Disney centenary comes to Birmingham

100 years of magic in NIA ice spectacular.

Having wowed audiences all over the world in Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends from Disney’s Mulan, The Lion King and Pinocchio, and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story, will be bringing the on-ice spectacular to Birmingham this autumn.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, this fanfare production features more than 60 unforgettable Disney stars that span the decades, a sing-along score of award-winning Disney music, stunning choreography, elaborate sets and beautiful costumes. With Mickey and Minnie leading the fun, the show includes breathtaking skating numbers, devised by an award-winning choreographer who created the skating segment for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Complementing the fabulous skate sequences are countless memorable Disney musical classics, such as A Whole New World, Beauty and the Beast and Can You Feel the Love
Tonight, which bring everyone’s favourite memories of Disney to life on ice.

Outfitting this cast was a huge challenge for the show’s costume designer with dazzling designs ranging from Mickey’s Marching Band, to the It’s a Small World dolls, to the stars of Mulan and Finding Nemo. Bright colors and minimal structure in the Finding Nemo costumes allow the characters to move freely to mimic the natural movement in water, while a red sequined evening gown worn by Minnie is the star of the show. In total 160 costumes will be on display, made up from a staggering 1,300 yards of fabric.

The design team, who have worked on numerous Broadway productions, have bought a magical, theatrical feel to the on-ice experience. Skaters weave around and bring to life the It’s a Small World sequence, amidst sparkling floats that turn into a radiant light parade and a blanket of snow and an avalanche fall as Mulan battles the Huns.

Another highlight is when a giant present is opened to reveal Buzz Lightyear, as he is first introduced to everyone’s favorite toy cowboy, Woody and his pal Jessie.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic will be appearing at the NIA from 22nd October–2nd November 2014.

Tickets are on sale now. To discover more about Disney On Ice, log on to www.disneyonice.co.uk