Disney On Ice is Here! Tickets on Sale

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It’s Almost HERE!! A celebration of royal proportions is coming to town in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream.  Playing PPG Paints Arena from December 9-11, 2016. Multiple Showtimes Available, but you have to act fast to get your tickets!!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOURS NOW!

 

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Read the FULL Press Release below…

 

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream Takes Adventure to

New Lengths with Magical Moments from

Disney’s Newest Fairytales and Timeless Classics

 

Feld Entertainment’s Exciting Disney On Ice Production is a Celebration of Royal Proportions

featuring Tangled, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Princess and the Frog and Cinderella

 

Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they follow four of Disney’s most inspirational princesses on their adventures to fulfill their dreams in Feld Entertainment’s newest ice spectacular, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Combining the contemporary stories of two modern-day princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, with the classic elegance of Cinderella and Snow White, Dare to Dream whisks audiences away on exciting journeys where dreams really do come true.

 

Audiences begin their magical, musical voyage in New Orleans celebrating the story of The Princess and the Frog with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen, and then escape into the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The trip continues to Cinderella’s kingdom in her search for true love and follows Rapunzel as she discovers the world beyond her tower on her quest to see the floating lanterns. The Disney Princesses then come together for the first time on ice during the finale, to welcome Rapunzel into their royal court in the ultimate princess experience.

 

“There’s something within each of the stories of Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that speaks to women and girls and families around the world,” says Producer Nicole Feld. “Each of these princesses is searching for what truly makes them happy. And I think that’s very reflective of what audiences are like today.”

 

“This show is different from anything we’ve ever done, and we’re excited about all the exhilarating aspects we’ve included in this production,” says Producer Juliette Feld.  “This is the first time Rapunzel is featured on the ice with her tremendous amount of hair. And new this year, the Princess who started it all, Snow White, will be joining the show with the Seven Dwarfs, bringing more magic than ever before.”

 

Disney’s Tangled

 

In adapting Tangled to the ice for the first time, Director Patty Vincent was challenged with how to convey all of Rapunzel’s hair without interfering with the skating. During the segment, 2,000 feet of silk representing Rapunzel’s magical, golden tresses winds throughout the rafters of the arena and drapes down to the ice for use in a heart-stopping aerial act never before seen in a Disney On Ice production. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider escape the tower, flying 25 feet up in the air and performing daring acrobatics.

 

“The performers trained for six weeks just to build their upper body strength, because skaters use very different muscles when ice skating,” says Vincent. “It works perfectly on the ice because they don’t have to run; they just skate, and they’re lifted into the air and begin a gorgeous athletic act.”

 

Under the direction of Choreographer Cindy Stuart and Aerial Trainer Anna Kaminnik, the performers mastered the blend of ice and aerial choreography in which Rapunzel and Flynn fly above the arena floor and slowly descend to the ice in a fluid motion, creating a feeling of constant movement.

 

Stuart was able to contrast the beauty of the aerial act by showcasing the athleticism of the skaters when Rapunzel and Flynn stop at the Snuggly Duckling tavern on their way to see the lanterns. During this energetic sequence, the pub thugs break into a rowdy show tune medley, and the scene turns into a trick section with performers doing cartwheels, handstands, jumps and leaps on the ice and the props.

 

The adventurous nature of Rapunzel’s story allowed Costume Designer Ivan Ingermann to incorporate unusual fabrics and silhouettes into his costumes. Rapunzel’s world is mainly full of rich colors and textures and romantic silhouettes. However, during the Snuggly Duckling segment, Ingermann designed costumes for the pub thugs using faux fur and faux leather, materials not normally seen in an ice show.

 

Another distinctive design element of Dare to Dream is the revolving set, an idea conceived by Scenic Designer Stan Meyer.  By designing a rotating piece that transforms to specifically fit each of the unique settings of the stories, Meyer was able to create one major centerpiece with four entirely different environments. When the set morphs into Rapunzel’s forest, a paneled backdrop of pastel flora and butterflies opens and a majestic tower slowly emerges, rising from the ice as golden hair falls from the window.

 

Lighting Designer Peter Morse incorporated these same pastels and royal colors by surrounding the audience in rich shades of purple, a prominent color in Rapunzel’s world.  When Rapunzel and Flynn Rider finally reach the end of their journey, the entire arena goes dark as a single lantern slowly floats up into the air, and suddenly, lanterns illuminate the sky above the audience.

 

“When we create Disney On Ice, what we’re hoping to do, aside from bringing families together and telling great stories, is create memorable moments,” says Producer Kenneth Feld. “In the Tangled sequence, there is one moment that is absolutely unforgettable.  At every show, one special child is picked to launch the first lantern. All you see is the one lantern that goes up, and as soon as it reaches the top, all the other lanterns light up the arena. It’s breathtaking.”

 

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

 

In contrast to the colorful and playful world of Rapunzel, to set the mood for the story of Snow White, the lighting had to take on a darker and more mysterious quality.  As the story begins, the lighting dims and a thin layer of fog fills the ice. Soon a flash of light and dark shadows appear signaling the arrival of the Evil Queen.

 

When it comes time for Snow White to flee into the magical forest for protection from the Queen, Morse focused on the use of black lights to highlight her frantic pace. As she finally escapes the forest and arrives at the door of the Dwarf’s cottage, the ice is bathed in rich golden colors, signaling the calm after the storm and her newfound safety.

 

Being the Princess who started it all, the costume design for Snow White is a classic silhouette that will be easily recognizable by audiences young and old. The traditional yellow and blue dress was made for swift, yet graceful, movement on the ice, twirling and flowing as Snow White glides through her world.

 

Audiences will also be delighted to see all Seven Dwarfs make an appearance in Dare to Dream, each outfit as unique as the Dwarf wearing it.

 

Walt Disney’s Cinderella

 

As the story shifts to the romantic tale of Cinderella, a glittering purple and blue castle stands majestically in the background with a white and gold grand butterfly staircase framing the clock tower. Cinderella is joined by ball attendants regally dressed in bright, colorful gowns sparkling with the help of sequins and glitter. Below the castle, glistening stars and swirls of soft blues and pinks fill the ice when Cinderella skates to classic songs such as “So This is Love” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”

 

In addition to the pair skating and elegant ice dancing showcased in Dare to Dream, Cinderella features synchronized skating by a team of 20 performers portraying the palace guards searching for the owner of the glass slipper. More than half the cast performs this fast-paced and complex precision number, creating lines, formations and constantly moving patterns on the ice.

 

Light-hearted elements throughout the segment provide a contrast from the romanticism and precision of many of the scenes. Cinderella’s mice friends make an appearance singing and dancing while they make her a dress for the ball. Cinderella’s stepsisters are on hand as well, amusing the audience with their comical antics.

 

Lighting plays an important role in telling Cinderella’s story, and a key component of the lighting design is the ability to feature the skaters themselves. “We have to light the whole scene to keep it bright and beautiful,” says Morse, “while also highlighting the characters.”

 

With a swish of her magic wand, a flash of light and those three little words, the Fairy Godmother transforms Cinderella before the ball. From a cloud of smoke, a sparkling carriage emerges, drawn by four white horses and glistening like a crystal ball in the darkness, creating a magical moment as Cinderella rides toward the castle. Later, as Prince Charming and the Duke ponder the identity of the beautiful girl from the ball, the ice is dark, save for the moonlight streaming through tall windows on either side of the ice and forming a dark hallway between them, an illusion created by gobos and spotlights.

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

 

Popular color palettes and designs from the Harlem Renaissance became a major source of inspiration for The Princess and the Frog. When Dare to Dream opens in New Orleans, vibrant orange and golden yellow light fills the arena, matching the bright colors of the costumes inspired by the period. Set against a French Quarter backdrop painted in rich reds, purples and greens, flappers and banjo players revel on a balcony while page boys and other townsfolk dance on the ice below, creating a multilayered street party.  The opening number, “When the Saints go Marching In,” combines jazz-influenced choreography and the Charleston to create a vivid and energetic street scene.

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream seamlessly merges the classic with the new, maintaining the timelessness of some of the most cherished stories of all time, Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, while also incorporating popular songs and unforgettable scenes from Disney’s Tangled and The Princess and the Frog.  From the lighting and scenery to the music, choreography and costumes, each element of Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream magically combines to create a memorable show for the entire family.

 

 

 

Giveaway: Cirque du Soleil

I have a family four pack of tickets to giveaway to a lucky follower! Scroll down to read more about Cirque du Soleil, Toruk, which will be presented at CONSOL Energy Center, June 22-26, 2016!

TORUK – The First Flight is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Doesn’t this just look amazing? I cannot wait to take my family to the show. And, I’m privileged to invite a family to win tickets as well!

So… Who wants to go to Cirque du Soleil? You can purchase your tickets by clicking here.

Or you can….

Enter to WIN the Family 4 pack of tickets to Opening Night, June 22. 

Contest open for entry until June 14 11:59pm. Winner will be announced June 15, at 4:00pm EST.

Winner must be 18+ with state issued identification (for will call purposes). Once prize is accepted, tickets are nontransferable and cannot be resold for profit.

Learn more about this fantastic show!

Press Release:

Montreal, April 25, 2016 – The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATARTORUK –  The First Flight, will be presented at CONSOL Energy Center from June 22-26, as part of a global tour in arenas around the world. The show is presented by Visa Signature® in association with Merrill Lynch®.

The show

Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

This live immersive experience also bears the distinct signature of directors and multimedia innovators Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. It is a living ode to the Na’vi’s symbiotic coexistence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.

Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK – The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora.

When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omaticaya boys on the brink of adulthood, fearlessly decide to take matters into their own hands. Upon learning that Toruk can help them save the Tree of Souls, they set out, together with their newfound

friend Tsyal, on a quest high up in the Floating Mountains to find the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Prophecy is fulfilled when a pure soul rises among the clans to ride Toruk for the first time and save the Na’vi from a terrible fate.

Many thanks to Markowitz Communications, and of course, Cirque du Soleil and its many sponsors as below mentioned.

TORUK – The First Flight is presented by Visa Signature® in association with Merrill Lynch®. DHL and ACTIVEON Action Camera are the official sponsors. The show is being created through a licensing arrangement with 20th Century Fox.

In an effort to bring audience members involvement to a whole new level, Cirque du Soleil will be launching a first-of-its-kind app for TORUK – The First Flight.  Working with long-time technology partner SAP, the app will enhance the overall show experience and enable audience members to be a part of the action before, during and after the performance! The app can be downloaded from here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toruk-the-first-flight/id1060239115?mt=8

Follow us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/torukthefirstflight

Find us on Twitter with #TORUK #Avatar

 

 

*Win Tickets* Disney On Ice Presents Frozen

I don’t know about you, but in regards to winter, I am ready to ‘Let It Go’, and the sooner the better. There is no better way to welcome early spring than with one final snow themed event, Disney On Ice… this year’s presentation: Frozen!

Thanks to our friends, we have a family four pack of tickets to Opening Night to giveaway to a lucky fan. This giveaway is going on now through Friday March 4, 5pm. We will draw a winner at random and make the announcement at that time.

Showtime for this event is Thursday March 10, 2016, 7:00pm at the Consol Energy Center.

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photo credit to Feld Entertainment

 

OLAF - IN THE SUMMER
photo credit to Feld Entertainment

How to Win…

Complete the entry form below, and you’re done!

You will receive a confirmation email with your entry number within 24 hours. Must be 18+ enter, one entry per adult only, no purchase necessary.

Can’t wait? Get your tickets now!

Showtimes: 

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016            7:00PM
  • Friday, March 11, 2016                  10:30AM & 7:00PM
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016             11:00AM & 3:00PM & 7:00PM
  • Sunday, March 13, 2016                11:00AM & 3:00PM & 7:00PM

Tickets start at:                                 $35

To order tickets by phone:           Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 1-800-745-3000

To order tickets online:                 http://www.disneyonice.com/frozen/

Do you wanna read a press release? Here you go…

Pittsburgh, PA, February 17, 2016 – Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, today announced that its 34thDisney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life.  Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt visits Pittsburgh from March 10, 2015 to March 13, 2015 for 9 performances at CONSOL Energy Center; tickets are on sale now.

 

The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa.  Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.    Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

 

“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” says producer Nicole Feld.  “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

 

Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, “Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime.  And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling.”

 

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by YoKids, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.  Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

 

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa.  Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

Pittsburgh, PA
CONSOL Energy Center

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!

~Carri

Who Wants to Go to Disney On Ice?

We had a gorgeous weekend with temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s, which is absurdly abnormal for February in Pittsburgh. But, it’s Monday, and we are back to reality, and back to cold weather. Dare I say… it’s almost time to embrace… FROZEN!

Disney on Ice presents Frozen is coming to the Consol Energy Center in March, and we’ve got the 411 on how to get tickets… including winning them here on my blog!

Stay tuned for details on how to enter!

Can’t wait? Get your tickets now!

Showtimes: 

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016            7:00PM
  • Friday, March 11, 2016                  10:30AM & 7:00PM
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016             11:00AM & 3:00PM & 7:00PM
  • Sunday, March 13, 2016                11:00AM & 3:00PM & 7:00PM

Tickets start at:                                 $35

To order tickets by phone:           Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 1-800-745-3000

To order tickets online:                  http://www.disneyonice.com/frozen/

Do you wanna read a press release? Here you go:

Pittsburgh, PA, February 17, 2016 – Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, today announced that its 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life.  Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt visits Pittsburgh from March 10, 2015 to March 13, 2015 for 9 performances at CONSOL Energy Center; tickets are on sale now.

The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa.  Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.    Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

 

“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” says producer Nicole Feld.  “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

 

Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, “Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime.  And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling.”

 

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by YoKids, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.  Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

 

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa.  Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

 

Pittsburgh, PA
CONSOL Energy Center

Thanks,

Carri

**WIN** Monster Jam Tickets

Wanna go to Monster Jam on opening night? We will be there, and we are hoping you will be too.

We are giving away a Family 4 pack of tickets for opening night, Friday February 12, 2016, 7:30pm showtime.

Here is how to enter for your chance to win:

  1. Complete the form below, before February 4th, 5:00pm EST
  2. Check your inbox (and spam, just in case) for a confirmation email. (please be patient, your confirmation email will arrive within 24 hours of entry)

We will announce and contact the winner of the Family 4 pack of tickets on Thursday February 4th after 5pm. 

Is your kiddo an artist? Click here to download your  Monster Jam PGH Coloring Sheet

GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTER! SEE YOU AT THE CONSOL!

**Can’t wait…? Get your tickets now!** scroll down for details!

Showtimes:

Friday, February 12 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 13 at 2pm and 7:30pm; Pit Party at 11am-12:30pm (must have ticket to 2pm event to attend)
Sunday, February 14 at 2pm; Pit Party at 11am-12:30pm (must have ticket to 2pm event to attend)

Ticket Prices: $55, $35, $25
Kids just $12 (Ages 2-12. Valid on select price levels. Must purchase 1 adult ticket for every 4 kids tickets)! (Restrictions and additional fees may apply. All tickets $2 more day of show).

Ticket Purchase Information: Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office on location at the CONSOL Energy Center, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

How about a Special Offer??

Save $5 on select tickets.
Use Code: MJPITT
Restrictions, exclusions, and additional fees may apply. Not valid on Front Row or VIP seats. No double discounts. All tickets $2 more day of show. Offer expires 2/11/16. 

Click here to order tickets online !

Legal Disclaimer: Feld Motor Sports, Inc. and its affiliates and its related companies are not sponsors, endorsers, or administrators of this promotion. No purchase necessary.

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Who Wants to Go to Monster Jam?

You read that right… I want to know who wants to go to Monster Jam at the Consol Center opening night, Feb 12, 2016… because….

I have a family four (4) pack of tickets to opening night, and I am giving them away to a lucky reader!

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2016 Monster Jam at the Consol Energy Center, Feb 12-14, 2016.

More details to come… make sure you LIKE our page on Facebook, and FOLLOW US on Twitter for the whole scoop.

Can’t wait… get tickets now! Click here for details!

Disclaimer: Feld Motor Sports, Inc. and its affiliates and related companies are not sponsors, endorsers, or administrators of this promotion. No purchase necessary.