Disney on Ice returns to EnergySolutions Arena with Rockin’ Ever After.
Like most Disney on Ice shows, a lot goes into the production, but this one has a stronger focus on dancing than some others.
The show opens, as usual, with Donald, Goofy, Mickey and Minnie giving an intro. Guests are then treated to an American Idol-type competition between Pinocchio, Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters and Sebastian from The Little Mermaid. Pay attention to the dialogue—it's all pretty simple, but some of it is pretty witty in this scene. It’s also a smart way to squeeze in a few Disney characters who wouldn’t be in the show otherwise.
Sebastian’s performance leads into a retelling of The Little Mermaid. Highlights are Prince Eric’s shipwreck, Ariel’s Spanish Web routine (don't miss this part) and a character dressed as Ursula (At one of the last Disney on Ice shows we saw, Ursula was an inflatable that took up a lot of ice). Transitions between the stories are pretty seamless. You'll also see Tangled, Beauty & the Beast and Brave. Some other highlights include the lost-princess lanterns during Tangled, the archery contest in Brave and the battle of Beast and Gaston in Beauty & the Beast.
We are really impressed by the pairs in this show. You’ll also see some great ensemble dancers, and you’ll want to keep the kids around for the final scenes of the show, including some lightsabre-type action from the skaters.
Parents should go to see the performers, kids for the stories (but keep in mind some, Brave especially, are pretty dumbed down).
The show has enough for boys and girls to enjoy, but like many Disney on Ice productions, it's very princess-heavy. Now that Disney has acquired Marvel, maybe it's finally time for Spider-man on Ice.
Remaining showings of Rockin' Ever After:
Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 7, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 8, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 9, 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
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