Thursday, February 13, 2014

Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After {Sacramento Show #Review}

I received tickets to our local show for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.  

Creating memories with family is always easy when it involves Disney! Last night I had the opportunity to take Buddy, my mom and kid sister to the Sacramento opening night of Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After. Having already experienced a Disney on Ice production in October (read my review), I knew we were in for a magical evening of fun!

Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After features four main segments of Disney tales which include The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Brave, and Beauty and the Beast. Demonstrating incredible ice skating skill and excellent choreography, this is a wonderful show for Disney fans of all ages.

Although costumes were elaborate and detailed throughout the production, The Little Mermaid sea creatures took the prize for 'most fun.' They were bright, colorful representation of the deep sea. The most important scenes of this classic were portrayed, including Ursula taking Ariel's voice at which point Ariel transformed into having human legs and performed a beautiful aerialist solo. This was breathtaking to watch, especially while suspended high above the ice on a rope without a safety line, and wearing skates too! With a kiss, Ariel gets her voice back. I like that the dramatic ending with Ursula was skipped.

Next up was Merida and her mother from Brave. Buddy loved the archery contest aspect of this one (he didn't remember the movie, but what boy doesn't love a shooting apparatus??). All the hilarious Scottish men characters were included too, with some kilt-raising I noticed....but it was a a great segment regardless with lots of prop details and a fitting background.

My favorite was Tangled! Rapunzel escapes her tower, goes on an adventure to see the lanterns with Flynn, and ends up discovering they are really for her. Flynn Rider's horse, Maximus, was made into fabulous costume that required two skaters! I also love how the lanterns were well incorporated into the segment and filled the area above the ice. The townspeople skated a whole scene with flags to welcome Rapunzel home, which I thought was very well done too.

To end the night, Beauty and the Beast took to the ice. The selected scenes and pieces of this classic were just perfect, and included a 'be our guest' number and the Beast giving his book collection to Belle. Real fire torches were used as Gaston led the townsmen through the forest to find the Beast, and for a dramatic end to the entire show, the Beast turns into a man with a bit of lightening and special effects!

Rockin' Ever After is full of your favorite Disney songs, spectacular special effects, elaborate sets, and theatrical performances by very talented ice skaters. I love that this show includes two older Disney classics, and two more recent ones. With the younger crowd growing up with Brave and Tangled, this was an excellent show for everyone. I don't think there is really a bad seat in the house, but I do wish we were on the lower tier of the arena so we could see the skaters and details a little closer. This may be a factor to consider when you go to buy your tickets!

Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After will be in Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena through February 17th. For tickets, times and show information, click here.


Sharon Martin said...

Oh I'm sooo jealous, I would love to go to this, obviously taking the kids along too lol. Beauty and Beast is my favorite Disney tales x

Cindy Batchelor said...

I've never been to disney on ice! looks like a great time! love the pics!

Kristy Figueroa said...

How fun! Looks like it was a wonderful time!!

Amber B said...

this looks amazing! I would have loved this. I would have even taken the kids :).

Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 pack said...

I have been wanting to take my girls to one these shows. But I swear we are always missing it.

jill24295 said...

I am so glad that this performance is still going on. One of my favorite memories from childhood was going to see this show. I'm 45 now, so you can tell how long the magic has stuck with me!

aperry said...

this looks like such a good time!! My son just started to get into the disney show and movies... I would love to go sometime.