Sunday, December 16, 2012

Disney Live Presents Mickey's Music Festival & It Comes to ATL's Philip Arena this December!

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Today is the day!  Disney Live hits ATL's Philips Arena for one one day only with two performances (1PM & 7PM)!

Are you ready?  I am so excited!  Disney comes to town!

All-New Stage Show, Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival,
Coming to ATLANTA

Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions when Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival debuts in ATLANTA.

Concert goers will hear greatest hits from the blockbuster movies, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz, and country, among other jams. 

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival strives to be the biggest concert experience to hit live family entertainment.  Tickets are already on sale.

“One song can touch millions of people around the world, and Disney has been at the beat of this concept for years by making music a main ingredient of storytelling,” said Producer and CEO of Feld Entertainment Kenneth Feld.

“In Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, we are celebrating with the Disney characters to a soundtrack of the latest sounds and chart-topping hits.  We want our guests to walk away with lasting memories and singing these unforgettable melodies long after they leave the show.” 

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, featuring an all star line-up of more than 25 Disney characters,  begins with audiences watching a state-of-the-art video projection of the frenzy backstage which spills onto the stage as Mickey welcomes guests to his concert tour.  Soon thereafter, they will be transported to a new world of hip-hop beats, dizzying acrobatics, flying carpets, and magical transformations with Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie.

Underwater is where the crowd will meet up with Ariel, Sebastian, and their nautical pals to groove to the reggae rhythm, and family and friends will stomp to the beat as Woody, Buzz, and Jessie teach them how to boogie rodeo-style.  Anyone can be a member of the band as giant-sized balloons fall from the ceiling in one scene and then in the next, Disney characters are dancing in the aisles.   

“We’ve created an environment where audience members will be able to connect with the Disney stars,” said Alana Feld, Producer and Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment.   “Within each concert moment are elements of personal interaction and the audience will be harmonizing, dancing, laughing, and having an outrageously good time with the characters.”
The father-daughter production team, Kenneth Feld and Alana Feld, has hand-selected award-winning creative talents whose credits span from working with Madonna to winning a Latin Grammy® Award to designing hundreds of costumes for Disney theme park shows:
  •  Director/Choreographer Fred Tallaksen - Award-winning choreographer of Madonna’s “Sorry” video and the finale of her Confessions World Tour; in 2008, earned a Latin Grammy® in the Best Video category for Juanes’s “Me Enamora;” has choreographed for many TV shows, including “Modern Family,” “Outsourced” and “Wizards of Waverly Place;” skating consultant for “Austin Powers III-Goldmember”
  • Writer Jeremy Desmon - Credits include The Girl in the Frame, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie & Other Storybooks, and Curious George Live!  He received the 2007 Kleban Award for excellence in Musical Theatre Bookwriting and is also a recipient of the Dramatists Guild’s Jonathan Larson Fellowship
  • Scenic Designer Rick Papineau - Vice President of Scenic Elements at Feld Entertainment; veteran designer who creates props, scenic elements, and special effects for all of the company’s touring shows
  • Costume Designer Cynthia Nordstrom - Designed costumes for more than 15 original dance shows in Downtown Disney; designed costumes for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
  • Lighting Designer Sam Doty - Assisted in the building and planning of every Feld Entertainment show since 2006, including Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, and three editions of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus
  • Music Director Stan Beard - Arranged and written the musical score for numerous domestic and international Disney On Ice productions and has worked in the recording studio with such luminaries as Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra

Philips Arena (One Philips Dr., Atlanta, GA 30303)

Sunday, December 16 – 1:00pm, 4:00pm
Ticket Prices:                          $70.00 / $55.00 / $40.00 / $25.00 / $15.00
To order tickets by phone:     800-745-3000
Online:                                       Ticker

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