“Believing is Just the Beginning!” Do you remember that saying? Maybe you will as Tinker Bell whisks you through some of the classic moments from Disney’s most beloved stories and beautiful princesses and their daring heroes.
Highlighted by artistic skating and graceful acrobatics, Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes magically recreates the defining moments when eight Disney Princesses’ wishes are fulfilled with help from their devoted Princes. Tinker Bell guides attendees through the inspiring stories of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White as their wishes are being granted and their dreams coming true.
The Connecticut show will be at the XL Center in Hartford. The show will run from January 8, 2014 to January 12, 2014.
Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes invites audiences to come along as Tinker Bell shows them the timeless tales of inspiring princesses and their heroes. Focusing on the moments where the princesses’ dreams come true, the show uses high-energy music, glittering sets and dramatic choreography to make a truly breathtaking experience.
Show dates and times:
- Wed. January 8 at 7:00PM Sat. January 11 at 3:00PM
- Thu. January 9 at 7:00PM Sat. January 11 at 7:00PM
- Fri. January 10 at 7:00PM Sun. January 12 at 1:00PM
- Sat. January 11 at 11:00AM Sun. January 12 at 5:00PM
Opening Night tickets start at $15, $80 Front row – $60 VIP – $30 – $25 (additional fees may apply)
Tickets available by phone at (877) 522-8499, online at XLCenter.com, or at the Box Office
Disney on Ice Discount Tickets:
Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes is sponsored by Subway Fresh Fit for Kids. Starting December 16, 2014, fans can stop by any participating Subway Restaurant location in the Hartford area to grab $15 kids ticket coupons and learn how to enter to win a “skating with the stars” experience.
Feld Entertainment produced this new touring show that takes audiences where imaginations soar and anything can happen if they just believe. Ariel’s dreams are unlocked from under the sea and, in one magical moment, Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. In a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora, Prince Philip defeats the evil Maleficent as she transforms into a fire-breathing dragon. Rapunzel fulfills her dream to escape the tower and see the floating lights; Tiana celebrates her ambitions of owning a restaurant down in New Orleans; Jasmine discovers a whole new world with Aladdin; and Snow White finds her one true love. This beautiful presentation also reveals Cinderella and Belle’s deepest wishes.
“Before dreaming up this edition of Disney On Ice, we reflected on what makes Disney’s princesses and heroes so special,” said Producer Kenneth Feld. “It didn’t take long to realize that every princess had one thing in common: each embarked on an adventure to find their heart’s fondest wish, and through believing, they come true. We wanted to share that inspirational message with our audiences by celebrating the stories of these enchanting princesses and their heroic princes.”
Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes features the newest Disney Princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, as well as their adventurous counterparts, Flynn Rider and Prince Naveen. “It’s always exciting to welcome new faces into the Disney family. Being able to include these fresh, enchanting characters from the Academy Award® nominated film Tangled as well as the lovely Tiana from Princess and the Frog keeps our shows current and ever evolving,” Feld said.
Adapting the inspirational moments to the ice presented an interesting challenge to the creative team that collaborated on Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. To cause audiences to re-experience the emotions evoked by the films would take glittering sets, dramatic lighting, breathtaking choreography and a few surprises. Each member of the creative team approached this challenge with their own unique perspective.
Set Designer Robert Little’s goal was to create a set that would be as beautiful and surprising as the princesses themselves, but flexible enough to allow the telling of so many classic stories. The core setting is a cascading, multi-tier waterfall with actual flowing water. With a little pixie dust, Tinker Bell magically transforms the set into a different backdrop for each princess’s wish.
In his fifth ice show credit, Emmy® Award winning Lighting Designer Peter Morse sought to complement the set design with the appropriate lighting that would transition smoothly between the stories. For instance, Morse used leafy designs of greens and sepia tones to establish the forest where Snow White wishes by a well. He also recreates the night when Cinderella’s dreams come true with bursts of bright white stars.
“When telling eight distinct stories, it’s important to be able to create a new environment to set the stage for each tale,” said Morse. “Robert Little did this with the transformable set, and it was my mission to fill the rest of the ice with radiant lighting that would place the audience in the heart of these stories.”