It’s never too early to start thinking about the next time your little ones will be begging you to take them to a Disney on Ice show.
Welp, mark your calendars for January, when the Feld Entertainment Inc. brand makes its yearly stop at Quicken Loans Arena. To be specific, Disney on Ice presents “Mickey’s Search Party” skates at the Q July 11 through 20.
By the sound of it, this time the performers will be coming at you from three fronts: the ice, the air and the stands. (I feel like there’s a “by land, by sea or by air” play to be made there, but the best I can do is “by stands, by frozen sea or by air,” so never mind … I guess? Eh. Let’s pretend I never mentioned it.)
Here’s what a news release says about the show:
Joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, live hosts will enliven the performance space by welcoming everyone into the magical world of Disney On Ice, setting the stage for a participatory adventure. Guests will embark on a search for clues to find Tinker Bell after Captain Hook tries to capture her magic. As each scene unfolds, compelling storytelling will be delivered through multi-level production numbers by skaters, performers and acrobats alike.
As Miguel from Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” crosses the marigold bridge, he finds himself in the magnificent and mystical Land of the Dead. In this culturally rich, vibrantly colorful performance, skeletons atop sway poles swing back and forth over the audience in a dazzling display perfectly suited to this exciting and beautiful celebration of family. Through video projection, Arendelle builds from the ground up, and ice harvesters from Disney’s Frozen use extreme skating to launch themselves from the mountainous, wintry slopes delivering an athletically-driven performance as they chop their way through blocks of ice. The iconic chandelier seen in “Be Our Guest” comes to life as Belle and the enchanted objects from Beauty and the Beast become a rotating carousel using aerial silks and lift upward into the air, mesmerizing onlookers seated above and below.
“Our goal with any show, no matter where you are in the world, is to deliver transformative performances that captivate audiences time and time again. With this production of Disney On Ice, we have brought the magic closer to guests than ever before by having the audience become an integral part of advancing the narrative as each story unfolds,” said Nicole Feld, executive vice president and producer, in the release. “We have pushed the action past the ice, expanding the stage beyond our traditional surface. The excitement will not only happen in front of fans, but all around them with characters emerging from the stands in unexpected places for one-on-one delightful moments.”
Tickets for Disney On Ice presents “Mickey’s Search Party” start at $15 and already are on sale. To get them — or more info — theQarena.com, the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, Northeast Ohio Ohio Discount Drug Mart locations or call 888-894-9424.
If you just can’t get enough Disney on Ice content, DisneyOnIce.com is where you should go. There are also a number of other ways to get the latest about productions:
Mark Meszoros never learned to skate, but he has learned to be OK with that. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros.