Chicago-area audiences will experience the enchantment and splendor of new and classic Disney princesses in Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream, opening at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., Jan. 25-29, then moving to Chicago's United Center, Feb. 1-12.
This all-new Disney On Ice skating spectacular invites fans to frolic in the French quarter with Tiana from Princess and the Frog, relive the timeless story of Cinderella, and watch Rapunzel let down her hair on the ice for the first time ever. Dare to Dream is led by two female producers, sisters Nicole Feld and Juliette Feld, a first for the company.
"We are ecstatic to be able to bring audiences an incredible new ice show that sets the standard for the ultimate Disney experience," says Producer Nicole Feld. "Because Tangled marks the 50th Disney animated feature, it was only fitting that we celebrate that achievement by including moments from Rapunzel's story in our show."
Dare to Dream, a vibrant, contemporary compilation of princesses, features popular songs and unforgettable scenes from two of Disney's newest fairytales and one of the most cherished stories of all time. Audiences will behold an alluring aerialist act with Rapunzel's golden locks, shimmering gowns that twinkle and twirl during Cinderella's royal ball, a lighting display that illuminates all the fireflies in Tiana's New Orleans bayou and a grand finale with all the Disney princesses. This skating spectacular draws upon the combined talents of seasoned experts for direction and choreography:
Patty Vincent (Director) - Directed numerous Feld Entertainment ice and stage shows including Disney On Ice presents DisneyPixar's Toy Story 3; began her career at Feld Entertainment as a skater 26 years ago, and has advanced in the company to become Character Development Director for all touring Disney On Ice and Disney Live! productions
Jerry Bilik (Creative Director and Writer) - Involved as a creative team member in every Disney On Ice show throughout its 30-year history; arranged music for a number of television series, including "Starsky & Hutch" and "Charlie's Angels"
Cindy Stuart (Choreographer) - Collaborated with Olympic Gold Medalist Robin Cousins on multiple projects; choreographed for Katarina Witt, Brian Orser, World and Olympic Champions Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao, and Olympic Champions Jamie Salé and David Pelletier; lead choreographer for several Disney On Ice productions, including Disney On Ice presents DisneyPixar's Toy Story 3; choreographer for Skating with the StarsStan Meyer (Scenic Designer) - Honored as the first recipient of The League of A
merican Theatres and Producers National Broadway Theatre Award for his design of the North American Tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast; has created sets for the world premiere of Elton John & Tim Rice's Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida, Alice Cooper's 2007 Tour, and the 2008 True Colors Tour featuring Cyndi Lauper; scenic designer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey® presents Barnum 200SM and Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales
Ivan Ingermann (Costume Designer) - Developed costumes for feature films Suits, Rules of the Game, Escape to Life, and Sundance Award Winner 2x4 as well as for national commercials for companies including Toyota, Pontiac, BMW and McDonald's; his recent work can be seen at the SeaWorld Adventure Park in Orlando, Fla., in A'lure: the Call of the Ocean
Peter Morse (Lighting Designer) - Produced lighting scenery for numerous performers, including Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez; received Emmy® Award nominations for his work on televised concerts starring Barbra Streisand, and won the Emmy® Award for Lighting Design and Direction for Bette Midler's HBO Special, Diva, Las Vegas.
Tickets for Chicago-area performances of Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream are available at the Allstate Arena and United Center box offices, all Ticketmaster locations, on the web at www.ticketmaster.com http://www.ticketmaster.com/, and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices are $15, $20 and $25, with a limited number of VIP and Front Row seats available for every performance. (VIP tickets are $45 for weekday performances at the United Center and $60 for weekends; $60 for all Allstate Arena shows. Front Row tickets are $60 for weekday performances at the United Center and $75 for weekends; $75 for all Allstate Arena shows.) For additional information, log on to www.disneyonice.com, or visit Disney On Ice on Facebook or YouTube.