As I mentioned before, Disney on Ice is coming to Atlanta, GA on May 1-5th! I knew the story followed four of our favorite Disney & Pixar stories but I wanted to know more.
How does Worlds of Fantasy begin?
The excitement begins when Mickey Mouse embarks on a journey with Minnie Mouse to uncover each world of fantasy, but the plan goes awry when their cherry red roadster unexpectedly breaks down. Although Donald Duck and Goofy try, it takes the assistance of the coolest cars on the ice to get the pistons firing again.
Direct from Radiator Springs, Mater, Lightning McQueen and Sally speed into action, zipping and zooming around the frozen highway in an effort to re-energize the roadster. As Mickey and Minnie’s “road trip” continues, Production Designer Jeremy Railton’s whimsical scenery transforms the arena into an environment that captures the essence of each unique world to follow. Fluorescent coral and clam shell drums embody Ariel’s world in The Little Mermaid and audiences enter the colorful fantasy land of fairies for the Tinker Bell segment.
Dancing on Ice?
From salsa dancing fish to the tumbling animal fairy, Emmy Award®-winning choreographer Sarah Kawahara combined dance, athletics, and theatrics to add to the excitement and energy of the show. She applies her versatility to familiar and memorable scenes as Ariel and Prince Eric realize their love and skate a lyrical duet to “Kiss the Girl.” To choreograph the skating in the Tinker Bell segment, Kawahara looked to the individual personalities of the different fairies. “Disney is very detailed about the types of personalities and voices they have,” Kawahara says of the nature fairies. “I tried to find a signature style of skating and movement for each character.” For example, Iridessa, the perfectionist light fairy, skates in long, clean lines, whereas Rosetta, the “southern belle” garden fairy moves with very precise feminine mannerisms.
Costume Designer Cynthia Nordstrom’s creative designs add to the feel of fantasy on ice. “In this eclectic presentation of Disney worlds, I wanted each to have a different quality,” says Nordstrom, whose costumes can be seen in Off-Broadway productions and in major theme parks around the world.
In The Little Mermaid, Nordstrom used a range of stretch fabrics to create amazing color that flows from one palette to the next; aquas melt into greens, and purples transform into hot corals and reds.
For the Tinker Bell section, “it was all about taking simple and recognizable elements from the movie and translating them into fabric.” The green tinker fairies wear clothing in “hearty leaf” fabrics of satins and velvets, whereas Silvermist and her water fairies don sheer chiffons that float with a hint of sparkle. For Nordstrom, the underlying concept for the lead fairies was that each girl had an “inner sparkle” that glimmered through her clothing. For example, Rosetta, the garden fairy, wears a skirt of velvet roses with an underlayer of sparkling red sequins. The designer says, “I really enjoyed the great challenge of making the new Disney fairies from the movie come to life.”
It's pretty amazing to know how much work goes into these productions. Only a couple of more weeks until we get to see the product of all that hard work & we can't wait!
If you live in the Atlanta area, remember to use discount code BLOGD29 to get $5 off tickets for the Thursday 7:30PM, Saturday 11:00AM and Sunday 5:00PM performances for all internet & phone orders! Check out the schedule & where to buy the tickets below!
Full Event Schedule:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013: 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, May 2, 2013: 7:30 P.M.
Friday, May 3, 2013: 10:30 A.M. & 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, May 4, 2013: 11:00 A.M., 3:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, May 5, 2013: 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M.
Ticket Info- Purchase tickets at:
- The Arena at Gwinnett Center Box Office
- All area Ticketmaster Retail Outlets
- By Phone at: Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000
Disclosure: I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.