Monday December 11th 2017

Disney on Ice presents “”Rockin’ Ever After”

As the new year approaches and we have made it through another holiday season, it is time to turn our thoughts to what to expect in 2013. There will be many new plays and plays revisited, the circus will be back during Thanksgiving, we can count on Cirque Shanghai being at Navy Pier this summer and of course , for children ( of all ages), Disney will come to both our large venues with their Ice Shows- one in the fall and the other to ease us out of our winter doldrums and the Christmas “past” we just experienced/ Thank you Feld Family!

As all the kids know, it is Mickey and Minnie who put these shows together and they have been out there finding the best of the best to warm our hearts and thrill our souls as they showcase some of the fines in this year’s “Rockin’ Ever After” that will take to the ice at The Allstate Arena (January 23rd thru the 27th) and then head south to The United Center ( sorry, Bulls, but you need to go on a road trip) from January 30th thru February 10th. This new show is a twist on fairy tale fun as Disney characters compete to be the next superstar on ice. We will have many comical moments that lead up to taeles of “show stopping princesses”. Ariel,Rapunzel, Belle and in her Disney on Ice debut Merida (Disney*Pixar’s “Brave!) will take to the ice to compete for the top spot.

Having Merida on ice for the first time will be a special treat for the kids. She is fearless and independent. Her message to the children is one of great importance- We can determine our own fate. All we need to do is find the courage within us to complete the mission. What Feld does in bringing these shows to the ice is find ways to incorporate parts of the animated features we all know into the ice show they present. In the old days, although the “Ice Capades” shows were entertaining, they were routine after routine for two long acts. The Feld Company working with Disney On Ice presents a show where we are hosted by our favorite characters, Micky, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto ( and sometimes Daisy makes the trip). Then , characters that our kids and grandkids are familiar take to the ice and incorporate portions of the stories we know into the beautiful skating routines we witness.

In “Rockin’ Ever After”, we will sing and dance along with Mickey and Minnie and their friends as we see Sebastian and the Daughters of Triton ( The Little Mermaids), The rowdy pub thugs ( Tangled), the enchanted servants ( Beauty and The Beast) and then off to the Scottish Highlands for we will spend time with Merida (Brave) as we watch an amazing archery contest take place. Sound exciting? You bet it does. As a Grandfather, who has watched the faces of my grandkids for many years, I look forward to shows like this. This is a “bonding time” for our generation and the new one and can be just as much for parents as grandparents. All the kids know and love Mickey ( as we did in years gone by). In fact, recently, I took Sarah and Rebecca to see “Cinderella” at Marriott Lincolnshire. The show was amazing, and of course is one that kids think of as “Disney”. When I asked the girls how they enjoyed the show, for my review, of course, I was shocked when almost three year old Rebecca’s comment as “Where is Mickey?”. nuff said?     

Disney on Ice will be here soon, so I would plan to purchase tickets as soon as possible. I will supply more info next week, but I know that there are various show times. Check it out at www.Ticketmaster.com or online at  www.disneyonice.com/rockin’everafter

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