After months of preparation and anticipation, an all-star line-up of more than 25 Disney characters including the fab four Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy took theatre-goers down memory lane, performing some of Disney’s greatest songs from the blockbuster movies Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story.
Curtains for the highly anticipated stage show Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Music Festival was raised last night at a private charity event hosted by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi).
The Mickey’s Music Festival show opens to the public tonight and will run until March 2.
In a media statement, organisers said one of the crowd’s favourite performances received a roar when Ariel’s six sisters broke out into Beyoncé’s smash hit ‘Single Ladies’. Everyone was on their feet and singing along to the award-winning song. The classic, ‘A Whole New World’ took parents on a journey down memory lane, as Aladdin and Jasmine made a special guest appearance.
Ahead of the show’s spectacular opening, Mickey and Minnie Mouse were spotted taking in the city’s splendid tourist attractions, before pausing for pictures in front of Abu Dhabi’s scenic Corniche Breakwater. Mickey and Minnie also took time out to greet young fans at a popular local mall. Children and adults of all ages were elated to have their photos taken with their favourite Disney superstars.
“This is the first time I have taken my children to see a theatre show. Disney Live! was an amazing way to introduce them to stage productions. They had such a fabulous time and were captivated by all the vibrant characters and costumes.
It was a blast having both my son and daughter singing, dancing and clapping to all the Disney songs. I’m looking forward to more Disney Live! shows coming to the UAE,” said Abu Dhabi resident, Dana Badawi.
Produced by Feld Entertainment, and brought to the UAE by Sport & Entertainment Solutions with its presenting partner the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, this unique family stage show experience will no doubt be one of the most memorable events of the year.
“We are delighted with the level of enthusiasm and energy that Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival has generated amongst the UAE’s young Disney fans and their parents,” said Ali Haidary, CEO and Founder of Sport & Entertainment Solutions.
“We are eager to introduce children across the Middle East to extraordinary theatre experiences. Judging by the positive feedback, happy faces, as well as all the contagious dancing, singing and clapping, it was a huge success so we will continue to bring a variety of world-renowned family entertainment shows to entertain youngsters throughout the region.”
Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Music Festival is the sixth incarnation of Disney Live! since its creation in 2004. It recently completed a tour of Turkey and Cyprus with a cast of local performers.
Tickets are available at Virgin Megastores and online at www.ticketmaster.ae. Prices start from: AED150 (Bronze), AED250 (Silver), AED375 (Gold); AED1,000 (VIP).