"Rockin' Ever After" Disney ice show in Philly
Dec 27, 2012 (The Morning Call (Menafn - Allentown - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Merida, the headstrong red-headed heroine of Disney Pixar's movie "Brave" is the latest Disney princess to make her debut on ice.
The bow-and-arrow-wielding Scot will join Queen Elinor, the triplets and other characters from the 2012 movie in a on-ice archery contest during Disney on Ice's "Rockin' Ever After" at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Dec. 27 through Jan. 6.
The all-new show features Merida, along with fellow Disney stars Ariel, Rapunzel and Belle, in an ice extravaganza that includes both thrilling solo and pairs skating along with colorful production numbers.
Producer Nicole Feld says she thinks the show, which features strong female characters, will "translate well to the ice and will resonate with today's audience."
In "Rockin' Ever After" Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy host a talent showcase featuring characters from popular Disney films.
The arena turns into a fish-filled ocean as Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" is joined on ice by Sebastian the crab and her sister the Daughters of Triton for a musical number. Rapunzel and Flynn from "Tangled" will take on the rowdy pub thugs and Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" will have a meal she will never forget as forks, knives, dishes and other enchanted servants entertain her. In the scene from "Brave" the Scottish highlands are recreated, as is the archery contest in which suitors compete to win the right to marry Merida.
Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy then join the all other characters on the ice for a crowd-pleasing finale.
Showtimes are 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday; 1 and 5 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 3; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 4; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 5 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 6.
Tickets are 22.50, 30, 45, 60 and 90. Info: http://www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com or 1-800-298-4200.
New Year's Eve Daytime Party
The America on Wheels museum in Allentown starts its celebration a little early noon-3 p.m. Sunday with its "Big Dipper New Year's Eve Daytime Party."
Join the party in the 1950s-themed HubCap Cafe, where partygoers can build ice cream concoctions and help build an enchanted forest out of inverted ice cream cones they have decorated.
Families can enjoy the final days of "Train Time," the holiday exhibit that fills the galleries of Allentown transportation museum with model trains in O and G scale and a Lego layout by the group PennLUG.
There will be a museum scavenger hunt for kids, music on the jukebox, coupon giveaways, license plate rubbings and other activities at the museum at 5 N. Front St.
Everything is included with admission, which is 10, adults; 7,seniors; 6, ages 13-16; free, children age 12 and under. Reservations are requested. Call 610-432-4200, ext. 16, or visit http://www.americaonwheels.org.
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