent, who began her career at Feld Entertainment as a skater 27 years ago and has advanced in the company to become character development director for all touring Disney On Ice and Disney Live! productions, as well as writer Jeremy Desmon, choreographer Cindy Stuart, scenic designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Cynthia Nordstrom and lighting designer Sam Doty.
Tickets for "Rockin' Ever After" are discounted to $11 for the Friday, Jan. 11 performance, and children's tickets cost $10 to all weekday show. Otherwise, tickets are priced at $15 and $21, with a limited number of front row ($70) and VIP ($48) seats also available. Additional fees may apply. All seats are reserved and available through the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office at www.theQarena.com or by phone at (888) 894-9424.
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Contest details appear below.
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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Disney on Ice production "Rockin' Ever After."
WHEN: Friday, January 11: 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 12: 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 13: 1 and 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16: 7 p.m.
Thursday, January 17: 7 p.m.
Friday, January 18: 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 19: 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 20: 1 and 5 p.m.
Monday, January 21: 1 and 5 p.m.
WHERE: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
HOW MUCH: $15 or $21, with a limited number of front row ($70) and VIP ($48) seats also available. Opening night tickets cost $11, and children's tickets cost $10 for the weekday shows.
MORE INFO: www.disneyonice.com
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TICKET GIVEAWAY CONTEST
The Norwalk Reflector is giving away four tickets, which can be used for any Disney on Ice performance that takes place Jan. 11 to 21 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. To be eligible, fill out the form published in Saturday's issue of the Norwalk Reflector and drop it off or mail it to the Reflector at 61 E. Monroe St., Norwalk, Ohio 44857. No photo copies will be accepted. A drawing will take place Wednesday, so entries must be received by noon that day to be valid. The winner will be contacted via email and announced in next Saturday’s paper. For an entry to be valid, it also must including the online code that appears below.
ONLINE CODE: Ariel1