BY BILLY SUTER
EVERYTHING from the watery realm of Nemo and Dory, to the magical kingdom of Aladdin, the frozen world of Elsa and Olaf and the savanna stretches of Simba, the lion king, will be featured in this year’s The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! spectacular.
And even better news is that for the first time, after six years of The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! touring to South Africa, Durban will be on the itinerary. Dates have been scheduled for July 13 to 16 at the Durban ICC Arena.
Presented by Feld Entertainment Inc and local promoter, Showtime Management, The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! opens on Friday, June 30, at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, and runs there until Sunday, July 9.
The production then moves to Durban before visiting GrandWest, Cape Town, from Wednesday, July 19, to Sunday, July 23.
Tickets are now on sale at Computicket, with Durban tickets prices ranging from R50 (for babes in arms) to R500 (family suites).
“Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy as they walk down memory lane and reawaken Disney moments that span generations,” says a tour spokesman.
“Dive deep into the East Australian current with your favourite school of fish from Finding Dory, when Dory, Nemo and Marlin set off on an adventure to discover the true meaning of family.
“The show will also tTravel to the wintry world of Arendelle, with Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen, as they learn how powerful a love between sisters can be.
“Reach for your dreams with Rapunzel, as her determination illuminates her inner strength. Experience the beauty of Walt Disney’s first animated feature film, as Snow White creates her own happily ever after with the help of seven, new friends.”
Buzz and Woody from the Toy Story films will present a foot-stomping hoedown; Simba, Timon and Pumbaa will prowl the Pride Lands of Africa; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie will show how friendship is fearless; and a group of Disney princesses will take to the ice to showcase the courage and determination that led them to achieve their dreams.
“Each year, the show is a completely different production and, based on the audience appreciation, we believe the show is fast becoming a regular annual event on the South African winter events calendar,” says Tony Feldman of Showtime Management.
“We are pleased to extend the 2017 Disney On Ice SA tour to share the magic of Disney on ice in Durban for the first time.”
The production, which concludes with a parade of classic and modern Disney characters, offers a fun line-up of hit songs, memorable scenes and timeless characters.
Patrons are asked to note that owing to safety regulations each person, irrespective of age (including babes in arms and children under two years) must have a ticket.
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