Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Search Party at the Crown Coliseum on Dec. 16 through Dec. 19. Mickey and his friends go on an adventure to find Tinker Bell. Captain Hook's treasure map, which he used to capture her magic, guides Mickey to find Tinker Bell. With the help of Miguel from the Pixar movie Coco, the group crosses the Marigold Bridge, where they find the magical Land of the Dead. Here skeletons dance over the audience in a beautiful cultural celebration of family.
Mickey and friends also visit the wintery world of Arendelle, where Elsa is building an ice palace. The audience can sing along as a kaleidoscope of crystals turns into her home.
An enchanted chandelier will come to life over the ice as Belle is lifted into the sky. Then the audience will witness the power of teamwork when Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie recruit the Green Army Men and plan a daring rescue in Andy's room.
In hopes that the pirates can impress Captain Hook, they flip, tumble and twist. Some of the pirates even walk on stilts. The audience will experience the fiery wrath of Te Ka on Moana's daring sailing voyage, and with the help of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, Mickey's Search Party becomes an all-out celebration.
Getting ready for performance and saying y takes time and work. "Depending on the show and the variety of talent/skills being featured, training and building the show can take roughly two to three months," Jamie Hathaway, who plays Bo Peep, said.
Another performed trains x days a week to keep up with the physical demands of the performance.
"I typically practice on the ice or train in the gym six days a week," Sarah Dalton, the performer playing Moana in the show, said.
"I, like most of my cast members, came from a competitive background. We try to stay as limber and fit, specifically cardiovascularly, as possible. I love to run around the different cities, go to yoga/pilates studios and develop my upper body strength with friends. The show incorporates aerial elements, so we've taken the extra steps to hold ourselves while being lifted in the air."
Jaime Hathaway fell in love with the show when she was just about five years old.
"I remember how happy it made me feel, and the outside world ceased to exist for those two magical hours," said Hathaway. "I love being a performer and having the ability to distract someone in the audience. Even if it's only a few minutes, it is worth it to me."
Dalton also recognizes the memorable experience Disney on Ice is for small children.
"I get to be excited over an adorable child in the front row singing her heart out to Moana with someone else. Those shared experiences are some of my favorite aspects of this job," Dalton said.
Tickets for the show are on sale now at www.crowncoliseum.com.