Saturday, October 11, 2014

Atlanta Gets Frozen

Every Scene a Winner in Disney on Ice Presents Frozen
By Shandra Hill Smith

Between Elsa’s solo performance of “Let It Go,” Kristoff’s back flips on ice and Olaf’s humor and cheeriness, you’ll be hard-pressed to narrow down one favorite scene from “Disney on Ice Presents Frozen.”

For five days, capacity crowds at Philips Arena have had a chance to sing along to “Let It Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” “Love Is An Open Door,” and other hits from this entertaining two-hour show. Running from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 12, “Disney on Ice Presents Frozen” reminds audiences from one scene to the next that “true love is the greatest power of all.” The performance makes for Feld Entertainment’s 34th Disney on Ice.
Based in Arendelle, this magical story of sisters Anna and Elsa from the highest grossing animated movie of all time includes snow scenes that seemingly captivate kids of all ages, surprise appearances by a host of characters, including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Snow White, Ariel, Rapunzel, Buzz and Woody from “Toy Story,” and familiar faces from “Finding Nemo” and “The Lion King.”
Also, joining sisters Anna and Elsa are Olaf the friendly snowman, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his reindeer Sven, the mystical trolls, Hans and Marshmallow the snow monster (this made for perhaps the scariest, to some degree, for some of the younger attendees, but one that also arrested onlookers of all ages).
The two hours of bringing the animated film to life pass quickly, and you’ll find yourself enjoying every minute. And considering the love theme throughout, it was only fitting for Mickey Mouse to bring the show to a close with these words: “If you’re sitting next to someone you love, why don’t you give them a great big hug.”
With Mickey’s urging, this mom, along with moms and dads all over the arena, did just that.
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