BY BILLY SUTER
THE spectacle that is the glittering Disney on Ice extravaganza will return for performances in four South African cities in June 2019. It will visit Durban, Johannesburg Pretoria and Cape Town.
Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival is the title of the next show and it will start its South African tour with performances in Pretoria, which will mark the first visit to that city by Disney on Ice.
The show will open in Pretoria on Friday, 14 June, at Sun Arena at Time Square, Menlyn Maine, for a limited season, including the public holiday on Monday, June 17.
Thereafter Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival returns to the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, from June 21 to 30. The production then moves to Durban’s ICC Arena from Wednesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 7.
The final performances are scheduled for GrandWest, Cape Town, from Wednesday, July 10, to Sunday, July 14.
Fans should consider taking advantage of the special once-off Disney On Ice Early Bird 15% discount across all full price tickets, valid for the month of November 2018 only. Tickets are only available from Computicket, the official Disney On Ice ticketing agent.
Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc and brought to South Africa by leading local promoter, Showtime Management, Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival highlights a winter wonderland where Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse showcase the most magical moments from across the Disney kingdom.
In a new twist on fairytale fun, comical segments from favourite Disney films set the scene for the on-ice stories of princesses Ariel, Rapunzel and Belle.
Plus, there is a special appearance by Anna and Elsa from the Academy Award–winning Frozen. Audiences will journey up the North Mountains with the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain-man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, as they help the sisters along the way in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.
“Magical Ice Festival is an enchanting mix of royalty, highlighting the stories of Disney’s most beloved heroines with energetic choreography that will have audiences singing, dancing and cheering their favourite Disney characters as they each embark on their own epic journeys,” says a show spokesman.
“Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse guide fans through a winsome wonderland where they encounter Sebastian and the Daughters of Triton from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the rowdy inhabitants of the Snuggly Duckling from Disney’s Tangled and the loyal enchanted servants from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
“By pulling together moments from classic Disney stories and combining them with elements of comedy and music, we developed a truly unique way to re-tell each fairytale,” says producer Juliette Feld.
Patrons are asked to please note that owing to safety regulations each person, irrespective of age (including babes in arms and children under two years) must have a purchased ticket.
Fans are encouraged to only book through the official authorised ticketing agent for Disney On Ice. There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to Disney On Ice is not guaranteed.
Ticket prices for the Durban performance range in price from R120 to R475. Those in Johannesburg are priced from R120 to R496, and those in Pretoria from R150 to R450. Cape Town ticket prices range from R150 to R495.